View Full Version : JBL newbie - cable question

06-15-2009, 08:19 PM
one week into my first JBL speakers, 4435's. I'd like to adapt my speaker cable. I have audioquest crystal I've used on on a previous set up with banana plugs to receiver and biware spades to b&w. I'd like to convert the spades to a pin or something that would go into the JBL push connector.

I saw audioquest has UST-pin, maybe I could convert the spades to this pin.

how do you utilize the original JBL push connector with a newer higher end speaker cable? I saw previous posts were the original push connector was changed out with banana plug receptor, is this necessary?


06-16-2009, 11:57 AM

06-16-2009, 02:11 PM
... or this sort of thing if you're willing to cut up your cable:



I've used the latter, but have treated them poorly and broken off bits
(bending them is a bad idea)

Then there are these if you need to spend more:


06-16-2009, 02:46 PM
I strip back the wire from the end of the cable and twisting up the wire as tight as I can, saturate this tip with silver solder. I then grind this down to a size that will fit within the existing push terminals.

Tim Rinkerman
06-19-2009, 06:36 AM
You might want to look at what goes from the speaker terminal to the crossover inside the box, before you go too crazy with exotic speaker wire....Tim

06-20-2009, 08:05 AM
This is what I use, not real expensive and great quality.



and pull the post off and r,r the old and in with the new.