Is a "bridged" speakon cable OK for normal use?

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by mrpackerguy, Sep 4, 2010.


  1. mrpackerguy

    mrpackerguy Supporting Member

    Jul 3, 2004
    Madison, Wisconsin
    Back when I was using a power amp/pre rack, I had a "bridged" speakon cable made to use when the power amp was in bridged mode. I don't quite understand while a special cord was required, but apparently it was. There is an end labeled "power amp" and an end labeled "speaker". Since I'm not using that set up any longer, is that speaker cable OK to use with my Shuttle 9.0 and Schroeder cab?
     
  2. BassmanPaul

    BassmanPaul Inactive

    Yes but you have to change the wiring on the amp end. Currently you'll find it wired +1 and +2. Simply move the wire from +2 to -1 and you'll be fine.

    Paul
     
  3. smogg

    smogg

    Mar 27, 2007
    NPR, Florida
    I'm not crazy, I'm just a little unwell
    NO not ok,
    the bridged side is wired +/+ you need to open the ends up and wire the bridge side to match the cab side and it will be regular connection again. All you need is a small Phillips Head screw driver to do it.
     
  4. mrpackerguy

    mrpackerguy Supporting Member

    Jul 3, 2004
    Madison, Wisconsin
    Thank you guys!
     
  5. BassmanPaul

    BassmanPaul Inactive

    I suppose this could be called a Smogg alert! :)

    Ho Ho Ho, I really do knock myself out!! :)

    Paul
     
  6. smogg

    smogg

    Mar 27, 2007
    NPR, Florida
    I'm not crazy, I'm just a little unwell
    LMAO,
    that's great. I'm sure anybody from a big city will get it. :D
     
  7. jnewmark

    jnewmark Just wanna play the groove. Supporting Member

    Aug 31, 2006
    Stax 1966
    Third St. Cigar Records staff musician.
    Old Johnny Carson joke: The answer is U.C.L.A. The question ? What do you see when the smog lifts ?
     
  8. tom-g

    tom-g

    Oct 2, 2007
    Well, you got a yes and a no.

    I'll go with a "yes but" you won't hear a thing. So that's the third answer.

    It needs to be rewired as described before.
     
  9. mrpackerguy

    mrpackerguy Supporting Member

    Jul 3, 2004
    Madison, Wisconsin
    Having a hard time trying to figure out how to get the connectors apart.
     
  10. Plstrns

    Plstrns

    Feb 4, 2010
    Texas
    Twist, they have plastic spring locks that will click the first turn or so. Lefty loosey.
     
  11. Munjibunga

    Munjibunga Retired Member

    May 6, 2000
    San Diego (when not at Groom Lake)
    Independent Contractor to Bass San Diego
    Carnak ... my favorite.
     
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