View Full Version : To Terminal or not To Terminal

05-18-2007, 04:11 PM
as it says, whats your guys opinions on this?
im about 50/50 on it, the last set i bought were like 12 bucks but leaked air (out of a sealed box :mad: )
although i had a set that held banana clips and leaked nothing.

anyway, im building a ported box for a mag 12" 2 @ 30hz and trying to decide whether its worth it to pick up another set or just drill a hole and run the wire out.

05-18-2007, 04:18 PM
i drill

1 small hole
or one big hole and a plastic piece to sit in it..

05-18-2007, 04:28 PM
im not a fan of them

05-18-2007, 06:19 PM
terminals makes it look cleaner IMO, but do whatever, just caulk it for no air leaks

05-18-2007, 07:50 PM
don't do it.

silicone and a drill bit = best connection possible.

05-18-2007, 08:54 PM
I build an enclosure for the terminal. No leaks, no flexing and the connection is good enough that there's nothing resembling a loss that could be even remotely audible.

05-18-2007, 09:20 PM
how you do build an enclosure for it? do you make a baffle around the backside of it and only leave the + and - coming out?
im looking for the most visually appealing design overall, but this is just my test box to decide whether i want to build a much more expensive corian version of it.

05-18-2007, 09:25 PM
Binding posts anyone?

05-19-2007, 01:23 AM
Binding posts anyone?

x2. Simple and effective. I've used these on a few boxes: http://www.partsexpress.com/pe/showdetl.cfm?&Partnumber=091-340

In a pinch 5/16" threaded rod, flat washers, nuts/bolts will do the trick.

05-19-2007, 08:39 AM
how you do build an enclosure for it?


Kinda like that. This particular one was a bit of an after thought. On my current box I built the little tray for the inside part of the box and thenglued it on to the back panel. Drilled some 1/2" pilot holes and then used a flush trim bit on the router table to make the cutout for the terminal cups themselves. The inner tray provides the surface to trim to.

05-19-2007, 08:56 AM
Thats pretty nice.