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gordiji

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jack socket connections/ speaker cab
« on: July 31, 2013, 09:28:44 PM »
I just bought an unloaded 1x12 cab from thomman and the jack socket has 6 legs. wtf. By looking at it and inserting a jack i can see the tip  is the end leg furthest away from input and the sleeve can be any of the other 2 on the same side. Why are there 3 legs on the other side?
Appreciate anyone who could be bothered answering.

Dmoney

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Re: jack socket connections/ speaker cab
« Reply #1 on: July 31, 2013, 10:18:31 PM »
when there is no jack in teh socket there is probably a connection made across the legs from one side to the other. putting in a jack normally lifts a bit of metal and breaks a connection across the jack. 6 legs sounds like a stereo switching jack.

gordiji

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Re: jack socket connections/ speaker cab
« Reply #2 on: August 01, 2013, 08:12:05 PM »
Yes it's as you say, inserting jack breaks the connection. Anyway it works but i'd have been more comfortable with 2 connections, after all it can only ever need 2.