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Spring Clip Terminal Problems

Discussion in 'Home Cinema Speakers' started by EmissarY, Jan 26, 2002.

  1. EmissarY

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    Dear Guys and Gals,

    I would like to ask the masses if there is any way I could improve the quality of connection of spring clip terminals.

    I run a Pioneer VSX 709 RDS receiver, which is connected to speakers via banana plugs, all except the rears, which are only spring clips.

    My query is if there is a device that uses the same principle as a banana plug that can be used for spring clip terminals.

    You see, my speaker wire is very thick, and when it is placed in the spring clip terminals the strands of wire invariably start to come apart.

    Is there any way of improving my connection, short of replacing my existing wire altogether with thinner stuff?

    Thanx for your time,

    EmissarY:D :D :D
     
  2. Jase

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    Will the banana plugs fit into the spring clip?

    If so, use them. Short of that, you´ll have to get thinner cable or just stick with how you´ve got them connected now.

    Or you could twist the cable ends then stick them in the spring clip.
     
  3. EmissarY

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    Can u put banana plugs in spring clip terminals?

    Is it safe?

    Is the sound quality good or improved?
     
  4. Jase

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    Dont see why not. I would think its safe enough, same as having speaker cable poked in the spring clip.

    Dont know whether the sound quality will improve though. I use banana plugs as its a lot less fiddly than trying to stuff speaker cable into the binding posts.
     
  5. lynx

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    The point of the plug isn't as much to improve sound quality but to improve and secure lead to connector integrity,ie tidy loose strands etc. A good plug will add nothing whilst a bad plug may cause signal degradation.
     

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