I would like to find a product that allows me to output an iPod into a PA system (two speakers), via XLR. I've been looking at DI boxes and mixers (under £100), but I can only find things that output one or two 1/4 outputs or one XLR output.. I was hoping to find a product that would give me a line in and two (L/R) XLR outputs, one going to each speaker. Via one of these DI's I've found that have one XLR output, I was thinking I could output into one of my speakers, then use an XLR cable to output from that speaker into the other speaker.. but is that good for sound quality? And surely you wouldn't get the effect of panning? The other thing I thought with the DI's that output via two 1/4 outputs is outputting via two 1/4 jack leads, then using those 1/4 to XLR adaptors (like this 1/4” Stereo Socket to XLR Plug : XLR Adaptors : Maplin Electronics
) to plug direct into each speaker. But then is sound quality compromised?
I have a 16 channel mixer that outputs L/R via XLR, but I want something small and portable, specifically for using an iPod. Can anyone recommend some gear or solutions please?