Help me connect my speakers!
January 19, 2012 12:53 PM   Subscribe

I just bought two Yamaha MSP3 cables were provided! Help me connect them.

I bought these -

It came with no cables. I got two of them. I'm an idiot when it comes to stuff like this. What cables do I need to get to connect them together and then be able to connect my computer, phone, ipod etc?
posted by swisspotter to Technology (3 answers total)
It looks like it takes RCA Connectors.

Something like this

If in doubt take one down to a local Radio Shack. They'll have what you need and you can try it right there.
posted by bitdamaged at 12:59 PM on January 19, 2012

Based on what I read in the link you provided, you'll need a patch cable that will connect the powered speaker and your computer.
Assuming yours are like the one in these photos, Line 1 is a RCA connection and Line 2 is XLR.
I think the simplest solution is to use a 1/8" miniplug to stereo (left & right) RCA cable.
You should be able to find one at music stores or from places like Radio Shack.
posted by nickthetourist at 1:03 PM on January 19, 2012

Here's a cheap cable you could connect in your ipod's headphone output or in your computer's line output, at Monoprice. It's 1/8" to two RCA connector. You'd connect it to the "Line 1" connector on your speakers.

The "Line 2" input, with a 1/4" and an XLR connector in parallel, is "balanced", which would only concern you if you wanted to connect your speakers to professional or semi-professional equipment, such as mixers and the like.
posted by Monday, stony Monday at 4:33 PM on January 19, 2012

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