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banana plugs vs spade lugs vs bare-wire
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I somehow feel that bare-wire sealed with insulation tape at binding posts transfers the most current to and from the amplifier to speakers. what are the positives and negatives of such connections?

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RE: banana plugs vs spade lugs vs bare-wire

Makes absolutely no difference whatsoever. Banana plugs are easier for unplugging and moving but that's about it.

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RE: banana plugs vs spade lugs vs bare-wire

i8nm3gp wrote:

... what are the positives and negatives of such connections?

Normally red for positive and black for negative.

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RE: banana plugs vs spade lugs vs bare-wire

chebby wrote:

i8nm3gp wrote:

... what are the positives and negatives of such connections?

Normally red for positive and black for negative.

Hahahaha.

 

The connectors you use are entirely down to personal preference. The bearing they have on sound quality is negligible. You could argue that bare wires are the best because they place the least amount of electrical transfers between the wire and the terminal, but I prefer banana plugs because they are convenient for unpugging wires. I know some like spade connectors because they have a larger electrical contact area and are quite secure.

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RE: banana plugs vs spade lugs vs bare-wire

Personally I have banana plugs at the amp end for convenience, and bare wires at the speaker end.

 

I find absolutely no difference whatsoever with SQ  whether using bananas, spades, or bare wires.

 

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