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    Monitor Speakers Vs Audio Interface ??

    Hi to all musicians,

    little bit confused here about a Monitor Speaker to Audio Interface cable set up. My Monitor Speakers are Behringers MS40s which have on the back of one speaker 2x RCA inputs & 1x mini jack TRS input. But given most Audio Interface outputs have 1/4 jacks on the back, what would be my best option for a direct signal, without having to use adapters which would defeat this
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    Re: Monitor Speakers Vs Audio Interface ??

    Places like Radio Shack and other electronic parts businesses sell audio cables in virtually every configuration imagineable. You can buy cables with 1/4 inch plugs on one end and practically any type of plug or jack on the other end - no adapter needed. You can also buy the cable itself plus all of the plugs and make your own, if you have the necessary soldering skill.
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    Re: Monitor Speakers Vs Audio Interface ??

    musicmad,

    You can buy specialized cabling that have these ends, but you'd most likely be better off with a better-grade cable and a good (gold-plated or similar) adapter. It's true for video applications as well, generally.

    I'll second Larry's suggestion, but if you don't have anything pressing, I would order online from Amazon or another reputable vendor and save a bunch of money. Cables and cable accessories are some of the most overpriced products in retail stores.
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    Re: Monitor Speakers Vs Audio Interface ??

    Gday musicmad,

    As Larry says, no adapter, just an ordinary audio cable with the right plugs on either end.

    At the usual cable length of 1.8 m or less, the quality of the cable has no influence on the quality of the sound. Making up your own cables will cost you more than ready made cables cost and usually requires soldering equipment and skill.

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    Re: Monitor Speakers Vs Audio Interface ??

    Where online is the best place to purchase quality cables ?
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