ok, after reading all these threads on Speakon cables/connections, I'm pretty sure it might be worth a shot for me to try. A few things I'd like to clear up before I start buying stuff, though... -is it the connection itself, the cable the signal runs through, or both that makes Speakon superior to 1/4"? My reason for asking is that I am currently running a carvin R600 into an Avatar 410, which of course doesn't have Speakon jacks. I guess it would be preferable to get Speakon jacks in the Avatar, but I'm not really cool on doing the modification myself, and don't have the time to have my cab sitting in a repair shop. So, my question essentially is, am I better off with a Speakon-to-1/4" cable, or should I just get the adapter that Carvin sells? -my manual says that for bridging the amp (which I'm not doing now, but am considering for the future), it's neccessary to get a Speakon in a +1/-1 configuration. This doesn't matter for normal operation, right? Thanks for the help...maybe I'm asking some unnecessary questions, but I just want to make sure I'm getting the right thing and not blowing stuff up.