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  • Speakon to banana/binding post adapter?? Is there such a thing?

    New PA amp that I'm going to buy only has speakon outputs (peavey IPR 1600). All of our speaker cables are of the banana/two pin type that plug into binding post outputs. Is there some kind of adapter I can get so that we don't have to buy all new speaker cables? I've looked online and can't seem to find anything.
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  • #2
    Install speakon connectors on the existing speaker cables.
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    • #3
      Install speakon connectors on the existing speaker cables.


      http://www.audiopile.net/products/Adaptors_Connectors/NEUTRIK/Speakon_Products_page.shtml

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      • #4
        Easy enough to build.
        Thanks,
        Bill Cronheim
        Entertainment Systems Corporation
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        • #5
          Install speakon connectors on the existing speaker cables.



          That's a possible solution but I'd rather not have to cut the existing ends off the cable in case we ever need to use it with a binding post connector. Actually, we probably will because we have another amp that has banana connectors on it.

          I'd prefer an adapter if possible, that way we don't have to make any modifications to anything.
          Current gear:
          A whole bunch of stuff!

          Hear me play at my Soundclick music page. Here.

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          • #6
            At 5 bucks an end, whip up 2 sets of cables. Or swap the ends as needed. Both speakon and banana clip use screws and it would take literally 2 minutes per end to swap out the ends...



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            • #7
              I've seen cables that are bananna to speakon. Get a couple of these and some Speakon couplers if you don't want to make dedicated cables.
              - BandDad

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              • #8
                They'd be easy enough to make yourself, but if you can't: http://accessories.musiciansfriend.com/product/Planet-Waves-Female-Speakon-To-Female-Banana-Plug-Adapter?sku=335234

                Can't vouch for quality...
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                • #9
                  Awesome. Thanks for the replies. Looks like my dilemma has many different solutions.
                  Current gear:
                  A whole bunch of stuff!

                  Hear me play at my Soundclick music page. Here.

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                  • #10
                    They'd be easy enough to make yourself, but if you can't: http://accessories.musiciansfriend.com/product/Planet-Waves-Female-Speakon-To-Female-Banana-Plug-Adapter?sku=335234

                    Can't vouch for quality...


                    Somewhat off the topic, but can anyone explain the quote in the product description you linked here?

                    "Have no fear, your audio chain will be amply attended. Order now."

                    Huh? That reads like spam.
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                    • #11
                      Sounds more like a bad pun.
                      Dale Christenson
                      Sound4U
                      A local sound provider serving Oklahoma and surrounding areas.
                      http://sound4u.co
                      Presonus: RM32ai mixer, CS18ai control surface, SL328ai speakers, SL16.4.2 mixer
                      Peavey: DTH S4 tops
                      JBL: SRX728 Subs
                      Driverack PA (for tops)
                      Driverack PA2 (for subs)

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                      • #12

                        That just looks wrong... but I can't believe they made something like it.
                        Dale Christenson
                        Sound4U
                        A local sound provider serving Oklahoma and surrounding areas.
                        http://sound4u.co
                        Presonus: RM32ai mixer, CS18ai control surface, SL328ai speakers, SL16.4.2 mixer
                        Peavey: DTH S4 tops
                        JBL: SRX728 Subs
                        Driverack PA (for tops)
                        Driverack PA2 (for subs)

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                        • #13
                          That's a possible solution but I'd rather not have to cut the existing ends off the cable in case we ever need to use it with a binding post connector. Actually, we probably will because we have another amp that has banana connectors on it.

                          I'd prefer an adapter if possible, that way we don't have to make any modifications to anything.


                          Please don't take this the wrong way.
                          Quit whining.
                          1) Adapters make for good failure points.
                          2) do it right the first time.
                          3) change is not bad, if done for the right reasons.

                          You don't cut the end off. you unscrew the banana from the end of the wires, and screw the speakon onto the end of the wires. They're interchangeable in this way.
                          Dale Christenson
                          Sound4U
                          A local sound provider serving Oklahoma and surrounding areas.
                          http://sound4u.co
                          Presonus: RM32ai mixer, CS18ai control surface, SL328ai speakers, SL16.4.2 mixer
                          Peavey: DTH S4 tops
                          JBL: SRX728 Subs
                          Driverack PA (for tops)
                          Driverack PA2 (for subs)

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                          • #14
                            Please don't take this the wrong way.
                            Quit whining.
                            1) Adapters make for good failure points.
                            2) do it right the first time.
                            3) change is not bad, if done for the right reasons.

                            You don't cut the end off. you unscrew the banana from the end of the wires, and screw the speakon onto the end of the wires. They're interchangeable in this way.



                            I wasn't whining. I wasn't aware that the speakon connectors were screw on. I thought they were soldered. Now that I know, it's not such a big deal to order a couple of speakon connectors and swap them when I need to.

                            That said, I still like the banana plugs because we like to stack the monitors on one channel and our monitors only have a single input jack so we can't daisy chain them other than by stacking the banana connectors.
                            Current gear:
                            A whole bunch of stuff!

                            Hear me play at my Soundclick music page. Here.

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                            • #15
                              I would advise you to never use banana connections in a live situation. Those "spring" tensioners on the banana ends give over time, providing almost no positive engagement. The result is an intermittant connection that could be harmful to your amp and speakers.
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