Speaker crimps - what are the right ones and where can I get them?

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  1. Alex79

    Alex79 SS.org Regular

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    I'm looking for some of these quick connectors for speakers that are often used. I don't want to solder my speakers in, so I can swap them from time to time.

    I found these spade crimp connectors on Amazon, but I don't know if these are the right ones.
    https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B006Z95W8U/ref=ox_sc_saved_title_1?smid=AIF4G7PLKBOZY&psc=1

    This has been really a tough search - I don't even know which term I should search for!

    Does anybody know where I can get these in the UK and which ones will fit. I would like to get around a dozen of them.
     
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    Cordless soldering gun? Not sure about UK specific stores but literally any hardware/ home improvement/ all in one grocery store in the US has those.
     
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    Would help to know what you're trying to plug into what and the gauge of the wire you're using.
     
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    20181205_071342.jpg The quick connectors you often find on guitar speakers. I've attached a picture of some old ones I have. They don't have any markings on them.

    I'll just use some cable that is thick enough, nothing special.
     
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    You're looking for .25" fast-on, female crimps. Most speaker wire is between 18 and 22 gauge. So the ones you posted might be a tight fit. I think the metric conversion is ~6mm.

    I was just asking because I didn't know if you were specifically looking to go smaller for some reason.
     
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    Thanks, that helps a lot. Do you know a place that sells them or is Amazon my best bet?
     
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    I'm not sure what would be best if you're in the UK. Do you guys have electronics hobbyist shops?

    Amazon should be fine.
     

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