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EON 1500 Cables - Advice Needed

bigskytct

I bought two JBL EON 1500 speakers at a pawn shop at a great price. I refurbished them and they are great. I have cobbled together some cables to go from my receiver to (pin type red/black) to the 1/4" phone connector. I would like to buy some decent cables (50') to go from the pin type connectors on my old receiver (Sony DA777ES) to the 1/4" phone or NL4 connectors on the speakers.
Is there anybody who makes cables for these. Thanks in advance for any advice. TCT
October 4, 2008 @04:05pm
yeahforbes

The outputs of receivers and other consumer equipment like that is an unbalanced signal. To quote Sweetwater, "unbalanced lines should be kept as short as possible (certainly under 25-30' maximum) to minimize potential noise problems." Creating a run of 50 feet means you're likely to hear some buzzing in your speakers. To overcome this, what you want is a device like this:
http://www.sweetwater.com/store/detail/SConvert/
Then just use two 50 foot microphone cables between the Samson box and the speakers:
http://www.sweetwater.com/store/detail/XLR50/
And this between the receiver and the Samson box:
http://www.sweetwater.com/store/detail/CPR202/ (also available in other lengths)
Of course, if you don't mind interference you could always run the unbalanced lines. But it's actually hard to find a premade cable that long due to it being an improper way of doing things, so you could make your own.
October 6, 2008 @03:13am
yeahforbes

What a fool I am. The speakers are passive and your RCA outputs are speaker level. I'm so used to working with active EONs that I didn't even consider anything else.
Assuming this is in your home and not being brought around as a DJ setup or something, I would just get a spool of radio shack speaker wire and the appropriate connectors -- just as you have already done. If you do need heavy duty cables, get some like this:
http://www.sweetwater.com/store/detail/SKJ650
and replace one 1/4" connector with RCA on each cable. This is 16 gauge by the way, get thicker if you wish.
October 6, 2008 @09:03pm
bigskytct

Because these are pin type speaker connectors, all I will need to do is strip the cables.
I had not been able to find speaker cables like this. Thank you very much for your reply.
Sorry for the late response. I was not notified of a reply to my question - so just stumbled across the answer.
Is there an NL4 cable equivalent to this?
Thanks again
November 22, 2008 @03:34am