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Amp to cabinet cable, what are you using?

Discussion in 'Amps [BG]' started by 77 StingRayBass, Dec 13, 2012.


  1. 77 StingRayBass

    77 StingRayBass

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    I need a new speaker cable for my amp, and I'm looking at this Gold series MOGAMI 3082 SPEAKER CABLE 3'. Need some suggestion's on a cable.
     
  2. MrDOS

    MrDOS Gold Supporting Member

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    3' #12 Speakon cable bought from eBay -- I've never been able to hear the difference in speaker cable, as long as the gauge is thick enough.
     
  3. wcriley

    wcriley

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    I make my own with cable from Home Depot and connectors from Parts Express.
    Costs less than $10 and few few minutes of my time.
     
  4. Dave W

    Dave W Previously bassgod0dmw Supporting Member

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    I'm running 3' ProCo FatMax, but I don't think you can get it any more. Being 8 gauge it's pretty much overkill for anything.
     
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  6. Mr. Foxen

    Mr. Foxen

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    Cable made by the guy in the local shop, good enough for Killing Joke.
     
  7. superdick2112

    superdick2112 Registered Spector Addict

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  8. 77 StingRayBass

    77 StingRayBass

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  9. bassmeknik

    bassmeknik

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    +1 I made all new 14ga cables with Home Depot SO wire and Parts Express connectors. Excellent.
     
  10. wango55

    wango55 Supporting Member

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    Currently, a Pyle Pro Speakon to 1/4 cable I got on Amazon for like 11 bucks. So far, so good - no problems yet!
     
  11. HeavyDuty

    HeavyDuty Supporting Curmudgeon Supporting Member

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    I grabbed some heavy gauge speaker cable cutoffs from the local boom car shop for a buck or two and added Speakon connectors. Almost fifteen years later, they're still going strong...

    I doubt the pair of them cost me $25 to build.
     
  12. jphovercraft

    jphovercraft

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    Had to come up w/one in a hurry last time ... bought a heavy AC extension cable at a corner store, cannibalized 1/4" connectors from a bad guitar cable in the car, soldered it all togeather, still using it 3 years later.
     
  13. bassmeknik

    bassmeknik

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    been there done that... excellent.
     
  14. wcriley

    wcriley

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    Got you all beat. I have a PA speaker cable that I put together over 30 years ago! :D

    The outer jacket is dried out and cracked, but it still sees frequent use. All I've done to it is change the connectors from 1/4" to Speakon a few years ago.
     
  15. bassmeknik

    bassmeknik

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    You guys with high dollar cables are spending needlessly.
     
  16. DiabolusInMusic

    DiabolusInMusic Functionless Art is Merely Tolerated Vandalism Gold Supporting Member

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    I use homemade speakon cables, $10 in ends and I can usually get a small length of comm cable for free.
     
  17. trevcda

    trevcda

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    Your choices become a lot easier when you realize how small the wire gauge is inside your amp from the output rail to the speaker jack and the jack to the speaker is inside your cab. Not to mention the minutely small amount of loss and added resistance in the three feet run between the two. Not that knowing that ever stopped me from using jumper cables and Speakon connectors on my rig! ;)
     
  18. WCHIII

    WCHIII

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    Deathvalleycables.com
     
  19. Bassmann1968

    Bassmann1968

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    Most important for me is that they used Neutrik connectors!
     
  20. Russell L

    Russell L

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    Some off-brand 1/4" from the local music store. I might've paid ten bucks for it. Works like a charm.
     
  21. CL400Peavey

    CL400Peavey Supporting Member

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    All my speaker cables have been made by me. Bought a length of bulk and attach my own ends...
     

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