Benchmark recommends SpeakON® connectors
Stop using binding posts, spade lugs, pins and banana plugs! Our tests show that the twist-lock SpeakON® connector consistently provides a better connection than binding posts. And, there is never a risk of loose connections, shorted wires, or polarity reversals!
The Benchmark AHB2 power amplifier and the Benchmark SMS1 speakers are equipped with SpeakON connectors. These products also have binding posts, but we highly recommend using the SpeakON connectors.
When conducting THD tests on the AHB2 power amplifier, we found that binding posts and associated wire terminations often created measurable distortion while the SpeakON® connectors provided consistent results.
Order these connectors and upgrade you existing cables!
Benchmark also sells top-quality speaker cables featuring Canare speaker wire.
Neutrik® SpeakON® connectors
Neutrik® SpeakON® connectors are the industry-standard for demanding professional applications. These high-current loudspeaker connectors offer extremely reliable and robust connections and include a reliable locking system. They feature solid contacts with screw-type terminals that include a sleeve to provided protection where the screw contacts stranded speaker wires. The terminals also offer solder termination.
- Current rating 40 A rms continuous
- Up to 50 A audio signal, duty cycle 50%
- Only 3 parts, easy to assemble
- High impact materials - long-lasting and reliable
- Easy and extremely precise locking system "Quick Lock"
- Improved grip on latch
- 1 piece strain relief
- Improved screw-type termination for highest pull-out force
- Made by Neutrik®
NL2 or NL4?
NL2 connectors have 2 contacts and are recommended for cables with two conductors. These plugs fit NL2 or NL4 jacks.
NL4 connectors have 4 contacts and are recommended for cables with four conductors. These plugs will only fit NL4 jacks.
Note: Either type of plug may be used with the Benchmark AHB2 power amplifier and the Benchmark SMS1 speakers. These Benchmark products are equipped with NL4 jacks.
We recommend the NL2 connectors for most applications. Order the NL4 connectors if you are building a 4-pole cable.