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Discussion in 'Home Cinema Speakers' started by keyser, Jan 17, 2004.

  1. keyser

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    Currently I have all my speakers wires connected just by twisint the wire, but I have been told that open wires can oxidise over time and that could result in worse sound. Anything to this?

    If so, can the pinny type connecters(banana plugs don´t fit my speakers and not my amp) that I could twist the wires around be connected to all amp connectors(say a Denon 3803)
     
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    what amp and speakers do you have?
     
  3. keyser

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    I have the Denon 3803, Definitive tech´s BP2006 fronts 2003 center and BP2X surrounds+BP1.5X back surround.
     
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    The Denon 3803 can take banana plugs. the ends of the binding posts are covered with thin plastic bungs that can be removed with a small screwdriver. Many speakers also have these plastic bungs that can be removed.
    Speaker cables can oxadise over time. To prevent this cut the bare wire to a minimum and make sure none is visable when the cable is attached to the speaker/amp. If the air can't get to the cable it can't oxadise it.

    Mark.
     
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    My 3803 can´t take banana plugs, I´ve heard some models can, but my bungs are stuck. The BPx´s can take banana plugs though, but not the 2006. I´ll probably buy thin pinny type ends for the amp end.

    Where can I order nice cheap cables(maybe even with those type of ends) on the web?
     
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    I've just connected banana plugs into my Denon 3801. The bungs in the posts can be removed by screwing the connectors fully home and then using a flat headed precision / jewellers screwdriver (the smaller the better) or a thin bladed craft knife. It is fiddly but possible.

    If you have a 3803, the chances are that the denon warranty is still valid (2 years in th UK). If you are unsuccessful with this method, I would suggest that there is a defect with the connectors in which case, take it back to the dealers and have the remove the bungs.
     
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