1 PAIR OF High-Quality Gold Plated Speaker Pin Plugs, Closed Screw Type
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    1 PAIR OF High-Quality Gold Plated Speaker Pin Plugs, Closed Screw Type

    Pin plugs make speaker installation a breeze. They are designed for use with amplifiers or speakers fitted with either traditional binding posts or spring clip connectors. 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 closed screw type and can accept bare wire or spades. 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.

    Features:

    • Can accept bare wire and spades
    • Can accept 12 to 18 AWG speaker wires
    • Grooved pins prevent slippage
    • 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 following video shows the differences between the various types of banana plugs and includes a demonstration of how to install each type.

    Length of Pins

     

    Length of Body of Plug

     

    Diameter of Body of Plug

     

    16.5mm

     

    27.0mm

     

    9.8mm

     
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    4.2 / 5.0
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    Great value if you know what you are doing!
    They are easy to put together and hold solidly to the wire, With that said.... The outer shell of the plug can and will touch each other when used with a vintage amp or speakers. This could result in a dead short that can ruin your amp. After testing the real possibility of this happening, I decided to put shrink wrap over the entire black plugs and and the back end of the red plugs to reduce the possibility of the back of the plugs accidentally contacting behind the amplifier. Other manufactures have overcome this by putting rubber around the parts that could come in contact with each other when installed. I also cut about half of the tip of plug off because it only went a quarter of the way into the speaker clips, this allowed the plugs to go in straighter and reduces the chances of a short.

    PROS: Solid build quality

    CONS: No insulation on the outside.
    April 3, 2015
    3/5
    It is a good product but it is not universally suitable for spring type AVR connectors. I have a Yamaha RXV375. these pins are huge and long for the tiny spring connectors at the back. It wont go in all the way and left dangling. It is not a perfect fit and thus they touch other pins. I had to go for a bare wire connection. If the spring type connections in AVR are big enough then I could have used them but these are not suitable for my requirement.

    PROS: Good quality, feels perfectly weighted, easy to connect

    CONS: not readily suitable for a spring type connection on AVR
    April 21, 2014
    Good product with a common design flaw.
    I'm an audio guy, and cables are a daily fact of life. I appreciate a good connector!

    Unfortunately, most consumer-grade amps, A/V receivers, and speakers use cheap, spring-loaded terminals, designed to have bare wires shoved in. This reduces cost, but makes making connections a hassle, and makes it easy for a stray wire to short the connection. A pin connector such as these goes a long way to solving that problem it's certainly much easier to use a real connector rather than bare, twisted wires, and the color-coding makes it much easier to get the polarity right.

    To use these connectors, you simply strip about 1/4" of insulation off the end of the wire, slide the wire into the lower section of the connector body, bend a bit of the ends of the bare wire over the outside edges, and then screw the upper section of the body onto the lower section. This creates a solid, crimped connection that won't easily pull off.

    The problem comes from the body of the connector itself the entire connector is conductive, so the bodies can't be allowed to touch each other. That's probably not a problem on the speaker side, as the spring terminals on most speakers are far enough apart that the connectors won't touch. On an A/V receiver, the spring terminals tend to be much more closely spaced, and it's nearly impossible to keep the connector bodies from touching and shorting out the receiver.

    I solved the problem by installing some black heat-shrink tubing on the negative (black) connector bodies (you could also use electrical tape), but I would like to see a connector with a similar design but with a plastic or rubber outer coating.

    Oh, and hopefully this goes without saying, but make sure your amplifier is turned off or unplugged from power until you've made all of your connections. Even if you insulate the connector body, the pins are still "live" and can short out, damaging the amp, or give you an electric shock that could potentially be fatal. Don't power up until all connections are in place!

    PROS: Inexpensive.
    Good build quality.
    Great design for cable installation.
    Tool-less installation.

    CONS: The body of the connector isn't insulated from the contact, making it very easy for two connectors to touch each other and cause a short. The outer body should be covered in non-conductive material (plastic).
    December 21, 2012
    Unfortunate Design
    As with PID 5977, these plugs can easily short the signal by touching together, which is quite likely with these kinds of connectors if there is tension on the cable.
    January 12, 2016
    Excellent quality and value
    Easy installation with no tools or tiny screws. Solid, secure contacts via closed-screw mechanism and and grooved non-slip pins, with quality brass with gold plating. Accepts most gauge wire, including 10-12 gauge. Looks great and color coded to organize bare wires. Note: Make sure pieces are screwed together tightly: I wasn't aware that both ends unscrew, including the tips all of mine were slightly loose out of the package.

    PROS: Great for large gauge wire fitting into small spring-clip terminals.

    CONS: Make sure all pieces (including tips) are screwed on tightly.
    April 25, 2014
    Work great
    Way better than the bare wires I rigged up. They look so much better too. Very clean and high end look too them..



    As you can see in the pic. I used for speakers and receiver.

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    PROS: Easy to use, clean look
    May 4, 2014
    Current version can not be used for bookshelf satellite speakers.
    Adapters are manufactured well, cable connectivity is good.
    As noted in cons there needs to be isolating material or o.d. standoffs (rubber rings?) to prevent shorting of connectors on small satelite speakers spring-lock terminals or specifically state these cannot be used for this type of speaker arrangement.

    PROS: Constructed well with respect to material

    CONS: No external isolation material to prevent shorts between + /- ports. 45 degree angle prongs should be available for connectivity.
    July 14, 2013
    Great Product, But Some Cautions
    A few thoughts:
    • Do NOT use these without putting heat shrink tubing over them – potential for catastrophe is just too big. I used clear HST – serves to still show off the finish and the coloured ring
    • They CAN be used as adaptors to allow banana plug-terminated cables to be used on older electronics, but be careful to support the additional weight in some manner
    • The thread of the ‘tail piece’ makes it interchangeable with Monoprice banana plugs (at least 2801). If you make up your own cables, this might be the better way to go to help with the possible weight issue above
    • The pin itself unscrews too easily from the main body. Use a wee dab of thread locking compound
    • There is a link for ‘Installation Guide’ with Product 2801 – same method as here
    May 22, 2011
    5/5
    Bodies are not insulated so you have to put heat shrink on one of them because they sit loose in the speaker and stay touching each other. It may work better if the prongs were shorter so that you can push them in up against the clip and perhaps wouldn't move around so much.

    PROS: Fast and Easy

    CONS: Bodies are not insulated so you have to put heat shrink on one of them because they sit loose in the speaker and stay touching each other.
    September 19, 2013
    Good, could be better
    I hate pin plugs slightly less than bare wire. These guys work fine, can be trimmed or bent to fit. I just wish my 650s had binding posts (sorry that's a different review). But, they aint insulated. By the time I got them fitted, and wrapped them in electrical tape, the back of the speaker looked like a pig's breakfast.

    PROS: Good contstruction. Easy to use. Work fine

    CONS: Not insulated!!!!
    August 27, 2015

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