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Arcam A22 - no banana sockets

Discussion in 'AV Receivers & Amplifiers' started by Godfather, May 23, 2003.

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    I finally collected my Arcam CD23 and A22 amp today. They sound absolutely fantastic but I'm not sure if I've wired up the speaker cables correctly. Basically, my speaker cables are terminated with banana plugs, but there are no banana sockets on the Arcam A22, so I've just plugged them into the holes where you're supposed to insert bare wire. Is this OK?
     
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    The connectors of the A22 are the so-called BFA plugs hated by almost everybody. There are BFA --> 4 mm plugs available for this purpose. The bare wire holes are also 4 mm however, so perfectly suited to banana connectors. By the way, the connectors Nordost use (Z-plugs) are suitable also for the BFA outputs (as a coincidence).
     
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    Puresonic make connectors which are convertable from a banana plug to a BFA (screw on the plastic tip to convert to BFA)
     
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    I don't think I'll bother with the BFA plugs provided I'm not damaging my equipment or compromising sound quality with the bananas plugged into the bare wire holes.
     
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    Indeed. Just make sure the bananas are not touching the chassis in any way!
     

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