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What connector for my Rel sub

Discussion in 'Subwoofers' started by mickey, Oct 14, 2005.

  1. mickey

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    Hi guys, I have an old rel q-bass sub with a high level socket on it (pic one below). I purchased a rel 9m lead (pic two below) which i thought would fit and it doesnt, so what connector do i nead on the lead. any advice will be appreciated. Cheers Mike
     
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    Hello Mickey

    That input is is an XLR input and it may be a bit difficult to get a lead of the shelf to match. Your best bet may be to buy the an in line XLR socket and use the cable from the speakon high level lead you have now to make yourself a lead up

    Tom.
     
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    You should still be able to buy cables with an XLR connector on one end but it may not be wired correctly.

    A few years ago I bought one of the original REL Storms which only had XLR connections and I had to buy a cable which I got the local sparky to resold correctly
     
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    thanks guys, off to maplins tomorrow they have some xlr 3 pin plugs, pretty handy with a soldering iron so should be no problem making a lead up, providing i can work out which pin is left, right and negative, thanks again for the info. cheers Mike
     
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    I still have my email from REL telling me how to wire up the XLR :-

     
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    Cheers Ian, But I am Stupid :blush: :suicide: I f you look at the pic I posted it tells you which is which I am presuming pin one is the top left.. pin 2 is the top right.. and pin 3 is the bottom one. the cable end will be unterminated since it will connect to speaker outputs. Cheers again Mike
     
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    I think that the numbers may be punched somewhere on the connector itself. I can't remember but I didn't do mine anyway as I took it down to the local radio repairman to do.
     
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    cheers guys all done now, was a piece of cake. cheers Mike
     

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