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Help with Speaker wire connections

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I’m right in the middle of my first build. I’m building a ported subwoofer using Dayton Ultimax subs. I have two questions:
1. They are going to be passive subs and I’m going to be using banana plugs to connect them to the amp. Is soldering the best way to attach the wire to the back of the terminal cup?Click image for larger version

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2. The subs use push spring connectors. I’ve read that using bare wire is a bad idea because eventually the wire turns green and the connection is poor. What is the best way to connect wire to the back of the sub. FWIW I’ll be using 12 gauge wire. Hopefully you can see the photos. Click image for larger version

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Hi,

I’m right in the middle of my first build. I’m building a ported subwoofer using Dayton Ultimax subs. I have two questions:
1. They are going to be passive subs and I’m going to be using banana plugs to connect them to the amp. Is soldering the best way to attach the wire to the back of the terminal cup?Attachment 2591482
2. The subs use push spring connectors. I’ve read that using bare wire is a bad idea because eventually the wire turns green and the connection is poor. What is the best way to connect wire to the back of the sub. FWIW I’ll be using 12 gauge wire. Hopefully you can see the photos. Attachment 2591484Attachment 2591486Attachment 2591484
You can use These for the terminal cup connection and I'm not sure where you got the info from about the bare wire to the Subwoofer push terminal. I haven't had an issue using the bare wire

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Thank you. Johnson636 I will use bare wire for the push spring connectors. Would those female connectors for the terminal cup be better than soldering? ( I only ask because I have solder and don’t have those connectors) thanks again !
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Would those female connectors for the terminal cup be better than soldering?
"Better" in the fact that you would be able to remove them from the terminal cup without hassle if needed. Either method will work just fine though.
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