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DNA: DNS-112N Speakon Cable Advice Needed

Discussion in 'Amps [BG]' started by Gladowsky, Feb 13, 2014.

  1. Gladowsky

    Gladowsky Supporting Member

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    I'm needing a Speakon cable ASAP for a DNS-112N Cabinet that I'm ordering. Was wondering if anyone here knew if a 4-pin cable would work.

    I'm looking at this heavy-duty cable:

    http://www.sweetwater.com/store/detail/S114NN3#


    My power amp. is a QSC1104. According to the manual one of the channels will accept a 4-pin so I know that side is good.

    Thanks.
  2. CL400Peavey

    CL400Peavey Supporting Member

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    That speaker cable will work, but you dont need anything that heavy duty (the wiring inside the cab is probably 14/16ga and it wont make a difference in that short of a run). Also it is really cheap and easy to build your own speakon cables. All you need is a screw driver and a knife/wire stripper. Buy bulk cable and ends, and roll your own. For way less than $60.
  3. Gladowsky

    Gladowsky Supporting Member

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    Thanks very much for the information. I may be returning the cable for something less expensive.
  4. wcriley

    wcriley

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    11 gauge wire is overkill for a cable that short.
    And, unless you're biamping, you don't need 4 conductors.
  5. Gladowsky

    Gladowsky Supporting Member

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    Thanks. I'm learning quickly.
  6. wcriley

    wcriley

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    Just whack a chunk off an old extension or appliance cord and put SpeakOn connectors on it, using the +1 and -1 of the connectors. (Ignore the green/safety ground wire, if the cable has one.)

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