Good banana's for bi-wiring?

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  1. Chris PC

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    Now that I'm changing receivers around, I have gotten used to biwiring with bare wire as its my second time having to re-do the receivers speaker wire terminals, but it would be easier to have banana plugs. I may also want to compare receivers as I look at a possible "upgrade" and that would be easier done with banana's.

    What are good banana plugs that allow by-wiring without too much difficulty? Or do I have to simply fit two sets of wires in one banana plug?

    thanx

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    if you can twist and fit 2 wires into one banana plug, that will work.

    "stackable" banana plugs ARE available, though.
     
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    Well I assume there's always Radio Shack in Canada and you can also find some decent pricing on an ebay search specific to your country.
     
  4. Chris PC

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    Yep. I'll check Radio Shack for those [​IMG]
     
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    Chris:

    Without doubt the best banana plug I have come across is the Deltron Gold. This banana uses a spring mechanism, as opposed to the standard "umbrella" style. It ensures a tight fit even after multiple reinsertions. We use these in our store, where cables are probably shifted 30+ times a day, and years later they are still as snug as day one.

    They also have a set-screw and crimp connection, ensuring good, solid, metal-to-metal contact.


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    I think I have the same deltron's right now at the speaker end of things. I'll look into more of those. They are gold in colour and they do have a set screw, though I can't recall if they have a spring. Whatever I can use to bi-wire will be sufficient. What piggy-backing? Is that plugging in a banana into the back of another? That would work.

    I'll check out the deltrons. Again, I must be able to bi-wire with them [​IMG]

    thanx for the info
     
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    thats outrageous, theres no way that the actual cost is more than $4 a pack for those $114 banana plugs.
     

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