I need a little help settling a debate between me and a friend. What we are trying to determine is if adding a banana clip on the end of your wire, instead of doing a bare wire termination, will increase the resistance of the sysytem. There are two points. If you use banana clips: You fray the wire out into the clip, increasing the surface area of wire contacting the clip, which is made out of a more efficient conductor than the copper wire, and then it makes a higher surface area connection to the binding post on the speaker... thus it would not increase the resistance of the system. Argument against banana clips: Anything you add to a wire system increases the impedence of the system. Therefore a bare wire connection will give you the lowest possible resistance in the system. What do you guys think?? Any electrical engineers in the house?