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Old 21st May 2004, 01:27 AM   #1
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Default How to hook up Speakons?

I bought an amp that has speakon connectors and I would like to use them ...I am confused about the connections on them...they have 4 setscrews 2 in 2 out..how do I connect a regular two conductor pos+neg speaker wire?
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Old 21st May 2004, 01:29 AM   #2
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if im not mistaken, its setup for accepting a stereo pair of speakers... so, 2 wires, 2 speakers, 4 connections. you can either use them for a single speaker each (either just use 2 wires, or double-up on them), or use a single jack for a pair of speakers.
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Old 21st May 2004, 01:30 AM   #3
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Check the amp manual but you can usually just use 1+ / 1-
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Old 21st May 2004, 02:05 AM   #4
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Which connection on speakon is positive and which is neg,since there is 4 of them two in center and 2 on the outer shell?
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If you look carefully at the base of each screw, you'll see 1+/1-/2+/2-...

They're not easy to see at first sight !
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Old 21st May 2004, 03:25 AM   #6
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thanks Elkaid...thats what happens when you hit 45...
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