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Hi I have a Dirac Minidsp 22A arriving and would like to know is this what I need for RCA connections

XLR - RCA adapters
2 x XLR male to RCA female
2 x XLR female to RCA female

This seems unusual

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Hi guys thank you for your reply

Looking on the back of the machine in the manual it seems to have the XLR inputs as female, and outputs as male. This was why I thought it was unusual, or is this normal? This is where it has thrown me a bit.

So on the RCA end of the adapters would be all (4) female RCA.
On the XLR end I need 2 male and 2 female

Which would the best way to go?

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As I noted in my first post, all processors with XLR inputs and outputs are male outputs / female inputs. It’s a universal standard. For example, here’s the back panel of a Yamaha YDP2006. (I know you wanted one, but I take it you were never able to find one for New Zealand voltage? Else you’d have already seen this. :) ). Check the manuals of the BFD, DCX etc. and you’ll find the same thing.




Unless your current RCAs are really special I’d recommend going with XLR / RCA cables instead of adapters. Adapters with RCA cables plugged into them is going to require some serious back-panel clearance.

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Hi Wayne thank you for that clear up not familiar with pro gear etc, yep missed the post.

Yes you are right but the price to import 2x was going to cost a lot with our duty etc.

Sorry not sure what you mean by clearance on the back panel, you mean between terminals or depth behind the unit?

I need all to have RCA female?

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Are you looking at XLR adapters which you can plug regular RCA cables onto, or cables with RCA on one end and XLR on the other?
Thank you for your reply

I was looking at XLR adapters which you can plug regular RCA cables onto

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I checked the manual. The inputs are female and the outputs are male, just like Wayne P said. So you need male input connectors and female output connectors, which is standard, again like Wayne P said.

Also agree with his recommendation that a Cable complete with male RCA on the other end would be the better choice, more reliable, would not stick out the back of the box as far. But the kind of adapters you are talking about would work also. not sure what is available down under where you are.
 

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I checked the manual. The inputs are female and the outputs are male, just like Wayne P said. So you need male input connectors and female output connectors, which is standard, again like Wayne P said.

Also agree with his recommendation that a Cable complete with male RCA on the other end would be the better choice, more reliable, would not stick out the back of the box as far. But the kind of adapters you are talking about would work also. not sure what is available down under where you are.
Hi thanks again

Sorry but I must be confused

Back of the unit = 2 x XLR male + 2 x XLR female so I need to purchase these, with female RCA on all of them either adapters or with cable on the end?

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Assuming your AVR has female RCA outputs, you’ll want male RCAs on the cable ends. A picture is worth a thousand words, as they say. You’ll need a pair of each. Shouldn’t be hard to find in the pro audio section of your local guitar shop. Try to get either Switchcraft or Neutrik XLR plugs, not what's shown in these pictures.







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Assuming your AVR has female RCA outputs, you’ll want male RCAs on the cable ends. A picture is worth a thousand words, as they say. You’ll need a pair of each. Shouldn’t be hard to find in the pro audio section of your local guitar shop. Try to get either Switchcraft or Neutrik XLR plugs, not what's shown in these pictures.







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Wayne
Thanks Wayne exactly what I thought
 

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Hi I have gone to a pro music shop and he has Neutrik XLR connectors which he can make up for me with RCA on the other end, which he says is good quality. He just needs the length of XLR cable.
This would save on adapters, he thinks that doing as above will give better quality, because using XLR right up to the RCA connector.

Is there any problems with any of this quality wise.

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