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Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by Haris Ellahi, Oct 13, 2002.

  1. Haris Ellahi

    Haris Ellahi Second Unit

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    What are banana clips, spades, etc.?? What are they used for? Do I need them?
     
  2. Bill Kane

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  3. Haris Ellahi

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    Thanks!

    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.
     
  4. Bill Kane

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    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.
     
  5. Neil Joseph

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    I am moving this to Connections/Accessories/Tweaks.
     
  6. Haris Ellahi

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  7. Haris Ellahi

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    One more question...

    Is it okay to have one end of a speaker cable with spades and the other end with banana clips?
     
  8. Bill Kane

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    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.
     
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    No offense, Bill, but my jaw dropped when I read you response (final line).[​IMG]
     
  10. Bill Kane

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    hmmmm...you object or approve of the concept of good will toward men.
    Or the concept of mixing spades and bananas?[​IMG]
     
  11. Bob McElfresh

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    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.
     
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