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Patchbay stereo connection
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Patchbay stereo connection

I’m looking to buy a balanced samson-s patchbay and have a quick question regarding stereo operation. When connecting various stereo rack fx, will each side of the stereo field (l/r) need it’s own set of channels on the bay or can I use a dual TS to TRS y-cable from the fx unit to free up more channels? See the image below..

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In other words, can one input/output on the patchbay transmit/recieve stereo or does this need to be split between two separate channels?

Last edited by jeebles; 1 week ago at 12:22 AM..
Old 1 week ago
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Can anyone answer?
Old 1 week ago
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Perhaps nobody understands the question.
On one level, the answer is obviously no. You can't squeeze two balanced channels through a one-channel path.

OTOH, you can use a TRS connector for two ("left" & "right") channels if they are UNbalanced.
This is how headphone/earbud connectors work.
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OTOH, you can use a TRS connector for two ("left" & "right") channels if they are UNbalanced.
This is how headphone/earbud connectors work.
It's also how the unbalanced insert points of many consoles work, only instead of tip and ring being left and right, they're send and return.
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Thanks Brent & Rich, that’s nice and clear now
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