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The Studio SOS Book by Dave Lockwood, Hugh Robjohns, Paul White

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Chapter Six

Cables and Connections

There’s nothing quite so dull as the subject of studio wiring when all you want to do is make music, but if you don’t pay sufficient attention to this important topic, your system may not perform as well as it should, as we’ve confirmed on a number of our Studio SOS visits. Even plugging into the wrong mains sockets can cause unexpected problems, as can having too many or too few ground connections. To illustrate some of the typical problems and their solutions, we’ll start by examining some real-life examples we’ve encountered.

The importance of appropriate mains connections was very aptly demonstrated when we received a Studio SOS distress call from a reader whose audio system muted for a second or two whenever ...

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