My first receiver, how do I...

Discussion in 'AV Receivers & Amplifiers' started by nickfrog, Sep 8, 2012.

  1. nickfrog

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    ...connect the speakers ?

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    I have some speaker cables, do they go straight in there or do I have to use "banana plugs" ? or something else ? How do I attach the cable to the banana plugs, if indeed it is what I need.

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    Clueless Of Sussex.
     
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    You can do either. If you've got banana plugs then use them, but you can simply make bare wire connections. You'd need to loosen the terminals if using bare wire and insert the wire inbetween the thumb screw and backplate of the terminal, you do not simply push bare wire into the same hole as you'd use if utilising banana plugs.

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  3. nickfrog

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    Thank you ! Any benefits in using banana plugs ? And if so, how do the wire gets connected to the plug ? Soldering ?
     
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    I tried banana plugs and went back to bare wire.
    Plugs make it easier when you're fiddling around at the back of the receiver but otherwise are a pain, can work a bit loose etc..
    HiFi speaker cablle beign very thick conducts heat away quickly so is pretty much impossible to solder. This means you rely on screws maintaining their grip on a soft copper cable which is tricky.
     

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