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Speaker connecting

Discussion in 'Cables & Switches' started by PEZ, Dec 15, 2003.

  1. PEZ

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    I've been recommended not to use a banana plug or spade to connect my speakers and just use the bare wire but what do you think?

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  2. Ian J

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    I don't suppose that it makes a great deal of difference but using a connector may slow down the oxidisation of the cable.

    I use banana plugs for convenience as they are much easier to quickly slip in and out if necessary than fiddling about with bare wires
     
  3. PEZ

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    Thanks Ian, it seems you're the only one getting my questions in the forum...cheers

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  4. Brogan

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    I used to use bare wire but as Ian says it's far easier to pull banana plugs out than undo 16 screw terminals.

    Also, if you are using very thick or bi-wire cable, it's difficult to get the cable into the terminal and get it tightened up properly.

    Lastly, nice shiny gold connectors look better - even if you don't see them...
     

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