Will dual banana plugs hurt my Norh 4.0?

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  1. Tim Hoover

    Tim Hoover Screenwriter

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    I know it sounds like a stupid question, but earlier today I picked up some gold-plated dual bananas from the Rat Shack (#278-308A) and wired 'em up. The fit into my ceramic 4.0 is extremely tight - as the binding posts are just a smidgen too close together. With some elbow grease, I was able to insert the dual bananas. I just want to make sure I won't crack the ceramic or anything.
    P.S. No snide comments! I know all about the innuendo herein [​IMG]
     
  2. Brian Kleinke

    Brian Kleinke Supporting Actor

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    I've had simmilar expierence with the monster dual plug, on something (don't recall what now) I plugged it into the tight was tough, and I had to push hard to get it in. However I the speakers didn't seem to have any issues. I do know that the moster dual banannas once you get it in, it seems to relax a bit and not feel like it's pushing so close together.

    Brian
     
  3. BryanZ

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    The fit is indeed tight but I do not believe it will cause any short or long term damage. Sit back and enjoy 'em!
     
  4. Tim Hoover

    Tim Hoover Screenwriter

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    Brian and Bryan, thank you very much.

    The speakers are breaking in VERY nicely - you'd better believe I'm enjoying them!

    P.S. In a related story, Mr. Barnes has been difficult to get a straight answer from. I sent him an e-mail detailing the problem, asking him if the 4.0s were designed for dual bananas, and inquiring if their use might damage the speaker. His reply was a somewhat cryptic "Many times the spacer can be removed from between the plugs." Quite Confucian!
     
  5. Bob McElfresh

    Bob McElfresh Producer

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    Radio Shack also sells single plugs of similar quality (xxx-306) if you are worried about the stress causing problems. I use these for behind the receiver where the dual plugs would stick out too far.
     

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