Free Shipping on All Orders 1-866-764-1801

Vist our Online Store
+ Reply to Thread
Results 1 to 14 of 14
  1. #1

    Member Sales Rating: (0)

    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    Posts
    78

    Default Soldering wire ends?

    Do you guys recommend soldering the ends of your power cables, speaker wires, etc? I noticed that when I put the ends of the power/ground wires into the amps and screwed down the hex nut, it kind of mangled the wire ends. Is that how its supposed to be?

  2. #2

    Member Sales Rating: (1)

    Join Date
    Dec 2003
    Location
    Sooner Country
    Posts
    3,985

    Default

    If you are going to use bare ends, flux the wire and tin them with some solder. They will last longer without corrosion and won't fray to cause a short.

  3. #3

    Member Sales Rating: (0)

    Join Date
    Dec 2003
    Location
    Chattanooga, TN
    Posts
    11,828

    Default

    The best way it to use terminal ends made specifically for car audio connections.

    Here are some.
    polkaudio sound quality competitor since 2005
    MECA SQ Rookie of the Year 06 ~ MECA State Champ 06,07,08,11 ~ MECA World Finals 2nd place 06,07,08,09
    08 Car Audio Nationals 1st ~ 07 N Georgia Nationals 1st ~ 06 Carl Casper Nationals 1st ~ USACi 05 Southeast AutumnFest 1st

    polkaudio SR6500 --- polkaudio MM1040 x2 -- Pioneer P99 -- Rockford Fosgate P1000X5D

  4. #4

    Member Sales Rating: (1)

    Join Date
    Dec 2003
    Location
    Sooner Country
    Posts
    3,985

    Default

    I agree with Mac that terminals make a cleaner install and make it much easier to swap out gear.

  5. #5

    Member Sales Rating: (0)

    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    Posts
    78

    Default

    With the Momo amps, there is the hole in the amp with the hex screw to secure the power/speaker wires. What do the terminal ends look like and will they work for this type of application? Can you give me a link to see what one looks like?

  6. #6

    Member Sales Rating: (0)

    Join Date
    Dec 2003
    Location
    Chattanooga, TN
    Posts
    11,828
    polkaudio sound quality competitor since 2005
    MECA SQ Rookie of the Year 06 ~ MECA State Champ 06,07,08,11 ~ MECA World Finals 2nd place 06,07,08,09
    08 Car Audio Nationals 1st ~ 07 N Georgia Nationals 1st ~ 06 Carl Casper Nationals 1st ~ USACi 05 Southeast AutumnFest 1st

    polkaudio SR6500 --- polkaudio MM1040 x2 -- Pioneer P99 -- Rockford Fosgate P1000X5D

  7. #7

    Member Sales Rating: (0)

    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    Posts
    78

    Default

    Ok guys - I appreciate your responses and I don't mean to sound stupid. Take a look at the Momo amp. On the backs, there are holes in the amp where you put the speaker/power/ground wires. On top of the amps, there are the set screws that secure the wires. Can you be more specific as to what type of end you would use on the wires to insert into the holes in the amp? Below is the link to the amp. Scroll down and take a look at the back of the amp. I hate to sound like an idiot. I guess I am picturing some sort of banana plug or some sort of solid tip that would go into the hole in the amp and then be secured by the set screw?

    http://www.polkaudio.com/caraudio/products/c500_1/

  8. #8

    Member Sales Rating: (0)

    Join Date
    Dec 2003
    Location
    Chattanooga, TN
    Posts
    11,828

    Default

    Here ya go.

