Speaker wire connections

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  1. VinT

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    What is the best type of connection for speaker wire to the receiver? Bannana plugs, pins, or bare wire? I use bare wire because I've heard it gives the best conduction, but almost everyone I know uses a connector of some kind.

    Any opinions?
     
  2. Patrick D

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    I think whatever works for you best. (That's not a real answer I know.)

    I use bananas because I'm always moving stuff around. I believe in terms of real contact and minimal oxidation a spade is best, with a good solder joint to the wire.
     
  3. Rob Rodier

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    A lot of expensive cables use bananas at the amp end and spades at the speaker. Stereophile recommends spades, for whatever it is worth.

    -rob
     
  4. RussKon

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    one issue to consider when using bare wires.....be sure that there isn't a stray strand that accidentally crosses to the other lead....you can easily damage your amp or at least blow a fuse

    russ
     

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