Users' questions

Is Speakon the same as NL4?

Is Speakon the same as NL4?

When talking about SpeakON connectors, this pair of wires is called a “pin set”. You’ll notice that the NL8 is larger, but the NL2 and NL4 connectors are the same size. It’s important to note that you can plug an NL2 into an NL4 jack, but you cannot plug an NL4 into an NL2 jack.

Are all Speakon connectors the same?

In virtually all cases, NL2 Speakon connectors are all wired the same; however, NL4 Speakon connectors could be wired in any of one of 16 (sixteen) different configurations on either the amplifier or the speaker cabinet.

What is a Speakon connector used for?

The Speakon (stylized speakON) is a trademarked name for an electrical connector, originally manufactured by Neutrik, mostly used in professional audio systems for connecting loudspeakers to amplifiers. Other manufacturers make compatible products, often under the name “speaker twist connector”.

Are powerCON and speakon the same?

powerCON is an electrical connector manufactured by Neutrik for connecting mains power to equipment in a small space. It looks and works similarly to the Speakon connector, with the line connector inserted in the chassis connector and twisted to make contact and lock.

What is the difference between 2 pole and 4 pole Speakon connector?

Besides the difference that the four pole can handle 4 leads (2 speaker sends), they are physically different and can’t be used in the same jacks. The 4 pole has more of a circle in the middle, the 2 pole is more like a crescent. The 2 pole will work in a 4 channel jack and a 1/4″/speakon combo jack (these are green).

What is an NL4?

NL4 – The NL4 is a quick disconnect of 2 pairs (4 wires) of speaker wire outputs. An NL4 will mate to the NL2/Combo but only the 1st pair of wires will be connected. NL4 connectors work well when you want to run 2 pairs of wires to a bi-amp speaker cabinet; one pair for the lows and one pair for the highs.