Binding Posts? Banana Plugs?

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  1. Steve_W

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    I am setting up my Def Tech BP2006TL Mains and need advice on how to connect them to my Onkyo 898.

    I have 12 guage wire to connect them. The speaker terminals are binding posts.

    What do I need to connect them? What about banana plugs?

    Complete newbie so thanks for the help.....
     
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    If I'm not mistaken you have 5way posts on the deftech's. You can get some gold banana plugs (I use the screw type) and hook them up that way. If the Onkyo has the same type of posts, get banana plugs for those as well. Make sure the posts are screwed down all the way before you plug in the bananas.
     
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    Thanks Jo

    I'm not sure what a 5way binding post looks like, and I cant find it on the Def Tech website, so I'll take your word they are 5 Way binding posts.

    Now another question...where should I get the banana plugs? Any specific type??

    Thanks,

    Steve
     
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    Radio Shack and Parts Express have a good selection of banana plugs. I like spades for my speakers but that is just my preference.
     
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    Those 5-way binding posts are on my PSB speakers and I believe they are also on my Marantz receiver. Why are they called "5-way" binding posts? You can crimp wire or a spade plug I think, and also use a banana plug. Why are they called "5-way" binding posts? What are the 5 ways of using them?
     
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    I'm using Radio Shack 274-717 dual inline banana plugs with my Onkyo 898. They provide a convenient, tight connection. There's no benefit in spending more money on gold plugs since the 898 doesn't have gold jacks.
     
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    If you can get the bared ends of the wires securely fastened directly to the binding posts ...
    AND ...
    If you don't expect to keep taking the connection apart and re-doing it several times a year as in moving the equipment for cleaning or relocation ...
    THEN ...
    Don't bother with banana plugs or spade lugs.
    Other video hints:
    http://members.aol.com/ajaynejr/video.htm
     
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    Allan,

    Sorry but IMHO bare wire termination is the most chinsey

    way to connect a speaker. Not only does wire oxidize and

    must be disconnected every year or so to strip the wire

    back anyway but you also run the risk of having a stray

    wire cause a short.. No way would I use bare wire to

    connect my system. If your worried about regular Banana's

    not being good enough then look at WBT Locking Split Pin

    Banana's they cost $80.00 per 4 and are undoubtedly the best

    that money can buy.
     

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