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Abunadh
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Binding posts too small
10/11/21 at 08:02:46
 
I just unboxed and attempted to hook up my my new Zkit60 only to find that the binding posts are too small to accommodate my Zen Styx (non terminated) speaker cable.
I don't solder.
What are my options?
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HockessinKid
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Re: Binding posts too small
Reply #1 - 10/11/21 at 13:53:09
 
Abunadh,

I am not aware of any speaker terminals that do not require some form of soldering for 8ga wire, it's very thick. I think you have two options, find a friend who has a soldering iron & solder or get a cold solder kit.
Just make sure you get a good solder connection between the internal speaker wire and speaker terminal tab.

Parts Connexion has a good selection of speaker terminals which accept larger gauge bare wire or spades. You can email or call them for suggestions based on you speakers and equipment.

Good luck.

HK
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Abunadh
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Re: Binding posts too small
Reply #2 - 10/13/21 at 00:34:39
 
Thank you HockessinKid.
Just to get it up and running I dug up some cheap banana plugs that will accept and lock in the speaker wire with set screws.
At the very least I can use these to burn in my Zkit60, but clearly they are no long term solution as they are a $5 connection between a $450 cable and a $1000 amp.
Thank you again.
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