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Old 06-04-2009, 02:34 PM   #41
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banana plugs dont give you better sound. its purely for the easy of connection...
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Old 06-04-2009, 02:35 PM   #42
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Question: after inserting the wire and tightening the screw on a single-screw banana plug, how much extra exposed wire should be sticking out the other end? I don't want to trim off too much for fear that the integrity of the connection will be effected, but don't want to leave too much bare wire coming out the other end either. Thanks for any help!
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about the width of these 3 dots............
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Old 07-27-2009, 12:45 AM   #43
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great thread!!!!

with the open end plugs would you clip the leftover wire or just leave it exposed
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Old 08-14-2009, 10:05 PM   #44
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Do any of you use banana plugs or pin connectors on just one end of the wires? I am thinking of just using one pair per speaker and connecting them at the AVR.
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Old 08-14-2009, 10:57 PM   #45
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Do any of you use banana plugs or pin connectors on just one end of the wires? I am thinking of just using one pair per speaker and connecting them at the AVR.
Why would you do that? Just put banana plugs on each end of the cable and be done with it!
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Old 08-14-2009, 11:05 PM   #46
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Why would you do that? Just put banana plugs on each end of the cable and be done with it!
Exactly! Besides, it's a lot more convenient!

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Old 09-04-2009, 02:23 PM   #47
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Thank the blu ray god for this thread This topic had me boggled for a nice while THANKS!
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Old 09-04-2009, 02:57 PM   #48
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Why would you do that? Just put banana plugs on each end of the cable and be done with it!
I only put them on one end, the receiver end. Connecting them to the speaker is easy, the receiver side is the pain...
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Old 09-25-2009, 02:54 AM   #49
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OK first of all I am a complete idiot. Secondly I have never used banana plugs before. How do I get the plug into the back of the speaker? How do I remove the red and black bits of plastic from the terminal? Do I just pull them out? Seems pretty stuck in there and I dont want to damage my new speakers.
Thanks and sorry for being an idiot
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Old 12-13-2009, 03:26 PM   #50
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OK first of all I am a complete idiot. Secondly I have never used banana plugs before. How do I get the plug into the back of the speaker? How do I remove the red and black bits of plastic from the terminal? Do I just pull them out? Seems pretty stuck in there and I dont want to damage my new speakers.
Thanks and sorry for being an idiot
if you unscrew the post knob it is alot easier to pull the little plugs out. just wahd to do it on my new PSB speakers
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Old 12-13-2009, 03:28 PM   #51
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i have a technical question about banana plugs.

i was told by an audio expert that using banana plugs is not the best cleanest signal. he told me that bare wire straight in the post and straight in the receiver post is the best connection to get? does anyone know if this is true or not?

cause i use banana plugs for my front 3 speakers and bare wire for all my surrounds.
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Old 12-13-2009, 03:38 PM   #52
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i have a technical question about banana plugs.

i was told by an audio expert that using banana plugs is not the best cleanest signal. he told me that bare wire straight in the post and straight in the receiver post is the best connection to get? does anyone know if this is true or not?

cause i use banana plugs for my front 3 speakers and bare wire for all my surrounds.
I use banana plugs for my fronts towers, everything else has bare wire, my receiver makes it hard to use anything but bare wire or banana plugs. My owners manual for the Energys says to use spade connectors or bare wire for best connection. The local Dali/Monitor Audio dealer said they use only spade connectors and bi-wire everything where possible.

Honestly there was no difference using bare wire or banana plugs that I ever heard when I added the banana plugs. Let your ears be the judge.
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Old 12-18-2009, 11:05 PM   #53
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hey guys, got a speaker wire question.

i have 12 gauge wire from my surrounds going from the speaker all the way to the receiver. i plan on getting a emotiva amp soon and may have to move my receiver over. problem is my speaker wire is almost exact length with hardly any room to stretch it over to where i plan to move it, that being all said here is my question...

can you add speaker wire to existing speaker wire and if so how? do i wrap two ends together and wrap with electrical tape to add the length? i really dont want to run a whole new piece which will be a super pain the in the &$@@. any thoughts or recommendations? thanks
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Old 12-19-2009, 01:17 AM   #54
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If it was me I would run new wire and leave some slack for future moves.
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Old 12-19-2009, 01:33 AM   #55
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If it was me I would run new wire and leave some slack for future moves.
ah ya i know.... thats why i am asking cause i would rather not go threw the hassle. my wires run up inside a wall and across my ceiling and down into my back walls. so i dont think i am wanting to do that again.

thanks anyways. got an idea in another thread anyways
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I use banana plugs for my fronts towers, everything else has bare wire, my receiver makes it hard to use anything but bare wire or banana plugs. My owners manual for the Energys says to use spade connectors or bare wire for best connection. The local Dali/Monitor Audio dealer said they use only spade connectors and bi-wire everything where possible.

Honestly there was no difference using bare wire or banana plugs that I ever heard when I added the banana plugs. Let your ears be the judge.
Banana plugs are illegal in some European countries, so European speaker manufacturers are apt to recommend spades, if anything. Unfortunately, on a mass market receiver, the closely spaced binding posts make it difficult to use anything but banana plugs. If you're especially clumsy, bare wire could result in a short.
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ah ya i know.... thats why i am asking cause i would rather not go threw the hassle. my wires run up inside a wall and across my ceiling and down into my back walls. so i dont think i am wanting to do that again.

thanks anyways. got an idea in another thread anyways
You're welcome, I think?
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Old 06-14-2010, 04:39 PM   #58
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I am in the market for new banana plugs. I am currently using monoprice plugs but the connection becomes loose over time. The "bulb" becomes compact inside the speaker/amp/avr and doesn't spring back very well. I have to tap the tip lightly with a hammer to "bloom" the plug almost every time. This is on ALL my plugs.

So I was over the aperion audio site and spoke to someone there about banana plugs. They suggested "saw" type plugs b/c it is a tighter fit and a larger contact area (it is the whole length of the plug rather than just the expanded sides of the bulbs). They sell this:
http://www.aperionaudio.com/product/...49,38,152.aspx

This led me on a search and found the Nakamichi saw style plugs suggested by several AVS forum members. Moreover, these plugs have a plastic, non conductive sleeve, unlike the monoprice version, so I dont have to put ugly shrink wrap on them. They seem to be shipped from overseas, but it comes down to $1.91/pair SHIPPED if you get 12 pairs.
http://namashop.com/product-0534E24.html

Has anyone tried this saw type plugs? Can anyone who has used Nakamichi plugs give their opinion of the quality and, if you have used the link above, any reviews on the store itself? Thanks everyone.
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Anyone? I wish to obtain more background on the product and seller before I pull the trigger.
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Anyone? I wish to obtain more background on the product and seller before I pull the trigger.
I have bought Nakamichi banana plugs from Ebay and I am happy with them. Aperion is a classy speaker manufacturer and vendor.

You may also consider Spade Connectors instead of banana plugs. They are available from Ebay.


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