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prodjay
01-01-2014, 12:39 PM
What do most people use for speaker connections on a custom box?

I'm looking for a good a connection as possible. Thanks

thatguy12
01-01-2014, 01:02 PM
What do most people use for speaker connections on a custom box?

I'm looking for a good a connection as possible. Thanks

copper bolts (if you van find them), brass bolts, stainless steel bolts. drill holes In the box and run speaker wire through sealing inside with silicone. terminal plates, binding posts.
so many ways

Biggiesmails72
01-01-2014, 01:20 PM
Im going the drill the hole and seal it with silicone route for my box. It seems like that would be the best connection also

bbeljefe
01-01-2014, 03:18 PM
If you're running a lot of power bolts and nuts work well or there are binding posts you can buy that have a splined shaft. They seal in the box well and no sealant is required. I've got them on hand, also.

As for silicone, I don't recommend ever using it on any speaker box. Ever. Silicone doesn't adhere well to wood, as it is designed to seal non porous substrates. It also smells horrible and is hard to clean up. If you have to use some sort of sealant, siliconized painter's caulk or Polyseamseal work best. Both are non volatile and they clean up easily with water.

bubbagumper6
01-01-2014, 03:51 PM
Yeah I've gone the drill a hole/silicon route before and the silicon ended up pulling out. It's also a PITA to move the enclosure around with big wires hanging off the end that cannot be disconnected. The best method I've found is just using stainless steel bolts + a set screw lug (like this (http://www.newark.com/productimages/standard/en_US/4309407.jpg)) on the outside for easy disconnecting.

FUKAZ28
01-02-2014, 12:04 AM
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Milk Mayne
01-02-2014, 12:28 AM
If it's for a lower power install (<1000wrms) I like to use quality speaker terminal cups. For higher powered builds I'll run direct connections through the port (as long as its not an aero port) or make binding posts like some others have mentioned.

These are the terminals I've been using for the last couple months. They're pretty solid and most customers like the ease of use and look. 1 New Scosche Subwoofer Speaker Round Box Terminal Cup Spring Post Sub Square | eBay (http://m.ebay.com/itm/331073739722?cmd=VIDESC&gxo=true)

fasfocus00
01-02-2014, 12:29 AM
i only use speaker wire directly in the box than seal around it. every install I do it works perfectly and never pulls. you can't get a better connection than direct.

jrdnhsnbrg
01-02-2014, 12:55 AM
Last box (and current one) I've used bolts, washers, nuts, and ring terminals. Will be using Dayton binding posts on my next box/install

4bannger
01-05-2014, 09:50 PM
ive always gone wire speaker terminals which i didnt go with on this newest box because of the current loss i heard you get from them. But not I have holes drilled with wire going through them and will never go this route unless i dont plan on moving the box. Bolts are gonna be the way i got for now on.

prodjay
01-05-2014, 10:44 PM
Thanks for all the input. I went with some binding post I got from Audio Anarchy here in my town.

SirPudge
04-20-2014, 08:13 PM
I am building a box soon. How does one of those mount? Is that lower left hole screwed in? Idk first box build and hoping it goes well. Was gonna do terminals, except for apparently they aren't good for high power, and I'm running 1800WRMS

Nubster
04-30-2014, 10:57 PM
Will the nut and bolt method work ok on a lower power system...625w RMS?

Bomber Z
06-01-2014, 12:29 AM
Yes it will. Brass or copper will work best.

gckless
06-01-2014, 12:48 AM
Always have and always will use Dayton Audio binding posts.

Dayton Audio BPA-38G HD Binding Post Pair Gold (http://www.parts-express.com/dayton-audio-bpa-38g-hd-binding-post-pair-gold--091-1245?utm_source=google&utm_medium=cpc&utm_campaign=pla)

snyderd758
06-01-2014, 01:09 AM
Always have and always will use Dayton Audio binding posts.

Dayton Audio BPA-38G HD Binding Post Pair Gold (http://www.parts-express.com/dayton-audio-bpa-38g-hd-binding-post-pair-gold--091-1245?utm_source=google&utm_medium=cpc&utm_campaign=pla)
I 2nd this easy installation maximum current and easy to take in and out if need be. I have like five enclosures downstairs with these in them.

marcos65
06-12-2014, 01:21 PM
I use carriage bolts, works great!
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