*see attachments* I recently bought two pieces of equipment, listed below (pictures attached). Benz Genz Shuttle 6.2 Eden EX110 Problem: the Shuttle 6.2 has a speakon out, but the Eden has a 1/4" input (at 8 ohms). I searched online for a speakon-to-1/4" cable, but found all were too expensive, and too loooooong. I don't need 25' of cable to connect these two. Solution: What I did instead was take a 6-foot speaker cable with 1/4" ends, cut it in half and attach 2 speakon cable ends to the raw cables. This gives me two three-foot 1/4"-to-speakon cables (picture attached). I was careful to confirm that negative and positive wires were connected correctly (to -1 and +1 ports), and that the connections were tight and secure. They are screw-tension connections, solder-free. I've used both cables to connect the amp and cab at low volumes with success. My questions for gear heads and tech savvy bassists are below. Keep in mind that I have only a cursory knowledge of amplification and its quirks. 1) Will I lose connection quality/fidelity by going from speakon out to 1/4" into the cab? 2) Should I worry about impedance issues, signal loss or any other issues by changing connection types? 3) Assuming that the connections are secure (they are), is there any danger in using these cables? 4) Anything I'm missing? Any issues that could cause damage to either amp or cab? Was there a better solution that didn't require gutting the amp? Thanks for your help!