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Wanted -small pull-apart speaker wire connectors

Postby tracerman » 30 Apr 2018, 13:58

Now we have lost Maplins , I need a source for small pull-apart male-female low voltage connectors for speaker wires . We have two old ( but good ) Solarvox speakers in our lounge with wires buried inside the coving . Both protrude from the wall with about 8 inches of loose flex so that to disconnect ( i.e. for decorating) Her indoors has to hold the speakers up while I faff about with a screwdriver unscrewing the wires from small connectors . It would be nice to have some which just push together . Any ideas ? .
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Re: Wanted -small pull-apart speaker wire connectors

Postby Deejay » 30 Apr 2018, 14:32

Afternoon Steve

Have look here ...

http://cpc.farnell.com/w/c/cable-leads- ... connectors


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Re: Wanted -small pull-apart speaker wire connectors

Postby TrimTheKing » 30 Apr 2018, 15:52

What are the connectors on the back of the speakers like? Short of replacing them all I can see you can do is screw a short length of speaker wire into the speaker terminals, with a banana plug/socket attached, the the opposite banana plug/socket on your tails from the wall.
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Re: Wanted -small pull-apart speaker wire connectors

Postby Rod » 30 Apr 2018, 18:16

There’s lots of male/female banana speaker connectors on the Bay

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Re: Wanted -small pull-apart speaker wire connectors

Postby tracerman » 30 Apr 2018, 18:54

Thanks everybody - given me a better idea of where I'm going .
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Re: Wanted -small pull-apart speaker wire connectors

Postby themissingelf » 30 Apr 2018, 21:29

One option... The basis of a wallplate for speakers but perhaps you could adapt to your needs (heat shrink over the business end). Then attach banana plugs to the leads from the speakers.
https://www.keene.co.uk/cables-accessories/end-connectors/loudspeaker/4mm-binding-posts-pair-1-red-1-black-gold-plated.html

Ready to fit wallplates
https://www.keene.co.uk/2-x-4mm-sockets-speaker-wallplate.html
https://www.keene.co.uk/twin-loudspeaker-with-qc-terminals-wallplate.html
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