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Banana plugs or Binding

Discussion in 'Home Cinema Speakers' started by JAMBO, Aug 30, 2003.

  1. JAMBO

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    I have just purchased a set of KEF KHT 2005.2'S and I was looking for opinions on the best connection option: Banana plugs or Binding ? Any opinions/experiences would be appreciated
     
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    Bananas make things easier for connection especially if you ever need to move your kit around.
     
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    Apart from the convenience, bananas also improve soundstaging, detail rendition and dynamics, because the contact surface area is larger with bananas than with just binding posts. Depending on what kind of terminals your speakers have, you may only want to use bananas on the amplifier end. This is what I've done. The terminals on the back of my Tannoy M2s are identical to the screw-down bits on the banana plugs where you attach them to the speaker cable. Using bananas here would not change the surface contact area, and the speaker terminals are gold-plated already. The terminals on my amp (SR4200) are standard binding post terminals, i.e. a thin metal screw with a plastic cap over it that pinches the cable into contact with the screw. This connection has a rather small surface contact area, and therefore hugely benefits from the use of bananas, especially gold-plated ones. Hope this helps.
     

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