- Jan 13, 2003
I am almost completely done setting up my home theater system but I am having trouble with my wiring. I have never hooked up speakers before, and I only have spools of wire, not pre-terminated cables. I just bought a wire stripper, but I am having problems using it;it can only fit one wire a time, yet the cables are two wires connected by the middle. Do people usually have to cut the middle of their wires before they plug them into their speakers and receiver? And is there a good and bad way to do this? I keep on hearing how you want to twist the exposed wire and make sure there are know stray strands of copper, but this seems impossible to do. Also, my banana plugs are of the compression type, and they don't really fit snugly into my binding posts, is it supposed to be this way? Are there any tutorials for this type of thing on the net? Thanks for the comments.