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Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by rick1906, Jul 10, 2017.
I don't doubt that. I bought them on the cheap. But they are working for my purposes. I am just trying to provide what I think went wrong here.
Does this look familiar?
GLS Audio Speaker Plug Twist Lock 4 Pole Speaker Plug compatible with Neutrik...
Your cheap knock-off SpeakON might cause you more headaches than it's worth in savings.
Whiskey and rage...and a sawzall
Not sure how they are working for your purpose when you can't get them out of your cabinet?
I think you are reading too much into what I said. I accidentally did one of them that way, actually one end. All you have to do to fix it is unscrew the blue part, pull the center piece back out, and put it in the right direction. I never left it that way. I noticed it as soon as I inserted into my amp when testing the cables I put together. Noticed it not was clicking in and not in the right orientation. These work perfectly fine. My only worry is how durable they are, but I saved about 100' of cable, and made about 8 different cables for our PA and bass amp for them. No issues so far.
Maybe he was looking for a permanent connection solution?
What is not permanent about these? Just because they aren't the higher quality name brand ones doesn't mean it's not an inexpensive usable product.
Looking at that pic, take the inputs out of the cab, and turn them around so the latches face AWAY from each other...
What mental midget assembled this thing?
Pretty sure he meant "permanent" as a joke referring to the OP. As in they're permanent if you can't get them out.
I have seen enough non-genuine SpeakOn connectors come apart internally and also destroy the mating connector (thus requiring an amp or speaker cabinet repair) that I can offer my honest opinion that they are a terrible option.
The folks who saved a dollar only to end up with a $100 repair on an amp generally wish they spent the extra dollar.
Look, I get it. But, I think we have skewed from the OP here and getting on a soap box at this point.
I am not trying to convince anyone to buy anything, only relating my experience, and offering what I know to help the guy fix his current situation. If he wants to purchase the higher end connection, I am not trying to tell him not to. I don't think anyone knows the origin of the OP's cable, so what is the point of all this?
When buying anything you have to factor in how much you are using/abusing things verses costs. The cables I started with had already failed on the 1/4" end and already had an off brand speakon on the other side, so I am 4-5 years into these cables with only failure being the 1/4 ends. So, these are cheap cables with cheap ends. Why would I consider buying name brand connectors for this? I wouldn't. I know how much these cables get used, I take care of them, so yes, it's a calculated risk. It also relative... the cables we used before I bought my own were in even worse condition, so if the band was willing to use those, this isn't a big deal really.
Some products are more costly because they're worth it. I've lost that argument too many times to be adamant about it, though. My staunch position on design is that any engineer who designs anything should be condemned for all eternity to use it.
Whatever, it's not just about you and your rather singular situation.
Perhaps there are others who might learn from your experience, and the additional information I have provided?
That should be common sense Better cables = less issues
Neutrik 2 Conductor Female Speakon Connector With Latch Lock | NL2FX | Neutrik
Neutrik Speakon Spx 4Pole | NL4FX | Neutrik
Starting at about $3 and end, a very, very small % of the cost of your bass rig. How much can be saved? Are the cheap ones free?
Either that or train some ants....
Plain or mint flavored ants?
Hmmm....That'll need a bit of a ponder.....
For me, it's too late now. I already bought the ones I did, and I don't have any qualms about using them since I put them together and have tested and used them. I certainly trust them more than the 1/4 connector that was on them before. And, they really aren't any cheaper price wise, quality is yet to be determined.
I have some other 1/4 speaker cables that will need conversion, and will probably purchase a few of these to compare quality.
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