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Neutrik NL4FX Speakon SPX Cable Connector 4P
Does it matter which color goes where?
As long as you note which color makes which connection with your wire, it doesn't matter which wire goes where.
Date published: 2011-04-04
Will this connector accept a 9/16" OD cable?
It states the connector accepts a 14mm OD cable which is 0.55118", and 9/16" is 0.5625".Thank you for your help.
A cable with a diameter of 9/16" would be a tight fit. Assuming the jacketing on the cable is fairly soft it should still work, although we cannot garantee it will.
Date published: 2011-05-10
Portable Speaker Project
I am building a speaker project which will consist of three parts. A box with a sub and power controls, and two bookshelf speakers each of which will also have a small 12V battery in them. Can I send the audio signal through two of the conductors and power through the other two?Also, What gauge of wire does this connector support? It says above it will take somewhere between 6mm and 14mm wire... looking at a chart that translates to anywhere between 2 Gauge and up to 0000 wire. Thats big wire and doesnt sound right... that would be bigger than the connector itself... So any help on that would be great too.Lastly, I imagine it is not possible to cross the contacts over when connecting the jack to the plug. There is only one correct way to connect the jack to the plug meaning if I have power on two of the conductors and audio on the other two, they will never be crossed over ruining my equipment.
Although you CAN use 1 pair of conductors for power and one pair for audio, it’s not recommended to have power and audio signals close together (especially A/C power which could induce a hum in your audio line).If your plan includes a shielded pair cable for your audio and a separate non-shielded pair for your power, you may be fine – also assuming your sending 12 volts, D/C.I’ve found that the maximum gauge wire that these handle is about 12 AWG (This is what I use for my speaker cable). Anything larger (10AWG, etc) just doesn’t fit in the receptor. I don’t know how small the wire can be – I would imagine it could easily grip 22 AWG.And yes, you are correct. There is only one way to connect this – no polarization. All 4 contacts are made at the same time – thus at no time does pin +1 ever touch any of the other 3 pins (-1, +2, -2), etc.
Date published: 2013-04-29