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    Default RCA to Balanced input adapter?

    I've been exploring some options for using my VMPS passive subwoofer and am hunting for a new amp that is bridgeable with plenty of power. The Crown XLS 202 caught my eye and I'm thinking about picking one up but am unsure how to get a sub out rca cable into it since it only has balanced inputs.

    I've never used any pro audio gear or anything with a balanced input so I am unfamiliar with them. Do they make adapters that I could use with my existing subwoofer cable and does anyone see a problem with doing so into a passive sub?

    Any insights and links to appropriate connectors would be appreciated.

    Thanks!

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    You need to double check the pinouts on the Crown, but if it is standard, then it probably just needs something like this:
    http://www.fullcompass.com/product/297984.html

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    What interconnects are you using? Signal, BJC, and may others will make you a custom cable with the connections you need.
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    Based on the diagram fig 2.4 from the top of pg 7 of the manual it looks right to me. Can anyone else dbl check for me the link to part billbillw posted and this included link to pdf of manual.

    http://www.crownaudio.com/media/pdf/...5-6.pdf‎
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    Face- It's just a standard 20' subwoofer cable maybe monster picked too long ago to remember details. Standard RCA on my AVR sub out and then I'll need a connector to plug it into that will go into the balanced input on the crown amp. The part Bill posted looks like it would work to me, but again I have zero experience with pro audio or balanced connections....

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    Unbalanced connection to the Crown XLS-202 requires the use of Pin 2 as HOT, and Pins 1 and 3 grounded. Any adapter that has Pin 2 as hot, such as this one, will work just fine: XLR Male to RCA Female Adapter. I use such RCA-XLR adapters with my party setup that has a mix of pro and consumer gear.
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    25ft Premier Series XLR Male to RCA Male 16AWG Cable (Gold Plated)

    http://www.monoprice.com/Product?c_i...seq=1&format=2

    I'm using 2 X 12ft Pro-Audio XLR Male to RCA Male Cables to connect my Pioneer SC-07 to a Yamaha P7000s' XLR inputs. Works great. But I believe the monoprice 16 AWG is larger than the Pro-Audio C2G (Cables to Go) version I'm using.

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    Thanks for the info guys. I will probably try just the connector for now (If I buy the amp) since my sub cab is already going under the house thru the crawlspace across the room and back up at the sub location and it would take drilling and even larger hole in the wood floors to accommodate bigger plug. Auction ends after 6pm tonight so I'll keep and eye on it and try to snag it if it stays at a reasonable amount. Thanks again.

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