TS vs TRS cables to connect mixer to Main Out interface

Should I use TS or TRS cables?

TS cables are generally used for mono, unbalanced signals. These are most commonly used with electric guitars. TRS cables can be used for mono, balanced signals as well as stereo signals. An example of a mono, balanced signal would be the line in or out from your audio interface.

What cables should I use with my mixer?


XLR (Balanced Connection)

The most commonly used 3-pin balanced cable, XLR cables are the standard for microphones, preamps, mixers, or line-level signals to speakers. They are also commonly called microphone cables (or mic cables).

Can I use a TS cable to a interface?

If you plug TSR connector there, circuit won’t be activated. …but you can just use a TS cable and plugin to your interface because they are designed to accept both ts and trs..

What happens if you use TS cable instead of TRS?

If it’s not normally driven then the output level will be the same with TS or TRS, the voltage from tip to ground is the same both ways. But if both are driven you’ll lose half the signal level (-6dB) because there’s only half the total voltage on each leg and you just shorted one to ground by using a TS cable.

Can I use TS cable for TRS output?

TRS/TRRS jacks: The pins in the jacks that don’t have associated rings will be connected to the sleeve, which is usually ground potential. If for some reason you want to transmit power with a TRS jack, plugging a TS plug into that jack will cause damage. However, TRS jacks are not used with power amps.

Can you put a TS cable in a TRS jack?

Re: TS cable into TRS input (Tascam DP-24 SD)

Should work fine. TS is an ‘unbalanced’ signal and TSR is ‘balanced’. Rule of thumb : you can stick an unbalanced lead into a balanced input and it will be fine (a slight loss of possible signal but nothing to worry about), but not the other way round.

Which cable is best for audio?

HDMI Cables:

The sound quality is better than other two cable types. These cables transmit multi-channel audio formats such as DTS:X and Dolby Atmos. The HDMI audio connection cables can also support current and new video formats such as Ultra HD 4K resolution, as well as HDR formats.

Which audio cable is the most use professionally?

Three-pin XLR cables are used to carry analogue balanced audio. This is the most reliable and clean to connect professional audio gear.

What are TRS to XLR cables used for?

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Can I use TRS cables with guitar pedals?

You can use a TRS cable to plug into the inputs and outputs of the pedals, however, there is no benefit to using TRS balanced cable over a MONO TS instrument cable. All Strymon products are Designed and Built in the USA.

Can I use TRS cable for keyboard?

On many keyboards, only a TRRS cable can be used to connect both halves. Most 3.5mm cables only have three contacts, meaning they’re TRS cables. When you use a TRRS cable with four contacts, you’re most sure that they’ll work with your keyboard.