Help for connection
Posted on Feb 22, 2007 03:09 pm
Member Since: Feb 20, 2007
someone can recomend me what cables have to use,I have a samson control room C-control and I have a active speakers behinger truth b2031, so I don't know if use normal cables (instrument cable 1/4), or speaker cables, actually I'm using instrument cables, will be better use speakers cables?????
thanks in advance
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Feb 22, 2007 03:30 pm I would use speaker cables for going to the speakers :)
Since: Apr 07, 2002
Feb 22, 2007 03:52 pm Instrument cables have an impedance of 50 ohms or so, that can cut your power output.
Feb 22, 2007 04:03 pm No, there's only line level going from control device, and the active monitors only want to see line level signal, so it's not relevant to use speaker cables.
Since: Apr 08, 2004
Speaker cables are normally larger gauge (16, 14, 12 for high power) and are unshielded, as there's very little chance of interference getting into large power.
Conversely, line level cables are almost always sheilded, and can be 22ga, or 24ga even.
I'm not sure of the 50ohm thing on instrument cables. I'll have to spec one out when I get home. Seems to me that the source defines the imedance more than the cable, mostly. I'm kinda gray on these areas though.
If I would go looking for correct, I'd say 1/4" patch cables would be the ideal ticket.
Feb 22, 2007 04:49 pm Oops I didn't see the word 'active' in his post. Thought they were regular speakers.
I got the 50 ohm number from Yahoo Answers. Sorry for not crediting my source - which may be full of it.
Feb 22, 2007 05:34 pm Make sure they're balanced tho'.
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