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We just had this discussion on a Facebook audio install forum. The consensus was a solid NO, as the weak spot of the wire then is right where the wire goes into the jacket, but my argument is that if the wire isn't being flexed, then I'd tin it to prevent thin strands from shorting together. One guy also said that the tinning makes the copper less malleable, and that solder will shrink slightly over time, reducing connection of the compression fit as compared to the bare wire.
While his argument made sense, I personally will still at least solder the tip, to prevent fraying, leaving the rest of the wire untinned.
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