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PostPosted: Tue Feb 10, 2015 1:08 am 
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Hi everyone,

I'm from Portugal and am waiting for a AW2400. I have a Tascam DP32, which has excellent recording sound, but lacks the full mixing options the AW has.
I wonder if you could help me on this:
I read on the user manual that you need to connect the AW to your active monitor speakers with Balanced Cables...Ok.

I use these cables: http://www.thomann.de/pt/planet_waves_pwg10.htm

If the above cable isn't suitable, can you recommend a 1/4" balanced cable to connect the AW outputs to my active speakers (Yamaha HS-50) ?

Thank you.
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 10, 2015 1:25 am 
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Hi Eduardo and welcome to the forum.

I think this one will be suitable for you: http://www.thomann.de/pt/planet_waves_pwgs10_stereoklinkenkabel_3m.htm.

I hope a more experience techie will come along and make sure I'm not selling nonsense :)

So, what kind of music do you make?

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PostPosted: Tue Feb 10, 2015 2:13 am 
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Balanced or unbalanced won't make a difference over a short run, I've been told. I myself use a 1/4 " to female xlr >>> my active monitors.

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PostPosted: Tue Feb 10, 2015 12:14 pm 
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Robbie:
My music is sometimes on the New Age side (relaxing / nostalgic), and sometimes on the melodic Trance / electronic side. These are almost opposite styles I know, but that's the way it is! O:)

Byron:
Thank you for your answer. But in case I want to use balanced cables, can you recommend one ?


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 10, 2015 7:23 pm 
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Not really able to recommennd. I asked the same question I think when i first joined this site. Was told not to worry about it, so i didn't and still don't.

Here is a link that explains it very well.

http://whirlwindusa.com/support/tech-ar ... ced-lines/

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PostPosted: Tue Feb 10, 2015 10:53 pm 
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From what I can gather, on short runs there shouldn't be a noticeable difference between balanced and unbalanced. But I always like to play it safe when I can. Being in Portugal, this may not help you much, but I found a vendor on ebay here in the US that makes outstanding cables at very reasonable prices.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Pro-Audio-3-Pin ... 99af8d4493


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 10, 2015 11:23 pm 
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As mentioned, short runs really won't cause a difference with either choice. As for brands, I don't think it matters. I buy my cables from ebay. I look for reputable dealers who sell those type products, check the feedback and pull the trigger.

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PostPosted: Wed Feb 11, 2015 12:09 am 
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Thank you very much everyone!

You've most helpful. Haven't received the AW2400 yet. It was a real strugle to find one!
Almost burnt my head on google searches...
But I already have a set of Yamaha monitors (HS-50), a Yamaha sequencer (QY-700), a Motif XS6 and a Yamaha Cygnus X 125 scooter! And when I was young I had a Yamaha DT-50 bike!!!
Not really a yamaha guy, but almost!

Hope to learn from you on the AW2400.
Thank you.


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 11, 2015 12:10 am 
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vadesriux wrote:
These are almost opposite styles I know, but that's the way it is! O:)

I can relate to that. I love many kinds of music, from classical to any kind of metal. And anything in between.

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PostPosted: Thu Feb 12, 2015 4:14 am 
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I don't use 50% of everything the 2400 can do. I love the auto faders, the pinch ins, of course the 24 tracks, 4 fx, and so much more that I cantvthink about at this moment. You'll enjoy the ride.

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PostPosted: Thu Feb 12, 2015 10:13 am 
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Coming from the Tascam DP32 (which is very simple to work with, but limited while mixing), I guess it will be quite different. Don't you think ?


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 13, 2015 10:41 am 
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As has been said short runs are ok, but for the difference in price I would just get balanced cables.
A reputable Ebay dealer is the way to go, don`t be tempted by dirt cheap ones from the far east, my mate has and it lasted a week. :)
Good luck.

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