Speaker Connectors

Speaker connectors are a type of connector designed primarily for loudspeakers, Hi-Fi systems and other audio applications. Speaker connectors can be used to provide connection between speakers and amplifiers. Loudspeaker connectors are DIN connectors or circular connectors with a ring of metal surrounding an arrangement of pins that are plugged into a socket. Speaker connectors have a gender (male or female). Male connectors are a plug, while female connectors are the socket.


Types of speaker connector:


  • Sockets

  • Speaker Terminals

  • Splitters

  • Banana Plugs

  • Pin Connectors

  • speakON Connectors

  • Audio Jacks


There are different types of speaker connector which are mounted in various ways. This includes: 


  • Panel type connectors, which are mounted onto an equipment panel, are designed for high currents and inductive loads. Panel mount speaker connectors provide a connection between the speaker system and the outside of the enclosure.

  • Cable type connectors are mounted onto a cable. They can feature a robust plastic shell and chuck-type cable clamps. The mounting will vary by the connector. Some are screw mounted or feature clamps.


Where are speaker connectors used?


  • Loudspeakers

  • Amplifiers

  • Microphones

  • Lighting systems

  • Laser systems

  • Concert equipment

  • Telecommunications


What are speaker terminals?


Speaker terminals are a type of speaker connector which provide termination of leads or speaker wire. A benefit of a terminal is that it will often have multiple connections, saving the installation of multiple sockets. They feature red and black colour-coded sockets for the bare wire. The colour-coding helps to identify the polarisation of the wire.


Terminals often have a spring loaded lever which, after placing the wire inside, can be released and secured. This lever traps the wire in place, similar to a crimp. The levers are a really quick and easy way to create a secure connection. It also means that you do not need to attach different connectors to a cable, and various wire sizes can be used.


...
Read more Read less

Filters

Viewing 41 - 42 of 42 products
Results per page
Description Price Gender Number of Contacts Body Orientation Contact Material Mounting Type Housing Material Contact Plating Termination Method Colour Current Rating Voltage Rating Maximum Operating Temperature Minimum Operating Temperature
RS Stock No. 449-130
Mfr. Part No.AP412
BrandNexans
MYR40.11
Each
units
Male 4 Straight - Cable Mount Thermoplastic - - - 20A - +25°C -25°C
RS Stock No. 876-8521
Mfr. Part No.2501MP
MYR29.32
Each
units
- - - - - - - - - - - - -
Related Products
550-0100 4mm Standard Banana Plug - Black. A ...
Description:
550-0100 4mm Standard Banana Plug - Black. A standard 4mm plug,with a rigid,screw on acetal body which comes in a range of colours for easy identification.This range of product caters for broad range of test instrumentation and speaker applications.The plug ...
Multi-Contact KST6AR-N series rigid inline 6 mm plug ...
Description:
Multi-Contact KST6AR-N series rigid inline 6 mm plug connectors are for the self assembly of test leads to your own specification and lead application. These snap-in lock 6 mm diameter gold plated inline plugs have a rigid contact with crimp ...
A range of 50 OHM between series SMA ...
Description:
A range of 50 OHM between series SMA to N type RF coaxial adapters with a stainless steel body and gold plated centre contact. These SMA to N type RF coax adapter connectors are available in a variety of configurations ...
Lemo M series male cable connectors with arctic ...
Description:
Lemo M series male cable connectors with arctic grip, made of high grade high strength anodized aluminium and offering IP68 rating when mated. The M-Series artic grip connector is one of the smallest multi-pin, vibration-secure and sealed connectors, offering a ...