This is basically all you'd need for a standard setup. Banana plugs are not a must have, however they do make installation a lot easier, especially on the receiver end.Does it really matter what speaker cable you use?
Whats the best bargain type speaker cable?
The economical Best Buy stuff with banana plugs work ok???
Thanks!This is basically all you'd need for a standard setup. Banana plugs are not a must have, however they do make installation a lot easier, especially on the receiver end.
https://www.amazon.com/AmazonBasics-Banana-Plugs-12-pairs/dp/B01MXJIEV9/ref=sr_1_7? https://www.amazon.com/Mediabridge-2-Conductor-Sequential-Markings-SW-14X2-100-CL/dp/B00I8V8XC0/ref=sr_1_9?crid=I85CAWRYPOQI&keywords=14awg+speaker+wire&qid=1558631641&s=gateway&sprefix=14aw,aps,138&sr=8-9 crid=3QF1F08RY5W16&keywords=banana+plugs&qid=1558631530&s=gateway&sprefix=banana,aps,144&sr=8-7
I dont know what cable I have...I think I got it at Best Buy about 5 years ago. Its 14g wiring. I got the banana plugs from Amazon that was suggested earlier in this thread.
One guy I spoke to said that he custom solders the plugs on. Said you have to be careful when you use the plugs etc you can short out stuff.
That shorting possibility is why I only use "paired" banana plugs. It is very easy to bend single banana plugs at the pin if you move the speaker or amp without realizing the speaker cable is taut because there is a lot of leverage from where the wire attaches to the plug and the (necessarily) hollow pins take very little force to bend. I seem to be the only person on AVS concerned about that (last time I mentioned this I heard crickets).One guy I spoke to said that he custom solders the plugs on. Said you have to be careful when you use the plugs etc you can short out stuff.
It's very weird that they don't list the gauge, but it looks pretty thick (hard to tell how much is insulator and how much is wire). These look like a nice practical set of speaker wires. Pay attention to the connectors, the first pair looks like they slip into the binding post hole (rather than a banana plug) and the second set has bananas on one side and pins on the other.Amazon shows 16 footers on the page, the max length is 9.8 feet in the drop down menu. The gauge is not shown, but they look like 14 or 12 gauge.
I was thinking about getting these for my fronts.