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Why do I have a low signal on my 1/4" plug?

If you use a "mono" (TIP/SLEEVE) plug it might be that you tried to connect an unbalanced line with a balanced line. The signal of a balanced line is split into +U/2 and –U/2. If you connect this balanced line with an unbalanced line you will just get the half voltage (gain) of the signal.