Wire Termination

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  1. wally

    wally Second Unit

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    Just about to finish our basement so cable order should be going out in a few days.

    Wondering about speaker wire termination. I’ve got in wall runs to the sides and rear (7.1 setup) and was wondering if I should use one of those spiffy wall plates where my cable exits at the receiver end.

    Do I solder the ends to the wall plate and use additional cable with banana plugs to get from the wall to the receiver outputs.

    Do I just banana the cable out of the wall and into the receiver?

    Or is it just a matter of how finished you want the installation to look?

    BTW, Klipsh speakers driven by Denon receiver.

    Thanks in Advance!
    wally
     
  2. Leo Kerr

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    Realistically, it's "how do you want it to look?" followed by, "how absolutely positive you are that you'll never move the speakers again?" (Some people advocate, for reducing the number of terminals, the wire emerging from a 'dressed' hole and going directly to the speakers.

    I'd suggest using, say, crimp/screw terminals on the back-side (cheap and effective,) and bananas on the front side (for snazzy and easy to move.)

    Leo
     
  3. John Garcia

    John Garcia Executive Producer

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    Behind the receiver, hopefully where nobody will see it, I wouldn't worry about a wall plate.

    Don't solder, it isn't necessary for something like this.
     
  4. DaveHo

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    The fewer the number of connections the better. Buy some blank wall plates and some rubber grommets. Drill holes and make your own wall plate.

    -Dave
     

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