With so many options when integrating audio systems, speaker connections can be incredibly confusing. But there is logic behind all those different cables connected to the audio equipment. In this speaker connections infographic, Multimedia Tech covers all the kinds of parts, then explains their functionality in simple ways to understand how the electronics systems are integrated.
Today’s new audio components are equipped with different types of speaker connections. Figuring out how to connect the speakers, amplifiers, receivers and mixers where can be confusing.
Binding terminals secure bare speaker wire and banana plugs.
Speaker wire transmits audio signals through copper cables.
A banana plug is used to firmly connect a speaker wire to a binding terminal.
Dual banana plugs firmly connect speaker wires to binding terminals.
Binding connectors firmly connect speaker wires to spring clip terminals.
Spade connectors connect speaker cables to binding terminals.
An XLR connector has 3 conductors (positive, negative and ground). And it is mostly associated with professional audio equipment because of its balanced audio interconnectivity.
RCA connectors transmits audio signals through RCA cables.
Source: Multimedia Tech. TV Speaker Connections Infographic URL: mymultimediatech.com/2018/speaker-connections/
These are all the speaker connections that new audio systems come with. Understanding what speaker cables to use and what is compatible with what when integrating an audio system can be frustrating. We hope that this infographic will assist you to better visualize how speaker connections can be connected. And how make sure that audio is transmitted better.