speaker wire & connectors question

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  1. Takosan

    Takosan Stunt Coordinator

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    I just spent the whole afternoon rewiring my speakers. I used homedepot 12AWG to bi-wire left/right/center & used 14AWG for the 35' run to the surrounds.

    My fingers are numb from all the twisting & re-twisting. I think they are in pretty good but I wonder if I should bother for plugs & such? The binding posts on my receiver (Marantz SR-7000) is so close together & fitting two 12AWG on each post was a nightmare.

    Are plugs better alternative to connecting them raw(?) to the posts & if so which type of plugs?

    Takosan
     
  2. JohnMW

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    Most people, including myself, will use bannana plugs since it makes it easier to connect/disconnect the wires.
     
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    Takosan, I know exactly how you feel, having spent a portion of the last weekend re-wiring my system! I invested about $30 in a few sets of banana plugs, which have made a huge difference. One suggestion, you may wish to go with the screw-type connectors for banana plugs (put the wire in, screws on side clamp it in for connection), since these are reusable as opposed to soldering or crimp-type connectors. Parts Express has good ones from Dayton Audio. Good luck!
     
  4. Takosan

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    Mark,

    Are those Dayton ones stackable? Not getting into biwiring is better or not I went ahead & ran two sets since I wasn't going to climb in the crawl space again ;-)

    Takosan

    P.S. Do you know the part # of what you used?
     

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