Without reading the specs on your equipment, the outputs with the RCA connectors are not as powerful as those from the XLRs. The XLRs are also Balanced whereas the RCAs are not.So I have 2 Mackie self powered SRM 450 speakers. My XLR Out's on the back of my DJM 3000 mixer are going bunk. I don't always get a signal on my right side for some reason? I mess with the cables a bit, then it will come on. Grrrrrrr..... I think its a connection problem within the mixer itself from the XLR Outs on the back of my mixer.
So, I'm going to try to run my cables from my RCA Master Out's of my mixer instead of the XLR Outs, to see that fixes the problem.
I will have to buy some RCA to XLR male cables being that my Speakers have XLR males to connect into. Will there be a difference in sound if I buy some RCA to XLR male cables? I'm running each cable about 25 feet to each side.
Also is there a certain brand of cable that will do a good job with something like this? Does Gold connections help?
Let me know what you think, and thanks for your help!
First swap the cables, if the problem remains on the same channel then it is not the cable..it will be either the connection from the Mixer or the Connection into the Mackie. If the problem transfers from one channel to the next, then it is the cable. Every DJ should have one. If you want to test your cables buy one of these http://www.amazon.com/Peavey-CT-10-CABLE-TESTER-Tester/dp/B004HR839M