Pro cables

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  1. Christpher_S

    Christpher_S Stunt Coordinator

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    Morning,

    Does anyone know of a tutorial on cables and such for pro audio equipment? I need to hook a BFD to the sub out of my receiver and a pro amp to the output of the BFD. I'm not sure what cables I'll need though, and didn't order any with the BFD and amp.

    Thanks for any help.

    -Chris
     
  2. GrahamT

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    I dont know of any tutorial sorry. I can help with the BFD though. If you are using one channel of the BFD, you will need two RCA type coaxial cables. One going from the sub out on the receiver to a 1/4" male adapter like this . Then another 1/4" adapter out of the BFD to another RCA cable to the amp.

    Check out http://www.snapbug.ws/bfd.htm
     
  3. Brian Fellmeth

    Brian Fellmeth Supporting Actor

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    Also, if the pro amp has a 1/4 inch input then you would only use that adaptor on the input side. The output of the BFD can get to the amp with a 1/4 cable (like an electric guitar cable)
     
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    Thanks Guys,

    Looks like I also have the option of using XLS cables between the BFD and the amp. Would there be any benefit to going that route?

    -Chris
     
  5. GrahamT

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    Yep you can use XLR too, forgot about that. ALso I remembered this from sound and vision.
     
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    For this application there is no advantage to using the XLR connectors over 1/4”. RCA-to-XLR cables will be more difficult to find, and more expensive.


    Do yourself a favor and forget those cheesy adapters. Get some pre-made 1/4” – RCA cables like these:


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    You can find them in the recording section of any guitar shop.

    Regards,
    Wayne A. Pflughaupt
     

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