today i bought a yorkville PC-6XPS audio cable, because i wanted to do some recording on an old tape deck i have. i needed the cable for a mic i have because the input on the tape deck is a standard patchchord input.

so anyways when i plug it in directly i get no sound, and when i plug it in using a second cable as an extention i get sound but its very quiet.

did i buy the wrong cable or something?