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Cable Recommendations??

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by Tom Neves, Mar 5, 2005.

  1. :help:

    Just a question regarding the BEST Speakon to 1/4 inch cable to connect my Walter Woods Ultra to my Schroeder 1210 Cab?
    Should I go with 12 or 14 gauge?
    Links would be helpful.
    Need about a 3 foot length.
    Thanks All

  2. James Hart

    James Hart

    Feb 1, 2002
    Endorsing Artist: see profile

    I had one built by http://www.procablesnsound.com/ and I couldn't be happier. Mine is a 1/4" to Speakon series cable.

    I was referred to them by TB'er "Biker4him".
  3. jpo259


    Feb 2, 2005
    Corona, CA

    Check out Tara Labs.
  4. Trevorus


    Oct 18, 2002
    Urbana, IL

    Please don't awaken that beast...
  5. Thanks All,
    Another question comes to mind.
    What is the difference between Neutrick and Speakon connectors?
  6. James Hart

    James Hart

    Feb 1, 2002
    Endorsing Artist: see profile
    Neutrik = brand http://www.neutrik.com/start.asp

    Speakon = the connector they make and we use
  7. Thanks James,
    I got it now!
  8. 7flat5


    Nov 28, 2003
    Upstate NY
    At that length, wire gauge shouldn't make any difference at all. From what I understand, the weak link in that setup by far is the 1/4" plug connection. Speakon or bananas or binding posts would be a lot better.
  9. seanm

    seanm I'd kill for a Nobel Peace Prize! Supporting Member

    Feb 19, 2004
    Ottawa, Canada
    While bigger cable is always better, 14 gauge will be fine with a 3' cable. I'm surprised the WW not have a speakon connector?

    Most cables will be fine. The budget cables tend to stop at 18 gauge.
  10. Seanm,
    I think the reason Woods does not have that style of connector is in regard to the lack of space back there.
    Thanks for your help!
  11. Ostinato

    Ostinato Guest

    Feb 7, 2005
    Toronto ON
    I would suggest you make them yourself.
  12. Lockout


    Dec 24, 2002
    Sorry for the off-topic post, but James, is there any chance you could change your title? I use the 2-column post visual style, and your title causes that column to take up almost half of my screen. :) :eyebrow:
  13. Matt Morgan

    Matt Morgan Fellow Conspirator Supporting Member

    Oct 21, 2001
    Plano, TX
    I too use procables. Two of 'em (12 gauge, 3 foot, Speakon connecters).
    Really like them and the company was very cool to deal with.
    Highly recommended for speaker cables.
  14. James Hart

    James Hart

    Feb 1, 2002
    Endorsing Artist: see profile
    ask Paul... I'm just following the "Commercial User Policy". He set the length.
  15. Lockout


    Dec 24, 2002
    Hmm... Could you fit a space or two in it maybe? Or have you reached the maximum length?

    With a space in the middle of it somewhere, it would word wrap to a new line instead of protruding into your posts. :)
  16. James Hart

    James Hart

    Feb 1, 2002
    Endorsing Artist: see profile
    was max length... I removed the pipes and replaced with spaces. How's that?
  17. Lockout


    Dec 24, 2002
    Much better. Thanks! :)

    (Sorry for derailing the thread, I'll be leaving now)
  18. The 0x

    The 0x

    Aug 24, 2003
    Timonium, MD
    I just take the free ones I find on the floor at Guitar Center......

    ...they're free, right? :bag: :confused:
  19. Trevorus


    Oct 18, 2002
    Urbana, IL
    I really like using drop cord. It's thick, flexible, and durable. One thing you also have to worry about is the composition of your cable connectors. This is never talked about. Do any of you computer nerds remember the problem with the tin containing connectors not working very well with the gold connectors on ram chips? They had some sort of reaction that interfered with the connections. Anyone ever had any probs with this?
  20. jokerjkny


    Jan 19, 2002
    NY / NJ / PHL
    hey guys,

    quick question... i'm interested in getting a speakon to banana cable for my power amp to cab setup.

    but under the "Select Wiring Options", how does the standard wiring differ from the "bridged mono 1+, 2+"?