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  • #122876
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    Mobeats
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    Hey group so I have a question and I hope that someone could break it down for me too.

    In my church that I mix sound for we have a A&H SQ4 as our house monitor and we are using the A&H digital snake to connect the instruments and mics that are in the stage to bring sound the mixer and that has been our basic setup for years. I recently wanted to transform out sound and add IEM for the instrumentalist and so far it has been good so I wanted to evolve it and give the instrumentalist a way to have their own aux channels. So for other reasons I went a bought a A&H CQ-12T and wondered can I connect this to the SQ4 and or the digital Snake and be able to use the cat6 digital cable to copy what is shown on the sq4 to the cq-12 so that it can be used purely as a IEM system and connect each player so a output so they could control themselves????

    #122880
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    willmodelisme
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    NO.

    #122881
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    Mobeats
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    can you explain please?

    #122884
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    mfusa
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    CQ doesn’t support connections to stage boxes or any other I/O like waves, Dante, etc. just doesn’t. so, you can split the signals with a analog splitter at each input and use the CQ that way if you want.

    Any reason you didn’t invest in the ME mixer system from A&H? This gives each musician access to any input on the SQ and connects natively to the SLink system that you are already using to connect the SQ to the audio rack.

    #122885
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    Or just use the aux outs on the SQ and let the musicians use the SQ4You app to do their own mixes right on the SQ? No real reason to introduce the CQ into the equation.

    #122886
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    Mobeats
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    Thank you for that!
    I thought that the CQ would receive signal from a snake just like the sq would. So I thought that if I split that it could Send signals and I could patch what I want from the snake. The ME series would defninetly should everything but it’s a high budget for that. the Hub and each monitor. And I would love to use the Auxes on the SQ but we use all the Auxes for Sub, Stage monitor, Instrument monitor, Outside speakers, and Live stream, and side room ceiling speakers. Lol there’s is a lot of space in the church and I would bridge some of the speakers but the person who originally set up cabling before I came was not thinking outside the box

    #122888
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    Gotcha. Well, you may be able to add another audio rack depending on how many and which you have now. The A&H Everything I/O guide explains all the valid configurations and limits.

    You have a lot of ways to get audio out tie the SQ (waves, Dante, slink) but the CQ is going to be limited in what it can receive.

    If you use another board that supports slink, waves or Dante then you could use that to split signals and feed to new board but that may not be more affordable than the ME system. Perhaps using an analog split, on the desired inputs, may be the cheapest way to go.

    #122889
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    What about this???
    What is I just use XLR Splitters to split the sound and one side go to the snake and the other side into the CQ

    #122890
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    Yes, that’s what I meant about using an analog splitter. However you can’t just simply split the input with a Y cable, at least with good results. You need an actual mic splitter with transformers like (but not limited to):

    https://www.sweetwater.com/store/detail/Split83way–art-s8-3way-8-channel-3-way-microphone-splitter

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