I am trying to understand why the male to female, mono 3.5MM extender cable isn't working with my IR repeater kit.
I have this kit, the Xanatech Dinkylink
On the other end I'm sending the signal to my equipment rack with this, the NILES IRB1 emitter:
If I plug everything in direct, it works just fine. But I really could use a few extra feet so that I can mount everything away neatly vs. all stretched out to the max. So I tried to add a female to male, 3.55mm extension cable from the receiver to the little 12v Xanatech box. First cable I tried was just a monoprice headphone cable extender. Didn't work, so I figured it must not like a stereo cable since everything with this is mono cable. So, I purchased a 25 foot mono cable from amazon, no luck. It only works when I plug everything in direct.
So, Xanatech sells a 50 foot, mono, female to male 3.5mm extension cable. What kind of voodoo magic is in their cable that I should expect it to work? They want almost 20 DOLLARS for the silly thing vs. a $5 Amazon cable (that doesn't work, I know, but still)