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Info on proper tools?

Hi Jon,
As always your insights are appreciated. I've been aware of them for some time on the subject of crimping. Recently I set up a nice ancillary retro/vintage room in my basement and as I have a number of different tube and solid state amps, as well as different speakers, I've been trying to come to terms with efficient speaker connectivity. Bananas seem to me the easiest to switch around, but I've had issues with proper tension on some combinations w/ binding posts.

To make a long story short, I've always felt inept to make good crimp connections for spades (or anything else for that matter) and those I've made by hand have been sericable but certainly lacking the assurance of a cold solder joint.

It would be a great service if you could provide some insight into the proper tools to achieve this and their cost/availability. When I've gone looking, I've ended up disuaded by cost and somewhat confused on exactly what would be best.

Many thanks in advance,


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