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Scott Holtzman

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Re: amp patch panel and power options
« Reply #10 on: March 28, 2024, 04:55:01 AM »

2 mix monitor rack. I had 4 of these. 2 would clip together for on-wheel use, but were splittable for a one man lift up stairs.


The Speakon's are all crooked.  I would have to redo.  That would make me insane!



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Re: amp patch panel and power options
« Reply #11 on: March 28, 2024, 08:19:34 AM »


The Speakon's are all crooked.  I would have to redo.  That would make me insane!

That panel was punched for Switchcraft connectors, that's why the Neutrik XLR are straight because they are the P series designed to fit into Switchcraft punched chassis.
Yea I would go crazy as well!!!

I solder XLR and Speakon chassis connectors, and have been using the Neutrik SCDR boots on the backof them many times and always use them on the back of a Powercon.

https://www.neutrik.com/en/product/scdr
 


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Re: amp patch panel and power options
« Reply #12 on: March 28, 2024, 08:31:36 AM »

That panel was punched for Switchcraft connectors, that's why the Neutrik XLR are straight because they are the P series designed to fit into Switchcraft punched chassis.
Yea I would go crazy as well!!!

I solder XLR and Speakon chassis connectors, and have been using the Neutrik SCDR boots on the backof them many times and always use them on the back of a Powercon.

https://www.neutrik.com/en/product/scdr

Scott and Mike, I did consider it, but the thought of re-drilling the panel, or the connectors with holes so close (or even overlapping) just didn't interest me for a 5 degree mounting difference.... Soooo, crooked they are.

All connections on he I/O panel are soldered, with the appropriate connectors on the end of each cable.

The way I wired the XLR's, there is Input A and B to the crossover, and a separate input direct to each side of the MX-1500.  Sometimes i rented extra boxes that were full range, so no screwing around inside the rack. Plug and play. On the Neutrics, output 1+ and 1- was the 1500, 2+ and 2- the Peavey.

It's only been working fine for 25 years......   ;D
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Re: amp patch panel and power options
« Reply #13 on: March 28, 2024, 08:38:11 AM »

Scott and Mike, I did consider it, but the thought of re-drilling the panel, or the connectors with holes so close (or even overlapping) just didn't interest me for a 5 degree mounting difference.... Soooo, crooked they are.

All connections on he I/O panel are soldered, with the appropriate connectors on the end of each cable.

The way I wired the XLR's, there is Input A and B to the crossover, and a separate input direct to each side of the MX-1500.  Sometimes i rented extra boxes that were full range, so no screwing around inside the rack. Plug and play. On the Neutrics, output 1+ and 1- was the 1500, 2+ and 2- the Peavey.

It's only been working fine for 25 years......   ;D
Chris.

One thing that helps to hide that is to mount the connectors from the back side.

I still have stash of TDM crossovers, actually in a small rack that has a spare system DSP there is also a TDM 24CX-3 as well.
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« Reply #14 on: March 28, 2024, 08:42:26 AM »

One thing that helps to hide that is to mount the connectors from the back side.
And they won't be crooked, using the holes provided?   :o
I like the idea of when pushing on the connector to connect it, the force is absorbed by the panel, not the fasteners.
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« Reply #15 on: March 28, 2024, 09:12:06 AM »

And they won't be crooked, using the holes provided?   :o
I like the idea of when pushing on the connector to connect it, the force is absorbed by the panel, not the fasteners.
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Yes still crooked, only it does not show up as bad as having the connector flange exposed.

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« Reply #16 on: March 28, 2024, 12:42:49 PM »

Yes still crooked, only it does not show up as bad as having the connector flange exposed.

Didn't think of that...   Learn something new each day. 
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« Reply #17 on: March 28, 2024, 05:16:30 PM »

Didn't think of that...   Learn something new each day. 
Thanks Mike.

You can get backing washers for rivets that help when reverse mounting, I've had to do it when the panel choice was out of my control and or already in place!

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Re: amp patch panel and power options
« Reply #18 on: March 28, 2024, 06:28:17 PM »

Scott and Mike, I did consider it, but the thought of re-drilling the panel, or the connectors with holes so close (or even overlapping) just didn't interest me for a 5 degree mounting difference.... Soooo, crooked they are.

All connections on he I/O panel are soldered, with the appropriate connectors on the end of each cable.

The way I wired the XLR's, there is Input A and B to the crossover, and a separate input direct to each side of the MX-1500.  Sometimes i rented extra boxes that were full range, so no screwing around inside the rack. Plug and play. On the Neutrics, output 1+ and 1- was the 1500, 2+ and 2- the Peavey.

It's only been working fine for 25 years......   ;D
Chris.
I was more having fun with my OCD than your assembly skills.

I am sure the panels are rock solid! 


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Re: amp patch panel and power options
« Reply #19 on: May 03, 2024, 12:55:21 PM »

can you share a pic or 2

Finally remembered to take a picture.

-Russ

Edited to add: the screws I'm using in place of the Neutrik-provided ones are #4-3/4" self-tapping screws sold in my local big-box hardware store as "wood/metal screws".
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