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Bought a powered monitor as it said to do in the owner's manual, even though I thought it was weird as you usually use a passive monitor with a power amp. Purchased Kustom 10" powered monitor, hooked it up to monitor out....doesn't work. So, called Musician's friend who said "Oh, you never use a powered mixer with a power amp, and sent me a non-powered monitor. That doesn't work either. What do I have to do to get my monitor to work with this system?

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  • Anonymous Dec 12, 2010

    I did say what monitor "purchased a Kustom" 10 powered monitor." I did finally get it to work, the signal is a low level signal coming out so to use it, the owner's manual says I must have a powered monitor. However, it didn't say what kind of cord to use. So, I have a non-powered signal coming out of the power amp going into the powered monitor......what kind of cord should I be using, shielded/balanced or speaker cable?

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You haven't mentioned what model and manufacturer the mixer is. I will have to guess and say that the monitor out on the board isn't providing signal to the powered monitor or the monitor out on your board is powered and is now damaged by plugging a powered monitor into it. Carefully reread your manual and determine if the monitor out on your mixer is powered or line level. Reread also and make sure that the signal you are monitoring is assigned to monitor out, levelled correctly etc. If you find that the monitor out is passive (line level) try hooking it up to an external power amp and speaker. A guitar amp will do for testing purposes. Start with a low input volume on the amp. Also make sure that if it is passive to use a shielded cable from monitor out to input. If your board has powered monitor outs you can use a speaker cable from monitor out to speaker input (non powered monitor speaker).

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  • Michial Gueffroy Dec 13, 2010

    Thanks. I wanted to know what mixing board you were sending the signal from to the monitor so I could look for images and maybe consult the manual if I can find one on the net. Without having a look I would say shielded balanced. If it is XLR to XLR it will depend on how the jacks are wired in the board and the monitor. If it's 1/4"on each end it would be shielded cable like a guitar cord is wired.

  • Anonymous Dec 13, 2010

    Thanks, it's a Kustom Profile 2 Pa system. It's the one with the 8 band eq on the front. They have made some since that don't have overall eq, but mine does. The owner's manual does appear on-line if you google. The cable is 1/4 inch on each end, there is an XLR on the powered monitor, but I will not be using it. I did get it to work finally but was using a speaker cord and wasn't sure that was right. Sounds like I should be using a balanced cord instead.

  • Michial Gueffroy Dec 14, 2010

    Yes the manual is easily available herehttp://kustom.com/Content/ProfileTwo_Own... for anyone reading this that needs one and I'm sure you are right about the cable. You can determine the wiring of the cable from the diagram on page 17 of the manual.

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