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Old 24th September 2009, 07:05 PM   #1
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Hi. Does anyone have any details regarding fitting Speakon (Neutrik) sockets on my amp project? For example, what size cut-out is required? and what srews to use?

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Old 24th September 2009, 07:16 PM   #2
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I think Neutrik has the information that you seek right on their website. The cut out size varies depending on which jack you're using (4, 6 or 8 pole) but will be either D or G. I think they have dimensioned drawings in pdf for download.

Hope that helps.

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P.s. I use #4 screws with D shaped housings, you might try M3.
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Old 24th September 2009, 07:29 PM   #3
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I think Neutrik has the information that you seek right on their website. The cut out size varies depending on which jack you're using (4, 6 or 8 pole) but will be either D or G. I think they have dimensioned drawings in pdf for download.

Hope that helps.

Nate

P.s. I use #4 screws with D shaped housings, you might try M3.
Thanks Nate, how could I be so stupid as to not check their site! duh.

I was going to use the two pole ones, I will have a look thanks again.

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Thanks Nate, how could I be so stupid as to not check their site! duh.

I was going to use the two pole ones, I will have a look thanks again.

Steve
Well, you just might not feel all that stupid asking anyway

The drawings they have on their site for XLR is at least not that good.

Measure a plug instead of looking only at the drawing.


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The drawings for Speakons are fine, from memory the main hole is 24mm.
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Thanks Guys! I just wanted to use speakons because they look well made and secure.

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Old 25th September 2009, 01:21 PM   #7
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Thanks Guys! I just wanted to use speakons because they look well made and secure.

Steve
Steve,

One more tip, there's a Greenlee punch that you can buy that is just about perfect for the D shaped openings. Makes life a lot easier, although it's not cheap at ~$40. If you do more than a couple it'll pay for itself in lost aggravation though.

Pretty sure that it's Part No: 730BB-15/16
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Steve,

One more tip, there's a Greenlee punch that you can buy that is just about perfect for the D shaped openings. Makes life a lot easier, although it's not cheap at ~$40. If you do more than a couple it'll pay for itself in lost aggravation though.

Pretty sure that it's Part No: 730BB-15/16
Thanks! I will check it out, never crossed my mind to use a punch rather than a drill. Maybe it would be easier.

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