    ^^^^^^ thats a link ;)
    polkaudio sound quality competitor since 2005
    MECA SQ Rookie of the Year 06 ~ MECA State Champ 06,07,08,11 ~ MECA World Finals 2nd place 06,07,08,09
    08 Car Audio Nationals 1st ~ 07 N Georgia Nationals 1st ~ 06 Carl Casper Nationals 1st ~ USACi 05 Southeast AutumnFest 1st

    polkaudio SR6500 --- polkaudio MM1040 x2 -- Pioneer P99 -- Rockford Fosgate P1000X5D

  9. #9

    Member Sales Rating: (0)

    Join Date
    Dec 2003
    Location
    Chattanooga, TN
    Posts
    11,828
    polkaudio sound quality competitor since 2005
    MECA SQ Rookie of the Year 06 ~ MECA State Champ 06,07,08,11 ~ MECA World Finals 2nd place 06,07,08,09
    08 Car Audio Nationals 1st ~ 07 N Georgia Nationals 1st ~ 06 Carl Casper Nationals 1st ~ USACi 05 Southeast AutumnFest 1st

    polkaudio SR6500 --- polkaudio MM1040 x2 -- Pioneer P99 -- Rockford Fosgate P1000X5D

  10. #10

    Member Sales Rating: (1)

    Join Date
    Mar 2004
    Location
    College Station, TX
    Posts
    7,176

    Default

    On terminals like that, Id just solder the end, but thats just me. On amps with the screws, Id use the terminals
    -Cody
    Music is like candy, you have to get rid of the rappers to enjoy it

  11. #11

    Member Sales Rating: (0)

    Join Date
    Dec 2003
    Location
    Chattanooga, TN
    Posts
    11,828

    Default

    Personally I dont do either. If you look closely at the terminal ends theyre basically the same thing as the terminals on the amp. Just shove em in there and tighten the screws down and youre set. The only things I would use terminal ends on would be speaker wires since Im unhooking and switching around those a lot while I play with phasing often.
    polkaudio sound quality competitor since 2005
    MECA SQ Rookie of the Year 06 ~ MECA State Champ 06,07,08,11 ~ MECA World Finals 2nd place 06,07,08,09
    08 Car Audio Nationals 1st ~ 07 N Georgia Nationals 1st ~ 06 Carl Casper Nationals 1st ~ USACi 05 Southeast AutumnFest 1st

    polkaudio SR6500 --- polkaudio MM1040 x2 -- Pioneer P99 -- Rockford Fosgate P1000X5D

  12. #12

    Member Sales Rating: (1)

    Join Date
    Mar 2004
    Location
    College Station, TX
    Posts
    7,176

    Default

    Wells, its a 'cleaner' looking install. It also greatly reduces the risk of a strand of the ground wire touching the 12V wire and shorting something out.
    -Cody
    Music is like candy, you have to get rid of the rappers to enjoy it

  13. #13

    Member Sales Rating: (0)

    Join Date
    Dec 2003
    Location
    Chattanooga, TN
    Posts
    11,828

    Default

    Yeah, mine have done that once or twice. Luckily these Crossfires are built like tanks and nothing was damaged.
    polkaudio sound quality competitor since 2005
    MECA SQ Rookie of the Year 06 ~ MECA State Champ 06,07,08,11 ~ MECA World Finals 2nd place 06,07,08,09
    08 Car Audio Nationals 1st ~ 07 N Georgia Nationals 1st ~ 06 Carl Casper Nationals 1st ~ USACi 05 Southeast AutumnFest 1st

    polkaudio SR6500 --- polkaudio MM1040 x2 -- Pioneer P99 -- Rockford Fosgate P1000X5D

  14. #14

    Member Sales Rating: (1)

    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Posts
    619

    Default

    Ive tried ever terminal there is on the momo amps and none of them will fit in the hole. I just put raw wire in the hole works fine for me.

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

     

Similar Threads

  1. speaker wire ends?
    By PeteyNice in forum Basic Hookup/Wiring Questions
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 12-01-2005, 03:08 PM
  2. cable burn in => unidirectional?
    By lonwa in forum Basic Hookup/Wiring Questions
    Replies: 40
    Last Post: 07-01-2004, 10:58 AM
  3. 1st speaker wire test
    By dave shepard in forum Speakers
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 03-04-2004, 08:01 PM
  4. Amp for polk/momo 12"
    By malvarez in forum Car Audio & Electronics
    Replies: 48
    Last Post: 09-16-2003, 06:38 PM
  5. HD vs. Lowes A Lo-Fi Wire Saga
    By Tour2ma in forum The Clubhouse
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 01-23-2003, 07:54 AM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts