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Speakon and 1/4" jack

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by Outsider, Aug 3, 2012.

  1. Hi

    I'm asking this because I swear I saw someone say it here, I just can't fine it anywhere.

    I have 1 amp and 2 cabs.
    The head outputs a single speakon. Each cab takes a speakon and a jack.

    If I daisy chain them, does order matter?

    Amp <S----S> Cab <J-----S> Cab


    Amp <S----J> Cab <S----S> Cab
  2. ddnidd1

    ddnidd1 Supporting Member

    You would be marginally better off to use

    Amp <S----S> Cab <J-----S> Cab

    The speakon is capable of delivering more current so use it in front.
  3. Cool, thanks. Is it one of those things that are theoretically better, but in most home rig situations don't actually matter?
  4. ddnidd1

    ddnidd1 Supporting Member

    It really depends on how much power your amp can push and how hard you drive it.

    Speakons are designed for high current (high power) applications like PA and high output Bass Amps.

    So at home, unless you're crazed, it shouldn't make any difference.
  5. Hactar


    Sep 25, 2011
    Boulder, CO
    Yes, in a typical situation it does not matter much.
    The advantages of Speakons over 1/4" TS plugs are:
    Speakons can handle more current.
    Speakons are locking (they can't get pulled out).
    Speakons do not short out the amp when they are pulled out/pushed in.

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