I was in my local hi-fi shop a few days ago, trying to work out prices for a total recabling of my system. The guy I was speaking to asked what terminations I needed, so I told him "spades at the amp, bananas at the speakers." He asked me what amp I had, so I said a TAG 100x5R. He looked at me rather puzzled and asked why I was after spades, when bananas would do fine. I said that my amp could only take spades, as it had solid centre pins and as far as I could recall, TAG had always recommended spades for it. He took me upstairs to his demo room, and there was a 100x5R with drilled pins, suitable for a banana connection. I was very surprised, and said that I was sure that my amp wasn't like that (it had been in storage for 11 months, so I wasn't sure). I got home and looked at my amp, and there are white plastic "plugs" in the back of the binding posts, and I can't work out any way of getting them out - they seem to be fixed in place. Has the design of the binding posts changed at some point, so that the new ones can have bananas, or am I just being an eejit? Any help appreciated.