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What's the advantage of "Speakon" connections?

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by jokerjkny, Jan 22, 2002.

  1. jokerjkny


    Jan 19, 2002
    NY / NJ / PA
    hey all,

    thats my question.
  2. brianrost

    brianrost Gold Supporting Member

    Apr 26, 2000
    Boston, Taxachusetts
    1. They carry more current than 1/4" or XLR connectors
    2. They don't short when inserting or removing
    3. The connector body is insulated
    4. The connector locks
    5. The connector can be wired for bi-amping with a single cable
    6. Can accept lower gauge (thicker) cable than 1/4"
    7. Can't confuse speaker connections with instrument or mike connections
    8. Required for safety approval with high powered amps