Acoustic Research Banana plugs - which for 12 ga. ?

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  1. John_Quincy

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    I saw some screw on banana plugs at Best Buy and was wondering if these would be good for 12 ga speaker wire?
    Thanks,
    John
     
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    If they are the ones priced @ 4/$8.99 (with red & black rubber sleeves) then yes they can take 12g wire.

    PF
     
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    Yeah, those are the ones I want to get. With that price I can justify them to the wife. [​IMG]
     
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    They would work with your standard 12Ga wires like the one you get from home depot and stuff. However, I noticed that some 12Ga wires are much much thicker than others. So, you might want to check. I've used them only with the standard 12ga wires and they are pretty good.
     
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    I'm going to get the 12 ga wire from Partsexpress.com. Anyone know if this stuff is safe for in wall installation?
    Sound King
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    This stuff is NOT for in wall installation. I am going to try the Carol wire since it is CL3 rated and 12 gauge. Better to not take any chances.
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    Thanks,
    John
     
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    Brian / John,

    That's the setup I'm going with as well. I've searched around and PE has about the best price I could find for banana plugs, wall plates and the Carol type cable. We're building a new room and for WAF purposes I'm going to run the surround wires through the wall and out via wall plates. Glad to hear the stuff is robust!
     
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    AR HT407 are MUCH better IMO. I bought these and 307 to try,

    and built my cables arouns 407. 407 is compression type
     

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