Can I use spades with the 3802?

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  1. Rodon

    Rodon Second Unit

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    I have a set of Monster Z2 biwires and was wondering if I can use the spades with the 3802 I just ordered today. I have to change the speaker ends to banana connectors so I was wondering if I have to do the same with the receiver ends.
     
  2. Greg Haynes

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    You could use spades but it might be a tight fit. The binding posts are pretty close together on the 3802. If possible, I would recommend using bananas.
     
  3. Eric T

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    I don't think spades will work. There are plastic pieces surrounding the base of the terminal, with openings on only two sides to slide a bare wire in.

    I agree with Greg's recommendation. It took me about 15 minutes to get the speaker wires with bare ends hooked up to mine. They are really close together. If I had to do it again, I'd put banana plugs on my wires.
     
  4. Bruce Chang

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    I reccomend the banana plugs. Good choice on the 3802!
     
  5. Michael Lomker

    Michael Lomker Stunt Coordinator

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    If the ends are easily changed then that would be best. I had some soldered MIT wires so I got a set of banana plugs to spade converters. They are basically banana plugs with a screw at the end so that you can tighten a spade to it. They work fine but changing the ends on your cable would be preferable.
     

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