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Title: 1/4" concerns
Post by: Eddie Vansell on September 21, 2006, 01:47:14 am
I'm beginning to permanently install two peavey sp118's center stage and have concerns about the 1/4 inch inputs. Should I hardwire the amp to these instead of using 1/4 inputs? Any suggestions would be great!

Title: Re: 1/4" concerns
Post by: Brad Weber on September 21, 2006, 04:34:58 am
Don't know how the subs are configured in your system, but permanent installs typically use locking or fixed connections such as terminal/barrier strip or Neutrik Speakon connections rather than 1/4".  So you might want to consider using the Neutrik connectors on the SP118s.

If you have the SP118X that has only 1/4" connectors, then it might depend upon your particular situation.  Normally, and especially with new equipment, I would not recommend modifying a speaker and would say just use the 1/4".  But if the speakers are going to be located where somebody can readily access the connector or cable, the speakers are out of warranty and you are comfortable making such modifications, then adding a terminal strip connection and using that would be fairly inexpensive and would have some benefits.

Updated for being a lousy typist.
Title: Re: 1/4" concerns
Post by: Handy Brent on September 21, 2006, 11:00:32 am
If the subs are permanently installed, anchored to the floor, etc, there is no need to buy locking connectors.  That said, I would do away with the 1/4" connector, replace it with a speakon or something that has more contact area.  By using a 1/4", you are limiting yourself power-wise.  Install market speakers use barrier strips for ease and it saves money for manufacturer and the installer, by not having to by speakons, etc.
Title: Re: 1/4" concerns
Post by: Eddie Vansell on September 22, 2006, 10:56:58 am
Thank you.