"Pro Passive Cables"

Discussion in 'Accessories / Connections' started by Quantum, Jun 17, 2005.

  1. Quantum

    Quantum Guest


    I know some cable brands like hosa and horizon for passive studio monitors and I also found some expensive cables from
    (analysis-plus,fadelart,Z-cable,TMC) brands.

    My knowledge about this subject is poor and they are most expensive cables.(I dont know they are for regular speakers
    or for studio monitors),I want pro and premium cables whit full of details for use them between Power-Amp and monitors.

    can you answer my questions?

    1)-which Connector(s) is/are best? (Banana,Spade Lug,T1 Spade,Ring Lug,Speakon to Banana)
    2)-which cablewire option? (single wire/Bi-wire)

    and also which brand(s) have/has the most pro cables for passive studio monitor using?

  2. RecorderMan

    RecorderMan Distinguished Member

    Mar 28, 2001
    just get the thickest gage copper speaker wire you can get. If you want to spend more for oxygen free knock your self out. It isn't going to make your songs better by itself. So don't break the bank.
  3. tmcconnell

    tmcconnell Guest


    You can get Horizan Megaflex for about 50 cents a foot and its fabulous. Silverflex might be a tab better for 1.65 a foot. When I converted my monitoring systems to megaflex 10 ga from commercial grade 12 ga, the difference was stunning in soundstage, high end clarity, etc - even on short runs.

    Banana plugs work very well - but speakons are the best overall connectors for professional work since they will handle biamping, have good surface area contact, a big distance between opposite poles, and won't pull out. They are also field installable with a small screwdriver - no solder. 1/4 inch are the worst, in all the aspects mentioned above.

    Use 10ga, but note that many connectors are only good up to 12.
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