Bannana plugs. Worth the money?

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  1. Troy_S

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    I'm hooking up Paradigm Monitor 7's, Atoms, and a CC-370 to a Denon 1802 Reciever with Monster Cable.

    I've always just crimped the cable ends myself, and while it takes a bit longer and leaves me with sore finger tips I've never found fault in the sound.

    Should I change to Bannana plugs since I'm changing to Monster cable? (which I got for free, always thought it was kind of a rip off)

    TIA
     
  2. Jack Briggs

    Jack Briggs Executive Producer

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    Whatever works best for you. I prefer the secure feeling of connecting speaker wire directly to the binding posts on either end. Banana plugs are convenient, but I just prefer the direct connection.
     
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  4. Troy_S

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    Thanks, if it wont result in any change in sound quality then I'll just keep doing it the old fashioned way.
     
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    While I mentally prefer the idea of a direct connection as well, I have relegated myself to the use of bananas for the convenience. I have never noticed any signal degredation and there are no stray wire strands. I'm using Monitor 5s/CC370 w/ Titans/CC170 as rears, and 2 pairs of Mini Monitors in a second system, all with bananas.

    More or less, whatever you're comforable with.
     

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