Jack Plate - Plug and Play, Mono / Stereo

Jack Plate - Plug and Play, Mono / Stereo

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The Plug and Play eliminates the confusing switch found on most stereo cabinets. Just pick your impedance and plug in. Label is set at the common ~\frac{4}{16}~ Ohm Mono and 8 Ohm Stereo. Ready to install with a steel dish, wires, and speaker connectors. Direct replacement for many existing small jack dishes. Can be used for the following configurations:

  • 4 ohm mono
  • 8 ohm left + 8 ohm right stereo
  • 8 ohm left only mono
  • 8 ohm right only mono
  • 16 ohm mono

The Plug and Play can be used with two 8 ohm speakers, four 4 ohm speakers, or four 16 ohm speakers. Please see Specifications, Files, and Documents for all recommended wiring configurations.

SKU:
S-H700
Item ID:
004199
UPC/EAN:
609722156721
Product Measurements by Type
Interior Length3.0 in.
Interior Width3.44 in.
Item Length4.03 in.
Item Width4.35 in.
Lead Length18 in.
Mounting Hole Center to Center A3.72 in.
Mounting Hole Center to Center B3.25 in.
Packaging Information
Packaging Dimensions4.4 in. × 4.1 in. × 2.1 in.
Weight (Packaging)0.44 lbs.
PDF: DimensionsAll Models
PDF: Plug-In SchematicAll Models
PDF: Speaker Z ExamplesAll Models

