Cheap banana plugs?

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should I just get sewel ?
This brand is cheaper but I don’t know if they connect as well. I’m using sewel already $33 vs $25. I see it’s mostly irrelevant what I pick haha sorry for all the repetitive questions..o_O

WGGE WG-008 24K Gold Safety Speaker Connector Banana Plugs for Speaker Wire, Wall Plate, Home Theater, Audio/Video Receiver, and Sound Systems ((12 Pairs (24 Plugs))) https://a.co/d/2D7K7Z4

I’m looking at anything amazon prime works with..

FosPower Banana Plugs 12 Pairs / 24 pcs, Closed Screw 24K Gold Plated Banana Speaker Plug Connectors for Speaker Wire, Wall Plate, Home Theater, Audio/Video Receiver, Amplifiers and Sound Systems https://a.co/d/2LPhlM1

What I’m using now.. :rolleyes:
Sewell SW-29863-12 Deadbolt Banana Plugs 12-Pairs by, Gold Plated Speaker Plugs, Quick Connect https://a.co/d/gp1cyjv
Parts Express sells on Amazon.
 
Kingnoob

Kingnoob

Audioholic Samurai
Parts Express sells on Amazon.
Yeah I see that I wish they made the deadbolt type of banana plug easier to use. These are All I see..

Monoprice 10 Pair Affinity Series 24k Gold Speaker Banana Plug https://a.co/d/fJU4y3U

Monoprice Gold Plated Speaker Banana Plugs – 5 Pairs – Closed Screw Type, For Speaker Wire, Home Theater, Wall Plates And More https://a.co/d/92YDGMY

Monoprice 109437 5PRJX74047 Gold Plated Speaker Banana Plugs – 5 Pairs – Open Screw Type, For Speaker Wire, Home Theater, Wall Plates And More https://a.co/d/1RbfZDE
 
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Yeah I see that I wish they made the deadbolt type of banana plug easier to use. These are All I see..

Monoprice 10 Pair Affinity Series 24k Gold Speaker Banana Plug https://a.co/d/fJU4y3U

Monoprice Gold Plated Speaker Banana Plugs – 5 Pairs – Closed Screw Type, For Speaker Wire, Home Theater, Wall Plates And More https://a.co/d/92YDGMY

Monoprice 109437 5PRJX74047 Gold Plated Speaker Banana Plugs – 5 Pairs – Open Screw Type, For Speaker Wire, Home Theater, Wall Plates And More https://a.co/d/1RbfZDE
Like most things from China, products are finished to the specs of the buyer and the last ones are far more crude than the ones I have bought from Parts Express (you should enter Parts Express and look for Amazon resellers)- the ones I posted about look like the last ones, but are black and much more refined. That sounds unimportant, but the last plugs look like the plating could peel off and not only would it be bad for preventing corrosion, it's also very sharp and can cut skin very easily.
 
Kingnoob

Kingnoob

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Like most things from China, products are finished to the specs of the buyer and the last ones are far more crude than the ones I have bought from Parts Express (you should enter Parts Express and look for Amazon resellers)- the ones I posted about look like the last ones, but are black and much more refined. That sounds unimportant, but the last plugs look like the plating could peel off and not only would it be bad for preventing corrosion, it's also very sharp and can cut skin very easily.
Yeah I don’t see much reason to pay for more mono price on Amazon the selections horrible , I have a few of the third style not a fan of them cheap and open sides ..
I searched for mono price didn’t find much on amazon.
If you look at Amazon-prime available bananas which look ms the best for under $33?
 
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Yeah I don’t see much reason to pay for more mono price on Amazon the selections horrible , I have a few of the third style not a fan of them cheap and open sides ..
I searched for mono price didn’t find much on amazon.
If you look at Amazon-prime available bananas which look ms the best for under $33?
You're looking for a name brand and Parts Express sells their own brand, on Amazon as well as their own site. I linked to this in my first post, but apparently, you haven't clicked on it. It's from PE and it's one of the plugs I have used.

