Pins or bare wire

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  1. John Gido

    John Gido Second Unit

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    Unfortunately, most of my speaker connections are the spring-clip type. I am using 14G speaker wire inserted into the spring-clips. Would there be any benefit to using pin connectors instead of bare wire other than the obvious (stray wire to short, neatness, etc.)?
     
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    you can get the pins gold plated...then corrosion/oxidation isn't an issue.
     
  3. Robert_Dufresne

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    John

    With spring clips i think bare wire will give you
    a bigger contact surface than pins .

    Robert
     
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    I would go with bare wire. I've tried pins in spring clips and you can wiggle them around and slide them. The connection is more secure IMO with bare wire. I don't use pins for anything. Strictly bananas and spade connectors.
     
  5. Juan Castillo

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    what about spring terminals with tinned speaker wire ends? Lots of advocates of this method, and that is basically the same as a pin.
     

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