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Speaker cables for bass rig and pa.

PostPosted:Tue Dec 18, 2018 9:29 am
by yodasfro
I plan on building some speaker cables for bass head to cab/s and for my pa. I picked four conductor canare cable and neutrik speakon connectors correct me if I am wrong I can just connect the two pairs of wires together to make them two conductor. It may be overkill but it will work right?

Re: Speaker cables for bass rig and pa.

PostPosted:Thu Dec 27, 2018 3:53 pm
by zambiland
Are you talking about 4 conductor speaker cable? If so, yes, you could do that, although it's not ideal. Best practice is to get as large a gauge as you can and just use as many conductors as you need. 4 conductor speaker cable is usually used in a biamp situation.

Re: Speaker cables for bass rig and pa.

PostPosted:Thu Dec 27, 2018 10:04 pm
by yodasfro

Re: Speaker cables for bass rig and pa.

PostPosted:Thu Dec 27, 2018 10:36 pm
by zambiland
It should work.

For the price, it's hard to beat this stuff: https://www.redco.com/Redco-12-2.html

Re: Speaker cables for bass rig and pa.

PostPosted:Fri Dec 28, 2018 9:58 am
by milobender
Yeah, there's no reason to use 4 conductor cable... I use Belden Brilliance speaker cable, 1309A for the guitar, and bigger gauge for the PA.

Re: Speaker cables for bass rig and pa.

PostPosted:Fri Dec 28, 2018 10:42 am
by yodasfro
Well don't really have a choice at this point. It's already purchased. I think Canare may make a two conductor speaker cable but I have yet to find it available in the states anywhere.

Re: Speaker cables for bass rig and pa.

PostPosted:Mon Dec 31, 2018 12:36 pm
by yodasfro
Cables all done and made. The canare 4S11 was difficult to deal with luckily I only needed one cable made from it. The canare 4S8 was much easier to deal with and works great.