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Speaker cable connectors: Solder or Screw?
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Old 14th May 2021, 04:37 AM   #71
Discopete is offline Discopete  Canada
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Wiring a speaker up that way is WAY overkill.
Particularly a such a smallish system up on stands. (judging from the photo)
What I'm saying is, that wiring alone is capable of powering a 1500 watt space heater without trouble.
And I sincerely doubt that any more than 50 watts is ever needed for that speaker.
But, alas, some are so concerned and obsessed with their perception of such things.
Your enthusiasm precedes you as usual and it's duly noted. However paying attention to the statement will help you understand what is being communicated. That way you can make an informed response.
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Old 14th May 2021, 01:34 PM   #72
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I don't like how this looks at all. You've got the signal passing through a solid solder bridge here.
The way I look at it is that the outer strands of the wire will be electrically bonded to the inner wall of the plug's receptacle along its entire length.

Your experiment of soldering speaker plugs whilst plugged in and playing music is interesting, although the procedure sounds tricky to perform!
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Old 14th May 2021, 04:41 PM   #73
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Wiring a speaker up that way is WAY overkill.
Particularly a such a smallish system up on stands. (judging from the photo)
What I'm saying is, that wiring alone is capable of powering a 1500 watt space heater without trouble.
And I sincerely doubt that any more than 50 watts is ever needed for that speaker.
But, alas, some are so concerned and obsessed with their perception of such things.
Here are a few pics of my system:

Ongaku Means Music | Flickr

My speakers are Avantgarde Duo Mezzo. 18 Ω nominal impedance, with a sensitivity of about 107 dB/W/m. I never play more than 1-2 watts I don’t think.

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Old 14th May 2021, 04:55 PM   #74
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The way I look at it is that the outer strands of the wire will be electrically bonded to the inner wall of the plug's receptacle along its entire length.

Your experiment of soldering speaker plugs whilst plugged in and playing music is interesting, although the procedure sounds tricky to perform!
So here is what I did way back when just for fun...Hardwiring your whole system.... - Page 4 - diyAudio
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Old 14th May 2021, 06:11 PM   #75
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Here are a few pics of my system:

Ongaku Means Music | Flickr

My speakers are Avantgarde Duo Mezzo. 18 Ω nominal impedance, with a sensitivity of about 107 dB/W/m. I never play more than 1-2 watts I donít think.
And I'm sure you have no need to wire those speakers up with 12 gauge Romex.
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Old 14th May 2021, 06:46 PM   #76
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So here is what I did way back when just for fun...Hardwiring your whole system.... - Page 4 - diyAudio
That was 40 years ago, Pete, when your hearing was obviously much more acute!
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Old 14th May 2021, 06:51 PM   #77
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Here are a few pics of my system:

Ongaku Means Music | Flickr
I can see why you took such pains to get the soldering just right.

It had to match the quality of the rest of the system!

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Old 14th May 2021, 07:32 PM   #78
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That was 40 years ago, Pete, when your hearing was obviously much more acute!
Sure, but the conclusion doesn't change. If you paid close attention to the sequence of events, you noted I started with a very good mechanical connection but ended with a startling result.



This is probably where the controversy regarding single strand vs multi-strand cable stems from, however inadvertently. It's easy to make a hard intimate mechanical connection with single strand but not so with multi as I demonstrated. The least one should do is twist and under that pressure solder the tips of multi-strand before inserting the ends so at least they operate as a team.



Btw, non sequitur just muddles the issue.
Benny Hill would have put it another way.
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Old 14th May 2021, 08:12 PM   #79
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Btw, non sequitur just muddles the issue.
Benny Hill would have put it another way.
Do you mean like this?
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Old 14th May 2021, 08:41 PM   #80
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That's no where near the best one. I used to watch the show!
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