But, do whatever makes you happy. Oh is that all it is? Those are two traits that are not desirable in speaker cabling. Give it a close visual inspection, to make sure you don't have anything shorting between the positive and negative signal paths. I've been given the wonderful taks of sorting through the boxes of leads and chords in the warehouse and deciding what to keep, what to get rid of, and what to canibalise to solder up something useful. I am not endorsing or unendorsing this particular vendor - it's just the first one that popped up on my Google search. . Electrical contacts are three times heavier than the competition.
I guess it's obvious now that I know the answer - thanks Bob. I'm already using 2 core speaker cable red to tip, blue to sleeve , but when I'm wiring it up to the Speakon plug, which colour goes to which pole? Just use 4 pole connectors for everything, that's pretty much the standard people have settled on. When you look at the diagram they show its not entirely clear where the dashed lines from the amp go to. The dishes on the 4. Would I just be safer to get banana plugs, and use the binding posts that are there instead? I've checked the back of the amp, and the Speakon connector has to be wired 1+ 2+. Ok, I'm going to be getting another cab soon, and want to run my power amp in bridged mono. And I'd rather mess around with a cable than possibly screw up my cab.
I think if I can get hold of replacements I'll just change out to the Speakons as a matter of course. If your amp is turned on and you are running bridged-mono, that quick short can be a problem to the amp. Speakon's by design have a large area of metal that makes contact. If you can solder it neatly without any stray strands of wire and keep the polarity straight you're golden. Mono socket would have two prongs, like so: Stereo would have three: edit: erg, your on about the jack, its the same though two for mono three would be stereo.
As such, they have features that you don't really need for instrument amplification. Paul Thanks for the advice so far, guys. Going to get my soldering iron out later and make up some cables Click to expand. The conductors are relatively small and there's small but significant capacitance between the inner conductor and the shield. As Eric posted the sleeve becomes a hot signal - no longer ground. You can identify which wire goes where by use of a multi-meter. As for modifying the jack dishes from the cab, I've emailed Larry Hartke to see if its possible to come by replacements that I can work on instead, just in case.
If that's not the case, you'll notice the negative is the one that comes in contact with the sleeve. From what I understand it now, if I go with new 2-pole Speakon sockets on the cab, the lead from the power amp to the first cab would have to be a 4-pole plug on one end and 2-pole on the other. Low profile design provides a less obtrusive power source. Most common types of hole plugs do not keep water out but will prevent moisture evaporation. Presumably the 1+ terminals in each plug are the same colour. If anything grounded comes into contact with the sleeve you'll blow out half of your amp. Sorry I don't have a bare Speakon to translate that to the inside connections.
A 2 pole plug will go in to a 4 pole jack, a 4 pole plug will not go in to a 2 pole jack. The 4-pole plug amp is wired 1+ 2+, the 2-pole plug cab is wired 1+ 1-, is that right? Your greenback should either have a + or red dot to indicate the positive. Hi Pete, Most shielded cables are for instrument or line-level signals in high-impedance i. I agree with what the guys above have posted. There are shielded speaker cables, but they are somewhat rare beasts, mainly used for installed systems in electrically inhospitable environments. Thread starter Similar threads Forum Replies Date 2 Mar 1, 2019 1 Feb 28, 2019 2 Feb 2, 2019 1 Feb 2, 2019 1 Jan 26, 2019 1 Jan 18, 2019 1 Jan 16, 2019 4 Jan 14, 2019 0 Jan 11, 2019 0 Jan 8, 2019 2 Jan 5, 2019 1 Jan 5, 2019 5 Jan 5, 2019 4 Jan 2, 2019 1 Dec 27, 2018 1 Dec 25, 2018 0 Dec 25, 2018 3 Sep 25, 2018 2 Apr 28, 2018 2 Apr 8, 2018. If I just go for banana plugs, would that be safe enough? ProjectMalamute gives good advice, you should heed it.
I'm not aware of any. I did think about putting Speakon sockets on the cab, but it seems like a lot of work, compared to screwing in a couple of wires to a Speakon plug. Thanks to you guys I'll have all the correct leads handy next time. Stainless mounting plate, heavy duty nickel plated electrical contacts, and 18 gauge tinned wiring provide excellent corrosion resistance. That would be a nice combo jack to install in your speaker cabinet.
Almost any off the shelf cable will have 4 pole plugs, if you put a 2 pole jack on the cabinet it won't work with most of the cables out there. Hawk Pro Media 20651 Rt. What would you say could be possible problems with running Speakon to jack? Thanks for looking that out for me Big Joe - strangely enough on the whole internet that was the best one I had found. I've made my own cables up before, but never had to wire Speakon connectors, so I'm looking for a bit of help. I had guessed my thoughts above - so this thread was looking for confirmation.