AR easy to install pins

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  1. david*mt

    david*mt Second Unit

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    I recently bought a package of Accoustic Research speaker wire at Bestbuy. It came with a package of easy to install pins. I cannot figure out how to use them. Is there a way to secure them to the speaker wire? They keep falling off the end. Are they supposed to be used this way?
     
  2. Jason Wilcox

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    there should be a tiny screw on the pin that you use to secure the wire to the pin
     
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    I have a feeling these are crimp connectors, which means you must CRUSH them onto the ends of the wire. I am not a fan of crimp connectors, as sometimes they can still fall off or become loose after crimping. Get a dedicated wire crimper, or even just a pair of pliers or a vice. If you over crush, they may become damaged, and if you under crush, they still fall off. They are also not resuable if you make changes in your system that require lengthening or shortening of speaker wires.

    If you have 5-way binding posts, get banana plugs instead.
     
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