Speaker connections?

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  1. Rick Wilson

    Rick Wilson Stunt Coordinator

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    One pair of my speakers have the compression clips that you insert bare wire into. Since I am changing all of my other connections to banana plugs, I thought I would change these as well. Is there a connector (wire end) that can be used? Is there really a need to change the connectors (wire ends)?
     
  2. Bob McElfresh

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    For the spring clips, you can get something called "Pin Connectors". These terminate your speaker wire into a solid pin, and the pin has groves that the clips bite into so they dont just pull out. (Make sure the pin connectors you buy have these groves).

    But I have to say, for spring clips, I'd just use bare wire unless the holes are just too small for the speaker wire. I'm worried about the surface area - the entire signal is transmitted through a very small contact surface from the edge of the spring clip to the pin.

    I have used the pin connectors on my older receiver and I cannot honestly say I heard any difference between the pins and bare wire. It's just the thought of that tiny area - just bugs me.
     

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