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I couldn't find a better section than this one in which to post this question.

I count four ways:



What's the fifth way?

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HUMM u could shove the wire through the hole where the banana goes and then into the hole for the strait wire then tighten it down.
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Here's the wikipedia entry, looks like I was correct:

Commonly designed in a style called five-way or universal, such binding posts allow the connection of several different types of connections:
Banana plugs, inserted into the open end of the binding post
Pin connectors, inserted into a hole drilled through the metal post and clamped by the screw-down portion of the binding post.
Bare wire inserted through the same hole and clamped, or
Wrapped around the metal post and clamped.
A lug terminal inserted around the metal post and clamped.
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or curve the pin connector 6, and shove the pin connection in banana hole 7, or shove banana in pin hole 8!!!

(European models do not accept banana plugs.)

 

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I actually put my banana plugs in the drilled hole and tighten down, that way my wire is pulling nearest the chassis and thus keeps leverage on my side, i.e., it keeps from pulling too hard on the binding posts.

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"The fifth connecting method doesn’t find itself used much in modern audio applications, but the original General Radio product brochure described using “alligator clips,” which are spring loaded clips that have (you guessed it) gripping teeth."

http://www.polkaudio.com/polk-university/articles/binding-posts

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