I'm asking about terminals only, NOT specific types/brands of speaker cables. So.... Let's start with the assumptions that both the receiver(amp) and the speakers have 5-way, gold-plated binding posts and that you're using speaker cable that does NOT already have terminals installed. And let's also assume that you want the cleanest connection possible, regardless of the cost of the terminals. So what do you use and why? Bare wire? Banana plugs? Spades? Pins? The Force? And regarding the "why", is your choice a matter of convenience or performance? For instance, you might use banana plugs because they are both clean and darned easy to hook/unhook when you move things around. Or you might use bare wire because connectors suck and you cement your speakers to the floor. LOL! So what say ye?