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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.
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.
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.
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.
PROS: easily bites on thick speaker cable
non-replaceable head so no wiggle
PROS: High quality easy to use alternative to Monster.
CONS: Standard shipping took damn near a fort night.
PROS: High quality construction
Easy to use
ease of use
PROS: High quality, easy to use.