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Old 11th March 2014, 11:16 PM   #11
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Should I just hammer some pure copper nails into it
Those nails usually called as speaker terminals
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Old 21st April 2014, 02:22 AM   #12
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Here's another vote for Neutrik Speakon connectors. I hope for the day when they are 'audiophile approved' and become an acceptable, even preferred, speaker connection in the entire audio market.

I have retrofitted some of my amps with them and am seriously considering doing the same for my speakers as well.
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Old 21st April 2014, 02:38 AM   #13
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Old 21st April 2014, 05:32 AM   #14
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Nails it is !
Not necessarily a bad idea, but you might char your finish with the amount of heat you need to get the copper to melt the solder.
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Old 21st April 2014, 07:16 AM   #15
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I have completely enclosed wooden speakers, I'm going to tri-amp it, so I need to connect 6 new wires to the 3 drivers inside the enclosure,

What is the best way to do it ?

Should I just hammer some pure copper nails into it and solder the wires on each side or is there an already made item out there with this specific purpose ?

Does anyone know the best way to go about this ?

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When you solder the nails, the heat will break the air seal with the wood if there is one.

Use Neutrik Speakon 4-pole connectors [1]. Double up the poles for each leg of a driver circuit.

If you want them recessed, make a cut out in the enclosure and then use 1/4" Aluminum Plate as a terminal board and seal with an adhesive backed rubber gasket material. For these materials see [2].

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Old 20th May 2014, 06:24 AM   #16
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I was thinking of doing what the OP said, as the job is facilitated by the wires from scrap. Of course I'm gonna terminate 'em with goldened Fastons on one
side. So... that sounds like another pair of VC to speaker's binding posts but bigger ! Should I solder them both sides
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Old 20th May 2014, 07:22 AM   #17
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If you are worried about the heat charring the wood with copper nails why not just run a die down each end then you can connect to them with a solder lug and a couple of nuts.
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Old 20th May 2014, 02:56 PM   #18
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If you are into banana jacks, then the tube terminals in this kit would catch your eye.

LGK 1.0's are here

I don't have a link for these terminals but perhaps someone will assist us.
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Old 13th June 2014, 02:16 AM   #19
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I settled on drilling a hole just big enough for each single wire to pass through, then just spread some hot glue on the wire from the inside and feed it through to seal it,

This way, you can bypass every single adapter or connector that will degrade the signal, and Connect the wire right to the wires from amplifier, you dont even need to solder them, just twist them together !

This is especially useful if you are using all silver plated wires, and is by Far the best and easiest And economical method !!

Enjoy the simplicity of ingenuity
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Oh, gosh.
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