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dbx 160vu conectors

Picked up a DBX 160vu compressor. Now, for wiring, I need to make input and output cables, but....... what type of cable? Its balanced. I dont think I can use microphone cable or can I? Certainly not instrument or speaker cable. Needs to be 1/4" at one end ( not sure but I assume TRS so its balanced) and the other open spades to go on the strip/bar on back

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Picked up a DBX 160vu compressor. Now, for wiring, I need to make input and output cables, but....... what type of cable? Its balanced. I dont think I can use microphone cable or can I? Certainly not instrument or speaker cable. Needs to be 1/4" at one end ( not sure but I assume TRS so its balanced) and the other open spades to go on the strip/bar on back
pretty straight forward ... Line Level .. positive, negative, and ground ..

XLR - Pin 1 is Ground / Pin 2 is Positive / Pin 3 is negative (NOTE: if in europe there are cases where Pin 3 is Positive)

TRS - Sleeve is Ground / Tip is Positive / Ring is Negative

same as microphone cable .. if the unit had XLR connectors then you could use microphone cable ..
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Dave at Studio Electronics has the cables:

Premium Cable Sale 2' Set Mogami Quad/Neutrik 1/4" TS - Lugs Adapter Cables BL22 | eBay

Oops! These are ¼" TS, not TRS...

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Im really asking on the specific cable to be used. I know 3 wire, but all 3 wire are not the same
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Those are nice, but I expected TRS? I thought TRS were balanced, TS not? But I could be wrong. The terminals 160vu are balanced, now the 161vu is unbalanced ( rca plugs). At least so I read on DBX manual. I guess looking at at this I just need education on what balanced and unbalanced is? I assumed TRS ( having the 3 connection points on the 1/4' end) would be balanced. I then assumed unbalanced would be 2 connection points on the 1/4' Tip. I believe I be wrong lol!!

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The Model 160 is a fully professional compressor/limiter with a balanced differentia l input, with an automatic ground-loop compensated output (hum resulting from any ground loop at the output is automatical ly sensed and attenuated at least 40dB), and with a special protection circuit that blocks power turn-on and turn-off transients from the output.
The Mode l 161 is nearly the same as the 160, but is priced for the smaller studio, or the semi-pro user. It has
the same advanced rms detection and feed-forward circuitry as Mode l 160, but it lacks turn-on/turn-off transient protection, and ground-loop compensation. The 161's input and output are unbalanced and terminated in RCA-type phono jacks .

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Any decent mic or line level cable will work.
Go within your budget.

Denny
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Mogami Gold 1/4" TRS Male to 1/4" TRS GOLD TRS-TRS-03

here is trs balanced cable, not sure how TRS and TS can both be balanced?
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Sorry but the 160VU is NOT all balanced, input IS, output is NOT..
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true yes per the manaul . The 161 is unbalanced in and out
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