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#331921 - 12/18/10 11:34 AM Finally puchased the QS8s
bdpf Offline
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So finally, after purchasing the M80s last January, the VP180 last June, I finally bought the QS8s today (Merry Christmas to me grin) . I expect them to arrive Tuesday or Wednesday and once again I am very exited. I am sure they will surpass my expectations as the M80s and VP180 did.

I will be mounting them on my back wall using the T-bracket included. I remember reading that there is no space for banana plugs but is there space for spades or any other connector? If not, I'll just use bare wire.
I also remember someone mentioning something about having to bend the tabs on the bracket. I am not sure I understand. Can somebody explain? Any other recommendation about mounting them?
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#331924 - 12/18/10 12:01 PM Re: Finally puchased the QS8s [Re: bdpf]
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Probably not on the spades.

I didn't have to do any bending, but be VERY VERY VERY sure the tabs are in the slots before you fully let go of the speaker.
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#331928 - 12/18/10 12:09 PM Re: Finally puchased the QS8s [Re: Ken.C]
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Yeah, just go with bare wire.
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#331930 - 12/18/10 12:23 PM Re: Finally puchased the QS8s [Re: Ken.C]
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Just use the bare wire no neeed for any other connection. So far as the T bracket, check how it engauges into the tabs mounted on the back of the QS8 before installing the T on the wall. Just ensure the bracket slips under the mounting tabs on the back of the QS8, if it is a little too tight - really hard to engauge, then make some adjustments to the T bracket tabs to allow for easier installation by bending them slightly out.
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#331935 - 12/18/10 02:29 PM Re: Finally puchased the QS8s [Re: jakewash]
bdpf Offline
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Thanks for your help guys.
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#331942 - 12/18/10 07:17 PM Re: Finally puchased the QS8s [Re: bdpf]
wbedford Offline
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I use bare wire/T-bracket in my setup as well.

IMO the QS8's are Axioms best speaker.
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#331946 - 12/18/10 08:46 PM Re: Finally puchased the QS8s [Re: wbedford]
ClubNeon Offline
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I use bare wire on all my speakers. Less connections.
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#331951 - 12/18/10 11:18 PM Re: Finally puchased the QS8s [Re: ClubNeon]
Adrian Offline
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Loc: It's all about the location.
The Axiom binding posts work pretty well with bare wire actually. The connections on my Denon, not so much, so I use Banana plugs there.
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#331960 - 12/19/10 08:07 AM Re: Finally puchased the QS8s [Re: Adrian]
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I also use bare wire with the T bracket and it works great.

Be careful when you screw in the T bracket, if you are going into the stud, that you don't over torque the screw. The T bracket could bend a bit. If that happens, you'll never get the QS8 to line up with the tabs.

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#331961 - 12/19/10 08:13 AM Re: Finally puchased the QS8s [Re: Worfzara]
bdpf Offline
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Thanks for the tip.
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