Pins or bare wire?

jgido759jgido759 Posts: 578
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.)?
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  • RuSsMaNRuSsMaN Posts: 17,995
    edited June 2002
    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.

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    Russ
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  • gidrahgidrah Posts: 3,030
    edited June 2002
    I too am a fan of bare wire. I don't see the need for an extra connection.
    Make it Funky! :)
  • goingganzogoingganzo Posts: 2,797
    edited June 2002
    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
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  • mantismantis Posts: 15,239
    edited June 2002
    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.
    Dan
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  • SPYDERMAZESPYDERMAZE Posts: 1
    edited July 2002
    EVERY EXTRA CONNECTION HAS RESISTANCE
    RESISTANCE = POWER LOSS = BAD SOUND QUALITY
  • mantismantis Posts: 15,239
    edited July 2002
    OK,
    but it makes it easier to reconnect, not to mention keeping out 02.
    Dan
    My personal quest is to save to world of bad audio, one thread at a time.
  • TroyDTroyD Posts: 12,638
    edited July 2002
    I'll go along with Dan, neatness and it's a lot less hassle.

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