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Old 01-09-2014, 12:14 AM   #1
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connecting balanced TRS out to speaker binding posts

Okay... my subwoofer comes today. The outputs are 1/4" out TRS balanced. My Yorkville YSM1 monitors (passive) have binding post connectors.

Am I correct that I would get a 1/4" TRS balanced cable, cut it in half, strip the cut ends to reveal bare wire, and use the connecting plugs on the output of the sub and the stripped ends into the binding posts?

Is there another solution?

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Old 01-09-2014, 12:40 AM   #2
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As far as I'm aware, that is indeed what you would do, Chris. Just make sure you keep the wires apart when you strip away the shielding, though I'm sure you already know this... don't wanna hook it all up only for the wires to become connected and thus useless
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Old 01-09-2014, 01:17 AM   #3
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Thanks, Disarm!

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Old 01-12-2014, 08:30 PM   #4
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Well, that should have been simple....

The manual says:

Features: Stereo balanced TRS outputs for connection to mains.

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Signal Outputs: Connect these output jacks to the input jacks of studio monitors. Balanced 1/4" female connectors are provided for the left and right outputs.

So....

I bought $25 worth of speaker cable, stripped the ends, connected the speakers, blah, blah, blah.... as above, and got sound from the sub and nothing from the speakers. WTF?

As it turns out, buried elsewhere in the manual under "quick start" - step 4, it says "connect the line-level signal from the output jacks to the studio monitors' input jacks."

Nice.

Of course, I had a couple of 1/4" to RCA cables in my basket-o-goodies already that are now functioning very well connecting the sub to the RCA input of my stereo amplifier.... yeah, the one that has been driving my monitors all along.

.... and of course, I can't take that speaker cable I bought now...

GRRRRR....

Might have been nice if they said something about connecting it to a pair of ACTIVE monitors, or to an amplifier. Hmph.

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Old 01-12-2014, 09:55 PM   #5
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Aw man, that sucks dude :/ Still, at least it only cost you $25... imagine if you'd done something and it ended up damaging the speakers/amp or something.
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Old 01-13-2014, 11:59 AM   #6
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True that. haha

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