Electra tube connector installation instructions.

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drmike

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Re: Electra tube connector installation instructions.
« Reply #20 on: 5 Sep 2011, 12:32 am »
do you still sell these? how much$?
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Re: Electra tube connector installation instructions.
« Reply #21 on: 5 Sep 2011, 04:15 am »
Yep, I have them in stock. Call or e-mail me for special pricing.

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Re: Electra tube connector installation instructions.
« Reply #22 on: 5 Sep 2011, 04:05 pm »
how much for 2 pairs?
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Re: Electra tube connector installation instructions.
« Reply #23 on: 5 Sep 2011, 04:18 pm »
See PM.

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Re: Electra tube connector installation instructions.
« Reply #24 on: 1 Jan 2012, 12:59 am »
Hello Danny,
I am interested in purchasing a set of 2 pairs of these connectors.

Do you have them in stock?

Thanks.

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Re: Electra tube connector installation instructions.
« Reply #25 on: 1 Jan 2012, 01:46 am »
Hello Danny,
I am interested in purchasing a set of 2 pairs of these connectors.

Do you have them in stock?

Thanks.

Sure, I have some of them in stock. Just call to order.

rpf

Re: Electra tube connector installation instructions.
« Reply #26 on: 1 Jan 2012, 05:14 am »
Just a note that I purchased a couple of pairs from Danny a few months ago and they arrived very quickly.

They were also easily installed and sound great!

Rob

mykyll2727

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Re: Electra tube connector installation instructions.
« Reply #27 on: 1 Oct 2012, 08:59 pm »
Danny, I saw no metioned of it but I could've missed it. Up to what size/gauge speaker wire will the studs accept?

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Re: Electra tube connector installation instructions.
« Reply #28 on: 1 Oct 2012, 09:25 pm »
Danny, I saw no metioned of it but I could've missed it. Up to what size/gauge speaker wire will the studs accept?

I know it will take 12 gauge. I will have to check to see if it will take 10. 

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Re: Electra tube connector installation instructions.
« Reply #29 on: 1 Oct 2012, 09:47 pm »
Thanks. The speaker cables I use are 10ga to the fronts and 11ga to the center and surrounds. That's why I asked.

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Re: Electra tube connector installation instructions.
« Reply #30 on: 1 Oct 2012, 10:11 pm »
Thanks. The speaker cables I use are 10ga to the fronts and 11ga to the center and surrounds. That's why I asked.

Those must be some massive power hungry speakers with big voice coil drivers and big amps.

mykyll2727

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Re: Electra tube connector installation instructions.
« Reply #31 on: 1 Oct 2012, 10:32 pm »
Big amps yes. :wink: 525wX6 @8 ohms. Speakers not so much. Got the cables on various auctions over the years. They just happen to be that size. :roll:

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Re: Electra tube connector installation instructions.
« Reply #32 on: 9 Oct 2012, 09:16 pm »
I recently installed the male connectors on 10 AWG speaker wire, but it's a little tricky. The internal wall of the male tube has a small groove aboout half way down. When inserting 10 gauge wire, the strand ends will hang up on the groove as it's being inserted. When this happens, don't force it, or the wire strands will bend and it will not slide past. When feeling this resistance, twist slightly until the ends are free. I rounded the strand ends by trimming the corners, to help it slide past the groove. Also, make sure that the bare wire strands are as straight as possible to begin with.

This should not be an issue with smaller diameter wire.

mykyll2727

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Re: Electra tube connector installation instructions.
« Reply #33 on: 9 Oct 2012, 11:45 pm »
Thanks! I appreciate the info. So taper the ends a bit, go slow and easy and if it hangs up just kinda gently screw the cable in.

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Re: Electra tube connector installation instructions.
« Reply #34 on: 10 Oct 2012, 04:15 am »
Thanks! I appreciate the info. So taper the ends a bit, go slow and easy and if it hangs up just kinda gently screw the cable in.

Yep. After messing up once, I practiced on a leftover wire section I had. If one little strand gets caught in the groove, don't force it, or it will bend around and then the all the strands will not go through. Keep the strands straight. Remember to get the strands all the way to the end of the tube, as that is the benefit of the design.

Initially, I didn't think it was possible for 10 AWG to fit. But that was the wire I had, threaded through and behind several walls back to my equipment rack. My new LS center speaker came with these connectors, and after initially failing to get them on, I gave up and reattached my bannana plugs. A more careful second try got the tube connectors on, and I am so happy I did. The sonic improvement over bannana plugs was just amazing. 

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Re: Electra tube connector installation instructions.
« Reply #35 on: 10 Oct 2012, 08:43 am »
Yep. After messing up once, I practiced on a leftover wire section I had. If one little strand gets caught in the groove, don't force it, or it will bend around and then the all the strands will not go through. Keep the strands straight. Remember to get the strands all the way to the end of the tube, as that is the benefit of the design.

Initially, I didn't think it was possible for 10 AWG to fit. But that was the wire I had, threaded through and behind several walls back to my equipment rack. My new LS center speaker came with these connectors, and after initially failing to get them on, I gave up and reattached my bannana plugs. A more careful second try got the tube connectors on, and I am so happy I did. The sonic improvement over bannana plugs was just amazing.


Excellent. Thanks for the info! I was concerned that I might have to rely on bananas because the cable would be too thick. That made me question if it'd be worth the upgrade. I definitely plan on giving them a go now.

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Re: Electra tube connector installation instructions.
« Reply #36 on: 4 Apr 2015, 05:38 pm »
 :thumb: Great directions, Danny.  Thanks for posting.  I just installed these in my LGK 1.0 speakers.