Using Single Main (L) – will CQ18T convert Stereo->Mono?

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    Hi there, I’ve had my CQ-18T for a few months now and am generally very happy with it. I have a couple of upcoming gigs at a small venue where more than a single powered speaker is not logistically possible or acoustically desirable. We’re only putting vocal mics through the mains, but I do put on music between sets via BlueTooth. I would prefer to connect my single EV-ZLX12 to the L Main XLR output.

    My question/concern is: Will I only get the Left channel of the Bluetooth stereo signal in this configuration, assuming nothing is connected to the Main R output, or will the mixer handle the stereo->mono conversion? If it doesn’t do that out of the box, is there a way to configure it that way?


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    To my knowledge, there is no way to bridge the LR output down to mono on CQ. Mono inputs, that are not panned, won’t be a problem but, as you said there is no way for you to guarantee that (what comes in on Bluetooth Stereo) will have an equal image on L and R from within the mixer itself. I just did some testing on my CQ with audio files that had only L and R components and don’t see a way to do what you are asking for.

    However, I’m using the an iPhone as my bluetooth source and there is a setting under accessibility/Audio&Visual where you can turn Mono audio on. Can I suggest the making the audio mono at the source will be your easiest path here?

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