Looper to stereo monitor speakers - how?

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  1. VerySlowHand

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    Hi. I have a little home studio and currently don't use a power amp. My proposed pedalboard has a G3n with overdrive and distortion in front and I'm thinking of putting a dedicated looper at the end of the chain (in preference to using the G3n looper all the time).

    I'll be sending out to an old pair of Behringer monitor speakers. The speakers have one 1/8" stereo input, right (which controls both speakers) and a cable from the right to the left speaker (I guess that's conventional).

    Am I right in thinking that to get the signal from the looper to both speakers, I need a breakout cable that will connect the two outputs A/B from the looper - RC3 or Ditto X2 - to the stereo input in my monitor speaker?

    (I tried sending a mono signal to the speakers and all I got was one speaker working.)

    Might be a dumb question... hopefully that'll make the answer more straightforward.

    Thanks.
     
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    PS. I was on the brink of throwing the speakers out and buying a little Blackstar stereo amplifier - which presumably will split the mono signal from the looper without the need for additional cables. Maybe that's just throwing the baby out with the bath water.
     
  3. FenderLover

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    Yes - the manual for the Ditto 2x shows the outputs are both mono jacks. so you need a break-out cable to plug both outputs and adapt to your 1/8" stereo input.
     
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    Thanks FenderLover. Seems obvious, but 'sans amp' is new to me, so I just wanted to be sure.
     
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