JBL NSP1 II questions.... (wire connection)

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  1. DavidQc

    DavidQc Stunt Coordinator

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    hey guys,
    i don't mean to ask noob questions... but i'm fairly
    new to HT.

    i will be auditioning two sets of speakers in my apartment soon....

    Onkyo SKSHT500's
    &
    JBL NSP1 II's

    don't mind me if i don't use the correct terminology...
    but the Onkyo's use speaker wires with bare tips inserted into clips?

    and the JBL's look like they require a different speaker wire tip?

    would i need two sets of wires to audition these two different speaker sets?

    i'm currently debating between the two sets... it seems like most people prefer the JBL NSP1 II's over the Onkyo's.
    but price is still a factor for me.

    thanks in advance for any input!
    -David
     
  2. Frank Carter

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    No you don't need two types of wire. The Onkyo sounds like it has spring clips which is generally found when companies are cutting cost. The JBL has higher quality 5 way binding posts. All you need to do is unscrew the binding posts and you'll see a hole, I just stick my wire in there and wrap the rest around and retighten the posts. If you notice the hole on the back of the binding posts, it's there to accept banana plugs which are attached to the end of speaker wire. Banana plugs aren't necessary, it's just more for conveniece since you can simply plug and unplug speaker wire.
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  3. DavidQc

    DavidQc Stunt Coordinator

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    thanks for the quick response frank.
    would you say aside from the convenience,
    do banana plugs offer a higher quality speaker
    attachment method?
    i believe i came across an old thread about different
    types of speaker wire tips and attachments.
    i'll try to search on that in a bit.
    thanks again.
    i think i like the convenience of a plug/unplug feature,
    versus spring clips.
    spring clips just feel too cheap to me.
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