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Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by Haris Ellahi, Oct 13, 2002.
What are banana clips, spades, etc.?? What are they used for? Do I need them?
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Which type of speaker wire connector do you recommend? I have the Klipsch Reference Series 7 speakers and I will have the Denon AVR-4802 A/V receiver.
Banana plugs for the convenience.
They cost around $4 a pair average. When the time comes to get speaker wire and component cables for the DVD and other cables and wire, a comprehensive order at accessories4less.com or partsexpress.com can include the bananas in one shipping/handling package.
Banana plugs typically unscrew in the middle where about 1/2in of bare wire is inserted and folded back down over the threads then rescrewed. No soldering. You may want to avoid DUAL plugs. There's a 50-50 chance they wont fit the spacing on yr spkrs or receiver's binding posts.
I mentioned these U.S. online suppliers, but note you're in UAE. So I dont know where you find your supplies. Best of luck. Inshallah.
I am moving this to Connections/Accessories/Tweaks.
One more question...
Is it okay to have one end of a speaker cable with spades and the other end with banana clips?
MonsterCable.com shows their varieties and I believe there are premade connectors.
Mixing spades and bananas are fine. You likely will have to do it yourself.
No offense, Bill, but my jaw dropped when I read you response (final line).
hmmmm...you object or approve of the concept of good will toward men.
Or the concept of mixing spades and bananas?
Remember that the important thing is to do a neat wiring job because small strands of copper can create a short and damage your equipment. Banana/spades/pins all allow you to wire up the ends and do a neat job BEFORE crawling behind your equipment to attach.
Radio Shack makes some nice dual-bananas (xxx-308) for behind your speakers. And Bill is correct that the spaceing is not standardized so try 1 set before buying 5.
For behind the receiver I like the single bananas from Radio Shack (xxx-306) because the dual-bananas stick out about 3" which is too far in my rack.