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Old 13th July 2007, 07:43 PM   #1
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Default speakon to RCA help

hi i want to change my speakon connector back of my pro amp to Rca connector or run two wires from the speakon connector inside of the amp directly so that i can connect it to a speaker. I dont own a speakon wire so this is why i want to mod it. has anyone got a link to this mod or instructions.
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Old 13th July 2007, 08:56 PM   #2
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joka22,
Are you kidding? Please tell me you are joking with us!

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Old 13th July 2007, 10:37 PM   #3
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RCA connectors are for line level signals. Only cheapass mini systems etc use RCA plugs for speakers. Do you by any chance mean 6.35mm jacks ? (big headphone-type connectors).

Speakon connectors arent that hard to get - you can get them from Maplin.
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Old 13th July 2007, 10:42 PM   #4
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no it the speakon connector output to the speaker that i want to mod to rca.
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Old 14th July 2007, 02:14 AM   #5
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is it April? double check, nope

by RCA do you mean RCA phono?

phono plugs are low voltage, low current connections,
speakon are high voltage, high current connections.
this is why you cannot buy 'converters from one to the other.
pro amps put out quite a bit of power and need to have suitable connectors and cables to the speakers.


or do you mean XLR? these were used as speaker connections on some brands of pro speakers

either way speakon leads are readily availible. stay with them.
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check date again, no its definatly not April
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Old 14th July 2007, 03:04 AM   #6
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Hi joka22,
You would be very ill advised to change or adapt the output connector. You have one of the best right now. Forget direct wiring as well.

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Old 14th July 2007, 03:15 PM   #7
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Hi Joka,
could you explain again what the problem is?
Maybe we can see a solution, rather than giving us the wrong solution to work with.
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Old 14th July 2007, 06:32 PM   #8
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ok the problem is that i do not have any disco speakers so i want to use car speakers (250 rms each) but they have blown up since i tried them on the pro amp but can i use car sub it alot cheaper to use them than a house sub.

i have seen disco speakers on ebay for 50 pounds delivered they rated around 300 rms watts each but am scared to hook them up they might blow but i dnt want to get big disco speaker cos than my amp will be underpowered. amp is rated 500 rms each channel but you never knew cos companies lie alot about power amp rating.

the amp is skytec 6950 i tried to find out in forums about this amp but no one has given a review on it pros and cons.

I also seen kevler speakers on ebay dey 8 inch and rated at 500 rms they the yellow ones.

speakon i wanted to modify them so i cn just directly hook wires from the car sub to the amp.
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Old 14th July 2007, 09:02 PM   #9
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Hi,
Find out if your amp speakon is two pole or four pole.
Buy a matching pair of speakon connectors and some speaker cable.
Then convert the speaker to accept your new cable. This will be the better way than modifying the amplifier.

By the way,
either YOU blew up the old speakers or your amp is faulty.
Check the amp has no offset on it's output, before you connect the speakers. And then go easy with the volume control or else YOU will blow up another pair of speakers.
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Old 14th July 2007, 10:08 PM   #10
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In reply to your email message, it sounds like your amp is faulty or you are just turning it up too much.

As Andrew said, test the output with no signal for any DC voltage.

If you put RCA phono connectors on the amp instead of Speakons I will personally come round and hit you
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