cable connectors

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  1. John David

    John David Auditioning

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    Am I gaining anything by using a cable connector into the speakers and reciever or can I just strip the wire and shove it in and tighten it down?
     
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    What is a cable connector? What speakers? Bare wire works just fine, any connectors are just for convenience.
     
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    Yeah, in fact, many people swear by bare wire. The connector can't improve upon the signal's performance, but it adds a tremendous amount of convenience if you switch out HT components frequently.
     
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    What about 'tinning' the ends? That is, soldering the ends so that the individual wires don't frey and break.

    Any thoughts?

    Frank
     
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    Some people say that it colorizes the sound out of the speakers but I'm guessing if you use that high quality WBT solder from parts express - that's not so much anyways, you'll have no issues of that w/ tinning. Also some people like using gold spray on their lines too - supposedly adds connectivity.

    But w/ all these added costs, it just might be cheaper to purchase premade StarQuad wires.
     

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