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

Vist our Online Store
+ Reply to Thread
Results 1 to 10 of 10
  1. #1

    Member Sales Rating: (0)

    Join Date
    Jun 2002
    Location
    Nova Scotia
    Posts
    66

    Default Speaker Connections

    I was wondering what people typically use for their speaker connections?

    1. Bare Wire
    2. Plugs
    3. Pins
    4. Spades
    5. Other?

    I have heard different opinions about which is better, but I wanted to hear good reasons for/against any of the options.

    Jason

  2. #2

    Member Sales Rating: (1)

    Join Date
    Jul 2001
    Posts
    3,292

    Default

    Bare wire.
    PS3 and HD Front Projection, life is good. Too bad Blu-Ray and the PS3 are already obsolete.....

  3. #3

    Member Sales Rating: (1)

    Join Date
    Jul 2001
    Location
    FL 320
    Posts
    5,021

    Default

    Plugs for the mains and bare wires for everything else.

    Maurice
    CD Player: Original CD-A8T
    Receiver: Harman/Kardon HK3390
    Speakers: Polk Audio RT1000p
    "I would rather have a cup of tone than an ocean of power" **Dr. Harvey Rosenberg**

  4. #4

    Member Sales Rating: (0)

    Join Date
    Jan 2003
    Location
    Michigan
    Posts
    13

    Default

    Plugs for everything (receiver and speakers)



    Denon 3802 receiver
    Denon DvD 1600 progressive scan
    CS240i center
    RT1000 fronts
    RT28i surrounds
    FX300i Rear back surrounds
    Velodyne CHT 10 sub
    Velodyne CHT 12 sub
    Mitsibishi 27" tele
    Monster cables/ 10 ga speaker wire

  5. #5

    Member Sales Rating: (0)

    Join Date
    Dec 2002
    Location
    Cincy, OH
    Posts
    148

    Default

    Plugs everywhere.
    My 7.1 setup consists of:
    Denon 3803
    Panasonic DVD
    RTi70s front
    CSi40 front center
    RTi28s side surround
    FXi30s back surround
    PSW202 Subwoofer - Hey, it's my first sub!
    RCA 46" 4:3 RPTV

  6. #6
    Spaceman Spiff
    Member Sales Rating: (22)

    Join Date
    Jul 2001
    Location
    Surf City, CA
    Posts
    8,469

    Default

    I like'em naked, much sexier that way.


    Peace Out~:D
    If...
    Ron dislikes a film = go out and buy it.
    Ron loves a film = don't even rent.

  7. #7

    Member Sales Rating: (0)

    Join Date
    May 2002
    Location
    Vr3MxStyler2k3
    Posts
    2,112

    Default

    Im going to use Banana Plugs all around - especially on the amps - I am might make the end connected to the speakers bare...who knows
    Damn you all, damn you all to hell.......
    I promised myself
    No more speakers. None. Nada. And then you posted this!!!!
    Damn you all! - ATC

  8. #8

    Member Sales Rating: (0)

    Join Date
    Mar 2002
    Location
    Ohio
    Posts
    381

    Default

    Bare wire.....why would you want to add more resistance than necessary unless you move or exchange speakers frequently...
    I'm with naked.......
    My 2 cents Peace StuffMD
    Your system is only as good as your weakest component...!

    OnkyoTX-DS 797
    NAD C270/ Mains
    Mains: LSI9's
    Center: Cs400i /Biwired
    Rear: Fx300i
    Rear Center:CS 245i
    Dvd: Onkyo DVS 555
    Vision RCA 36" Premiere Series
    Bang & Olfsen RX Turntable
    Psw 350 Front/Psw 202 rear
    Kimber Cable 4TC Mains HF
    Monster Originals/Center
    Kimber Interconnects
    Monster XP Everywhere else
    PS2/Gamecube

  9. #9

    Member Sales Rating: (0)

    Join Date
    Dec 2002
    Location
    Cincy, OH
    Posts
    148

    Default

    To all you naked people.

    I've never seen any documented proof that banana plugs add resistance. Using good gold-plated banana plugs should not affect the sound in any perceivable way. Banana plugs offer a greater contact area than bare wire alone which should be a good thing and they help prevent shorts that naked wire can cause. The main resistance issue is speaker wire gauge. If you use good 12 or 14 gauge speaker wire instead of the more common 16 or 18 gauge wire than you have solved the main resistance issue.
    Last edited by jkratzer; 01-23-2003 at 10:55 PM.
    My 7.1 setup consists of:
    Denon 3803
    Panasonic DVD
    RTi70s front
    CSi40 front center
    RTi28s side surround
    FXi30s back surround
    PSW202 Subwoofer - Hey, it's my first sub!
    RCA 46" 4:3 RPTV

  10. #10

    Member Sales Rating: (0)

    Join Date
    Nov 2002
    Location
    Florida
    Posts
    16

    Default

    I used banana plugs with 12 gauge wire and soldered all my connections.
    jerry

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

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

     

Posting Permissions

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