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 Post subject: Re: Speaker wires
PostPosted: June 2nd, 2020, 5:15 pm 
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I use two runs per speaker.

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 Post subject: Re: Speaker wires
PostPosted: June 2nd, 2020, 5:21 pm 
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Thanks.


DaveR wrote:
I use two runs per speaker.


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 Post subject: Re: Speaker wires
PostPosted: June 2nd, 2020, 5:59 pm 
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What is the preferred method of connection
Spades, banana, twist wire and wrap around terminal
Solder directlt to voice coil?


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 Post subject: Re: Speaker wires
PostPosted: June 2nd, 2020, 6:11 pm 
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Oops I forgot
speakon connector. I am trying to find a drawing of the actual connection. How’s much area compared to spad or banana


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 Post subject: Re: Speaker wires
PostPosted: June 2nd, 2020, 6:29 pm 
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Here is the data sheet on a 4 pole Speakon cable connector. Check out the current rating. They also have it in a version with screw clamping mechanism instead of solder terminals.


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 Post subject: Re: Speaker wires
PostPosted: June 2nd, 2020, 7:25 pm 
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Have been using the 4 pole Speakon connectors for the servo subs and they work very well.

Just make sure you get a good click on twist to lock the connectors when inserting them.


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 Post subject: Re: Speaker wires
PostPosted: June 2nd, 2020, 9:54 pm 
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Gold over brass 2mohm contact resistance this seems good but it’s only good for 5000 matings that means it will only last a couple months with a geek


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 Post subject: Re: Speaker wires
PostPosted: June 2nd, 2020, 10:08 pm 
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Pelliott321 wrote:
Gold over brass 2mohm contact resistance this seems good but it’s only good for 5000 matings that means it will only last a couple months with a geek


It's silver over brass. AG is silver, AU is gold.


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 Post subject: Re: Speaker wires
PostPosted: June 3rd, 2020, 7:37 am 
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I use the silver plated. I have had zero issues. If your binding posts accommodate the diameter of the eight wires twisted together you don't need a termination. Fewer joints are better. Just keep in mind that copper is relatively soft so you should check the tightness of the binding post from time to time. Gently, of course.

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 Post subject: Re: Speaker wires
PostPosted: June 3rd, 2020, 8:55 am 
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That is why you should never tin wires before clamping them down. Solder is softer than the copper and more creep will happen.


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