Banana plugs

Discussion in 'Cables & Switches' started by ectoplasm, Mar 27, 2006.

  1. ectoplasm

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    I bought some cheap all-metal banana plugs off Ebay ( http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=5881060646) for use with my SVS SBS-01 speakers.

    The pins on these plugs are a two-piece design, with a thin split metal sleeve around a solid central pin. This split sleeve is not fixed in any way to the centre pin, meaning it's free to rotate and rattle around.

    Upon fitting them to the terminals, I noticed that the metal sleeve fit tight but the main body of the plug rattles around and rotates freely as there's no bond between the two parts. Obviously this doesn't bode well for the quality of the connection.

    Are all plugs with this type of two-piece pin design like this? All types I've seen with a solid one piece pin are a few times the price.
     
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    The best ones I have seen are the ones Kimber Kable use and they are £18.00 for 4 which is a good price as they seem to be well designed compact one piece banana plugs and they include heatshrinks in the price. Other than that these furutechs look like a bargain for £12.00 for 4.
     
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    AFAIK the signal is carried through the outer piece (The piece that makes contact!)

    However the outer sleave on mine arent loose
     
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    mark grant...................silver plated £6/pair.
    i just ordered 18 from him............new product on his website.
     

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