Recently change my speaker cable (Chord) and question whether there is any audible difference between connect via banana plugs with just the screw fitting- or whether I should solder.???
Is there any appreciative difference doing the latter
Less chance of oxidisation of the exposed material in theory with solder. Mine is screwed, more through laziness than anything.
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No difference sonically. Just the knowledge that a decent solder job will be longer lasting, and you will be a bit stuck if you change cables again and want to re-use the plugs!
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I screw but only because I don't want to solder my cables. Mind you, my cables do oxidise after a few months so I have to trim them a little bit. If you can't live with that then bring on the soldering iron!
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Both, screw and solder, sorted....
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Screw is fine for domestic application swehere the cables will not be moved about. Solder is best for pro audio, especially where the cable will be moved regularly.
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+1 on that. If you can do both, why not.
AFAIK, pretty much all internal wiring is soldered, therefore I don't see why speaker cable connections should be any different - where practical.
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