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    Posted: 29 January 2014 at 10:57am
could someone explain to me the difference please?

also 2 pole 4 pole,8 etc? is that the connection terminals on the rear? if so what are the pros/cons benefits etc?

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote jacethebase Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 29 January 2014 at 11:06am
Basically each speaker requires a positive and a negative to make the come move. Therefore you have 2 wires per one speaker.

NL2 is a connection for one driver
NL4 is a connection for two drivers
NL8 is a connection for 4 drivers


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oh ok so if my scoop has one speaker i will need NL2, but if i want to run to another scoop via another socket do i still use NL2?
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote cravings Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 29 January 2014 at 12:07pm
most of us here would say not to bother with nl2. the nl2 sockets won't take an nl4 connector. nl4s are pretty much standard. nl8s are only used when you get in way deeper than you will for some time.

you'll spend a small amount more on nl4s.. but they're much easier to use and wire up, much more flexible (you might see in the future if you go further with your speaker hobby...), pretty much standard.

just go nl4.
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so its ok to use an NL4 to connect one driver and not use the other terminals/points?
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Yes been doing it for donkeys years...
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One simple example for nl2's socket 2 pole












Edited by Dub Specialist Sound - 29 January 2014 at 1:08pm
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that pic is running is series yea? not parallel
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That pic shows how to wire the sockets in parallel. So the nex box you plug in, the amp will see a parallel'd set of speaker boxes.

If it sounds like a gorilla is trying to escape, turn it down.
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The pic really helps, im assuming i can use NL4's as advised and wire them the same and just ignore the other poles?
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote mini-mad Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 29 January 2014 at 4:21pm
YES! That is how ALL my nl4's are wired.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (1) Thanks(1)   Quote Dub Specialist Sound Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 29 January 2014 at 4:24pm
Yes ignore orther poles/tabs , also allows to config/change in the future so nl4s way to go

also remember the nl2 and nl4 connectors will mate with nl4 sockets, the nl4 connectors wont mate with a nl2 2pole socket...


Edited by Dub Specialist Sound - 03 February 2014 at 4:25pm
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