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What Type of Cable Do I Need?

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by jefft54, Aug 15, 2005.


  1. What type of cable connectors do I need? I have an older bass head with 1/4" outs but I have some new SWR's coming that have speakon and 1/4". Should I just stick with 1/4 to 1/4 or can I use 1/4 to speakon. Would it improve or not since the head would not benefit w/o the speakon jack?
     
  2. Eric Moesle

    Eric Moesle Supporting Member

    Sep 21, 2001
    Columbus OH
    Speakon definitely if you are bridging your head or power amp over 600 watts, other than that its purely optional. I prefer them for several reasons, but NONE of them involve sound, only safety and convenience.

    There are a few threads, fairly long and complete that discuss the ups, downs, and opinions of speakon connectors. You might want to try a search if you have the time to sift through it all, but its good reading and fairly informative, if you have the time.