Looking for some basic help with picking cables for monitor to mixer.
I have these:
Monitors: KRK Systems Rokit RP5 G4
Mixer: Mackie ProFX6v3 (output for mixer: User manual Mackie ProFX6v3 (English - 43 pages))
So I have the two options for the rokits (XLR and 1/4in TRS) and I have two options for the Mackie mixer (XLR ‘female’ and 1/4in TRS)… what combination of input/outputs would be the best?
I’m not clear on if XLR are always better when it is an option, but that’s what I’m gathering, perhaps also more stable also since it can’t spin?
Basically I was thinking an XLR male - XLR female would be best for my rokit to mackie. You didn’t make any suggestions for this kind of scenario and I’m struggling to find info online about this.
I found these from Roland:
Roland RMC-G10 Gold Series Microphone Cable
Roland Black Series Heavy-Duty XLR to XLR Balanced Microphone Cable
I think they are both balanced the gold is more expensive, I think since it has the neutrik. They are described as microphone cables everyone so I’m worried to buy them for monitor to mixer usage but should be fine ? Any advice?
Sorry for the delay in replying here. I did respond to the article comments, so hopefully, you caught it there.
To answer your question about the best combination of input/outputs for your Rokits and Mackie mixer, I recommend XLR male to XLR female.
This is because XLR connections are balanced, making them less susceptible to noise interference. XLR cables are more durable than TRS cables, making them less likely to be damaged.
Here are the steps on how to connect your monitors to your Mackie mixer using XLR cables:
Connect the XLR male connector from the first Rokit monitor to the XLR female connector on the first input channel on the mixer.
Connect the XLR male connector from the second Rokit monitor to the XLR female connector on the second input channel on the mixer.
Turn on the mixer and the Rokit monitors.
Adjust the volume levels on the mixer and the Rokit monitors until you are satisfied with the sound.
I hope this helps!
You mentioned being interested in the Roland RMC-G10 Gold Series and the Roland Black Series Heavy-Duty XLR to XLR Balanced Mic Cable.
Both cables are balanced, so they will provide the same level of noise protection. However, the Roland Gold Series has a gold-plated Neutrik connector. This high-quality connector is less likely to corrode. The Roland cable has a black-plated Neutrik connector, is still high-quality and less expensive than the gold-plated connector.
Ultimately, the best cable for you depends on your budget and personal preferences. I recommend the Roland RMC-G10 Gold Series Microphone Cable if you want the best possible quality. However, if you are on a budget, the Roland Black Series Heavy-Duty XLR to XLR Balanced Microphone Cable is also a good option.