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Old 16th November 2010, 07:24 PM   #1
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Default so me: made my speaker cables too big for binding post...now what?

Hi all

OK so I spend a few hours making a killer speaker cable out of 4 utp cables each. The big moment of connecting them to my Anthonty Gallo Nucleus and.. uh oh... doesn't fit! All obvious jokes aside, is there any way of fixing this without:

1. lube?
2. making new cables?
3. violating the Anthony Gallo Nucleus posts?

I have checked the inside of the Nucleus, and although it seems possible, Iam a bit reluctant to completely change the posts since everything is so delicatly and cramped in there!

Tnx!

Erik
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Old 16th November 2010, 07:26 PM   #2
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Put spade lugs or banana plugs on one end of the cables?
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Old 16th November 2010, 07:30 PM   #3
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The advantage of large gauge speaker cables is not lost if you reduce the gauge for a short distance from one end. So spread the strands, cut off what won't fit, and use the rest into whatever termination you need.
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Old 16th November 2010, 07:36 PM   #4
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tnx both of you... i could split the cable and put half in the hole, and the other half in a spade... sounds like a plan!
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I use these look cool to.
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Old 16th November 2010, 09:02 PM   #6
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I use these look cool to.
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and the pin goes in the hole of the binding posts? they do look cool! Where did you get them?
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Old 16th November 2010, 09:22 PM   #7
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I do not know witch country you live.

But Monacor has them in their program.

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Old 16th November 2010, 09:42 PM   #8
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For the truly thrifty (ie cheap) DIYer, these solder-on plugs work OK if your cable is not too heavy. (PartsExpress- see link in previous post). Otherwise the 90 - degree style are better, I think.

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I have exactly the oppisite problem most of the time. Having started where Erik is now, we tried fewer & fewer strands, and now that we are using 2 strands (1 each for positive & negative, all the holes tend to be too large).

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