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    1 PAIR OF High-Quality Gold Plated Speaker Banana Plugs, Open Screw Type
    Product # 2943
    Pack Size: 1 Pack
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    1 PAIR OF High-Quality Gold Plated Speaker Banana Plugs, Open Screw Type

    Banana plugs make speaker installation a breeze. They are designed for use with amplifiers or speakers that use traditional binding posts. Not only is it easier to make the connection on the back of your amp, it is safer, with no chance of stray wire strands creating a short across contacts.

    These high quality plugs are the open screw type and can accept bare wire, spades, or other banana plugs. They are sized to fit speaker wire from 12 to 18 AWG. Each pair comes with one plug color coded red and the other coded black, for easy polarity identification.

    The plug body is made of brass, which is then plated with gold to help prevent corrosion and ensure smooth connections.


    • Can accept bare wire, spades, or other banana plugs
    • Can accept 12 to 18 AWG speaker wires
    • Color coded black/red rings for maintaining proper polarity
    • Secure, positive contact with binding posts
    • Corrosion resistant, 24K gold plated brass plug
    • Each order includes ONE pair (2 plugs total)

    The video below shows the differences between the various types of banana plugs and includes a demonstration of how to install each type.

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    where is the video for putting together a banna plug?
    A shopper on Feb 16, 2017
    BEST ANSWER: https://www.monoprice.com/product?p_id=9437
    Next, click on video (leftmost) icon below image.
    Can these be used for bi-wiring speakers?
    A shopper on Jan 28, 2017
    BEST ANSWER: Yes...you can bi-wire. I bi-wire from my free-standing speaker to the speaker terminals on the back of my receiver.
    Make sure that the red and black match from speaker to receiver/amplifier.
    4.8 / 5.0
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    A must-have for thicker speaker wire
    I got several of these to complement a spool of 14-gauge speaker wire (item 2791) to re-wire my sound system. These plugs are easy to use and worked great in my setup. The 14-gauge wire can actually be installed either on the side or through the cap itself (like with the closed-screw style plugs). Best of all, they cost 1/3 of comparable plugs at other retailers.

    The specifications say they will fit up to 12-gauge wire, which is probably referring to a side installation. The 14-gauge wire is pretty snug when installed through the cap. I don't see how a 12-gauge would fit through it, unless you stripped away the sheath entirely and installed the bare wire. There should be no problem installing the 12-gauge wire in the open sides though.

    A word of caution... The entire plug is made out of metal and is conductive. Be sure to trim any excess wire protruding from the side openings so you don't have any accidental contacts. A little bit of heat shrink tubing might also be a sensible precaution.
    January 4, 2010
    Great price, work great! A lot nicer than screwing everything into your stereo, especially if you have to rearrange or get in there periodically.

    Maybe this is obvious to everyone else, but originally I stuck the wire through sideways, like on old stereo binding posts. But then I had to be careful that they didn't stick out much and hit each other when plugged in. I was much happier when I realized the back was open so I could stick the wire straight through the back and have the stripped end come out the side slightly. Now the wire had an "end" and there was little chance of hitting the adjacent one.
    May 5, 2011
    Best choice for Banana Plugs
    **Highly Reccomended** These OPEN SCREW TYPE banana plugs are better design than the other style of banana plugs on Monoprice. Your feed the speaker wire through the back then out the side and it screws in snug. I bought a few of the closed screw type as well and their connection is not nearly as secure as this type. The value is unbelievable, construction is excellent, and they fit snug into 2 different receivers and 2 different brands of speakers. Don't be afraid to buy these
    September 22, 2009
    The Real Deal
    I came across monoprice, while searching for speaker wire. I found, some OFC at a great low price. It was even twisted properly. Low resistence, big time. Then added some of monoprices, gold plated copper banana plugs. Ran two pair piggy back. You can spend akot more. But, these follow ohm's law. Guess what? It works very well.

    PROS: I purchased these banana plugs, because they're gold plated copper. Usually, and no one mentions this, they're gold plated bronze. The difference between bronze and copper in ohms and capacitance, is incredible. What we need in a speaker cable is the lowest resistence. These work. What a difference. Thankyou, R.Crane

    CONS: None. They accept larger gauge wire. They also are non-problematic, Just tighten, plug in, listen. Simply put, they're the real deal. 10+ out of ten.
    December 5, 2011
    My favorite banana plug
    better then the stuff on ebay and better then ...

    PROS: easily bites on thick speaker cable
    non-replaceable head so no wiggle
    January 2, 2011
    don't slip on banana plugs...
    These plugs cleaned up mythe home theatreand so now I'm dialed in. Best Buy wanted $20 a pair for Monster brand banana plugs. What a rip off! I got them from monoprice for less than $3.00 per pair. You do the math...

    PROS: High quality easy to use alternative to Monster.

    CONS: Standard shipping took damn near a fort night.
    February 4, 2013
    Great plugs
    Excellent value and easy to use. I wont be using bare wire connections again.

    PROS: High quality construction

    Easy to use

    CONS: None
    January 2, 2015
    Ideal for Parallel Speaker connections
    When connecting multiple speakers to the same binding posts on an amplifier (I had a passive subwoofer), I found these banana plugs to be more useful than the closed end ones. These put less stress on the end of the connection and keep the connectors straighter and less likely to short out when you need to connect one banana plug into the back of another. They also take up less room behind my amplifier, allowing me to gain a 1/2 inch or more of space. Doesn't sound like a lot, but it makes a difference in tight spots.
    March 30, 2015
    Perfect for my installation needs
    If you don't require a soldered plug, these are a perfect solution. I used mine to plug the speaker wires into my stereo. I found that having the speaker wire clamp into the plug at a perpendicular angle made it easier because I did not have that much room behind my stereo receiver and the back of my entertainment center (back wall). Just something to consider as you plan your installation

    PROS: Quality
    ease of use

    CONS: None
    September 1, 2010
    My expert audio friend at work recommended these banana plugs for easing home theater wiring. They are super easy to use, and I will purchase more for future setups. Thanks.

    PROS: High quality, easy to use.

    CONS: None.
    October 7, 2012


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