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Discussion in 'Sound, Music, and Intercom' started by zackw250, Jul 5, 2005.
Does anyone know why I can't find any shorter speakon cables? Like 6ft? Or am I just blind?
speaker cables only, so finding a short one is hard. The only thing I can suggest is to make them yourself or buy 1/4" to Speakon Adapters and throw those on a 1/4" cable, which, since the cable is short, shouldn't be too much of a signal loss.
ground or get tangled in anything else. You can get them through any of the main production or a/v retailers (full compass, sweet water, markertek, MF, etc).
connector, screw the conductors down, and screw the whole thing together - 15 minutes tops.
Neutrik Speakon connectors.  i never mentioned why...I've bought the cheapies in the past and they fall apart after they hit the floor once, the Neutrik ones are really durable. [/edit]
Oh, and a note on buying shorter cables....buy a 12' cable , cut it in half and add connectors, if you must.
pick up some decent ones, 14g, for less than $40. Cut it up as you wish.... Make a couple of 25 footers and a bunch of 6 footers. It is always best to have a spare laying aroung and for less than $75 with connectors, the price can't be beat.
......and I agree.....buy the better connectors. They truly make a difference.
Right. I completely forgot to meniton those.
Perhaps these were once 6' cables that developed a problem resulting in 1' being cut off and thrown away!
You can also buy a 500 or 1000' role of 12g for about the price of one or 2 terminated 100's
speaker cable is available for only $ .33 per foot. Extra flexible and made for Whirlwind by Belden. Why would anyone buy some no name speaker on eBay?
Agreed on using only Neutrik Speakons. It's the only way to go.
nl8 is def the way to go these days matter of fact im goin in the shop today to make a custom order of a crap load of 100' nl4's a did a crap load of jumps yesterday, but make sure you get a pz1 bit for the screws.. posi bit number 1.. we almost find them essential for use on neutrik connectors there is about no other way in getting them fully tightened down
speaker cables with Neutrik Speakon connectors. I found that the little folded metal clamps inside the screw connectors actually can push the wire out of the hole when you tighten it. I removed all these and used ferrules on the wire and then had no problems getting a good grip with the screws provided.
One thing that I am not all that fond of on the Speakon connectors is the strain relief/cord lock, which seems rather flimsy when used on large OD cables. However, by stripping back only a small amount of the outer jacked (about 5mm more than for the inner conductors), they hold on a lot better.
Much better however that the XLR ones that kink the cable in three places!
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