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Anonymous
a b C Monitor
November 4, 2004 11:40:52 AM

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hi,
what kind of cable should i be using for powered monitors? speaker,
line or 'powered monitor' speaker cable? what's the difference? i
bought the standard monster speaker cable when i bought the monitors
and i was told last night i could use line cable if wanted because no
load was going through the cable. that makes sense to me and i'm just
looking for a little more info.

thanks,
dave
Anonymous
a b C Monitor
November 4, 2004 4:36:35 PM

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In article <99a8d108.0411040840.a847ac3@posting.google.com>,
db:southcongress <compass10@hotmail.com> wrote:
>hi,
>what kind of cable should i be using for powered monitors? speaker,
>line or 'powered monitor' speaker cable? what's the difference? i
>bought the standard monster speaker cable when i bought the monitors
>and i was told last night i could use line cable if wanted because no
>load was going through the cable. that makes sense to me and i'm just
>looking for a little more info.

No, you need shielded cable. You are sending a line level signal to the
box, not a speaker level signal.
--scott

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Anonymous
a b C Monitor
November 5, 2004 1:10:47 AM

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In article <99a8d108.0411040840.a847ac3@posting.google.com> compass10@hotmail.com writes:

> what kind of cable should i be using for powered monitors? speaker,
> line or 'powered monitor' speaker cable?

There's no such thing as "powered monitor speaker cable" so you can't
use that. You want shielded cable with the proper kind of connectors
on both ends. Around here we use mic cables.

> bought the standard monster speaker cable when i bought the monitors
> and i was told last night i could use line cable if wanted because no
> load was going through the cable.

You shouldn't use standard speaker cable because it isn't shielded and
it almost certainly doesn't have the right connectors.

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November 5, 2004 3:05:11 AM

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Mike Rivers wrote:

>
> In article <99a8d108.0411040840.a847ac3@posting.google.com>
> compass10@hotmail.com writes:
>
>> what kind of cable should i be using for powered monitors? speaker,
>> line or 'powered monitor' speaker cable?
>
> There's no such thing as "powered monitor speaker cable" so you can't
> use that. You want shielded cable with the proper kind of connectors
> on both ends. Around here we use mic cables.

I've never seen such a thing. But it wouldn't surprise me in the slightest
to see Monster try (probably with great success) to sell it.
!