file What is a good speaker wire termination for in-walls?

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TommyTwoTone Posted 5 months 3 weeks ago
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Hi,

I plan to install a mix of GE in-wall and in-ceiling speakers (8 total) in my HT. I haven't looked but I assume they employ spring loaded terminals. I don't think bananas or spades will work. What is everyone using to terminate their copper into IW and IC speakers these days?

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AudioJim Posted 5 months 3 weeks ago
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Hi TommyTwoTone,

I have 11 in ceiling speakers and figured simpler is better for spring loaded terminals. I use bare wire and it works just fine. There might be some who chose to tin the wire or use some contact enhancer but I didn't bother. There are also pin terminations. I used them once but found they didn't really provide any benefit when using the kind of wire you likely have in the ceiling and walls (ie smaller gauge). I have never had a problem in 3 years.

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The Invisas all have spring-loaded terminals and bare wire works really well.
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Ianinmissionvalley Posted 4 weeks 1 day ago
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I used bare 12 gauge speaker wire when I installed my HTR 7000s with no problem.
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