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    Posted: 10 February 2019 at 10:53am
Does anyone know where I can get IP66 (or similar) rated boxes that I can use to connect to balanced XLR sockets? These should be similar to the common 13a mains sockets but which could be adapted to XLRs. 
Basically, I'm looking to run two or three cables out to my garden so that I can connect active speakers.
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...and the reason you can use a bunch of Bluetooth speakers?


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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Sheggy Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 10 February 2019 at 4:22pm
Bluetooth won't work - gardn is too big. 
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote mini-mad Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 10 February 2019 at 4:41pm
100v line?... a single cable run around the fence hooked up to multiple speakers?
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Simplest solution is just to get a generic IP67 box and some cable glands.  Just coil up the end of the cables in the box and put the lid on when you're not using them.  I'm assuming you're not trying to make the connections waterproof when in use.
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Yes, I think that's the solution but I'd like the waterproof locking cover that the 13A sockets have. Do you know if you can get bone of these and remove the gubbins? I've never installed one.
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I’ve used a 13a weatherproof, covered socket before on many occasions for tv points outside, removed the 13a plate and replaced with a single gang coax point (will be similar to a 1 gang xlr plate).
It was a bit of a faff finding the right plate that fits the box due to tight dimensions.

You might just be able to close the lid while plugged in you buy angled xlr connectors but again it will be a tight fit.
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Bg weather proof sockets have removable internals leaving you with a nice lockable ip  rated box

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Check out big Clive on YouTube. He reviewed one recently 


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surely just use the 13a sockets and make up some 13a-xlr cables

I mean, what could possibly go wrong
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Originally posted by godathunder godathunder wrote:

surely just use the 13a sockets and make up some 13a-xlr cables

I mean, what could possibly go wrong
Hah! I might just do that.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote I-shen Soundboy Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 10 February 2019 at 11:25pm
Neutrik do sell IP67 rated xlr connectors, in line and panel-mount, which might be nice if it rains while you're using them:

...although I'd be rilly careful about active speakers in the wet.

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote MattStolton Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 11 February 2019 at 9:58am
Recently did the FBU's fire engine conversion, and stuck some speakon outlets in such a box.

Bought one of the single 13A socket outlet hinged lidded IP66 ones, ripped out the 13A socket, put a metal plate in its place, and punched a 24mm Qmax hole for standard neutrik cut out. Lid with hinge to top, offers in use "roof", and then sealed when unused.

Bit of a faff, but worked.

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