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#1 of 9 Chris:C

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Posted August 21 2003 - 05:22 AM

Hi everyone,

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

Any help would be appreciated.
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#2 of 9 Brian Fellmeth

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Posted August 21 2003 - 05:36 AM

Just provides convience for connect/disconnect. No improvement in sound

#3 of 9 Chris:C

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Posted August 21 2003 - 05:44 AM

Ok, thanks a lot! Posted Image

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Posted August 21 2003 - 07:39 AM

Plus they prevent corrosion.

#5 of 9 John Garcia

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Posted August 21 2003 - 08:09 AM

I have never seen one banana that could prevent corrosion.

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#6 of 9 Chris:C

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Posted August 21 2003 - 08:17 AM

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! Posted Image
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#7 of 9 John Garcia

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Posted August 21 2003 - 10:18 AM

http://www.hometheat....ghlight=banana

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#8 of 9 Chris:C

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Posted August 21 2003 - 11:12 AM

Thanks a lot for the links all my questions have been answered. Posted Image

#9 of 9 Erik Cartman

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Posted August 23 2003 - 10:37 AM

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.