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Old 26th April 2008, 02:00 PM   #1
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Default Speakon screws?

I'm mounting some Speakons in my tapped horn, but the screw holes are really small...

Where can I get screws small enough for Speakon sockets?
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Old 26th April 2008, 02:29 PM   #2
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They are M3 bolts or #6 wood screws. Shouldn't be hard to get hold of from any hardware shop or DIY chain.
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I tried some M3 bolts I had handy, but they were too big. They are proper Neutrik speakon socket, I would be able to post what type they are but the farnell website is down.

Does anyone sell m2.5 or m2 nuts and bolts?
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Old 26th April 2008, 11:38 PM   #4
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Hi,

What speakons, link, pic?
I've mounted many Neutrik speakons and recessed M3 fits nicely.

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Spec sheet tells that the mounting holes are 3.2mm, ie allows M3 bolts.
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Old 27th April 2008, 12:06 AM   #5
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Hi,

What speakons, link, pic?
I've mounted many Neutrik speakons and recessed M3 fits nicely.

Edit:
Spec sheet tells that the mounting holes are 3.2mm, ie allows M3 bolts.
I've just found my receipt and I ordered "NL4 MDH 2:SOCKET 4WAY HORIZ", and I found a datasheet also, it looks like to hole needs a 2mm bolt:
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Do M2 bolts actually exist?
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Hi,

The speakons you have are supposed to be mounted behind a thin panel and to be mounted with self winding "wood screws" into the speakons. They are made for pcb mount btw.
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Old 27th April 2008, 12:32 AM   #7
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The speakons you have are supposed to be mounted behind a thin panel and to be mounted with self winding "wood screws" into the speakons. They are made for pcb mount btw.
I did originally intend for these to go in an amp, hence PCB mount, but they'll actually work fine in my horn with the right screws... I've found some M2 bolts on e-bay but they aren't long enough, so I may just have to order some more sockets which are wood (not metal)...
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Ok, drill the 2mm holes up to 3mm.
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Old 27th April 2008, 01:00 AM   #9
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Ok, drill the 2mm holes up to 3mm.
I feel to stupid! I blame the hangover... Tomorrow I'll break out the 3mm drill bit and this thing will be finished!
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can send you some screws and nuts....countersunk heads and prob about 10 mm long...how many do you need? just standard size i use....aha i noticed the diagram, horrible nl2 pcb mount yuck....yeah they are usually fitted with self tapping type screws....yuck! offer stands of the proper jobby's if you dont have anything suitable, prob m2.5 thread (but dont quote me!
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