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5 PAIRS Of High-Quality Gold Plated Speaker Banana Plugs, Closed 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 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.
This multi-pack includes five pairs of plugs, perfect for connecting the satellite and center channel speakers in a 5.1 channel setup.
- Can accept bare wire or spades
- 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 FIVE pairs (10 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.
Overall product is good
CONS: Quality of contacts is not consistent...requires modification
PROS: The price.
The videos (even though you really don't need the videos for these).
CONS: Really none to speak of assuming you know what you are ordering and why you are ordering them.
The thread in pins though, are a problem. Every time that I pull one of the plugs from the speakers or receiver, one or both pins is slightly loose. Finger tight doesn't stay tight, and there are no flat areas where you could use a small wrench.
This became a bigger issue the last time I set up the outdoor movie. When I was laying out the speaker wires, one of the pins unthreaded completely and dropped into the grass, never to be seen again. I was able to go back to my in house HT wiring and use one of those pins, but now I have one plug that is essentially useless.
I am considering using a dab of glue to hold the pins in place, but I don't want to cause any interference issues. The other possibility is to find a very small rubber o-ring to place at the top of the threads to create tension on the threads.
Overall, a good product, but the loose pins definitely take a couple points off the review score.
PROS: Straightforward design
No special tools needed (except...)
CONS: Thread in pin cannot be tightened
While you will hardly ever see the back of the speaker, back of the receiver, etc., it was important for everything to have a clean look.
These banana plugs are a snap to install on the wire and make connection to the binding posts a half-second install. For the low/moderate power of the system, I used these plugs with Monoprice 16awg speaker wire.
The clean look and function of these banana plugs compliment the Polk Audio speakers and Denon receiver very well. My mother-in-law was very impressed with how professional everything looked.
PROS: easy to assemble
easy to connect
very clean look
CONS: perhaps a little longer than necessary
PROS: Worked perfectly
PROS: Easy to install.
Work well with larger gauge wires.
PROS: Very well made. No surprises
PROS: Chicks dig gold
CONS: Not diamonds
PROS: Pretty easy to install, no stray strands hanging out.
CONS: They seem to be too long for their own wall plates