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I have a Yamaha RX-V1800 receiver. On the zone 3 connection I'm having trouble keeping the speaker wire connectied.

I'm don't know what the connection type is called. It consists of a small hole through which the wire is inserted and then there is a clip that is rotated 90 degrees that supposedly secures the wire.


Can someone tell me what this type of connection is called? Also, is there a plug that I can use (like a banana plug) to make the connection more secure?

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the spring clamp wire connector is a throw-back to the early 1970's. Why manufacturers continue to use it to save a dollar or two on an a/v receiver....I will never know.


The type of wire termination often used with them is called a "pin connector"
http://www.monoprice.com/products/pr...seq=1&format=2

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http://www.monoprice.com/products/pr...seq=1&format=2


depending on whether you want a screw down crimp of the wire or a compression fitting as the barrel is screwed to the pin.


you may need to use shrink tubing or electrical tape to cover the exposed metal of the connector body if your spring clamp connectors are close together. The exposed metal is "hot" and if the + and - touch each other, it's the same as shorting out the wiring.
 

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Thanks! That's exactly what I needed.

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Originally Posted by m_vanmeter /forum/post/17013239


the spring clamp wire connector is a throw-back to the early 1970's. Why manufacturers continue to use it to save a dollar or two on an a/v receiver....I will never know.


The type of wire termination often used with them is called a "pin connector"
http://www.monoprice.com/products/pr...seq=1&format=2

or
http://www.monoprice.com/products/pr...seq=1&format=2


depending on whether you want a screw down crimp of the wire or a compression fitting as the barrel is screwed to the pin.


you may need to use shrink tubing or electrical tape to cover the exposed metal of the connector body if your spring clamp connectors are close together. The exposed metal is "hot" and if the + and - touch each other, it's the same as shorting out the wiring.
 
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