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Old 10th March 2014, 07:52 AM   #1
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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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Old 10th March 2014, 08:20 AM   #2
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Drill holes, pass the cable through, then seal the excess gap with ie: hot melt glue?
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Old 10th March 2014, 09:12 AM   #3
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Hot melt's a bit dodgy over time, if you're going to go glue then yellow builder's glue is a decent choice.

There are bulkhead terminals you can buy that require only round cutout(s) to insert if you really wanted to do that. Standard chassis bulkheads won't reach through the wood and/or not seal enough.
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Old 10th March 2014, 09:22 AM   #4
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Nails it is !
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Old 10th March 2014, 09:39 AM   #5
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Neutrik Speakon connectors. They may not be the cheapest way, but they have many advantages.

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Neutrik Speakon NLT8MP (socket) plus NL8FC (plug). Seal it with a strip of closed-cell self-adhesive weather-strip foam (same as for the drivers); it compresses down to nothing.
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Neutrik Speakon NLT8MP (socket) plus NL8FC (plug). Seal it with a strip of closed-cell self-adhesive weather-strip foam (same as for the drivers); it compresses down to nothing.
How about "Closed-Cell Sponge Rubber Tape" ?
Would that provide a better seal ?

(This black neoprene sponge rubber foam tape is perfect for filling small cracks. It is auto-adhesive, flexible and very easy to install and provide a barrier against the cold, the heat, dust and noise. You can use it around doors, windows, attic hatches and even in your vehicles.)
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Yes, that's the same stuff.
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These will do the job, if you can get hold of them.

SCNLT - Neutrik

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Old 11th March 2014, 06:30 PM   #10
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