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HD500 Speaker wire

post #1 of 4
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Hello everyone,
So I bought the HD500 speaker set from Klipsch about a year ago, and they're okay. The issue I'm having is with the stupid spring loaded clips for the speaker wire. The clamps are so loose that the speaker wire consistently falls out. For those who have this system, what speaker wires do you use? I tried using some Monster wire originally (I worked at best buy; it was cheap), but the clamps weren't big enough to handle a wire that thick. I'm currently using 16 gauge wire, but it comes out really easy, which is especially frustrating. Anyone have any thoughts on how to curb this problem?
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Originally Posted by colinmadbeast View Post

Hello everyone,
So I bought the HD500 speaker set from Klipsch about a year ago, and they're okay. The issue I'm having is with the stupid spring loaded clips for the speaker wire. The clamps are so loose that the speaker wire consistently falls out. For those who have this system, what speaker wires do you use? I tried using some Monster wire originally (I worked at best buy; it was cheap), but the clamps weren't big enough to handle a wire that thick. I'm currently using 16 gauge wire, but it comes out really easy, which is especially frustrating. Anyone have any thoughts on how to curb this problem?

I'd try thicker gauge, hard to say what that Monster stuff was, but if it will not take 14g then try doubling up the bare end of the 16g (or in part, or stuff enough in the clip that it can't move and then don't stretch the speaker wire so that it pulls out. If you're really handy you might be able to change terminals but I wouldn't bother with those speakers.
post #3 of 4
you could try some 12 AWG, it might be thick enough to stay, and thin enough to fit... also, are they the type of connectors that support banana plugs?
post #4 of 4
HD 500 sats cant handle 12ga wire with those spring clips, look at this photo of the back of the speaker.
HD 500 terminal.JPG 21k .JPG file

I'd be surprised if 14ga fits very well.

I'd go with the suggestion above of bending the 16ga wire over which doubles the thickness and then inserting into the spring clip.
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