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Combo Amp Wiring Question

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


  1. Cougmeister

    Cougmeister

    Oct 1, 2012
    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. 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.
     
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  4. Cougmeister

    Cougmeister

    Oct 1, 2012
    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.
     
  5. 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.
     
  6. nomeX

    nomeX

    Nov 26, 2011
    H-Town
    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.
     
  7. Um. Already covered the speaker cable bit.
     
  8. Cougmeister

    Cougmeister

    Oct 1, 2012
    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]
     
  9. B-string

    B-string Supporting Member

    The wire is okay for instrument speaker cable use.