Since you'll prolly be here more than there, I'll put this here.
Originally Posted by mlah384
If I get a miniDSP 10x10
, do i need to get the Phoenix to Male XLR to be able to use it with amps like the SpeakerPower SP2-12000-HT
Do they send 10 Phoenix to Male XLR cables? Or? I'm confused on that...
That SpeakerPower amp you've chosen is XLR only. If you don't like hum or buzz, I caution against using RCA adapters.
As for the Mini's connectors, you can choose which adapter pigtails you buy, the input pigtails or the output pigtails (at 14" long, they are pigtails, not cables).
I'd get a written confirmation on the number of pigtails that come with each order (I'll assume 8 pcs., but check). Oh, and the 10x10 is 8 analog I/O and 2 digital I/O, not 10 I/O of either.
I strongly recommend you get self-adhesive, panel-mount, tie-points and stick them on the top and bottom of the Mini's casing.
Using the the tie-points, zip-tie the pigtails to them. This will take the strain off those tiny conductors in the Phoenix blocks, as they have no other strain relief.
Then make or buy a bunch of mic cables.
Another thing, and IME, if you need to move stuff around, having full-length adapters and having to work with those dinky Phoenix blocks is a real PITA.
It is far easier to work with the bigger XLR connectors on pigtails.
Again, those tiny conductors in the Phoenix blocks don't take kindly to a lot of manipulation.
Have a happy build.