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Taking speakon connectors apart to fix connections...

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by vicenzajay, Dec 9, 2005.

  1. Could be the wrong forum here, but since it deals with speakers and amps

    Anyone help me out disassembling a Neutrik NL2FC speaker cable connector? I can unscrew the blue cover and pull back the small 4-bladed insert, but I can't get to the contacts or take off the rotating grey collar on the connection side of the unit.

    Any help?

  2. BillyB_from_LZ

    BillyB_from_LZ Supporting Member

    Sep 7, 2000
    I believe it slides on from the amp end of the connector. I presume that you're trying to pull it back over the cable...and I think it goes the other way.

    Don't have one in-hand to take apart myself at the moment.
  3. That .pdf shows roughly how to assemble the unit - not how to take it back apart. I can get the bushing back on the cable, but the contacts are deep inside the attachment unit. I can't get to them, and no other parts of the unit seem to be detachable.

  4. BillyB_from_LZ

    BillyB_from_LZ Supporting Member

    Sep 7, 2000

    I've never messed with a NL2FC, just the 4s. The drawing shows that to assemble the whole thing you slide the "ring" to the right. Holding the plug as shown in the drawing, can you slide the ring to the left?

    Step 4 says to "snap" the ring on to the chuck. Perhaps it just needs a little persuation with a small flat blade screwdriver to snap off???

    I guess if all else fails, you can call the number on the bottom of the .pdf on Monday...
  5. munch8008


    Jul 25, 2011
    If you look at the grey sleeve, it has an arrow pointing to a little rectangular hole. Push in there and the sleeve should slide down towards the point. That will reveal the connectors you are trying to get to.
  6. Bbonequix


    Mar 12, 2009
    Denver, CO
    I just figured it out if u didn't yet. It is of course the plastic piece inside the rectangular hold that an arrow points to, but u have to press really hard with a small flathead screwdriver and pull the gray slide piece outward at the same time. Eventually, it slides off about a half inch for access to the wire.
  7. flashstrat6


    Mar 22, 2012
    Well observed! I've never seen such a bad plug design!! I had just solved the problem,before I read your posting. I can't remember how many leads and connectors I've put together,but this one was a pain..I messed about for half an hour before I sorted it. just to confirm(for other users) ; 1:hold the plug body in your right hand,socket end left and terminal end right.2:Turn the grey sleeve until you see black rectangle.(to the left is an arrow with OPEN above it and PUSH below.3:Using a small bladed screwdriver - 4mm max,push down on the black clip and push grey sleeve to the right. job done!