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    Cables to run two monitors

    Hey sorry to sound like a n00b first off.
    I just bought a pair of M-Audio BX5a studio monitors.
    They have XLR balanced and balanced/unbalanced inputs. I plan on getting a mixing table sometime, but i cant at the moment. So now all my audio is coming out of a minijack plug on the back of my sound card. Obviously my question is what type of cable do i need?
    Here are two thoughts
    http://www.amazon.com/HOSA-STEREO-3-.../dp/B000068OEP
    http://www.amazon.com/HOSA-CMP159-St...p_ob_e_title_1

    I want to get the best quality that I can, hence the expensivish speakers. Feel free to post links.

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    I would go with the first one. XLR's are locking connectors that are less likely to pull out, if bumped. It's also easier to extend the XLR one if needed.

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    Yea, go with the xlr one, like bassred said. Techwise it makes no difference, other then what he said about a more solid connection.
    'I think my intimate relationship with electronics started as a child when I was playing with a screwdriver and a wall plug, Doc, and...'

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