Welcome! If this is your first visit, you will need to register to participate.

DO NOT use symbols in usernames. Doing so will result in an inability to sign in & post!

If you cannot sign in or post, please visit our vBulletin Talk section for answers to vBulletin related FAQs.

Announcement

Collapse
No announcement yet.

Proper cable for JBLEonG2 to Mackie 1202??

Collapse
X
 
  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

  • Proper cable for JBLEonG2 to Mackie 1202??

    Once again I turn to the good people at Vdrums.com for some words of wisdom....

    I have not yet been able to find a clean, quiet connection from my Mackie 1202vlz mixer and my JBL Eon G2..Up until now, I've been using one JBL cabinet for live perfs..
    Even one JBL's been kicking ass...

    My assumption is the only real option is the Main male xlr outputs on the Mackie to the female xlr in on the JBL....rather than the 1/4" outs and ins....

    Is there a Y-Cable out there with two female xlr's on one end and one male xlr on the other?? this would seem to be my best option...I'm talking anywhere between 25' to 50'

    If anyone has anything simliar to this setup I would appreciate some info on some of the cabling you are using, and idea as to the cost and where to get it...

    thanx all

    Peace

  • #2
    Studio

    Comment


    • #3
      Hmmm..

      I've been using the main 1/4" outs on the Mackie into the 1/4" ins on the JBL's with crappy results....Guess its been the quality of cable I've been using....I'll try the Monster's....

      thanx for the help..
      Peace

      Comment


      • #4
        Are the speakers in good working condition?

        ------------------
        szvook
        Studio

        Comment


        • #5
          I bought this cabinet a while back as manufacturers refurb when Musicians Friend had a blowout sale on them...I havent noticed anything peculiar about them at all..except...

          At home here I have to keep the volume on about a quarter of the way or else it buzzes like hell...out live in a club or hall I don't notice any buzzing...right now I'm using 1/4" Hosa cables, 25 ft, from the Mackie main outs to input #2 on the JBL with a sort of Y-Cable I dug up here somewhere...

          That's why I assumed the xlr connections was the way to go, but now I guess I need to explore the possibities of the Monster Cable option to see if maybe the cheap Hosa's are picking up some kind of interference in my home studio...

          [This message has been edited by captain54 (edited October 22, 2001).]

          Comment


          • #6
            Originally posted by captain54:
            I bought this cabinet a while back as manufacturers refurb - Is that short refurbished? If that is the case, your issue could be right there.

            I have to keep the volume on about a quarter of the way or else it buzzes like hell...out live in a club or hall I don't notice any buzzing...
            Studio

            Comment


            • #7
              OH great....

              Well let's say it's a low level hum...

              Wouldnt that be normal..?? I don't know I've never had an active speaker system like this before....I've always run outboard amps..

              I thought it might be some kind of interference, cause the speaker is next to an AC outlet...

              I doesn't break up or anything when I play thru...

              DAmn....this sucks....

              thanks for your help though

              Comment


              • #8
                Originally posted by captain54:
                cause the speaker is next to an AC outlet...
                Studio

                Comment


                • #9
                  I moved it away from the AC outlet, and it helps a little, I noticed the low level hum seems to come and go...

                  I have kind of a crappy radio shack looking Y-adapter at the end of my hosa cables going into my JBL Eon cabinet...I noticed when I jiggle this the humming either increases or decreases...another issue to address..

                  Its a smaller 9x14 room so you hear every little thing, so maybe I'm making too big a deal of this...but thanks for alerting me to the fact that the unit itself might be defective...

                  Comment


                  • #10
                    Glad to be of assistance. My rule of thumb is to check the connections/cables first and move on the other components to trace the issue(s). Maybe better/newer cables and the y-adapter will help still.

                    Good luck.

                    ------------------
                    szvook
                    Studio

                    Comment


                    • #11
                      Dear Captain, Svook is 100% right, I have had the same problem with my Mackies and the problem is a ground loop caused by not having all the equipment (mixer and powered speakers and sound module, ect.) plugged into a common AC circuit with a common ground. As soon as you plug everything in one one circuit the problem usually dissapears.
                      Hope this helps!
                      Regards,
                      Bruce

                      Comment

                      Working...
                      X