I have a Behringer B112D (powered PA speaker) for my son's drum kit (a ddrum DD1Plus).
The drum head has separate 1/4" jacks for output, L/mono and R (I'm assuming those are TS outputs?) and a 1/4" phone jack (for headphones, which should be TRS stereo out). The owner's manual for the ddrum doesn't give much information about the outputs though, but it does show a picture showing two amplifiers, each connected to a single output jack. The powered speaker has two 1/4" TRS (servo-balanced) jacks (labeled as Line/Mic) and a two-channel mixer built-in.
I see a few different options for connecting everything together:
- Two TRS cables from the DD1Plus into both input jacks on the B112D. So that would give me one from the L output into one input and one from the R output into the other input, letting the built-in mixer in the speaker combine them together.
- A single cable TS from the L/Mono output on the DD1Plus to a single input on the B112D.
- A Y-splitter to take the L and R outputs on the DD1Plus into one TRS cable into a single input on the B112D.
- A single TRS cable from the phone jack on the DD1Plus to a single input on the B112D.
What's the "right" way to connect everything (so it has the best sound output with the least amount of noise from interference or ungrounded inputs)?
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