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#159781 - 01/27/05 02:17 PM Speakers
Sparks30 Offline

Registered: 03/23/02
Posts: 125
Loc: Connecticut.usa
Does any one know of a 8-port plate for speaker connection. The kind that uses the red/black push ins with bare wire. I'd post pic do not know how.

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#159782 - 01/27/05 04:16 PM Re: Speakers

Registered: 12/13/04
Posts: 28
Loc: WA
For a single gang box opening? try this link to the niles web site bottom right side. These are the binding post kind, but work just as good as the push-in type

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#159783 - 01/27/05 04:44 PM Re: Speakers
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Registered: 12/16/03
Posts: 893
Loc: Hawthorne, NY USA
Not a big fan of those spring clips. Never saw more than 2 pair per gang and I very vaguely remember seeing maybe a two gang somewhere.

Best bet if you want to do this is to get the spring clips separately and make your own plate out of a large enough blank. Question is where to get them, I know I've seen those too someplace.

Another alternative is the bananna jack connectors. Leviton make bananna jack inserts for their Quick-Port plates and there is a 2 gang with 12 ports (6 speakers).

Bananna jacks require bananna plugs on the cable end but that's a good thing because at least they can be color coded and labeled. It's too easy for someone to mess up the connections with spring clips later on.

Actually I'm not a big fan of any of these termination methods because of the possibility of wrong connections and shorts due to the large exposed metallic parts of the bananna jacks.

I would much rather bring a bundle of cables out of a wall box or mud ring through a suitable wall plate with a bushed hole and run them directly to the equipment.


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#159784 - 01/30/05 03:55 PM Re: Speakers
Sparks30 Offline

Registered: 03/23/02
Posts: 125
Loc: Connecticut.usa
Thanks, I have not seen any 8port either. H.O wants to add to existing right now they are wire nuted together. Any know how those bananna jacks are.

#159785 - 01/31/05 06:13 AM Re: Speakers
pauluk Offline

Registered: 08/11/01
Posts: 7693
Loc: Norfolk, England
I don't like those clip connections either. I figure if you're going to the trouble of installing all this you might as well use some good solid connectors.

Parts Express (Ohio) carry a fair range of audio accessories for fitting standard boxes. You might find something there of use.

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