Combo Amp Wiring Question

Discussion in 'Amps [BG]' started by Cougmeister, Dec 19, 2012.


  1. Cougmeister

    Cougmeister

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    I want to separate my combo amp into a separate head and speaker. all that connects them is the actual speaker cable. Here's the question - is the speaker cable mono, stereo, or phono? I plan on putting connectors on the ends of the existing cable and possibly make a small speaker cable, but I want to make sure I have the right connectors. Also, will beefy home theater cable work to make a decent speaker cable?

    Edit; The combo is a Peavey Max 110
  2. Got2SadowskyNYC

    Got2SadowskyNYC

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    Speaker cables are ALWAYS mono.

    To make make a stereo sound you have 2 mono speakers.

    "Phono" is a type of plug. This is a generic term for a 1/4 plug. It's rearly used because there are different 1/4 plugs.

    Make sure you use SPEAKER cable. This is different that and instrument cable. The bigger the guage the better.

    REPEAT! DO NOT USE INSTRUMENT CABLE for a speaker!!

    DON'T use speaker whire your home stereo uses.
  3. Cougmeister

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    Well here's the cable I have. Itste same gauge as the wire coming from the head, so I don't see what the problem would be.
  4. Got2SadowskyNYC

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    If it's the same cable that comming from the head now, you're good to go.

    Pull the head, make a longer cable. Keep in mind you can get them cheap now though.
  5. nomeX

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    OP said it was the same guage, not the same cable....there's a fine line between comedy and tragedy....

    Cougmeister, please make sure that you're using speaker cable for cabs.
  6. Got2SadowskyNYC

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    Um. Already covered the speaker cable bit.
  7. Cougmeister

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    Here's the pics I tried posting earlier and wouldn't upload. The cable is very similar to what guitar center lists on their site.[​IMG][​IMG]
  8. B-string

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    The wire is okay for instrument speaker cable use.

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