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another pre/power hookup question

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by BassBeat33, May 9, 2005.


  1. BassBeat33

    BassBeat33

    Feb 12, 2005
    charleston, wv
    I did some searching on the forum but found more info on running cables from the power amp to the cabinet, so i need some help on the pre to power. i have a yamaha pb-1 pre and a qsc plx1602 power. Now my question is, is it that beneficial to run the signal from the pre through the balanced output or will there be a big difference just running it from the 1/4" unbalanced output to the power? any advice will be nice.

    also, while im asking questions, what is the best way to run a cable from power amp to cabinets if I'm planning on bridging it. i have a eden 410xst cab. Should i run a cable from the posts on the poweramp to the posts on the cabinet, and if so what type of cable is necesarry for this. I'm rather new to a power/pre setup so all the advice is appreciated.

    thanks
    jw
     
  2. IvanMike

    IvanMike Player Characters fear me... Staff Member Supporting Member

    Nov 10, 2002
    Middletown CT, USA
    you should use the 1/4" outputs to the power amp. you won't experience any signal loss or degredation in a six inch unbalanced cable.

    the balanced output is most likley also mic level as opposed to line level and is optimized for sending to a mixing board rather than a poweramp.
     
  3. BassBeat33

    BassBeat33

    Feb 12, 2005
    charleston, wv
    thanks alot... anyone have any advice for the power amp to cabinet ?
     
  4. Steve

    Steve

    Aug 10, 2001
    I may have to disagree with that.
    I have a PLX and ran it both balanced and unbalanced

    The gain structure of the whole rig is different and better running balanced.

    Not so much a difference in noise or signal degredation but...balanced just sounds better to me.

    It really wasn't a subtle difference it was pretty in your face, gotta change some pre-post gain and tweak some EQ difference.

    I haven't run anything unbalanced since the first time I tried balanced.