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Banana Plugs

Discussion in 'AV Receivers & Amplifiers' started by paulw77, Jan 4, 2001.

  1. paulw77

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    Are there 2 different sizes of banana plug ?

    The ones I have do not fit my Yamaha DSP-A5 (too big). I have however, seens a review of another Yamaha amp which appears to have the same size binding posts as the A5. The review said these were capable of accepting 4mm banana plugs.

    If these will fit my A5, does any know a good supplier ?
     
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    The Banana is a standard size (4mm), the only other Banana compatible is the RFA(?) designed to meet Euro standards. Used as an RFA the contact is inside the plug (recessed within the 'bit of kit'); a removeable sheath alloys it to be used as a Banana.

    My last Yammy (2070) wouldn't accept Bananas at all.

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    I didn't think that any recent Yamaha amp accepted bannana plugs...
     
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    Thanks for the replies chaps, but....

    If Yammy amps don't take banana plugs, why are there 2 different types of connector (for example on the A5 ?). Why not just use spring clip terminals all round ? What is the hole for ?

    The terminals that I assumed would take banana plugs have a hole in the end (like the bigger binding posts). To attach the speaker cable you unscrew the terminal, insert your cable in the side and screw it back up again.

    The picture in the review of (I think) the Yamaha DSP-AX1 in HCC has the same binding posts as the A5 and the review mentions that it takes banana plugs.
     
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    The A5 does not accept bannana plugs. However the AX1 does if you remove the small plastic plugs from the centre of the binding posts.

    Ian.
     
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    Just how big (internal diameter) are these holes? It sounds from your description as though their presence is simply part of their manufacturing process.
     
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    I have the same holes on my Yamaha RXV995, I thought they were banana plugs, but they are to small at about 2mm diameter. I heard somewhere that you could unscrew them and replace with banana plug types, I haven't tried though.
     

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