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Connecting banana plugs to Velodyne CHT-15 sub

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  1. SOUNDSTYLE

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    I'm trying to connect to the high-level on my sub (after removing the rubber plugs already inserted) but they don't seem to fit.

    They are the usual 4mm in size (the banana plugs that is, that I have to fit into the sub). Is there a special way to connect banana plugs (as I've never fitted any before) or does the Velodyne take different sized ones?

    Thanks

    On a slightly different note I was reading my Arcam manual and they mentioned that their speaker terminals will accept: bare wires, spade terminals and BFA plugs.
    What do the two above look like (and I don't mean bare wire as being one of them:) )
     
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    I've put quite a bit of pressure on them but they don't seem to want to go in.
    It could be because it's the sub's new and it's a bit tight?
     
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    A BFA plug is pretty much a 5mm banana plug IIRC. A spade connector is a flat plate with a gap in the middle, think of a fork with only the outer tines remaining.

    If you can't make any sense out of the gibberish I've written, try http://www.goodsound.com/howto/2002_03_01.htm
     
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    My speaker/amps terminals take them without pushing too hard, although it can vary with different banana plugs. I had some which had to be shoved in quite hard as the actual plug was quite fat (still supposedly a 4mm plug though).
     
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    A BFA plug is basically an inverted 4mm banana, a female version if you will.
     
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    Tried banana plugs on my CHT15 last night. Whilst the terminals look like they´ll accept a 4mm banana plug, when you remove the bung the actual hole is too small. Even the hole in the binding post is smaller than usual, maybe its for a smaller banana plug (3mm??).:confused:
     
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    I think the hole you guys are looking at is an American 1/10" size - what we'd consider to be 2.5mm. No idea why it's on a sub as even the American's use the 4mm Banana plug (they're the only ones who legally can.)
     
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    If you unscrew the plastic cover on the posts is there a 4mm hole through/across the post? Most euipment that had BFA's had a 4mm hole hrough aswell, maybe this does.
     
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    I've spent quite a bit of money on these cables, having banana plugs fitted etc. and now it looks like I've wasted a lot of money.
    I'll just use bare wire by the look of it.:mad:
     
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    Tried that as well, no joy either, its too small.
     

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