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A friend gave me what seems to be a very beefy little amp to try out: An AudioControl Architect 110.   https://www.audiocontrol.com/home-audio/multi-zone-amplifiers/architect-series/architect-model-110/      Very solid, weighs almost 16 pounds. High current. Good for 2 Ohm loads. The thing is, it's meant for home installations--the kind a pro does. So the speaker jacks are unfamiliar to me. I've attached a photo. So it looks like the left and right speakers are wired to one plug but I don't know what that plug is or where to buy it.

I see some that "look" right and most sellers call them a "Phoenix"

 https://www.walmart.com/ip/Phoenix-Type-Connector-4-Pole-5mm-Pitch-4-Pack/362750086?selectedSellerId=101025561&wl0=&wl1=g&wl2=c&wl3=42423897272&wl4=aud-393207457166:pla-51320962143&wl5=9003579&wl6=&wl7=&wl8=&wl9=pla&wl10=251641453&wl11=online&wl12=362750086_101025561&irgwc=1&sourceid=imp_UyNynFUKXxyNTdX1o92qJUHWUkAzLuw1z1Qrw00&veh=aff&wmlspartner=imp_10579&clickid=UyNynFUKXxyNTdX1o92qJUHWUkAzLuw1z1Qrw00&sharedid=&affiliates_ad_id=565706&campaign_id=9383.  

I also see similar looking ones on DigiKey, PartsExpress, ebay, etc.

Are these the right connectors?

The amp was available with 5-way binding posts as an option but this one doesn't have them. I "may" just add binding posts but would like to try the 4-pin plugs before breaking out the soldering iron.

Thanks for any help.

Kent

Archtect 110 spkr socket.jpg

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Kent,

Yes, those are Phoenix connectors. I didn't know that those were used for audio applications, not a bad idea. I use them with 4 conductor, 16 gauge wire on industrial battery cycling equipment. The item you show has an electrical rating of 320V, 12A, more than adequate for home audio. I don't know who makes the 'Phoenix type' supplied to Walmart / Parts Express, so I can't speak to their build quality. You can buy the Phoenix brand from Allied Electronics, though they cost more than twice as much.

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Thanks Jeff! Went to my favorite electronics store (Wayne Electronics) and he had them!

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