I have an FRS 2800 Mackie Amplifier. and I am having trouble with the speakon connection not making proper contact, I have tried brand new cable and the problem is still there, you have to wiggle the connector and then it works.
Also the volume is louder on one channel than the other because the XLR input on one side doesn't make proper contact either, (Same thing.... You have to wiggle the cable to even the volume and it is Brand new cable)
Is the connectors on the Amp Dodgy or what? and can I get better quality connectors to replace in the amplifier? will that help? Unit is out of warranty now anyway.
has anyone else experienced the same issue with this amp or another brand? and what can be done to resolve the issue.
That sounds like an internal connection problem, try getting inside the unit to where the internal wiring is connected, if you have signal coming through well thats a big plus, see if there are any loose wires or if the internal connection is damaged, would probably pay to replace the complete terminal, should be able to pick up XLR connections fairly easily from any electronic spare part dealer, trouble with this type of gear is that the connector is continually being used, so over time they do wear out or suffer damage
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Pyle's PADH 215 comes with three different types of connections.... Banana Plug, 1/4" and Speakon. You can use any with this speaker. The reason there are two of the 1/4" connections and Speakon connections is that this offers the ability to daisy chain multiple speakers together as long as you watch your ohm load. And no it doesnt matter which connection you plug it in to
In spite of your description it is not quite clear of the connections... In general you should limit the number of speakers connected to an amp output to a maximum of two. I am not sure if you might have more than that in your daisy chain. Let's go over another important thing: are ALL of the amps and the mixer (desk?) powered from the SAME receptacle or power conditioning module? If not, make it so even if you have to run extension cords. The ground bounce of building power at venues can destroy your equipment. The brand/model of the amp(s) and the mixer would be useful to analyzing the problem. It is unlikely the failing battery in a guitar would kill one side of the PA. If the amp is overloaded, the thermal cutout may be disabling part of the amp and the system. Also please verify the RMS capability of your amp. You want the power of the amp to NOT exceed the rating of the speakers USE RMS VALUES... not the fakey "program" or "peak" ratings... those are just advertising gimmiks to show my numbers are bigger than yours... we know that game...
In case you don't have one, here is a link to the manual:http://www.peavey.com/assets/literature/manuals/80300573.pdf I don't know if you are using a separate crossover between the mixer and the amp but here is the simplest explanation.I just reread your question and I don't even know whether you have a Peavey amp. Run proper cables from the main output of your mixer to the main inputs of your power amp.They will be 1/4"shielded cables or Balanced XLR cables. Do not use unshielded speaker cables to hook the mixer and the amp together.Run speaker cables from the speaker outputs of the amp to the input jacks of your speakers.Make sure the impedance of your speaker cabinets equals or exceeds the impedance rating marked on your amp. Here is the link to the newer model PV2600 manual:http://www.sweetwater.com/store/media/pv2600_doc_manual.pdf Don't use Speakon cables unless your speaker cabinets are equipped with Speakon input jacks. Banana plugs aren't as solid a connection as the binding posts are.
The difficulty is in finding an "exact replacement" and you may just be out of luck there. But fortunately, almost any switch that can be adapted to fit will function properly. The radio shack part number 275-691 is a DPDT switch which mounts in an approximate 3/4" hole. The leads can be directly soldered into a printed circuit board or if the board has a different hole pattern, you can simply use short jumpers to the switch location.
Here's a link to All Electronics which has 35 different sizes and configurations of rocker switches. Surely one of these will work in the Mackie.
The Amplifier will have wierd, notched, circular speakon cable connectors on the back, two, one for main left and one for main right. Press the button in on your speakon cable connector and twist it and lock it into place on the amplifer for right and left attachments, then do the same to your speakers.
Hi Eddien, you can get the entie user manual from here. It has detailed instructions. Read pages 6-7, and then page 10,there are detailed instructions on how to set for mono operation, and the correct connections to the Speakon plug. They are easy to change and you generally only need an allen key of the right size. Good Luck. Get back to me here is you have any issues you want to write about:)