Is it safe to convert rca to xlr


I have a pre-amplifier of which the outputs are RCA. Now i want to buy new active speakers but those only have 3pin-XLR input. is it safe for both my amplifier and active speakers just to use a simple rca to xlr converter plug?

If more information is needed let me know!


Posted 2019-02-09T15:57:36.977

Reputation: 113



Assuming that the preamp outputs are line level, then yes it is perfectly safe to do this.

You will wire the connection up as follows:

  • Ground (RCA) to Pin 1 and 3 (XLR)
  • Signal (RCA) to Pin 2 (XLR)

A converter plug should be fine and it should have the same wiring as this.


Posted 2019-02-09T15:57:36.977

Reputation: 7 535