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DT50 212 - Attenuator / Cable Length
by therightclique on 2013-02-04 17:59:33

I got a Weber Mass 100 and want to put it between the head and the cabinet on my DT50 212. I got a high quality speaker cable to go between the head and the attenuator, but the cable connected to the speakers is too short. I could build a little stand for the attenuator or wedge it inside the cab or something, but those things sound wrong. I could get a new cable, but because it's a 212 it has one cable leading to two speakers, and I'm not sure what kind of replacement I'd need. I don't know anything about wiring and was hoping you guys could give me some guidance. Is it better to replace that cable entirely, or to put some kind of extender/adapter between that cable and the attenuator? I just don't want to do something that will destroy my amp (or the attenuator).

Otherwise, the connection seems pretty straight forward. The speakers are already in the 16 ohm connection on the amp's head, so I assume the attenuator should also be set to 16 ohm. Sound reasonable?

Thanks in advance for any advice you guys can give me.

I've been using Line6 products since the Pod XT, and have had the Bass Pod XT, Pod X3, HD500 and HD Pro (now on top of my amp). They consistently make products that blow me away. The DT50 is no exception.



Re: DT50 212 - Attenuator / Cable Length
by PDKTDK on 2013-02-05 10:42:24

Get a Speaker Cable Extension Cord.  They sell them at all fine musical establishments.  I had the same issue.



Re: DT50 212 - Attenuator / Cable Length
by therightclique on 2013-02-28 18:43:53

I've searched Sweetwater, Amazon and Musicians Friend, and none of these sites sell anything called a Speaker Cable Extension. Does it go by another name? I want to make sure I'm getting something that's designed for this use specifically.

EDIT: I may end up just using two speaker cables and one of these 12AWG adapters in the middle

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B006Z622S6/ref=oh_details_o01_s00_i00?ie=UTF8&psc=1



Re: DT50 212 - Attenuator / Cable Length
by PDKTDK on 2013-03-01 06:18:21

They have them in stores, but here another solution:

http://www.americanmusical.com/Item--i-NEU-NYS236



Re: DT50 212 - Attenuator / Cable Length
by geppert on 2013-03-07 09:54:28

I like these Planet Waves Speaker cables .... you can get them at any of the large music stores online.

http://www.planetwaves.com/pwProductDetail.Page?ActiveID=4115&productid=41&productname=Custom_Series_Speaker_Cable&sid=07215a76-7c16-4a4d-beb3-1582202a89d3

">http://www.planetwaves.com/pwProductDetail.Page?ActiveID=4115&productid=41&productname=Custom_Series_Speaker_Cable&sid=07215a76-7c16-4a4d-beb3-1582202a89d3">http://www.planetwaves.com/pwProductDetail.Page?ActiveID=4115&productid=41&productname=Custom_Series_Speaker_Cable&sid=07215a76-7c16-4a4d-beb3-1582202a89d3




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