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    Default Using the correct terminals..

    Scroll down to bolded line to skip the BS.

    After wiring my car in preparation for a pair of Polk Audio DB651 and a pair of JL Audio 6w3v3-4, I ran into a little problem with the door speakers (DB651).

    I used 12 gauge speaker wire to run to the doors -blah blah blah over kill, I get it, but it's what I had on hand and it doesn't hurt my system in any way. Only problem I'm having is connecting a 12 gauge wire to the male disconnect terminals on the DB651. I think the males on the speaker are meant to connect to one 0.187" (+) and one 0.110" (-) female disconnect -just a guesstimate.

    I want to avoid soldering. And they do not make any 10-12 gauge female disconnect terminals in 0.187" and 0.110" for audio (gold plated). Dorman used to (part no. 84552/84553) but discontinued the item (why?). However Dorman does make them in 14-16 gauge (part no. 84546/84547).

    Would it really be so bad to trim the wire down to a 14 gauge from it's 12 gauge size?

    I definitely don't want to damage anything. The only negative thing I can think of is maybe a loss of signal.. what else should I expect if I do this?
    Last edited by Riskay; 02-21-2012 at 04:56 PM.

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    Shouldn't be an issue. If you don't get much of a response, there is a seperate car audio section you may want to post in
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    Thanks, I appreciate the response.

    I'll try posting in the car audio section for more responses/ideas.

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    Not an issue, I'm guessing you've already tried twisting the **** out of them? Possibly twisting them, then tinning w/solder; then filing the bundle to fit?

    I used to use this method to get 12ga wire into vintage receivers spring loaded speaker connectors.

    Transport: Oppo BDP-103/USB HDD (flac)
    DAC/Preamp: Benchmark DAC/PRE
    Power Amp: Parasound HCA-1500A
    Speakers: Harbeth Compact 7ES-3 Monitor
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    Nope, haven't tried with the 14 gauge terminals yet. I was planning on picking them up today to give it a shot.

    Thanks for your help! I'll try that method and if I can't get a nice connection, I'll probably just cut it down to fit the 14 gauge.
    Last edited by Riskay; 02-21-2012 at 05:28 PM.

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    Lightbulb Sda 2 polk serie 20825

    Ineed the interconnections for the pin and blade ? And i like to know the fuctions of it . Ialso like to know about some upgrade for it . But the point is to get it on correctely . Thanks

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