XLR connectors are quite common for professional sound and lighting gear. I’ve been considering adopting 4 pin mini XLR for power distribution, as an alternative to the usual Eurorack ribbon cables and headers. I find it crazy that some people are spending hundreds of pounds on a module but then connecting it to power using reversible headers.
I run my 8 channel simple mixer out to a 16 channel audio mixer.XLR from there to the recorders.
The module can also be wired for jacks. You’d be using stereo jacks to carry a balanced mono signal. I actually put both XLR and ¼” jacks in mine. And the PCB was only, like, $13.
reversible headers ? you would have to try real hard to reverse these , they are slotted and have an arrow on them that is always negative side and ribbon cable has red stripe on negative side . which I honestly don’t get why they did it that way , positive is usually red [ like cars ] .
Feb. 3 is when this was posted , dam there is so much going on here I seem to miss shit all the time .
Can the VCA go direct into a small speaker, does it have enough oomph? I think this is the missing link for me at present…
Going to go oldskool and look at a TDA2050 circuit to build.
on the contrary I think it will have too much punch, you must have an attenuator
with this simple schematic
Active speaker, yes. Speaker element, not really. They’re very low impedance, and need low impedance output stages. Opamps aren’t designed for that.
Let me clarify, I intend to go directly into a passive 8ohm Hi-Fi Speaker ( for the time being )
And arrow is usually positive. Some Doepfer stuff is just weird.
(Someone should really clean up their Wikipedia page, btw (which I only looked at because some MuffWiggler referred to the company as Döpfer). The article doesn’t even mention Eurorack or their impact on industry, but it has what appears to be a list of everything Dieter’s built from 1979 to circa 2012 ).
just one question "btw"is the abbreviation of what please
“by the way” – used for “something that relates to the subject you are discussing, but is not the main point of the discussion” to quote a random dictionary.
ok thanks a lot, I will sleep less stupid tonight
Something I aspire to daily
BTW , I was referring to the connectors in the picture they have a triangle [ ok so not exactly a arrow ] on the negative side
There are a number of online lexicons of English internet jargon. This is a list of the sixty most common.
Personally I try to avoid jargon, especially abbreviations, but it’s certainly useful to know some because a lot of people use jargon with the enthusiasm of an Italian waiter with the parmesan.
thanks a lot for this ! I put that in my link
is this something popular, does everyone understand that?
Jargon or simple “acronym” , whichever it pre-dates the internet.
Is it a thing in other languages?? surely it must be?
Synth is littered with them…
but we digress…
BTW is widely understood by native English speaking internet users, but not as universal as pre-internet abbreviations such as etc (et cetera) and dept (department.)
I nearly always use plain English because I don’t see the point in saving myself a second or two writing on my phone when it may cost half a dozen readers considerably more time than that to work out what I meant by an abbreviation.
French definitely has some.
Some are actually so popular that they are even used in other language e.g. RSVP
(We also use latin abreviations…)