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Can i use left over speaker cable for pc to amp connection?

Discussion in 'Cables & Switches' started by bikes_monkey, May 25, 2005.

  1. bikes_monkey

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    Hi

    I've got some left over 2.5mm van damme speaker cable and was wondering whether it would be ok to use as an interconnect between my pc sound card through the single stereo out (3.5mm jack) into a splitter and then to my red and white amp inputs? If so has anyone any tips etc?

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    Not really. Screened cable would be more suitable for this purpose.
     
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    It's certainly possible, although as Nick says it's not really ideal. You'd certainly struggle to connect 4 2.5mm conductors to a single 3.5mm TRS plug. :)
     
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    Guys

    What i am using at the moment is a long phono lead (red and white connectors) from the amp into a adapter that has two phono inputs and ends up as one 3.5 mm jack that goes into my sound card. The cable is cheap and cheerful so i guess my question is would the van damme cable be better with two red and two white phono connectors attached as i have a load spare. I would use the same adapter at the pc end.

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