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Arick

Speaker connectors and wire questions

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Arick
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My setup for my 07 Sunscape  4 x JL 6.5 M  with JL M1000/5  amp.  Still working on picking out the sub and box.. Leaning towards JL 12W3 with a qbomb.

Pulled my stock RF speakers and went to reuse the disconnects.  Found that 1 disconnect is similar in size and the other is a bit smaller.  So I start looking looking at the speaker wire and to my untrained eye it looks pretty small. More on that in a minute.  The disconnects I figure I can pick up at my hardware store. Well They don't appear to have insulated disconnects for the small one.  I checked a few places and I'm stuck at the moment.   I realize its Sunday and I can try an electrical supply or a stereo shop tomorrow. However I started thinking, is this how everyone else does it?  Should I continue with disconnects?  If I continue with disconnects should I consider replacing the speaker wire as well?  If so, does that change the disconnects I need because of the gauge? 

I feel like I'm over thinking this whole thing. Hoping someone can point me in the right direction.  Thanks in advance.

 

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Arick

Guess I'll just crimp the bigger ones on and roll with it. Can't seem to find what I'm looking for.

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wdr

 Yes, was not impressed they are basically a wire nut. For a high dollar stereo application I would pass, especially where vibration and water are involved. JMO

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Arick

I was referring to these

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lonestar

Faston F1 and F2 blade connectors. Most common sizes are .250 and .187 blade width. Available many places like Crutchfield and Amazon. Try searching quick disconnect spade terminal. Most speakers use these.

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wdr

Got it. I remember now that RF did that odd sized - /+ speaker spade size. +1 for the Faston.

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Arick

The JL has two different sizes.

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lonestar

So measure the width of the blade to determine size. Choices are usually .187 and .250", but they also come in .105, .125, .205, and .312".

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nwwakesurf
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Ancor has a set of 6 heat shrink crimp on female quick connects with a pair of .250 and two pairs of smaller sizes to fit the smaller connection on the speaker. Spendy and end up paying for an unused pair but pretty sure to get the job done right. 

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