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Are TRS cables and "Speaker Cables" the same?

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Hello all,

I just wanted to ask if TRS cables are the exactly the same as "Speaker Cables?" Speaker cables that you would normally use to hook your studio monitors to your audio interface.

Also, are these the same cables that should be used between a guitar amp head and the cabinet?

Thanks for the advice!

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Boswell Thu, 12/20/2012 - 04:23
audiokid, post: 397932 wrote: Yup, been using multistrand (Braided) insulated wires for loudspeakers for 25 years. Glad to know why lol! I think I forgot it made a difference. I can't tell from the sound of music today ... Well, I think my hearing not quite up to standards.

looks close to this

http://www.weblogsinc.com…

Yes, that's the stuff.

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bouldersound Thu, 12/20/2012 - 10:24
Davedog, post: 397916 wrote: If, in fact, audio traveled through the wire and all frequencies would be present in even distribution, we would have no need for multi-strand cable. Its much easier to manufacture a single strand through the extruder and slap some insulation on its surface.

So, there is no advantage to stranded cable in flexibility and durability?

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RemyRAD Thu, 12/20/2012 - 19:57
Wasn't this the reason why God created welding cables? Durability, flexibility and high current.

You know, I never really understood these large touring PA companies? I never understood why they didn't just build amplifiers and to their speaker rigs? That way, when something would blow out, it would be a localized failure and not a systemwide failure worth of dead speakers? I mean the concept of powered monitors is nothing new. You still have to break this stage and all the cabling. It's just a little different cabling. But no.

I think I'm done pontificating?
Mx. Remy Ann David

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dvdhawk Fri, 12/21/2012 - 00:49
RemyRAD, post: 398013 wrote: You know, I never really understood these large touring PA companies? I never understood why they didn't just build amplifiers and to their speaker rigs?
Mx. Remy Ann David

Remy, some arena sized systems do use powered line-arrays.

Of course that presents other challenges. Now they need to distribute massive amounts of power to the rafters to feed those arrays. There's just no getting away from some heavy cables at one end or the other - either speaker cables or mains cables.


(note to self - with the price of copper these days, I should probably sell the welding cables)