Pro Audio/MI

Why does my instrument cable have arrows?

There are two typical types of cable construction; coaxial and twisted pair. Coaxial construction, as used in our P500 Rock cable, consists of one conductor and the shield. Twisted Pair construction, used in our P500 Jazz and all Studiolink cables, utilizes two conductors and a shield. Connectors such as the RCA type and mono ¼" are considered Unbalanced connectors; due to their two contact surface areas, the tip and the sleeve. (Connectors such as XLR, TRS ¼" (Tip/Ring/Sleeve,) etc. are considered Balanced.) A coaxial cable terminated with an unbalanced connector, uses the conductor as the positive lead, terminated to the Tip, and the shield as the negative lead, terminated to sleeve. Monster Cable makes our Unbalanced cables, "Semi-balanced" by utilizing twisted pair cable. We use one conductor as the positive lead, terminated to the Tip, one conductor as the negative lead, terminated to the sleeve, and we terminate the shield to the Source side of the cable; thereby making the cable

Can my mic cable be used as a connection for powered speakers?

Yes - Powered speakers are expecting to see a Line Level signal, which Monster Mic Cables are capable of handling.

What is the Gauge of my Monster Speaker Cable?

Gauges are approx. in Monster Cables due to Time Correct windings and interior dielectrics: S100= ~16 Gauge, P500- ~14 Gauge and SP1000=~12 Gauge.

Will using a balanced 1/4" connector improve the noise rejection potential of my 1/4" connection?

Only if your 1/4" jack is balanced as well. Using a TRS (or balanced 1/4" connector,) in a TS jack can lead to signal loss. Use the right connector for your jack.

Will the Monster Cable SLDA88 snake work with my other DB25 connections?

Yes - As long as your DB25 connection follows the TASCAM pin out configuration.

What is the difference between all your instrument cables?

We make different cables for different applications. We basically have 2 different cable designs, coaxial and semi balanced. Our S100, Monster Rock and Monster Bass are coaxial cable with a conductor and a shield. The rest are semi-balanced with two conductors and a shield. The S100 cable is an all around entry level cable. Our Monster Rock is a mid-range and punchy cable. Our Bass cable is made with two solid core conductors for that superb bass response. The Monster Jazz is a warm sounding cable. Our Acoustic cable provides the natural richness and warmth you find in Acoustic instruments. Our Performer 500 cable is and advanced all around cable. The Studio Pro 1000 cable is the best cable for recording and will give you the most transparent sound from your instruments.

How do I get a replacement for my broken cable?

All our cables have a lifetime warranty. You must call us for a RMA number for replacement. 877-800-8989

I play both Rock and Jazz guitar, what cable should I use?

Since you are playing a wide range of frequencies, the best all around cable not application specific would be our Performer 500 Instrument cable or our Studio Pro 1000 Instrument cable.

What are TT patch bay cables used for?

TT stands for Tiny Telephone. These connectors are found on patch bays of large format mixing consoles. These connectors are balanced 3-pin connectors. They are smaller than the usual 1/4 connectors and allows for more jacks in a patch bay.

Why does my instrument cable have arrows?

There are two typical types of cable construction; coaxial and twisted pair. Coaxial construction, as used in our P500 Rock cable, consists of one conductor and the shield. Twisted Pair construction, used in our P500 Jazz and all Studiolink cables, utilizes two conductors and a tip and the sleeve.

Can my mic cable be used as a connection for powered speakers?

Yes - Powered speakers are expecting to see a Line Level signal, which Monster Mic Cables are capable of handling.

What is the Gauge of my Monster Speaker Cable?

Gauges are approx. in Monster Cables due to Time Correct windings and interior dielectrics: S100= ~16 Gauge, P500- ~14 Gauge and SP1000=~12 Gauge.

Will using a balanced 1/4" connector improve the noise rejection potential of my 1/4" connection?

Only if your 1/4" jack is balanced as well. Using a TRS (or balanced 1/4" connector,) in a TS jack can lead to signal loss. Use the right connector for your jack.

Will the Monster Cable SLDA88 snake work with my other DB25 connections?

Yes - As long as your DB25 connection follows the TASCAM pin out configuration.