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PRE/POWER RIG CABLE QUESTION

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by jnewmark, Apr 3, 2009.


  1. jnewmark

    jnewmark Just wanna play the groove. Supporting Member

    Aug 31, 2006
    Stax 1966
    Third St. Cigar Records staff musician.
    Getting back to the pre/power rig world again and got a question concerning unbalanced output. My BMaxT has an unbalanced 1/4 output, but my new power amp has TRS 1/4 input. Question is : What type of cable should I use, a TS 1/4 or a TRS 1/4 ?
     
  2. fdeck

    fdeck Supporting Member Commercial User

    Mar 20, 2004
    Madison WI
    HPF Technology LLC
    TS on both ends. This will effectively ground the "ring" terminal on the power amp.
     
  3. jnewmark

    jnewmark Just wanna play the groove. Supporting Member

    Aug 31, 2006
    Stax 1966
    Third St. Cigar Records staff musician.
    Thanks. So this is just your ordinary short patch cable, right?
     
  4. fdeck

    fdeck Supporting Member Commercial User

    Mar 20, 2004
    Madison WI
    HPF Technology LLC
    Yes. If it's safely in a rack, then it doesn't even need to be a super rugged cable. If you encounter any hum, then there's a different way to hook it up with TS on one end and TRS on the other. But that seems unlikely.
     
  5. jnewmark

    jnewmark Just wanna play the groove. Supporting Member

    Aug 31, 2006
    Stax 1966
    Third St. Cigar Records staff musician.
    Thanks. just in case there is a hum, is the Ts/TRS cable available, or do I need to have one made up?
     

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