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speaker connection

higgledy
01-10-2009, 11:24 AM
My speakers have "pinch type" jacks. Normally, I'd tin the ends of the speaker wires but is this the correct? My thinking is the solder won't corrode as quickly as bare copper and therefore minimize impedence over the long term. Thank you.

m_vanmeter
01-11-2009, 10:36 AM
absolutely correct....solder, "tin", the exposed copper wire and put it in the pinch connector. I have seen installs where the wires were slightly spread into a flatter shape to fit the pinch connector, then soldered to hold the shape. It seemed to work very well and gave the connector maximum contact with the connector on the back of the speaker.

there are "pin" type solder or screw on connectors available, but the tinned bare copper will give you maximum contact where the typical "pins" have a much smaller diameter than the wire they are connecting.