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Old 01-13-2014, 06:54 PM
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Removing EVM-15Ls from a Mesa Boogie Cab

The wires connect to the speaker in a fashion I don't understand. They are not spade connectors. There are two small cylindrical things on the speaker. The wires go into the sides of these cylinders. The cylinders do not seem to turn or push or pull to release the wire. How can I release the wire from these cylinders on the speaker?
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Old 01-13-2014, 06:57 PM
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Pretty sure they are spring loaded (push). Possibly just stuck ?
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Old 01-13-2014, 06:59 PM
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The wires connect to the speaker in a fashion I don't understand. They are not spade connectors. There are two small cylindrical things on the speaker. The wires go into the sides of these cylinders. The cylinders do not seem to turn or push or pull to release the wire. How can I release the wire from these cylinders on the speaker?
Are you grumpy? If so, join the G.O.F. Club!

BTW, those terminals, as mentioned above, should either turn or be pushed down. Post a good, sharp, in focus, close up and we will be better able to help you.
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Grumpy? G.O.F.?

I think everything is funny. Including you. <smile>
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Yup. I pushed them and they released. Thanks.

Now sign me up for that G.O.F. club. Whatever that is. Do they serve drinks at the meetings?
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Old 01-13-2014, 07:09 PM
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Now sign me up for that G.O.F. club. Whatever that is. Do they serve drinks at the meetings?
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Old 01-13-2014, 08:36 PM
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I just laid my speaker down...on top of something; now I have a torn cone. So if you are interested in divesting yourself of those EVM-15Ls, I'd sure like one! Does that give me an excuse to be grumpy?
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Old 01-13-2014, 09:06 PM
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I've poked holes in cones with my fingers and various tools. Boneheaded things happen.
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Old 01-13-2014, 10:01 PM
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Surgery is complete. Patients are resting comfortably in their new cabinets. No holes were poked.

Now GET OFF MY LAWN!!!!
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Old 01-13-2014, 10:04 PM
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I guess I do have one more question. The red terminal is + and the black terminal is -, right?

And the center conductor within a 1/4" plug (the one that connects at the tip) is +, and the base of the male and female plug are -, right?

I certainly hope so.

Now GET OFF MY LAWN!!!!!
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Yeah well.....you're all just a bunch of derelict hoodlum bassists, just waiting for that next gig or musical project.

At least we can agree on that. <wink>
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I guess I do have one more question. The red terminal is + and the black terminal is -, right?

And the center conductor within a 1/4" plug (the one that connects at the tip) is +, and the base of the male and female plug are -, right?

I certainly hope so.

Now GET OFF MY LAWN!!!!!
That's the "standard", but since there's possibilities, there's also different ways of doing it.

The easiest way to determine the polarity of a speaker is the battery test.

When a + pole (tip of the plug) is connected to the + pole of the speaker, the cone should move outwards from the basket.

Always using that most common wiring method reduces the possibility of accidently using two (or more) cabs that are 180 degrees out of phase with eachother.

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Old 01-13-2014, 10:31 PM
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Yeah well.....you're all just a bunch of derelict hoodlum bassists, just waiting for that next gig or musical project.

At least we can agree on that. <wink>
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Hi.



That's the "standard", but since there's possibilities, there's also different ways of doing it.

The easiest way to determine the polarity of a speaker is the battery test.

When a + pole (tip of the plug) is connected to the + pole of the speaker, the cone should move outwards from the basket.

Always using that most common wiring method reduces the possibility of accidently using two (or more) cabs that are 180 degrees out of phase with eachother.

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Sam
^ Best 100% positive way. Most all speakers are red or + to the tip, JBL's for example are opposite,
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