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Monitor cable

Discussion in 'Accessories / Connections' started by Murdock, Nov 16, 2005.

  1. Murdock

    Murdock Guest


    What's the big difference between unbalanced cable and balanced cable?
    Can I ear this change?

    … by the way, active monitors works best with the level in the amp at full power, controlling in the software mixer?

    My monitors go from -30 db to +6db

  2. balanced cables you can run longer and i personally would recomend them (as long s you have a balanced output).
    and i would ttry to keep the monitors at unity if possibly, if anyone has betr info please add becuase i would like to know if i ma wrong too.....thanks
  3. McCheese

    McCheese Well-Known Member

    Always choose balanced cables if possible. Eight is right, you can make longer runs and are less supceptible to interference.

    As far as the volume on your amps, set your master fader in your software at unity gain, then adjust the monitors to your preferred work volume. Make sure they're both at the same exact spot though
  4. Murdock

    Murdock Guest


    I use one motu 828 mkII in the way to the monitors... set 0db in logic and in the monitors 0db... the 828 interface is used to control de volume! It's correct?

  5. McCheese

    McCheese Well-Known Member

    Set it to 0dB in Logic, and about 3/4 of the way up on your 828. Then adjust the back of the monitors to the volume you desire to work at. Now you can control the volume with your 828, and still have room to turn it up loud if necessary.
  6. dwoz

    dwoz Guest

    So....LET ME TELL YOU about balanced cable...:)

    In a nutshell, the difference between balanced and unbalanced, as far as the cable is concerned, is one conductor.

    Balanced is better. with balanced, most, if not all, of the noise that can enter the line, on its way from the mixer/converter/whatever, to the speaker, gets REJECTED like a pathetic limp-wristed Toronto maple leafs "slapshot" (and I use that term charitably) against the Habs.

    The difference you'd hear would be "lack of clear-channel radio station".

  7. Murdock

    Murdock Guest


    That's nice... balanced cables forever!

    Nice tip McCheese for the db control in the Motu...

    I just read one review with a guy that say's the monitors work better at full power(Dynaudio)… I guess this man was taking some drugs… (they are fine in some app’s but when you need intelligence and control from your brain and ears????)

  8. Heh-heh, doesn't say much for les Habs, being beaten by the limp wristers does it? Oh and now the Bruins...ya the leafs really suck :twisted:

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