speaker connectors

Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by Nick L, Jan 4, 2002.

  1. Nick L

    Nick L Second Unit

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    What do you think of these connectors?
    Worth buying or is there something better for about the same price? I'm staying away from solder on ends.
    Nick L
     
  2. Jim_Stu

    Jim_Stu Stunt Coordinator

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    Nick,

    The RS 278-306A is ,almost (doesn't have the plastic),

    the same thing at $3.00 each.

    If you are using 12-14 gage, woven, stranded wire, I

    don't think you will find any better way than the

    'compression wedge' fitting design.

    I would rather re-do these every 10 years, than deal

    with solder. I have found that solder joints are very

    weak at the transition area of fine copper wire.

    JRS
     
  3. Nick L

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    Thanks for the tip on that. The RS ones seems to be a little cheaper and don't have any plastic on them, I think I like them a little better.

    Nick L

    BTW do you use these to connect to your reciever too?
     
  4. Ted Lee

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    i also use the rat-shack connectors. i think they work great. i use the single ones for my receiver (the spacing isn't big enough on the back) and the "double-connected" ones for my speakers.

    they're rock solid in my opinion...
     
  5. Jim_Stu

    Jim_Stu Stunt Coordinator

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    Nick,

    I use the RS 278-306A banana plugs on the:

    1) Speakers

    2) Back of the receiver

    3) On the wires that plug into the wall jacks.

    JRS
     

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