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Asked by Anonymous on April 7th, 2016.
JustinG
April 8th, 2016
Staff Member
Top Contributor
Yes, 4 16 ohm speakers are optimal for the plug n, play for everything to match up in terms of how the inputs are labeled. Also two 8ohm will work or 4 4ohm speakers.
Anonymous
April 8th, 2016
Ah ha. Thank you so much friend.
Anonymous
October 21st, 2016
I am using four 8 ohm speakers for a 2/4/8 ohm setup. each Speaker Pairs are wired in parallel.
Asked by Anonymous on August 26th, 2015.
JustinG
August 28th, 2015
Staff Member
Top Contributor
As shown by the documents available above, the Plug and Play is designed for two or more speakers. A single 16 ohm speaker would use a standard mono jack wired directly.
Asked by Anonymous on November 22nd, 2015.
JustinG
November 24th, 2015
Staff Member
Top Contributor
You would use standard speaker cables for all connections from the amp to the plug and play. Two cables would be needed for stereo operation.
Asked by Anonymous on February 9th, 2016.
JustinG
February 9th, 2016
Staff Member
Top Contributor
You could wire it according to the wiring diagrams which are provided but the labeling on the jack would not match.
Asked by Anonymous on February 9th, 2016.
JustinG
February 9th, 2016
Staff Member
Top Contributor
It could be used that way but would not include a custom label so the impedance markings would be incorrect.
Asked by Anonymous on April 27th, 2016.
JustinG
April 29th, 2016
Staff Member
Top Contributor
With two 16 ohm speakers the writing on the plate wouldn't match giving you 16ohm l+r and an 8 ohm mono. The length of the leads is 18"
Asked by Anonymous on May 14th, 2016.
JustinG
May 17th, 2016
Staff Member
Top Contributor
Yes, you can use two 8 ohm speakers and a wiring diagram is contained in the PDF's on this page.
Asked by Anonymous on January 23rd, 2017.
Matt H.
January 24th, 2017
Staff Member
The depth of this jack plate is 1.66" (42.3mm).
Asked by Anonymous on June 1st, 2017.
Matt H.
June 1st, 2017
Staff Member
You can use the red and black wire and this should operate in mono at the designated ohms on the back of your speaker. You would only use the upper left handed jack.
Asked by Anonymous on June 22nd, 2017.
Matt H.
June 23rd, 2017
Staff Member
This is designed for either a 2 or 4 speaker setup. We would not be able to advise you on setting this up outside of those configurations.
Asked by Anonymous on August 5th, 2017.
Matt H.
August 8th, 2017
Staff Member
As far as we know, you need 2 or 4 speakers and they all must have the same ohms.
Asked by Anonymous on August 9th, 2017.
Matt H.
August 10th, 2017
Staff Member
Yes, this is exactly what the Plug and Play is!
Asked by Anonymous on April 20th, 2018.
BradWbr
April 20th, 2018
Staff Member
With two 8 Ohm speakers in a cab it would work as follows: Left input would be 4 Ohm using both speakers (Parallel wiring) or 8 Ohm when used in stereo (If two amps are being plugged into both the left and right input) When using two 8 Ohm speakers, the only mono options are 4 Ohm (top left jack) and 16 Ohm (bottom left jack) The only case in which it would work as you need would be if both speakers in your cab are 16 Ohm.
Asked by Anonymous on May 23rd, 2018.
Matt H.
May 24th, 2018
Staff Member
This jack allows the following combinations: 4 ohm mono, 8 ohm left + 8 ohm right stereo, 8 ohm left only mono, 8 ohm right only mono, 16 ohm mono.
Asked by Anonymous on June 2nd, 2018.
Matt H.
June 7th, 2018
Staff Member
Yes that is correct. Simply place a spare 1/4" jack into one of the 8ohm jacks to get 8ohms mono.
Asked by Anonymous on June 11th, 2018.
Matt H.
June 12th, 2018
Staff Member
If you have two 8 ohm speakers and you place the black and red wire on one speaker and the white and green wire on the other speaker you will get: 4 ohm mono, 8 ohm left + 8 ohm right stereo, 8 ohm left only mono, 8 ohm right only mono, 16 ohm mono.
Asked by Anonymous on July 2nd, 2018.
Matt H.
July 3rd, 2018
Staff Member
Assuming the person you got this from wired it correctly you would get the following: 8 ohm mono, 16 ohm left + 16 ohm right stereo, 16 ohm left only mono, 16 ohm right only mono, 32 ohm mono.
Asked by Anonymous on September 5th, 2018.
BradWbr
September 5th, 2018
Staff Member
The diagram shows how to wire four 16 Ohm speakers. So "Wire this way if your speakers are 16 Ohms" is accurate.
Asked by Anonymous on October 16th, 2018.
BradWbr
October 16th, 2018
Staff Member
The 16 Ohm input on this jack plate is for series while the 4 Ohm mono is for parallel.
Asked by Anonymous on June 19th, 2019.
BradWbr
June 19th, 2019
Staff Member
The two inputs are isolated from one another. Running two amps in stereo is safe with this jack plate.
Asked by Anonymous on January 20th, 2020.
SethS
January 21st, 2020
Using 2x 16 ohm speakers the labels on the plate wouldn't match the wiring but would double the mono value to 32 ohms.
Asked by Anonymous on April 14th, 2020.
BradWbr
April 15th, 2020
Staff Member
Simply plug your amp into whichever speaker (left or right) that you wish you use and plug a dummy cable (a cable not plugged into anything on the other end) into the unused speaker jack. This will isolate whatever speaker is plugged into the amp.
Asked by Anonymous on June 3rd, 2020.
BradWbr
June 4th, 2020
Staff Member
If you have a 4 speaker cab with 4 Ohm speakers in it and wire it as shown in the 4x4 Ohm diagram, you will have the options shown on the plate. Those being 4 and 16 Ohm mono (Top left and bottom jack) and the option to run two 8 Ohm loads in stereo. The terms stereo and mono have nothing to do with the number of speakers being used, rather how many amps are plugged into the cab at one time.
Asked by Anonymous on July 21st, 2020.
BradWbr
July 21st, 2020
Staff Member
This is designed for two eight Ohm speakers, four sixteen Ohm speakers, or four four Ohm speakers. Mixing an 8 and a 16 Ohm speaker is not suggested.
Asked by Anonymous on August 4th, 2020.
BradWbr
August 4th, 2020
Staff Member
The traces on the PCB are pretty heavy duty, so this should handle most anything in the guitar amp wattage territory (<200W) but may not be ideal for some pro audio applications where you are dealing with high wattages.
Asked by Anonymous on August 19th, 2020.
BradWbr
August 20th, 2020
Staff Member
That is the concept behind this jack plate. When plugging a cable into the top left jack while nothing is plugged in to the top right jack, it will read 4 Ohms. If a second cable is plugged into the top right jack (regardless if the other end of that cable is plugged into anything) it will read 8 Ohms. The switching is done by the connections being made and broken by the PCB inside the plate.
Asked by Anonymous on October 10th, 2020.
BradWbr
October 13th, 2020
Staff Member
You can use the hookup drawing located in the "Speaker Z Examples" document located above in the "Specifications, Files, and Documents" section of the listing for installation suggestions.
Asked by Anonymous on October 16th, 2020.
BradWbr
October 20th, 2020
Staff Member
This would not be ideal for adding a headphone jack to your amplifier. Doing so would not as simple as adding a jack between the speaker out and the load, so it is advised you consult a professional tech for assistance with your project.
Asked by Anonymous on November 27th, 2020.
BradWbr
December 2nd, 2020
Staff Member
Yes, all of what you said basically sums up the functions of this plate.
Asked by nickwillk on June 29th, 2016.
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Product Reviews

