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Old 1st February 2020
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A Cable Question

Hey guys! New to the forum here. I'm just beginning trying to figure out electronic music performance, and have a few really newbie/beginner questions.

I'm running everything through my iPad, and then using a Scarlett 2i4 to get audio in/out. I'm using an instrument cable to connect from the Scarlett to a speaker I have, which just has Line inputs - however, the 1/4 out on the back of the interface is labeled "balanced." I've read and read on the balanced vs. unbalanced stuff, but can't seem to reach a conclusion. Do I need a balanced cable for this? Will it work okay with the normal "line in" input on my speaker? Or does "line" not necessarily equate to 'unbalanced?'

Sorry for the dumb question! Any help would be appreciated!
Old 1st February 2020
  #2
There's a ton of info on balanced - unbalanced cables here, where your post will be moved to:

Here's additional links:

TRS unbalanced vs TRS balanced

Mono Unbalanced TS/XLR to Stereo Unbalanced TRS?
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