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    Posted: 23 May 2009 at 3:06am
Well the TRS Jacks won't matter but the XLR to TRS might.
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fair enough ... tho doesnt matter either way appart from having the insulation the right colour.... long as 1 goes to 1, 2 -> 2, 3 -> 3 etc its gona make the same connection.
 
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It's an Abstract Futurescan II/III Controller which goes XLR to Jack to the first Futurescan II DMX 150 and then stereo jacks between all the heads.



I'm guessing the stereo jacks are for DMX.
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Originally posted by ceharden ceharden wrote:

Pat, please start checking your facts before posting.

For DMX the convention is 1: Ground, 2: Cold 3: Hot.  ie pins 2 and three are reversed with respect to audio.

For the jack connection (is it an NJD unit by any chance?) it depends on the individual unit because using a jack connection is non-standard.  Try an ordinary audio XLR -> balanced jack convertor.  If it doesn't work add a phase reverse (swap pins 2 and 3) and try that.  You won't hurt anything by having pins 2 and 3 reversed, it most likely just won't work at all or behave oddly.


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If it's for a NJD Datamoon it is wired Tip hot, ring cold, sheild ground (I doubt NJD swapped their system for any other products but you never know...).

PS are you sure its a dmx input? 1/4" jacks get used for all sorts in the world of lighting (dc output, strobe trigger pulses etc) be a bit carefull if its a bit unknown.
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Pat, please start checking your facts before posting.

For DMX the convention is 1: Ground, 2: Cold 3: Hot.  ie pins 2 and three are reversed with respect to audio.

For the jack connection (is it an NJD unit by any chance?) it depends on the individual unit because using a jack connection is non-standard.  Try an ordinary audio XLR -> balanced jack convertor.  If it doesn't work add a phase reverse (swap pins 2 and 3) and try that.  You won't hurt anything by having pins 2 and 3 reversed, it most likely just won't work at all or behave oddly.

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Ah so it's a standard audio style cable :)

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xlr is pin1 ground, 2+, 3-

jack is tip+, mid -, base ground, like with audio.
 
some units are sometimes wired differently, but that will be specified in the manual. i just gave you standard wiring.
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Hello,

How do I wire a DMX cable that goes from 3pin XLR to Stereo Jack?
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