standard vs. locking banana plugs

Discussion in 'Home Theater Projects' started by kurtZoom, Feb 23, 2006.

  1. kurtZoom

    kurtZoom Stunt Coordinator

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    What is your opinion on using locking vs. standard banana plugs? I'm going to be wiring a complete 5.1 system soon and will need to purchase a lot of plugs. I'll be using "bannana plug wall plates" behind the AV equipment rack and at the subwoofer speaker locations. I like the concept of the locking plugs but not the price. I've used standard ones for years and never had a problem. What is your opinion regarding the locking plugs being worth the premium in price?
     
  2. Andrew Pratt

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    i've tried them and I initally thought they were great...but over time after trying to pull them off a number of times I grew to dislike them. I found that its often really difficult to get your fingers around the barrels to release them when they're grouped together. This was esp. the case when I used them for multi channel inputs or the pre outs.
     

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