Bannana's Not Standard Issue

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  1. Lee M T

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    I'm taking it that not all Bannana Plugs are created equal?

    I had some Radio Shack plugs that were for larger speaker wire that fit in the back of my Yamaha receiver just fine. But when I stepped down to smaller speaker wire and placed Monster Cable's Dual Bannana Plugs on the wire, it won't even begin to go into my Yammie. That seems odd to me.
     
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    Some equipment, and it's spacing for the speaker wiring posts, (DO NOT) allow the use of dual bananas.
    Where as single plug bananas will work fine.

    Some Bannanas are built better than others as far a quaility goes, yes, but the spacing of dual banana plugs are fairly standard.
    There are exceptions.

    Bottom line:
    Not all speakers or equipment will allow the use of them, (dual bananas). Instead one may need to use bare wire, spades, pins, etc.
    Or (single bananas) as you found out on your 640-Yammi.
     
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    Woops, should have phrased it better. The actual plugs themselves do not fit in the holes. The spacing is actually perfect. But the individual plugs on the dual bannana's are too fat for the holes I suppose. To my eye they appear to be the same thickness as the singles from Radio Shack. But I can push them into my Yammie as hard as I want, to no avail. I don't guess I need bannana's anyway. I'll just get my moola back.

    Thanks,
    Lee
     
  4. Robert Cowan

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    push harder.

    im actually not kidding. the monster bananas on my yamaha need a bit of elbow grease to get in there. some of the cheaper ones go right in, but of course a tighter contact is more ideal. dont break anything, but dont act like its her first time [​IMG]
     
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    Yup they'll go in..

    Some lube might help her take em, but as dry fit is better....[​IMG]
     
  6. Lee M T

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    haha, I'm scared to push much harder. The whole back panel of the Yammie flexes inward when I push so hard and the plug still doesn't begin to insert. I'll give it another shot though. Thanks!

    Lee
     
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    You got a link to the (exact bananas) your trying to push in the Yammi??

    They should fit tight, but something dose not sound right here...

    Certainly don't want to break something pushing in 30.00 worth of bananas!
     
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