Hi Dance Host,
Originally posted by Dance Host:
I am getting the full program from the single-tip-sleeve.
That's certainly possible.
If your powered loudspeaker has a balanced input, then using a ¼ inch jack Tip-Ring-Sleeve cable will give you a balanced connection.
If you use a ¼ inch jack Tip-Sleeve cable, you will have an unbalanced connection. That will still work but you may lose - 6 dB compared to a balanced connection.
A balanced connection typically affords a stronger signal with greater resistance to line noise. It is also recommended for cable runs that exceed 20-25 feet.
Here are some notes about Balanced and Unbalanced connections
If you post a link to the manual for your powered speaker, I'd be happy to look at that with you to determine if the input is balanced.
I have a related question. Are the Main and L1 outputs available for simultaneous use?
I just posted a reply ot your second question