MA3600VZ double binding posts

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MA3600VZ double binding posts

#1 Post by monekh » Sun Jul 09, 2017 4:48 pm

Have just picked up one of these and initially confused by the two pairs of binding posts - mentioned in the manual, but not much explanation...

I'm assuming there is no difference between connecting e.g. one driver to each pair of binding posts on a channel, and connecting two drivers in parallel on just one pair of binding posts?

My instinct would be to just pick one pair per channel to run to breakout panel / speakon beyond as usual, but wanted to check I'm not missing something important or useful with the extra pair of posts...

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Re: MA3600VZ double binding posts

#2 Post by Bruce Weldy » Sun Jul 09, 2017 5:13 pm

monekh wrote:
I'm assuming there is no difference between connecting e.g. one driver to each pair of binding posts on a channel, and connecting two drivers in parallel on just one pair of binding posts?
That's correct
My instinct would be to just pick one pair per channel to run to breakout panel / speakon beyond as usual, but wanted to check I'm not missing something important or useful with the extra pair of posts...
Why not just daisy chain from one speaker to the next with a jumper?

Also, if the amp is in a rack - build a rack panel for the back of the rack, then the speaker connections to the binding posts with always be in place and won't be taken on and off - this is much more reliable over the long term. And it makes for a much quicker setup and tear down.
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Re: MA3600VZ double binding posts

#3 Post by monekh » Mon Jul 10, 2017 5:20 am

Thanks for confirming that Bruce.

(Yes sorry wasn't very clear - that's what I meant by breakout panel / speakons beyond, we have a panel in our rack and are daisy chaining - just wondered if there was any benefit to using the extra binding posts instead, but glad to just carry on as normal!)

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Re: MA3600VZ double binding posts

#4 Post by Bruce Weldy » Mon Jul 10, 2017 8:15 am

monekh wrote:Thanks for confirming that Bruce.

(Yes sorry wasn't very clear - that's what I meant by breakout panel / speakons beyond, we have a panel in our rack and are daisy chaining - just wondered if there was any benefit to using the extra binding posts instead, but glad to just carry on as normal!)
Now that I look at it, you did say a breakout panel.....somehow my brain thought "breakout box".

6 - T39 4-25" 2-22" 3012LF
4 - OT12 2512 Melded/NSD2005
1 - T24
2 - XF210


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