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#1 flextone

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Posted 14 March 2011 - 01:54 PM

Hi, first post, nice forum!

I've just won a bid on a CTs600 amp to be used in my home studio for monitoring purposes. I don't quite get the 3 pin pheonix connectors. If I want to go from a balanced 1/4" output to it, I need to strip the cable > connect the wires to a 3 pin pheonix terminal block > stick that in the inputs? Do I need the terminal block between the stripped wires and the amp inputs?

Did I get this right?


BTW
Any comments on the sound of this amp?

#2 Kevin Heber

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Posted 14 March 2011 - 02:15 PM

Yes, just screw the wires into the terminal block, which plugs into the amp's input connector.  Nothing to it, really.

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Posted 14 March 2011 - 02:30 PM

Thanks!

Another short question regarding the fans.

Do they tend make a noticeable amount of noise? Will they even come on in low-moderate volumes when the amp is only used to drive two bookshelf speakers?

#4 Kevin Heber

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Posted 14 March 2011 - 03:56 PM

The fans shouldn't come on in reasonably climate-controlled environs during mid-to-low levels of program material.  They are variable-speed, so even when they do come on, usually they run low at first.

#5 flextone

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Posted 14 March 2011 - 06:23 PM

Great thanks.

Nice to have such great support.

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Posted 15 March 2011 - 04:53 PM

I can't seem to locate a terminal block. Is there a specific "phoenix contact" product number or type/size?

I'm located in Germany.

What am I looking for?

http://www.canford.co.uk/Products/43-495_P...OR-3-pin-female
http://www.canford.co.uk/Products/43-496_M...OR-3-pin-female

#7 Kevin Heber

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Posted 16 March 2011 - 02:53 PM

Yes, the regular size (not the mini) are what you need.

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Posted 22 March 2011 - 04:58 PM

German company Weidmuller make these, maybe you can get them more easily over there