April 08, 2022 1 min read
To connect speakers to amplifiers, you will need to have speaker cables and choose the speaker wire terminals you want. There are 3 different common types: banana plugs, spades, and bare wires. Banana plugs are easy to attach and remove from amplifiers. Spades are also a good choice if you want more protection for your connection. They fasten more securely. Bare wires are not affected by the manufacturing quality of the terminals and provide the purest sound from your cable. But they are prone to oxidation and more easily damaged.
When you have prepared your speaker cables, it's time to connect your speakers to amplifiers. First, it is important to make sure that the amplifier is turned off. Then, check if the polarity is correct. The positive terminal of the amplifier should be connected to the speaker's positive terminal, and the negative terminal of the amplifier should be connected to the negative terminal of the speaker. If you reverse the polarity, your sound will be significantly diminished. Finally, turn on the amplifier and enjoy your music!