What does NL4 mean?
NL2 connectors have one pin set, which allow for one speaker circuit; NL4 connectors have two pin sets, which allow for two speaker circuits; and NL8 connectors have four pin sets, which allow for four speaker circuits.
How many connections does the standard Neutrik NL4 Speakon connector have?
The four-pole connector is the most common at least from the availability of ready-made leads, as it allows for things like bi-amping (two of the four connections for the higher-frequency signal, with the other two for the lower-frequency signal) without two separate cables.
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 cable is used for Speakon?
For a standard connection of passive full-range speakers, a normal 2-core Speakon cable is used, available in different cable thicknesses, depending on the speaker’s power demand, one cable per speaker.
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 a powerCON connector?
The powerCON is a locking 3 conductor equipment AC connector with contacts for line, neutral and pre-mating ground contact. It replaces appliance couplers wherever a very rugged solution in combination with a locking device is needed in order to guarantee a safe power connection.
What are the different types of Speakon connectors?
When talking about SpeakON connectors, this pair of wires is called a “pin set”. NL2 connectors have one pin set, which allow for one speaker circuit; NL4 connectors have two pin sets, which allow for two speaker circuits; and NL8 connectors have four pin sets, which allow for four speaker circuits.
How do I connect a subwoofer to A Speakon speaker?
The NL4 cable could connect to the subwoofer, which would be driven by pin set 1 and the pass thru on the subwoofer could be connected to the main speaker which would be driven by pin set 2. You can also use SpeakON breakout cables to adapt NL4 or NL8 connectors to another type of SpeakON connector.
What type of connectors do speakers have?
SpeakON connectors will have either a solder cup or a small captive screw type connection, which makes it easy to build your own speaker cables and repair them over time.
What is the difference between the NL2 and NL4 connectors?
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.