Solder-Type Banana Plugs

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Solder-Type Banana Plugs

Post by Blazing Saddle » Wed Feb 03, 2010 3:20 pm

Who makes a quality solder-type banana plug? I'm making up a set of speaker cables from Raptor 10 AWG cable and I'd like to go with banana plugs if at all possible as I've been told it's a better connection than using binding post. Any tips would be greatly appreciated. TIA...

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Re: Solder-Type Banana Plugs

Post by TNRabbit » Wed Feb 03, 2010 3:39 pm

LOCKING bananas are OK; their main advantage is ease of swap. Personally, I find spades had more contact area unless you change out cables often.
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Re: Solder-Type Banana Plugs

Post by stereo_buff » Thu Feb 04, 2010 8:43 am

Second the 'Rabbit - spade lugs make a much better connection than ANY banana plug, no matter how 'deluxe' it may be. Banana plugs are designed for convenience, where it takes precedence over quality.

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Re: Solder-Type Banana Plugs

Post by Blazing Saddle » Fri Feb 05, 2010 4:48 am

OK, we'll scratch the banana plugs and go with spade lugs. Thanks!

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Re: Solder-Type Banana Plugs

Post by gdb » Fri Feb 05, 2010 6:37 am

Bananas also exert a shitload of leverage on your posts when they're on heavy cable, plus, they stick way the Hell out from the rear of the amp unless you find 90deg. angle versions. Yeah, spades are good. :)

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Re: Solder-Type Banana Plugs

Post by Eddie » Fri Feb 05, 2010 9:05 am

I redid a old set of speaker cables a while back that were MIT T2 and they didn't have the removeable iconn Connectors, but you can get the solder-type iconn Pin Base and then you can use any of the Iconn Connectors that are made!

http://www.mitcables.com/iconn-connectors.html
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