Banana Plug Suggestions?

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  1. Dan Seliger

    Dan Seliger Stunt Coordinator

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    Anyone have suggestion on some high quality banana plugs?

    I have 12 Gauge Monster Superflat cable.

    I prefer solder or twist + solder or just something that CANT pull out.
     
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    Audioquest does the job for me.
     
  3. Ken Wilson

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    Hi Dan,
    QED makes a "Qudos Air Loc" banana that cold crimps on to wire with a special tool. The bananas come with 4mm and 6mm openings. The wire will not pull out either; it's molded to the banana at something like 1500lbs pressure. The problem with bananas is that there is no standard for their diameter, etc., but I haven't found anything yet that the Qudos won't go into snugly.
    I know you said you prefer solder, but unless you're using good solder, you can screw-up the sound. No solder at all is a good alternative. If you have someone in your area that has the Qudos bananas and thge tool, it would be worth checking out.

    Ken
     
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    Those looks like exactly what im looking for. Only problem is i cant find any forsale. Any idea where i might get some and a crimp kit??
     
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    Dayton Audio plugs are recommended around here pretty often:
    http://www.partsexpress.com/pe/showd..._ID=2462&DID=7
    I have used them and they work fine.
    From your description, WBT is a good choice.
    WBT probably produces one of the best plugs on the market
    but they are pricey and require special tools for correct
    installation.
    Take a look at partsexpress.com and radioshack.com for a
    mind-numbing selection of banana plugs.
     

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