Help me install speaker wire
September 14, 2006 5:13 PM Subscribe
Help me escape speaker wire installation-purgatory -
posted by Fidel Cashflow to technology (12 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
So I went out and bought this
Sony receiver and I'm having one hell of a time being able to attach the speaker wire. The connections on the back are not the "spring clip" type I'm accustomed to, but rather large plastic "screws" with what looks to be metal inside them (picture
). I've stipped the wire (16 AWG) but every time I place the wire in the connector and "screw" it in, the wire falls out. This is driving me absolutely crazy.
What are the names of these damn things (binding posts? That's the closest I've come up with) and how do I get them to accept my speaker wire? Do I need some sort of termination part, or am I just an idiot?