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Is it safe to put a TS cable into a TRS input?

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asked Aug 19, 2020 in Sceptre, Eris, R-Series by pilarprieto (120 points)
I just got the Eris 5 monitors and wrongly got TS unbalanced instead of TRS balanced cables to connect the interface with.
It's possible to use it, but will it be safe in the long run?

(Extra question: is it normal for the monitors to get a little hot in the back?)

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answered Aug 20, 2020 by colinotoole (16,530 points)
Absolutely no problem in plugging TS into TRS inputs. So, worry not. There may potentially be some impact on relative levels (i.e. TS lead relative to a TRS lead) and you will not get the noise-cancelling benefits of a balanced signal. But, it shouldn't matter that much in the situation you describe. Hope this helps.
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answered Mar 13, 2023 by d.titus.watson (150 points)
it's normal for studio monitor speakers to get hot since they have amplifiers built into them.