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Recommendations on Speaker Wire Connectors
Old 24th February 2020
Gear Maniac

Recommendations on Speaker Wire Connectors

Hey All !

I have multi strand Litz wire speaker wire and I'm sure that when I wire all the strands together they will be larger than a standard Banana Plug mounting hole.

Any suggestions for plugs with larger holes?

Old 24th February 2020
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How large are the wires in the speaker and amplifier?
Old 24th February 2020
Gear Maniac

The amp is an Adcom 545 and it's 16AWG.

So yes, the Litz speaker wire may be overkill but I've had it for some time and may as well use it.
Old 24th February 2020
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I guess reducing the size at one point to standard Banana plug size won't make any difference then.
Old 27th February 2020
Gear Head

Unless the speakers are 100ft away from the amp you only need a single 16ga pair for each speaker.
Old 28th February 2020
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Strip the cable down until it fits!
As the others said you don't need wire that thick.
Old 4 weeks ago
Gear Maniac

I have a better high watt soldering gun than I had years ago and was able to twist the wires together and successfully get them to fit a banana plug.

Thanks for the input !
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