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post #1 of 23 Old 07-05-2014, 07:58 PM - Thread Starter
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Cables and connectors to/from iNuke.

The plan is to get an NU6000 or 6000DSP. For amp-to-subs, I'm looking at this Neutrik cable (one 10' length and one ~15' length) to connect to this Neutrik NL4MPR chassis mount.

(I just bought the mounts off eBay. I was going to go through Parts-Express, but their shipping charge for a pair of mounts was $21 USD! )

For AVR (or miniDSP) to the iNuke, is it better to go with:
- RCA male to 1/4" TRS (something like this); or
- RCA male to XLR male (something like this)?
(Or is there no real advantage to either method?)

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cables look fine, and good price as well.
I had issues using a rca-trs adapter, solved when I switched to a rca-xlr adapter, so I'd say go with the xlr to begin with, although either 'should' work.

hope it helps
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Yes, it does help, thanks. I'll start with pair of RCA-to-XLR cables from Monoprice and see how that works out.


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RCA to XLR cable is my favourite. I have the same one you linked it works great and is good build quality.


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op,

I have to agree with you on parts express shipping charges lately. What's up with that!

There have been like 5 times in the last 30 days or so, when i have stuff in my parts express shopping cart and im ready to check out, and then see the shipping charges, and close down the whole thing in frustration.

I then head over to ebay,amazon,or monoprice and get the order placed.

I like parts express best though, so the situation is unfortunate, since i do want to support them. I just dont want to pay 300% or so shipping charges.


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RCA to XLR cable is my favourite. I have the same one you linked it works great and is good build quality.
Same. Although I'm guessing both cables would work but the XLR I feel better about with the 3 prongs.

And I hate the shipping charges from Parts Express/Monoprice. They are pretty high actually. The crazy thing is, going on Amazon and ordering the Monoprice XLR to RCA cable from Amazon (Seller was Monoprice) was cheaper than Monoprice's site but it's the same seller. Crazy.

Thanks for the reminder actually guys, my XLR to RCA cable for my sub is actually in my mailbox yay going to grab that now and enjoy my full surround sound again.
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To Canada, monoprice is not that bad considering it's from the US, as long as the package is like 5 lbs or less, shipping is only like 10 bucks. And the cables from monoprice are just ridiculously cheap, and great quality. Parts express is just crazy to Canada though, like $20 shipping on something that weights 100 grams, or if it's heavy, the shipping could be pushing $200 plus. If I need stuff from parts express I make sure it's at least $100 for the free shipping and then just pick it up from a kinek point in the US.


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I've bought a fair bit of stuff through Monoprice and I've always been quite happy with their shipping costs. But last night I was about to order two 6' RCA-to-XLR cables, one 10' Neutrik cable and one 25' Neutrik cable off Monoprice and shipping came out to something like $38 USD! Ouch!

So now I'm wondering if it might make more sense to assemble my own cables using four of these terminators ("Ahhl be bahhk!" ) and some 14ga. speaker wire.

Is the procedure as straightforward as it appears to be?


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yea if you hit over like 4 lbs, you can't do "canada post small package" any more and shipping skyrockets. Separate your things so the weight is good.
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Thanks for the tip - I'll give that a try tonight.


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I've bought a fair bit of stuff through Monoprice and I've always been quite happy with their shipping costs. But last night I was about to order two 6' RCA-to-XLR cables, one 10' Neutrik cable and one 25' Neutrik cable off Monoprice and shipping came out to something like $38 USD! Ouch!

So now I'm wondering if it might make more sense to assemble my own cables using four of these terminators ("Ahhl be bahhk!" ) and some 14ga. speaker wire.

Is the procedure as straightforward as it appears to be?
5 foot XLR to RCA cable at Long and Mcquade is like 8 bux and you probable have a store close by.
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I do, and that's where I'll get them. Thanks for the tip!

Monoprice is still better for the "4-pole NL4 Female Speaker Twist Connectors", though. I can get four from them, shipped, for less than two from L&M.

Could I get confirmation that it really is as straightforward as it seems to hook speaker wire up to these connectors and make my own cables? Or is there a trick to knowing which pins in the connectors (1- 1+ 2- 2+) to connect to in order to make sure the cables connect properly to the iNuke?

(On the sub end, it should be pretty easy: Wire the driver to the pins on the chassis mount with the corresponding numbers to the pins on the NL4 connector.)

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For your sub red is 1+ and neg is 1- for inuke6000dsp.
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So...as long as I wire pos to 1+ and neg to 1- on both the connectors and the chassis mount, I should be good? That seems fool-proof - just the thing for me!

Thanks for the info. I'll order up some connectors, make some cables...and save a few bucks in the process.


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Yup. The 6000dsp doesn't have bridge mode so you run it 2200 watts in stereo.

Make sure you get DSP inuke. Eq makes a significant difference. Helps with room modes and can give you 2-3,db boost in areas you like.
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I currently have a miniDSP 2x4 (great little device!), so I'm debating between:
- keeping it and adding an NU6000; or
- selling it and going with an NU6000DSP as an "all in one" solution.


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I haven't had the minidsp so need someone else to let you know what's better.
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I currently have a miniDSP 2x4 (great little device!), so I'm debating between:
- keeping it and adding an NU6000; or
- selling it and going with an NU6000DSP as an "all in one" solution.
I would keep it, Mini is probably better, even for the fact it reaches 10hz alone, but if you decide to sell it, I would gladly purchase
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Yeah, I will likely end up keeping it, for three reasons:
- I already have it ;
- I can load biquad filters generated by OmniMic or REW into it (something I don't think you can do with iNukes); and
- it's independent of the amp, so if I change amps I retain the same EQ capability.


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eljay it makes sense to keep the miniDSP. It is cheap and powerful. However, I would DEFINITELY get the Inuke DSP. For only $50 it is worth it to have it just in case IMO. For the price, better to have and not need it than to want/need it someday and not have it. And you can't add it later.

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Keep the minidsp and buy the inuke nu4-6000. It's better than the inuke 6000 in every way, and it's only 400 bucks in Canada from long and mcquade!

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eljay it makes sense to keep the miniDSP. It is cheap and powerful. However, I would DEFINITELY get the Inuke DSP. For only $50 it is worth it to have it just in case IMO. For the price, better to have and not need it than to want/need it someday and not have it. And you can't add it later.
In Canada the pricing is way different so I don't think it's that close of a price. I can't even find a 6000 dsp sold in Canada.


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Up here, the NU6000 is $409 and the NU6000DSP is $467. There are a few places in the Mississauga-Toronto area that carry them. I'll likely be stopping by L.A. Music (Mississauga) this weekend to get mine. (I'll probably go with the 6000DSP. It can't hurt to have the extra processing power.)

The NU4-6000 is the same price as the NU6000. But it's a four-channel amp. For someone who needs only two channels of amplification, what advantage does the NU4-6000 have over the NU6000?


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nu4-6000 in bridged mode is identical to the nu-6000. It just gives an option of 4 channels.

Nice, I didn't see that lamusic sold that inuke for that good of a price. Probably a good deal going to the dsp if you don't need 4 channels.


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