Which banana plugs? (Help me pick b/t these two)

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  1. MichaelDDD

    MichaelDDD Supporting Actor

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    Hi all,
    I've decided to purchase banana plugs for my HT redo. Hooray for me.

    The front/center speakers will use the plugs. Surrounds won't (bananas won't fit b/t speaker and wall) All connections to the amp will use bananas.

    Going with PartsExpress for the plugs and 12 gauge cable (the SoundKing stuff)

    Which banana plugs are better and why, please?

    There's an insignificant $.70 diff b/t the first and second one. The first one uses "dual setscrews" to secure the cable. The second one uses a compression fitting which is allegedly better than setscrews. [​IMG] Thanks!

    1165 at $3.90/pair

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    330 at $3.25/pair

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  2. JohnMW

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    I've been using these Dayton Bananas since 2001 and they seem to work very well. They come 4 per pack [​IMG]
     
  3. MichaelDDD

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    Hi John,

    Hey, those are nice too. Hmm...$6.25/pack works out cheaper than the cheapest option I had. [​IMG]
     
  4. John Garcia

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    Get the WBTs [​IMG]

    Between those two, I'd get the 1165 because I DO NOT like the screw-compression type. The Daytons will be just as good as the 330s at a much lower price.
     
  5. MichaelDDD

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    Hi John. [​IMG]

    Please explain to me what is wrong (or unpreferable to you) about compression-type bananas.

    I've never used these things before and would like to maximize my HT dollar. [​IMG] Sounds like something from Consumer Reports.....
     

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