Banana Plugs?

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  1. Chris:C

    Chris:C Auditioning

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    Hi everyone,

    I'm new to the forum so forgive me if this is a dumb question.[​IMG] I was wondering what benefits there are in using banana plugs. Do they provide better sound or make easer to connect to the receiver? [​IMG]

    Any help would be appreciated.
    Chris [​IMG]
     
  2. Brian Fellmeth

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    Just provides convience for connect/disconnect. No improvement in sound
     
  3. Chris:C

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    Ok, thanks a lot! [​IMG]
     
  4. NicholasL

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    Plus they prevent corrosion.
     
  5. John Garcia

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    I have never seen one banana that could prevent corrosion.

    FYI: You are not allowed to list your gear in your signature. It complicates the search function.
     
  6. Chris:C

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    So is it better to use banana plugs or should I do without them? If I do get some, what type is the best? Are there any drawbacks to using them?

    Thanks a lot! [​IMG]
    Chris
     
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    Thanks a lot for the links all my questions have been answered. [​IMG]
     
  9. Erik Cartman

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    Assuming you attach your wire to the bannana plug well (e.g., silver solder) you will get the most conductive connection possible to five-way binding posts and this includes spades--at least according to tests run by Dunleavy Labs which I would trust much more than the hokum, hyperbole and other nonsense that gets passed around, even by audio magazines, as if it were gospel even though there are no quantifiable tests to back up the assertion.

    Now, regarding whether or not you'll hear the difference; that's fodder for another argument.
     

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