Im interested in buying some banana plugs, i like the these from Vampire wire but they are a bit expenive for me, i think that many companies find a major distributor and have their names printed on the products, so i googled for some vampire #558 clones and came across these http://ww1.onecall.com/PID_3256.htm but the discription for these plugs do not mention whether or not they are gold plated, which has me concered, if these are indeed fake gold what are the consequences in the long run? BTW, i did some more research http://www.cinemasource.com/products...aker_wire.html and this site said the plugs are gold plated, hard gold or 24 k i do not know. But ya, the plugs look the same, in the pics, but i dont know what materials are used in the liberty plugs.. but the prices differences are astounding, vampire $20 for 2 pairs liberty $8 for 2 pairs could this be an example of name branding, or are these different plugs.... any how, ya, the main point is what are the consequences if i use fake gold plugs? will they damage my terminals over time? are then bad for my speakers? thanks a bunch.