Tools i use for Speaker Cable

Speaker Cable

I use Liberty Speaker Cable and Liberty ZB03 Banana connectors. Liberty has a Spade Connector ZA02-II that works the same way. I strip cables the old school way, razor knife and wire strippers.

Wago locking connector are much better than butt connector because they do not require a tool to terminate them and they are reusable. If you have to remove an in-wall you just lift the locking arm to release the connection. You dont have to cut and strip the cable again like you would with a butt splice. Wire nuts work but come on people!

All Trade Razor Knife

Wire Strippers

Wago 222-413 Connectors

Liberty ZB03 Compression Bananas


  • flyingmachine

    May 9, 2009

    Those Wago connectors look fantastic!

  • wiremunky

    May 9, 2009

    They are. You pull the orange lever back and insert the wire, then snap it closed. The wire is secure and cant be pulled out. Wago’s are by far the best speaker wire termination product i have ever come across. I always hated butt splices because they had to be clipped off.

    I liked wirenuts but in the back of my mind i always felt like a hack for using them even though they worked perfectly and gave me the ability to remove a speaker without cutting the lead. I learned about wago’s while working on a project in europe about 4 or 5 years ago. I have used them ever since. FYI.. the last time i ordered them i was forced to buy 1000qty case.

  • flyingmachine

    May 12, 2009

    1000 qty case! I ordered 10 in each size from Newark and they said they shipped, so must be no minimum.

  • J.O.

    January 3, 2011

    I have purchased the wago’s at Custom Install Supply – they have a great selection of these type of items.

  • Maya

    November 28, 2011

    we use Wago’s in the electrical field too…leggo my Wago!


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