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Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by jljohnson85, Jul 31, 2001.
I keep seeing people refer to these. Can someone tell me what a speakon jack is?
an extremely reliable, robust, powerful speaker connector.
you just stick it in and twist, and it's locked in place. and my bands engineer built me all my cables for 7 bucks a piece.
i won't buy a poweramp that doesn't have speakon outputs. end of story.
Speakons are made by Neutrik http://www.neutrikusa.com/index.html
The twist-locking connectors are a male/female pair, and available in either 4 connector (two pair) or 8 connector (4 pair). The jacks are air tight and suitable for mounting in sealed or ported cabinets. There are many standard recessed jack plates designed for Speakons. Cables can be assembled entirely with a screwdriver and a cable stripping tool or Exacto blade. They are field repairable.
The multiple connectors allow for bi-amping, etc by having more than one pair of signal in the cable. I run mine as the +/- 1 pair to the Lows and the +/- 2 pair to the highs. This prevents accidently connecting the Low signal to the High drivers and damaging them.
They will operate on wire as thick as 12 gauge, and maybe thicker. The wiring can be attached be either push (FastOn) connectors or soldering.
They are available at a reasonable retail price from http://www.partsexpress.com or cheaper from Penn Fabrication or TCH, if you have a minimum $50 order.
does anyone know where to get speakon jack plates? Ive looked at partsexpress and they dont have any...
just do a search on google.com for speakon.
you'll get TONS of hits, that's how i found that pic.