 
Kingnoob

Kingnoob

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You're looking for a name brand and Parts Express sells their own brand, on Amazon as well as their own site. I linked to this in my first post, but apparently, you haven't clicked on it. It's from PE and it's one of the plugs I have used.

Oh my bad I thought of mono-price that’s a Totally different brand.
On Amazon the parts express cost $9-11 a pair it’s way more expensive then anything else i was looking at. I need 6-12 pairs .
Maybe I should wait til I have more money or or try something random lol
 
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Oh my bad I thought of mono-price that’s a Totally different brand.
On Amazon the parts express cost $9-11 a pair it’s way more expensive then anything else i was looking at. I need 6-12 pairs .
Maybe I should wait til I have more money or or try something random lol
Or, you could save your money and not use them at all, as I wrote. You're not going to hear an improvement, so why bother?

Check the price- they're about $10 for two pairs. Those others with all gold looked like crap, though.
 
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fmw

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If you want quicker speaker connections I recommend twisting the wire into a tight, straight forma and then tinning them with solder. Not only does it make things easier it also prevents stray strands from shorting on anything and they take less damage from disconnecting and connecting.
 
Kingnoob

Kingnoob

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If you want quicker speaker connections I recommend twisting the wire into a tight, straight forma and then tinning them with solder. Not only does it make things easier it also prevents stray strands from shorting on anything and they take less damage from disconnecting and connecting.
Yeah I don’t know much of anything about soldering and don’t have one, you mean I should do it prior to using bananas or do it instead of them?
Could my speaker wire be oxidizing without soldiering…
Do you use banana plugs?
 
Teetertotter?

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I just twist the wire ends, insert into the speaker terminals and screw it down. Been that way for years. Same with the back of my AVR. But, to each their own. Make sure your speaker wire is 99.9% copper.
 
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Kingnoob

Kingnoob

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I just twist the wire ends, insert into the speaker terminals and screw it down. Been that way for years. Same with the back of my AVR. But, to each their own. Make sure your speaker wire is 99.9% copper.
One of mine is Dayton, the other is thinner Dayton marked with + signs no indicator of the awg. I can check if they’re 99.9% copper. I’m using the thicker cable not that it makes a difference ehh 14 vs 18 awg probably?

Dayton Audio SKRL-16-100 16 AWG OFC Speaker Wire 100 ft. https://a.co/d/aa09alY
 
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Kingnoob

Kingnoob

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I use those, they're good. My old speakers wouldn't accept standard bananas, only BFA style. These are much better than Sewell IMO. Unfortunately, they are unavailable, but I have a few sets :)
Your saying that these are best ?
Freajoin Banana Plugs 5pairs (10pcs) 24k Gold Plated BFA Speaker Plug connectors for HiFi Speaker Wire https://a.co/d/8dK08pe

I’ve tried a few types so far, not sure a best one yet .. don’t have any BFA yet .. :D
 

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j_garcia

j_garcia

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I don't like the type that screw in from the back, they ALWAYS come loose after a while. The set screw type are better, whether banana or BFA. BFA are fragile though, one good pull and you can bend or break them. I have only had one get damaged once though.
 
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fmw

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Yeah I don’t know much of anything about soldering and don’t have one, you mean I should do it prior to using bananas or do it instead of them?
Could my speaker wire be oxidizing without soldiering…
Do you use banana plugs?
Instead of them. No plugs. I use tinned wire ends inserted into the holes in the binding posts and then scres them to be secure. It is easy to see if copper oxidizes because the turns green.
 
Kingnoob

Kingnoob

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Instead of them. No plugs. I use tinned wire ends inserted into the holes in the binding posts and then scres them to be secure. It is easy to see if copper oxidizes because the turns green.
So you have to soldier the wire to tinn it? I don’t have a soldier yet never used one. I guess plugs are for convenience connections directly aren’t that challenging I’m worried they will oxidize quicker??
But tinning stops this ?
 
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