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Banan plugs...worth it?

Discussion in 'Home Cinema Speakers' started by slyborg, Aug 20, 2003.

  1. slyborg

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    Hi,

    Running from Pio VSX 2011 S to B&W 602s, 601s and the LCR60. I'm aiming to bi-amp the 602s. Question is, is it worth expensive airtight plugs vs clamp em yourself type vs none at all. I'm looking at around 160 vs 90 vs bugger all!

    Cable in question will be QED Original Bi to front 3 and plain Original to rears.

    Thanks

    Si
     
  2. Jase

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    Use them purely because they are less hassle than trying to faff about stuffing speaker cable into the binding posts. Can't say I've noticed any difference in sound quality between banana plugs and bare wire.
     
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    Worth it on a few counts.....convenience,ease of changing connections etc when equipment needs moving,and contact area....if you take a look at those nice clean bare wires after a few months,that should convince you!...certainly in higher power applications,highly recommended,alongside spade connectors.
     
  4. slyborg

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    In which case for convenience there's no point in going for the expensive option. I agree though convenience would be the main reason I go for plugs at all.

    Si
     
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    just fitted them to my AX10I,lots better,neater,easy to remove,tidy,
    go for it.:smashin:
     
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    You really appreciate having used them first time you need to move any kit, more convenience than anything especially when you have to connect 16 sets of wires to a 6" square area on the back of an AV amp. Use cheap ones Maplins or CPC do gold plated ones fairly cheap, but make sure they can accommodate the wire you are using before buying loads of them.
     

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