Neutrik announced the debut of the Speakon Combo NLJ2MD-V, a uniquecombination of a jack and the Speakon chassis connector NL4MD-V in oneshell at NAB 2004 in Las Vegas. The concept of the Speakon Combo issimilar to that of Neutrik’s current popular Combo series, an XLRfemale receptacle combined with a jack in one housing.
The two-pole Speakon Combo is compatible with the existing NL4MD-Vpanel cutout and vertical PCB layout. The mating connector on theSpeakon Combo can be either a Speakon cable connector (NL2FC, NL4FC,NL4FX or NL4FRX) or a TS plug (such as NP2C). According to PA-wiring,the tip of the plug is connected to 1+, while the sleeve is connectedto 1-.
“The Combo combines the best of both connectors,” saysJim Cowan, president of Neutrik USA. “The versatility andflexibility offered by this connector will be a welcomed addition tothe Neutrik line of innovative products.”
The new Speakon Combo is rated current for both Speakon contact (30Amp rms) and for contact (15 Amp rms). By combining the two-poleconnector with a jack, the Speakon Combo is more convenient and spacesaving for users.
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