Gold plated, removable bridging bars

Hello group. I purchased a set of RTi70 speakers, but I am missing a Gold plated, removable bridging bar on one of them. I have spent sometime but have come empty trying to find one. Can somebody tell me the actual Polk name or Polk part # and where to find one. I am OK if there is a generic replacement. I have temporarily solved the issue by putting a piece of speaker cable. I would think that speaker value is somewhat lowered by having the wire instead of the bridging bar or am I mistaken?
Thanks

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  • F1nutF1nut Posts: 38,140
    Replace them with HIGH quality speaker cable. Stock jumper plates leave a lot to be desired.
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  • decaldecal Posts: 2,930
    edited October 25
    Ditto what F1nut said.

    Mine come from AntiCables...............
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    http://anticables.com/jumpers
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  • ken brydsonken brydson Posts: 6,502
    Here's mine...

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  • F1nut wrote: »
    Replace them with HIGH quality speaker cable. Stock jumper plates leave a lot to be desired.

    Thanks for the input F1nut.

  • decal wrote: »
    Ditto what F1nut said.

    Mine come from AntiCables...............
    rt57qy7pioc2.jpg

    http://anticables.com/jumpers

    Thanks for the input decal.
  • Here's mine...

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    Thanks for the input ken brydson.
  • I was looking to make my own speaker cables.
    1. Design - Is there an optimum design? I was thinking having a banana plug at the receiver end, twisting together the speaker end to a 6 inch piece and crimping a spade to the twisted end and to the other remaining end of the 6 inch cable.
    2. Banana plug - Is there a mid grade banana plug you would recommend?
    3. SpadeIs - Is there a mid grade you would recommend?
    4. Speaker wireIs - Is there a mid speaker wire and gauge you would recommend?
    5. Is there a mid grade Jacket you would recommend?
    6. Length - Is there a length one should not exceed?
    7. Is there any other factors to consider?
  • helipilotdoughelipilotdoug Posts: 1,070
    Your plan sounds good. Just make sure the 6" will be enough. Most any good quality banana will work, but I'd suggest going with a banana plug made from copper. Same with the spades. To give you some info on jumpers, please take a look at our Bravo Bi-Wire jumpers. If you want to make your own and save a bit of $, we can put together a kit so you can DIY them. If you want, PM me. I'll be glad to help you with any questions. As a Club polk member, we give you a 10% discount too :)
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  • txcoastal1txcoastal1 Posts: 8,336
    @ultrasoudproductions

    FYI helipilotdoug is a cool cat

    Hi Doug
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  • pitdogg2pitdogg2 Posts: 7,813
    txcoastal1 wrote: »
    @ultrasoudproductions

    FYI helipilotdoug is a cool cat

    Hi Doug

    The best
  • Jimbo18Jimbo18 Posts: 1,568
    @ultrasoudproductions I echo what the others have said about Doug. He helped me out very affordably with some great speaker wire that he customized to match my spring-type speaker connections.
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  • helipilotdoughelipilotdoug Posts: 1,070
    Thanks for the kind words guys :)
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  • dromundsdromunds Posts: 6,091
    Doug does great work. Hopefully I'm appending a photo of some jumpers Doug made for me from six inches of my speaker cables. Its advisable to use the same wire in your jumpers as your speaker cables. As F1Nut said, use high quality cable. Doug also reterminated my speaker cables shown in the photo with some really nice Furutech ends. Talk to Doug and he'll set you up however you choose to go.

    https://us.v-cdn.net/5021930/uploads/editor/xp/85pnqyfy8g75.jpg
  • lightman1lightman1 Posts: 8,595
    Doug is my LSAF morning coffee buddy.
    He's good people.
  • helipilotdoughelipilotdoug Posts: 1,070
    dromunds wrote: »
    Doug does great work. Hopefully I'm appending a photo of some jumpers Doug made for me from six inches of my speaker cables. Its advisable to use the same wire in your jumpers as your speaker cables. As F1Nut said, use high quality cable. Doug also reterminated my speaker cables shown in the photo with some really nice Furutech ends. Talk to Doug and he'll set you up however you choose to go.

    https://us.v-cdn.net/5021930/uploads/editor/xp/85pnqyfy8g75.jpg
    Hey Don, would you mind if I use that photo on our website? Thanks :)
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  • dromundsdromunds Posts: 6,091
    Doug, of course you may use that photo. Regards. -Don
  • tratlifftratliff Posts: 512
    I agree with the group. Doug and his cables are excellent. I have a complete system of them from XLR to RCA to Speaker.

    You can’t go wrong with his works or experience.
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  • helipilotdoughelipilotdoug Posts: 1,070
    dromunds wrote: »
    Doug, of course you may use that photo. Regards. -Don

    Thanks Don :)
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