View Full Version : Pins or bare wire?
06-17-2002, 04:34 PM
Unfortunately, most of my speaker connections are the spring-clip type. I am using 14G speaker wire inserted into the spring-clips. Would there be any benefit to using pin connectors instead of bare wire other than the obvious (stray wire to short, neatness, etc.)?
06-17-2002, 04:40 PM
Neatness could be a factor, bare wire will probably be your best option.... however, properly terminated pins (solder/heatshrink) will lock out additional humidity and O2.
06-18-2002, 12:17 AM
I too am a fan of bare wire. I don't see the need for an extra connection.
06-28-2002, 11:44 PM
i use bana plugs on all speakers i can just for ease of use and the cool gold plateing the dresses up them when you enter my ht you see the back of my left chanel
06-29-2002, 10:14 AM
Pins are designed for spring clips.Neat and clean is what you gain.I perfer terminated.If you need to move your stuff its nice to be there.No stripping the wire again.
07-17-2002, 01:03 AM
EVERY EXTRA CONNECTION HAS RESISTANCE
RESISTANCE = POWER LOSS = BAD SOUND QUALITY
07-17-2002, 07:25 AM
but it makes it easier to reconnect, not to mention keeping out 02.
07-17-2002, 08:43 AM
I'll go along with Dan, neatness and it's a lot less hassle.
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