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studio monitors

Discussion in 'Monitoring & Headphones' started by Phantom, Feb 23, 2005.

  1. Phantom

    Phantom Guest

    hey guys probably the worst question ever i know the answer but i just wanna know for sure from pressionals , when connecting monitors you use speaker cables right? can you use mic cables cause thats what the guy at a music store gave to my mother idk why but he did?
  2. Massive Mastering

    Massive Mastering Distinguished Member

    Jul 18, 2004
    Chicago area, IL, USA
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    If they're active (powered) monitors, you'll likely be using balanced or XLR cable.

    If the signal is going to an amplifier THEN to the speakers, you'll use speaker cable.
  3. Phantom

    Phantom Guest


    so then the mic cables are right?
  4. wwittman

    wwittman Active Member

    Apr 28, 2003
    Yes, if you have XLR in, self-powered monitors, then running XLR mic cables is fine (as it's not carrying high power, power amp output, anyway)

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