Know Your Connections!
Choosing the correct cable
All speakers and audio components have different connections. Choosing the incorrect cable can result in the inability to connect speakers to components or can effect the quality of the sound. Here are the most common cables and connections.
Raw Wire Connection
The easiest to recognize is the raw speaker wire connection. Raw speaker wire have a positive (red) and a negative (black) strand that you strip and insert directly in the terminal.
1/4" TS Mono Connection
Mono 1/4" TS jack is one of the more popular connection. Electric guitars, mics and single speakers all use a this connection. Simply insert the jack in the plug and you are done.
1/4" TRS Connection
The balanced 1/4" TRS balanced jack in easily recognizable by the two black rings on the plug. These cables are ideal for long runs of speakers. We recommend that on distances over 30ft. to use a balanced cable.
XLR Balanced Connection
XLR is the most common balanced connection. The XLR is easy to recognize by the 3 prong plug. Most mics and powered speakers use an XLR connection.
Speakon connection are the best cable because of their locking capability. Once inserted in the plug, you turn and they lock. No more dead air.