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Sammy
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Hi Y'all,

I am considering patching my Passport PD-250 into a theatre's XRL mic patch for a show next month. I would send a line from the speaker out jack from my 250 and use a 1/4 RCA to XLR jack to patch it into the theatre's system. I would have the amp/mixer unit just offstage in the wings to pickup my wireless mic signal (as the theatre does not have wireless). As well, I was considering playing the music from my Passport. Has anyone tried a similar setup? If so, how did the setup sound in the sound system you were using? Was the wireless signal strong in a such large space? Would it sound better if I ran the line from the stereo output instead of the speaker output? All feedback (pun not intended) is appreciated!

Sammy
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I do this all the time. Do not use the Speaker Out. It is the wrong impedance and power level.
Use the LINE OUT and a line to XLR converter (Direct Box). Often in theaters you will also find line IN RCA jacks on the wall panel so nothing else is needed but long patch cables.

I assume you are speaking of the Built In wireless module of a PD-250. YES it will work fine. I have yet to experience any dropouts or distance issues.

I suggest still using the Passport speakers and using the Passport Mixer and house system to augment rather than replace.
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Hi Walter,

Thanks for the input (again, pun not intended)! I will be using the Executive system mic - so that sounds good. On the Passport, what is the line you are referring to labeled as? Just so I know the exact output you're talking about (there are so many I do not use!). So I run a 1/4 RCA from this output into a DI box and an XLR line from the DI box into the mic patch. Got it. Thanks!

Sammy
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1. Go to Radio Shack
2. Get jumpers and converters from Canon, 1/4, RCA, etc. in sufficent quantity to get from one to another at both ends of your cables as house systems are not consistent -- and use line out as above.

I also recommend carrying a cable (copnnector) tester with youto trouble shoot -- and you will eventually need it to find which cable/connector has gone buggy.
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Adaptors from Radio Shack may work, but if you're plugged into two different AC outlets, or have any improperly terminated shields, you'll wish you had the DI.
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Folks,

Another solution is to buy your own small mixer, I personally use a StudioMaster C3X,I have it rack mounted in a ATA case thing with my wireless mic receiver and laptop on top, and all the audio cables plugged into it and the power adapters already plugged into a power strip. Saves me some time setting the sound system up.

I actually just run 2 RCA cables to my Passport 250, DJ equipment or house system, I actually show up to some shows and tell the DJ or sound guy, "Hey plug this RCA cables in".

Others companies sell more afforable systems, like Behringer (mispelled).

Just an idea.

G0THIKE
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