http://www.monoprice.com/products/p...=10401&cs_id=1040115&p_id=2801&seq=1&format=2Do you think this is a good idea if I solder all speaker wire ends? The straight copper is best I know, but sometimes strands come apart etc..
I second the banana plugs. Best investment you'll make. Especially if you change things a lot. Makes hookups really quick.http://www.monoprice.com/products/p...=10401&cs_id=1040115&p_id=2801&seq=1&format=2
Don't make this hard. Pick up the above. Use them to hook up to a receiver. get 7 pairs.
For your speaker end wire. Don't even mess with soldering it. There is simply no need.
It doesn't matter if it's stranded or solid. As long as you have enough gauge(16) you are golden.
Nothing like a strand to trip the protection circuit.:huh:With strands, you have to worry about a stray shorting to the adjacent connector, which is why some people like to solder them together. Crimp-on spade lugs can be effective at keeping the strands together, too.
I learned the technique of soldering to the terminal leads to the cone near the terminal connection from the engineers at Audience. There is very little movement there. I am a distributor for the company. Audience is home of the ClairAudient loudspeakers, Auricap capacitors, and the A3 drivers. They also manufacture a line of very high end audio products.Also solder creates a hard spot along the wire, so in portable systems or anyplace that the wires vibrate, the wire could fracture at that hard spot.