Originally Posted by BassmanPaul
You will also need to enlarge the hole to 15/16". I bought such a drill surprisingly cheaply special order via Home Despot.
A properly made solder joint will last the life of the cabinet. A screw connection can vibrate loose and cause problems down the road. get yourself a cheap soldering iron and practice with gash pieces of wire. It is really easy to do.
Yes I am getting in the habit of checking my speakon ends evry year or two.
Originally Posted by wcriley
I'm starting to think that crimp-on connectors are best for speaker jacks.
More secure than screws, but still easily removed.
Require less "skill" than soldering.
But a proper crimping tool is more expensive than a soldering iron.
Good crimping tool is a must and can be used for so many projects. The model I have is not cheap, has 5 anvil sets and won't release until the crimp is complete. We have all seen the aftermath of poor crimps. But have also seen failures of poor mechanical connection on solder joints and poorly executed screw connections? IME good soldering or good mechanical crimps are more stable than screw clamping of wires.
So use what works for you best?