So I'm loading in my sound gear. I get my board set up, snake pulled, all that good stuff. Then I try to attach my gear to the school's FOH PA. They have a Mackie Powered Mixer. There's 2 amp inputs, so I need to split my mono XLR signal into 2 1/4 lines. I took a new Y-cable, out of the package, and plugged it in. Nothing worked. I went through different cables, snake cables, since I assumed that Y-cable was good, since it was brand new. Turns out it was dead. So I had to dig up my older Y-cable. It worked great. Hooray for new cables which don't work! Just had to get that out, lol. BTW, Crown PCC160s rule!