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Discussion in 'Home Cinema Speakers' started by Paul.Scrivens, Mar 6, 2002.

  1. Paul.Scrivens

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    Hi,

    I have a Mission Cinema6 speaker pack and a Marantz SR4200. what is the best cable for connecting the amp to the Sub? I am currently using a Ixos 118-AV but this is only 1M. Also my sub has 2 inputs and I'm using a cheap Y connector to connect to the amp. will I be loosing quality? where can I get a better quality Y connector?

    I'm using QED Bronze Special Edition Speaker Cable for my other speakers. Is this a good choice?

    Also if I wanted to upgrade my speaker what would be the best route. I am thinking about replacing the Centre speaker with another from the Mission range.

    One last question I want to connect my computer Soundcard to my AMP. I'll make the cable myself. I was thinking of buying about 15m of Speaker cable put 2 jacks to connect to the L&R of the sound card and phono connectors on the other end to connect to the AMP. Where can I get these connectors?

    Any ideas?
     
  2. Jase

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    Hi

    QED have a good name for cables so I dont think you´ve got bad stuff there.

    I´m using Chord Chrysalis for my sub cable, but you may find QED do a cable specifically for subs.

    If you´re looking to change your centre speaker stick within the Mission range as you´ll get a better tonal match than with another brand.

    Cant help you on the soundcard I´m afraid!

    cheers
     
  3. M.Joshi

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    If the output on your sound card is at line-level, the impedance will be different to that of a speaker output. You will need to use line-level cable for the ouput not speaker cable - use screened wire if you are running long lengths.
     
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    It's a soundblaser live Soudcard. With L&R outputs. What type of cable do I need? where can I get it from?
     
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    Do the L/R outputs connect directly to the speakers or do they go through the sub first?
     
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    They connect directly to the computer speakers at the moment.

    I want to connect them to the amp. What cable do I require?
     
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    Are the computer speakers powered or non-powered i.e passive?
     
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    Computer speakers are powered.

    What cable do I require? I'll then order 2 stereo jacks to connect to my soundcard and 2 phono plugs to connect to the amp - will this work?
     
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    Provided that the outputs are line-level, you should have no problem. You will need to buy standard line-level cable, depending on your budget, try and go for a reputable name.
     

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