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Driverack 480 xlr inputs

timtimtimtim Posts: 15
edited April 2015 in PA Connectivity
Hello all,

Just a quick one, the xlr are pin 1 ground, pin 2 positive and pin 3 negative, right? Also, the 4 inputs have a pin 1 ground/lift switch. Can anyone explain this a bit? Thanks in advance.


Timtim.

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  • DraDra Posts: 3,844
    Use the ground lift to eliminate ground loops (buzz). Not guaranteed to work, but if you are lucky....

    DRA

    PS - you posted in the PA section. There is a dedicated 480 series section.
  • timtimtimtim Posts: 15
    Hi all,

    Another quick one I need an answer on - The Driverack 480 has #2 pin as positive and the crest audio 9001 has #3 pin as possitive. Does this mean I have to make a cable with #2 pin from the driverack to #3 pin on the 9001 ???

    Thanks in advance.
    Timtim
  • DraDra Posts: 3,844
    That is a question similar to one I asked on the PSW forum. I never got a straight forward and definitive answer. The summation of many replies was "it is probably not a big deal, BUT it is best to do it right". Making a special cable or buying a reversing adaptor are options. Just make sure that you label them, so they don't get used as a standard cable.

    DRA

    Here is the link, if curious.
    http://forums.prosoundweb.com/index.php ... 570.0.html
  • DennisDennis Posts: 801
    Dra wrote:
    That is a question similar to one I asked on the PSW forum. I never got a straight forward and definitive answer. The summation of many replies was "it is probably not a big deal, BUT it is best to do it right". Making a special cable or buying a reversing adaptor are options. Just make sure that you label them, so they don't get used as a standard cable.

    DRA

    Here is the link, if curious.
    http://forums.prosoundweb.com/index.php ... 570.0.html


    I'll bet anything the amp has a jumper to reverse polarity...some older Crests do
  • timtimtimtim Posts: 15
    Thanks for your reply guys.

    With regards to the jumper to change polarity, I don't think there's any. There's just a strip that says " signal ground lift ".

    I was just wondering, why would Crest Audio make an amp with pin #3 positive when almost all other equipment have pin #2 positive??

    Thanks again
    Timtim.
  • DennisDennis Posts: 801
    timtim wrote:
    Thanks for your reply guys.

    With regards to the jumper to change polarity, I don't think there's any. There's just a strip that says " signal ground lift ".

    I was just wondering, why would Crest Audio make an amp with pin #3 positive when almost all other equipment have pin #2 positive??

    Thanks again
    Timtim.

    Check out the octal sockets on the back of the amp
  • timtimtimtim Posts: 15
    Thanks a million !!! I got it !!!

    Timtim.
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