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speakon mounting question

#1 Post by himhimself » Mon Apr 29, 2019 2:11 pm

Reading the plans for mounting the speakon jacks in my Otops, I'm not exactly sure how to attach them. Says to drill a 1" hole, then router out from the back to about 1/8" thick. So the speakon mounts from the inside - with screws? Bolts through from the outside and nuts inside? Says to seal them with hot melt. That can't be to also hold them in place, can it? Sketchup doesn't show fastener details. Anyone have a pic to post? Thanks
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Re: speakon mounting question

#2 Post by Bruce Weldy » Mon Apr 29, 2019 5:10 pm

himhimself wrote:
Mon Apr 29, 2019 2:11 pm
Reading the plans for mounting the speakon jacks in my Otops, I'm not exactly sure how to attach them. Says to drill a 1" hole, then router out from the back to about 1/8" thick. So the speakon mounts from the inside - with screws? Bolts through from the outside and nuts inside? Says to seal them with hot melt. That can't be to also hold them in place, can it? Sketchup doesn't show fastener details. Anyone have a pic to post? Thanks
Just use a jack plate. Much easier.....Leland sells 'em as a kit with the plate, gasket, speakons and screws.

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Re: speakon mounting question

#3 Post by Bill Fitzmaurice » Mon Apr 29, 2019 5:29 pm

That's an option, but so is the method in the plans. Hot melt glue is adequate to fasten them. That's why there are no fasteners shown in the sketchup.

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Re: speakon mounting question

#4 Post by himhimself » Mon Apr 29, 2019 7:18 pm

Well okay, then. Thanks bill, thought I was missing something. I do like the round plate kind but I still have a bunch of the panel mount type...
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Re: speakon mounting question

#5 Post by BrentEvans » Sun May 05, 2019 10:49 am

Bill Fitzmaurice wrote:
Mon Apr 29, 2019 5:29 pm
That's an option, but so is the method in the plans. Hot melt glue is adequate to fasten them. That's why there are no fasteners shown in the sketchup.
Until they break or a connector snaps off inside them, then you’ve got a mess.

There’s a reason there are mounting holes on them, and it’s not to make mounting them easier, it’s to make DISmounting them, well.. possible.

I agree that a jack plate with gaskets- if necessary is better. I’ve never found a need to gasket any jack I’ve ever put in a speaker though.
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Re: speakon mounting question

#6 Post by ACUA » Sun May 05, 2019 11:37 am

I used some caulking to help seal mine. I used my router to inlay/flush mount my nl4 connectors
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