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Firetruck
08-20-2009, 09:55 PM
K so it's probably a really basic question, but how do I get the speaker wire into my speakers? Heres a picture, I circled the parts that are labeled + and -, and right below them is a small hole circled in green. I'm guessing you just poke the speaker wire through that hole? Or is that not going to work

http://i26.tinypic.com/nznmte.jpg

obrien202
08-20-2009, 09:57 PM
drill them out

traksta15
08-20-2009, 09:57 PM
iirc theyre called spade terminals. walmart sells em

mlstrass
08-20-2009, 09:57 PM
pic *****, but I assume they have male spade terminals, so you need female terminals that will slide over them...

traksta15
08-20-2009, 09:58 PM
http://www.jimruffi.com/images/shopping/female_spade.JPG

power-fanatic07
08-20-2009, 09:58 PM
or just put the speaker wire on top and solder them :)

jdawg
08-20-2009, 09:59 PM
http://www.mightybigdeals.com/v/vspfiles/photos/032076102432-2T.jpg

Side Show
08-20-2009, 10:09 PM
hope you didn't buy them brand new

Lynxis
08-20-2009, 10:14 PM
this thread is awesome

lol, poke the wire through the hole.

ah, youth

EuphoricBass247
08-20-2009, 10:15 PM
hope you didn't buy them brand new

why would this be an issue?

Firetruck
08-20-2009, 10:41 PM
Oh just kidding...I just checked the box and it comes with short amounts of speaker wire with the proper terminals, yea I'm an idiot. Anyways, the wire it gave seems to be like 22 gauge, if I'm using 16 gauge wires, wouldn't these defeat the purpose? Because even if the majority of the wire is 16 gauge, it doesn't matter because the 22s are still a part of the system right?

kizz
08-20-2009, 11:36 PM
hell i use 14awg

Lynxis
08-21-2009, 05:58 PM
Just go to lowes and get terminal connectors as shown.

Dont use junky wire.