04-11-2013 12:57 PM
I’m stupid with electronics and signals and such. Can someone help me?
About 6 months ago I bought an Alto 12” powered speaker. It has worked fine up until now when we use it with our PA. When it’s plugged directly into my keyboard it’s fine. When it’s plugged into the main out from the PA it’s fine. But lately, when we plug into the monitor out, or daisy chained off the PA’s main speakers we get distortion. Other speakers work fine with the PA.
My suspicion is that it has to do with the Alto being powered and there is some kind of signal mismatch??? But I don’t know enough. Any guesses as to what’s going on?
04-11-2013 01:20 PM
Yeah, don't do that.
You shouldn't feed a hot line into a powered speaker. And I think that's what you're saying. I'm no expert, but, I just think that's likely a good way to fry your speakers.
There also might be a resistance issue. You can't just link together as many monitors as you want. The more you add the less resistance and that can lead to unexpected results as well. But, I think the issue is #1.
04-11-2013 04:06 PM
what speaker/amp are you sending the signals from? is it an XLR connection? my mons have a connection made to plug an XLR cable and go to another powered monitor...
04-12-2013 06:43 AM
04-12-2013 10:32 AM
Retro, you are dangerous. Please read a white paper or something about line level vs mic level vs speaker level. You could blow something up and make magic smoke by plugging a speaker level signal into a line level input.
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