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    Posted: 25 March 2020 at 5:44pm
Im building my own subs so the plan can be changed. I have seen it done similar but not exactly this way so just want to be 100%. I would use NL4 sockets and cable but the car amplifier doesnt have big speaker terminals so it would be tight fitting in 2 wires in 1 socket. So thought this way would be okay?? 

They are ALL NL2 sockets. So on the socket with the yellow mark on it will have 2x positive cables soldered to 1 terminal and then 2x negative cables soldered to 1 terminal. Then just 1 cable running to the amp.


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Its mainly the 2 cables soldered to 1 terminal that i was worried about? Or will it be fine
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yes fine with wiring it like that. most commercial designs do the same link out with 2 nl's in parallel 
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Originally posted by 4D 4D wrote:

yes fine with wiring it like that. most commercial designs do the same link out with 2 nl's in parallel 

Cool thanks. Thats good then. I was expecting it all to have to be NL4's so each cable has a seperate terminal to solder to.


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depends on the box configuration still need to link the pins either nl2 with 4 wires or nl4 with 8 
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If both boxes are the same I’d advice putting 2 speaking in each box. 
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 inside will look like this
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Meat Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 25 March 2020 at 11:21pm
NL2 plugs are evil. NL4 with only +1-1 connected for the win.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Jack1991 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 26 March 2020 at 6:56am
Originally posted by Meat Meat wrote:

NL2 plugs are evil. NL4 with only +1-1 connected for the win.

Lol why do you say that? Just more 'future proof'?
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From hazy memory - You can mate an NL4 plug with an NL2 socket, but not the other way round. So everyone and their mum uses NL4 connectors on their cable. The metal ones if you are serious. Buy once, cry once. Cable will outlive any amp, speaker and processor, so it's worth doing properly. From a lighting perspective the best rig with crap cable is far worse than the average rig with good cable.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote dj jammin Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 26 March 2020 at 9:01am
Other way round.. just don't use nl2 sockets as they only accept nl2 plugs..  Nl4 sockets will accept nl2 or nl4 plugs...  can be a pain if you find you're short of cables and need to borrow one but it won't plug in cos you cheaped out and used nl2 sockets...
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The only problem with the nl2 plugs is they don't fit larger diameter cables which nl4's do..  ie cables with a larger overall diameter don't go through the 'cap' that screws over the connections..

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