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Old 07-25-14, 05:46 PM
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speaker push clamps

some receivers have the cheap push spring clamp connectors for the speaker wire
... does anyone make a copper flat that fits into those and has a good connection and has a regular screw type attached to the other end for the wire..??
 
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I replaced the connectors on my old receiver. We got snowed in one weekend and I got bored and opened the case and soldered wires to where the crappy connectors used to connect. I used some female RC helicopter battery plugs and put the male ends on my speaker wires. There was nothing too special about the connectors other than it's what I had on hand at the time.
 
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did you notice a better sound??????
 
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Here's a link to the speaker terminals search results at Parts Express. I don't think the benefits, if any, outweigh the time & money to change out the spring-loaded terminals. As long as they are not corroded, making a solid connection and holding the wires tightly in place, a compression connection is as good as any.
 
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It sounds like you are looking for a terminal to use on the ends of your speaker wiring. You can use crimp or solder on pins.

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No, there was no improvement in sound. I replaced the connectors because the ones on the receiver were very "tender". I had to be very careful when inserting the speaker wires and clamping the connector closed. Often sliding the receiver back into the cabinet was enough to knock the wires loose. So, out with the factory connectors.
 
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You could also solder the wires.
 
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