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Remy.Alexander 02-05-2020 01:38 PM

Studio Monitors
 
Anyone use JBL or the Kali 6.5" studio monitors as a theater speaker? Been told to try it but seems like a huge pain in the butt as they only accept XLR TSR or RCA. Going long lengths of even a RCA cable is pricy. Considering snagging 5 for small secondary theater.

gajCA 02-05-2020 02:06 PM

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Originally Posted by Remy.Alexander (Post 59204060)
Anyone use JBL or the Kali 6.5" studio monitors as a theater speaker? Been told to try it but seems like a huge pain in the butt as they only accept XLR TSR or RCA. Going long lengths of even a RCA cable is pricy. Considering snagging 5 for small secondary theater.

Each channel takes just one RCA cable so not sure if that's a big deal.

A pair of 35 ft cables for the surrounds from Monoprice would run under $12 and two pairs of 10 ft cables for the front three fun under $12 so, all in, you're under $25 for cable.

Cheap.

https://www.monoprice.com/product?p_id=5346

COACH2369 02-05-2020 04:05 PM

I am currently running three of the JBL 708P speakers for LCR.

They work GREAT for my room!

Zorba922 02-05-2020 07:32 PM

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Originally Posted by Remy.Alexander (Post 59204060)
Anyone use JBL or the Kali 6.5" studio monitors as a theater speaker? Been told to try it but seems like a huge pain in the butt as they only accept XLR TSR or RCA. Going long lengths of even a RCA cable is pricy. Considering snagging 5 for small secondary theater.

you should PM @craig john to ask, he recently set up a JBL powered speaker HT system for someone.

DreamWarrior 02-06-2020 01:46 PM

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Originally Posted by gajCA (Post 59204204)
Each channel takes just one RCA cable so not sure if that's a big deal.

A pair of 35 ft cables for the surrounds from Monoprice would run under $12 and two pairs of 10 ft cables for the front three fun under $12 so, all in, you're under $25 for cable.

Cheap.

https://www.monoprice.com/product?p_id=5346

At 35', I don't think I'd run RCA, but maybe that's just me and my paranoia. I am certainly gun-shy due to finding ground loops in nearly every system I've setup with long RCA runs (maybe I'm super unlucky). While I can typically fix them (or at least get the humming to a low enough level not to bother me), it's never ideal and I've never had near as many problems running XLR (and my time is valuable and trouble shooting this crap isn't fun for me, lol).

gajCA 02-06-2020 01:50 PM

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Originally Posted by DreamWarrior (Post 59209390)
At 35', I don't think I'd run RCA, but maybe that's just me and my paranoia. I am certainly gun-shy due to finding ground loops in nearly every system I've setup with long RCA runs (maybe I'm super unlucky). While I can typically fix them (or at least get the humming to a low enough level not to bother me), it's never ideal and I've never had near as many problems running XLR (and my time is valuable and trouble shooting this crap isn't fun for me, lol).

35ft XLR are just $11 each, you could just use RCA for the front three or just get 10 ft XLRs for $15 for three.

https://www.monoprice.com/product?p_...xoCz_gQAvD_BwE


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