Is it worth getting speakon?

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by Bass18, Dec 7, 2001.

  1. Bass18

    Bass18 Guest

    Jul 21, 2001
    After getting my new ampeg rig I've just been using standard patch leads to connect cabinet to head. However, I'm considering purchasing a neutrik speakon connector, but what is the quality difference? Is it worth it or should I just not bother about it?
  2. lo-end


    Jun 15, 2001
    Speakons have better conductivity and stuff...

    I dont know if theyre worth it or not
  3. jasonbraatz


    Oct 18, 2000
    Oakland, CA
    they're field repairable

    they're easy to build

    they conduct more current

    they're cool looking :rolleyes:

    they're not THAT expensive

    and i can tell the sound difference

  4. bassboat


    Sep 27, 2001
    1/4" jacks are called phone jacks for a reason! They were originally used for telephone switchboards. They were never meant to carry high current. I am pretty sure that you're okay up to about 400 watts rms output with 1/4" jacks, over that, I believe you'll get better sound with a speakon connector.
  5. lo-end


    Jun 15, 2001
    My advice on Speakons is to use them if you have them. That means, if your amp or cab has Speakon jacks on it, put them to good use! You're better off using Speakon than not using it. And they're about $3 US for each speakon connector.