Speaker sockets

This category of products includes speaker sockets, i.e. a special type of sockets that allow you to connect various types of audio equipment. We have both those mounted in the devices themselves, as well as special, flush-mounted ones, allowing you to create a sound installation in your home, apartment or office. Before buying, however, it is worth checking carefully which type of these sockets will be compatible with the wiring of the already owned audio equipment.

 Flush-mounted loudspeaker sockets are gaining new supporters mainly due to the benefits of installing this solution at home. These types of contacts make it possible to create a fully functional network of audio devices paired with various types of sound sources. Connecting, for example, large-sized loudspeakers directly to the wall allows you to protect yourself from the tangle of wires, which simply does not look very aesthetically pleasing. However, loudspeaker sockets are not only home solutions. Appropriate models of this equipment are installed directly in the housings of loudspeakers or other similar playing equipment.

Speaker jacks

There are several types of speaker sockets on the market. The basic division of this equipment is based on the type of supported plugs. One of the most popular solutions are speaker sockets adapted to jack plugs. This standard is extremely common and appreciated due to its extremely simple construction and relatively high transmission quality. Interestingly – jack plugs were originally used to switch telephone signals. However, it quickly turned out that they can be successfully used to transmit high-quality signals in audio equipment. The main advantage of the jack is the ability to insert the plug into the socket in any position and rotate the already mounted pin without losing the connection (and without reducing the sound quality, assuming that the cable and plug are not damaged). There are many jack plugs that differ in diameter. The most popular are the so-called a large jack with a diameter of 6.3 millimeters and a minijack with a diameter of 3.5 millimeters.

RCA speaker jacks

Another very popular solution are speaker sockets adapted to RCA connectors (short for Radio Corporation of America), also commonly referred to as AV or cinch. This is a standard introduced in the 1940s in the United States to connect mono turntables to amplifiers. The word “cinch” derives from the Spanish expression “cincha”, which means a girth (an element of the horse harness). This connection uses unbalanced signals. With longer lengths, it is exposed to electromagnetic interference. The connector (in the shape of a cylinder) is characterized by a centrally located signal pin and a ground located “outside”.

RCA plugs have the form of cylinders with a protruding signal pin. They are usually installed in dedicated sockets close to each other in two rows (from left to right channel). Cinchers ensure high quality of sound transmission, although the plugs are quite susceptible to mechanical damage. Therefore, it is recommended to be careful when connecting them to the sockets and when maneuvering.

XLR speaker jacks

Among the most common loudspeaker sockets, there are also models supporting XLR plugs, commonly called Cannon after the creator of the standard, i.e. James H. Cannon – founder of Cannon Electric. This connector is distinguished by extremely low losses and signal interference. This is due to the very precisely designed insulation and resistance to various adverse external factors, including those of a weather nature. The excellent quality of sound transmission is also due to the so-called symmetrical connections (balanced). As a standard, the connector consists of three holes (or pins, depending on whether we are talking about a female or male plug): ground, signal and reverse polarity signals. There are many types of XLR plugs with different number of pins.

Banana speaker sockets

Speaker jacks can also be distinguished by the design of the supported plug. In this way, e.g. accessories compatible with banana plugs. They are used in mid-range speakers. The undoubted advantage of this solution is extremely easy and quick installation. Banana plugs are based on the concept of a spring-loaded metal exerting an external force on a cylindrical socket. This gives good electrical contact and effective protection of the plug against accidental falling out. Standard “bananas” they have a diameter of 4 millimeters. Connection is provided by a cylindrical pin 2-3 centimeters long.

Speaker sockets for spade and pin plugs

An alternative to banana plugs are the so-called range. The ends of this type of connectors are shaped like the letter “U” or “Y”. The plug is inserted into the socket, and the stability of the connection is ensured by tightening the special locking nut. This solution is very popular on the American market, although it can also be found more and more often in Poland. There are also pin plugs. In them, the stability of the installation is ensured by a clamped plug.

 Speaker sockets in the el12 store's offer

The el12 store offers an exceptionally rich selection of loudspeaker sockets. We have all the above-mentioned types of this equipment. We offer models designed for installation in a selected plane of the house (e.g. in the wall) or in loudspeaker enclosures. We enable selection due to the installation variant. We have both surface-mounted and flush-mounted models, as well as copies adapted for installation in frame and frameless systems. The offer also includes the socket mechanisms themselves.

It is possible to select sockets with an appropriate finish aesthetics. We offer square, rectangular and round models in the following colors: white, beige, black, brown, silver, graphite, gray and gold. You can order sockets made of plastic and metal from us.

In the el12 store you can only find accessories from reputable manufacturers. We sell sockets of such brands as ABB, Berker, Emiter, Hager, Schneider Electric, Ospel, Kontakt-Simon, Merten and many others.

The loudspeaker sockets offered in our store also differ in many technical parameters. You can buy one-, two-, three- and four-hole contacts from us. In addition, it is possible to select the accessories in terms of dimensions (width and height), as well as the degree of protection (IP20 and IP55)