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Denon 3802 and banana plugs

Discussion in 'AV Receivers & Amplifiers' started by Jules12, Nov 22, 2001.

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    Does anyone out there know if the Denon 3802 has the ability to accept banana plugs for the speakers please?
     
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    AFAIK banana plugs are no longer legal in the UK, so I would assume that a kosher UK-supplied amp won't accept them. A German version might though (see threads on buying in Germany!) :D
     
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    my 3801 takes them.

    You just have to hook out little rubber bungs from the binding posts. Takes all of 30 seconds.

    I though they were just 'advised against' in an EU directive rather than being banned. I seem to remember that it was because banana plugs would fit in continental power sockets.
     
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    Yeah, I think you're right. Which is odd, because banana plugs are widely available here...
     
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    Noone ever said life had to be logical...

    but maybe they decided that people who are paying for well terminated speaker cable might just be able to tell the difference between a plug and an amplifier.
     
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    Ive hard wired my 3802, but they do have the little rubber bungs as mentioned.

    Kev
     
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    ok thanks for the info guys. I appreciate your help cheers
     
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    Unfortunately the rubber bungs on the 3802 are impossible to get out.
     
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    I received delivery of a 3802 today :D. Yes it has rubber bungs but I was able to get them out quite easily with a small thin-bladed penknife. My banana's slot in nicely.
     
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    Thanks Russtavo
    Obviously the knife I used was too big, I gave up and just took off my banana plugs. I was in danger of stabbing the 3802 to death.
     
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    Banana plugs are Illegal in the EU you bad boys go straight to AV jail.

    But its one or those silly rules that everyone ignores so just the little plugs out and put your banana plug (which can be got very easily for something Illegal?) in the little hole.

    DO NOT plug them into European mains sockets as this will KILL YOU and make a nasty sound on those nice speakers you own.

    PS also feel sorry for me and all pre Yamaha AX1 owners, who cannot use banana plugs as Yamaha took the EU ruling far to seriously.
     

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