Banana Plug seating with Terminal Posts

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  1. Jack Heckler

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    I recently purchased four AudioQuest CF-G BFA banana plugs to use at the Denon 2805 receiver end of my AQ Bedrock cables on my front bi-wired speakers. There are 2 set screws on each plug that seem to do a good job on securing the cable conductors. However, when I push the plugs into the terminal posts, they do not go all the way in and there is about an 1/8" gap between the end of the post and the barrel of the banana plug. Should I be concerned about this uninsulated 1/8" gap? Should I wrap them together with electrical tape or some other material?

    Thanks for your help...Jack
     
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    I’ve never heard of this before, so I took a look at my speakers and I have the same thing. Basically, it’s nothing to be concerned about, Jack. I expect it’s a common situation. Someone would have to deliberately place something across the two exposed terminals to cause a short. Virtually no chance of that.

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    Thanks Wayne...that's what the sales guy told me when I called him back about the gap. Just needed some confimations from the experts!!

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