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Author Topic: Can I install a Neutrik locking connector on the S3X?  (Read 178 times)

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Online Jimb0

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Can I install a Neutrik locking connector on the S3X?
« on: June 10, 2019, 07:48:04 AM »
If it is possible, how do I install it?
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Re: Can I install a Neutrik locking connector on the S3X?
« Reply #1 on: June 10, 2019, 08:19:08 AM »
You will lose the functionality of speaker switching if you use this jack. 

To install it, you need to enlarge the hole in the chassis and add the holes for the mounting screws.  The Neutrik locking jack (the jack we provide is also a Neutrik jack) has T, R, and S terminals.  T is the left channel hot, R is the right channel hot, and S is ground.  TRS is Tip Ring Sleeve, and the stock jack is sleeve by the chassis, then the ring is the middle two terminals (vertically), then tip is the pair of terminal furthest from the chassis.

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Re: Can I install a Neutrik locking connector on the S3X?
« Reply #2 on: June 10, 2019, 12:10:24 PM »
I'd just like to say that, though they look cool, a locking phone plug connector is not the best idea. I know we have one on one of our kits, but that is more because it works with the other hardware than the fact that it is a good idea. It's much better to have a phone plug pull out when you forget you are wearing your cans and get up and walk away than to have either the cans ripped off your head or the amp crashing to the floor.
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