4.76 out of 5 based on 17 reviews
- May 10th, 2021
3 out of 5

I loved how easy this product was to install and to use. One caveat was that the right 8 ohm tap engaged the 8 ohm stereo feature. In comparison, on a Marshall 1960, you can run either side in 8 ohms, but with this jack plate, you can only run the right side on its own, and cannot run the left side on its own.

Three star rating for the 16 ohm tap failing after 2.5 years of use. I used this in a 2x12 Avatar cab about once a week on average during this time. So that's like 130 times plugging in to it. It went to about 5 gigs during that time. I swapped speakers once during this time.

Despite all that, if you only play at home, or where you have spare cabs, it's a great product. This is especially if you have some 4 ohm and 16 ohm heads or if you run two 8 ohm loads in stereo. I don't trust this for gigs any more.

- January 29th, 2021
3 out of 5

It works, but for how long?
I bought one of these for my speaker cabinet, so I could use different heads with one cabinet. A few months later the 16 ohm option failed. The jacks are proprietary and soldered to a PC board. Rather than tp replace the jack I bought a new unit for $20 plus shipping. I'm hoping for better luck with this one, but who knows? At least I have some parts to scavenge in case this one fails.

- December 23rd, 2020
5 out of 5

There's no guesswork with this jackplate - it adds a lot of versatility to your cab and is pretty difficult to mess up. The leads aren't terribly long so be careful how you orient your speaker leads. As always, AES is a pleasure to work with.

- December 5th, 2020
5 out of 5

Easy and fast to hook up. Works like a charm and way sturdier than the crap that M**shall uses

- June 28th, 2020
5 out of 5

Great Product. I use it on a Fender Bandmaster Cabinet set up with 1x12 8 ohm and 1x15 8 ohm.

- March 26th, 2020
5 out of 5

This jack plate works great! My 2x12 cabinet now has a lot more flexibility.

- March 17th, 2019
5 out of 5

These things are the $#!+! I love the Plug and Play jack. Takea all thw guess work outta hooking up my head to my 212 cabs. I bought two and installed them on both of my 212 cabs. No switches to fiddle with and try and figure out what’s for stereo, and what’s 4 or 16 ohm. It’s as easy as plugging into the correctly rated jack. Done! Highly recommended to anyone who makes speaker changes or just wants ease of use. 4 different colored wires for hooking to your speakers, so no mistakes can be made if you can follow the simple color coded scheme.

- March 16th, 2019
5 out of 5

Easy to wire! Instructions are clear. Works great!😎

- September 17th, 2018
5 out of 5

Great product, does what it says it does, works fine, priced right - what more could you ask?

- July 31st, 2018
5 out of 5

Excellent product! Easy to install and works like a champ. Allows me to use any of my heads with one cabinet. I have two 2X12 cabs with this installed already and will be purchasing a third jack plate for my 4X12. Really does make your cabinet far more versatile and I have noticed zero degradation in sound quality.