Is bare wire better a connection for speaker over banana or spade.
Naim Audios own plugs are effectively Banana Plugs. Does that answer your question…?
Bare wire is OK but can degrade with both oxidisation and/or wire loose strand issues.
Spades can & do become loose
Banana’s are overall the best for speaker & amp end connections, plus so easy to use when a disconnect is needed
Don’t mix dissimilar metals; use nickel cable terminals into nickel amp & speaker terminals, or gold into gold,
And finally, solder on bare wire, banana’s or spades is best, unsoldered bare wire & screws is all BS so far as speaker cable is concerned, plus solder helps with oxidisation.
That’s solder instead of crimp barrel.
It maybe that a crimp does make a marginally better connection, but over time with the potential for oxidation, & the possible (maybe) tiny reduction in connection resistance, in speaker connection terms, it’s solder is best every time
My atlas cable have a crimp done by factory and the speaker cable started to Shear at the bottom of the crimp and 2 fell away so I think will take the crimp off and put solder on the wire instead.
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