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Genie wall mount banana problem

Discussion in 'Home Cinema Speakers' started by Neil Fellows, Apr 5, 2005.

  1. Neil Fellows

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    Well, if nothing else I must win strange subject title of the year award!

    And now, my dilema - I am wall mounting a set of Genie's and connecting some Silver aniversary cable to them. I really wanted to use some kind of connector at the speaker end - such as spade or banana plugs, but from what I can see there seems to be a design flaw - if the speakers are angled left or right at all, then the plugs 'hit' the neck of the bracket, thus making it impossible to turn the speaker.

    I really didn't want to use bare wire - I've spent a fortune on my system and wanted everything perfect and it looks really shabby with bare wire. Has anyone else managed any kind of connector in this situation?

    Thanks for any advice you have.
     
  2. Ed Selley

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    Neil- what banana's are you using at the moment? If it is the QED Airloc, termination, it probably will be too big but not all Banana's have the same overall size. Whilst I personally don't have much time for specialised terminations, it might be worth looking at spades, which will fit without issue.
    HTH
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  3. Neil Fellows

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    Hi Neil

    I was wondering what solution you went for in the end? I had the same problem with my rear surrounds and went for the narrow airloc spades...However, the sides of the spade make contact with the speaker terminal but not the "inner" base curve as the genie terminal fits in the upper part of the spade only. Whilst this is fine in the sense that a contact is made and I can hear good sound from my rears, I can't but help think that perhaps the wider spades would have given a better contact??? :confused:

    I got away with airloc bananas for my centre (wall mounted) and front pair (stand mounted) but found that the cable management of the stands is useless as the airloc bananas are too wide to pass through the stand tubing! : :oops:

    Cheers

    Taz
     
  5. Ed Selley

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    If the terminal makes a connection at any point, it should be fine. If the cable shows no sign of falling out, then my suggestion would be to leave it!
    Ed
     
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    Ed just got my Genies today. Excellent, still running them in. A quick qestion about cables I have Bannana plugs, but mine are shelf mounted. Are QED Silver Anniversary cables directional. I have put mine in and they sound great, would I know If I had them in the wrong way round?
     
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    No, QED Silver Anniversary cable is not directional.
     

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