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    Speaker Ternimals

    What do most people use for speaker connections on a custom box?

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    Re: Speaker Ternimals

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    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.
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    Re: Speaker Ternimals

    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



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    Re: Speaker Ternimals

    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.



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    Re: Speaker Ternimals

    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) on the outside for easy disconnecting.




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    Re: Speaker Ternimals

    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




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    Re: Speaker Ternimals

    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.



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    Re: Speaker Ternimals

    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



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    Re: Speaker Ternimals

    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.




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    Re: Speaker Ternimals

    Thanks for all the input. I went with some binding post I got from Audio Anarchy here in my town.




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