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Bananas in Denon?

Discussion in 'AV Receivers & Amplifiers' started by StephenR, May 2, 2001.

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    I've just collected my new Denon AVR-3801 and whilst looking at the back noticed that the speaker terminals don't look like they will take banana plugs - is this right?

    The manual says I should insert the bare wire into the terminal, but I thought the 3801 would take bananas. :confused:
     
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    Does it not have little removeable plastic or rubber 'bungs' in each of the red or black binding posts?
     
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    Yep, the 3801 does take bananas, just remove the bungs with a small screwdriver and Hey Presto! instant banana compatability!

    It also makes it a lot easier to biwire, rather than trying to stuff barewire into the binding post.

    cheers
     
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    Thanks for that - didn't want to attack the binding posts with a screwdriver without checking here first!
     
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    Bananas, isn't it? Because of some Euro-law designed to protect continental Europeans who don't know any better, from sticking their Banana Plugs into their (similarly-sized, round pin) mains sockets, and killing themselves, we (as members of the EEC) have to do without Banana plugs - despite the fact that our mains outlets have rectangular pins and a shuttering device. Hence the (removable) plastic bungs.......
     

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