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1/4 TRS? Speaker cable new
      #204567 - 01/11/05 02:07 PM
Hi,
I have just purchased a set of Tannoy reveal active' and need the relevent speaker cable to go with it.
Can anyone recomend the best place to go, i'm using a firewire 410 and as far as I know my only option for connecting these is via 1/4 jack??
Any help would be great.
Andrew


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Re: 1/4 TRS? Speaker cable new [Re: mendosas_enemy]
      #204988 - 02/11/05 09:28 AM
If you want a standard jack to jack lead, pretty much anywhere will have one, from your local guitar shop to a specialist audio retailer. If you're wanting a balanced trs jack lead try studiospares or cpc.

However I'd caution against connecting the soundcard directly to the speakers. You probably want some kind of monitor controller to act as a volume control. Something like the Samson C-control of Mackie Big Knob


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Re: 1/4 TRS? Speaker cable new [Re: mendosas_enemy]
      #205220 - 02/11/05 03:35 PM
Thanks for the reply.

can I not use the virtual mixer to control the levels? It would be great to have a hands on control just extra cash, extra cables
ahhhh sooo much money...


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Re: 1/4 TRS? Speaker cable new [Re: mendosas_enemy]
      #205262 - 02/11/05 04:20 PM
I would say that you don't need anything just aslong as u don't obiously have your "virtual" mixer setup really loud?

Why would have a Samson or anything like that make any difference over how loud the signal is, you can adjust the same signal from a virtual mixer anyway?



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Re: 1/4 TRS? Speaker cable new [Re: Henry-S]
      #205382 - 02/11/05 07:56 PM
The 410 has a level control on the front panel anyway, which you can assign to any of the outputs (or the inputs, for that matter) in the control panel. The only problem with this is that you are changing the level in the digital domain rather than the analogue, meaning another round of quantisation etc etc blah blah analogue vs digital can of worms etc.

I have a 410 myself, and I run a pair of (passive) Reveals from it, through a pair of DIY power amps. I was originally using the same set-up as yourself, using the on-board level control. The problem that I had was that I needed to keep the output from the soundcard very low all the time, giving me a very small useful volume range. Now I use a small (cheap) mixer to control my monitoring (with the soundcard outputs at maximum), but it's very naff (behringer), and suffers from all sorts of channel level mis-matches and things, so I'm building a monitor controller. Come and see us in the 'Project: Monitor Controller' thread in the DIY forum if you're interested.

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Re: 1/4 TRS? Speaker cable [Re: Henry-S]
      #205450 - 02/11/05 10:34 PM
Because there's the potential to end up with lots of noise. Also if you do end up with everything loud for some reason you'll deafen yourself and possibly damage your monitors.

I wouldn't dream of operating without a 'real' volume control outside the PC.


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