Which Radio Shack banana plugs for 14AWG wire?

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  1. Lanny Hoff

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    I ordered some banana plugs from Radio Shack to use with my Home Depot 14 gauge wire, but the plug were far too small to use with such wire.
    Which Radio Shack (or other source, for that matter) banana plugs can anyone recommend for use with speaker wire of this size?
     
  2. David Head

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    I'm using Radio Shack 278-306 Banana Plugs with 12-gauge wire and they work great. I really like the look and the fact that they screw together without having to use solder.
    David
     
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    I second the vote on those Ratshack Banana's. I just used them to rewire all my house for my new speakers. They are great B-plugs [​IMG]
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    i also use those on my 12ga speaker wire....
    but say that i want to bi-wire my speakers? those connectors obviously wont work...they fit one wire nicely, so two will never fit.
    what connectors do you guys use then?
     
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    you'd probably be hard pressed to find banana plugs that will fit 2 sets of 12AWG wire. Hmm, I don't believe there's such thing as bi-wireable banana plugs. You're probably just better off using the banana plugs for one set of wire, and use the binding posts for the 2nd set
     
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    you can do that? use bare wire in the binding post and plus the second wire in using a banana plug?
    there wont be any sort of a delay using the two methods at the same time?
     
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    David,
    Thanks a bunch for the answer (with a link, no less!). I'm ordering immediately.
    Lanny
     
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    You're welcome Lanny! Let us know what you think after you get them installed.
    David
     

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