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Go to GLSAudio.com. I've bought the regular banana's, the spades and the locking banana's. They are all great connectors. Similar to Monster, but the prices are alot cheaper. I use the locking banana's and the spades. The regular banana's don't hold like the locking, which are excellent. The site has video for the diy.

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I have purchased a lot of wire/connectors/hdmi/rca cables from monoprice and think they offer very good value. I am NOT a fan of their banana plugs.

Yep, their banana jacks are pure junk.

An audiophile likes to talk about how much they spent and how good it sounds.

A DIY'er likes to talk about how little they spent and how good it sounds.

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Evil Cables, They just ****ing work!

There, I got you a name and slogan.

I really like the name! Not as good as Choose Chu's, but... Just think of all the cable names you can have. The Lucifer line. Beelzebub biwires. The Underworld. The Satanic Majesty. And all the slogans! Listen to what they don't want you to hear. PE...there's gold in that Evil!

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I really like the name! Not as good as Choose Chu's, but... Just think of all the cable names you can have. The Lucifer line. Beelzebub biwires. The Underworld. The Satanic Majesty. And all the slogans! Listen to what they don't want you to hear. PE...there's gold in that Evil!

I know!!! I'm really thinking about it now!

Curious...think I should start making these cables (with better banana's of course) and selling at a reasonable price? I mean, i posted how to DIY and even where to get the stuff, but I'm still getting emails asking me to make some for people. maybe this is a business waiting to happen?

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If you want "pretty" banana plugs take a look at these guys. Looks and performance. Might just be an "upgrade" from the monoprice offering.

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All these fancy expensive cables, and I still cant quite understand what Bono is saying.

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I know!!! I'm really thinking about it now!

Curious...think I should start making these cables (with better banana's of course) and selling at a reasonable price? I mean, i posted how to DIY and even where to get the stuff, but I'm still getting emails asking me to make some for people. maybe this is a business waiting to happen?

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Yes, however if you don't charge enough your customer base won't "hear" the difference.......
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Yes, however if you don't charge enough your customer base won't "hear" the difference.......
lol. ya probably not...but the more people i can get off the KoolAid the better I feel about it.
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If you want "pretty" banana plugs take a look at these guys. Looks and performance. Might just be an "upgrade" from the monoprice offering.

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Wow-these are slick looking, reasonably priced, and got great customer reviews. Wish I had seen these a few weeks ago but I'm sure I can mod my existing ones and use these instead without too much difficulty...

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Wow-these are slick looking, reasonably priced, and got great customer reviews. Wish I had seen these a few weeks ago but I'm sure I can mod my existing ones and use these instead without too much difficulty...
ya. i'm debating between getting the GLS ones or the Nakamichi ones...not sure yet
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Hey!!! Not a bad idea at all! I could make a fortune!

btw...if anyone is interested I have an extra 100feet of this stuff in black that I don't need. PM me if you want it!

I am curious, what exactly is that green thing at the end of the jacket?

I ordered 100ft black from another seller, and didn't really think about it, but it seems everything may be black except the banana plug.
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I am curious, what exactly is that green thing at the end of the jacket?

I ordered 100ft black from another seller, and didn't really think about it, but it seems everything may be black except the banana plug.

Green thing? Oh that's my label for which speaker it connects to.
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I use the GLS plugs and can attest to their build quality. They accepted my 12 gage wire and fit perfectly to the posts.

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Green thing? Oh that's my label for which speaker it connects to.

Did you happen to purchase online? I am thinking about a green and black colour scheme now.
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I just checked out the ebay store that PE linked to. They have several different colors. Red, green, black, blue, white, purple, orange, pink, red white & blue and if you really want to go crazy check out the sherbert and the HIP HOP!
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trigger happy, I ordered the black. Now I am seeing the Ogre color, that is green and black and UV reactive..

.....ordered :-)
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I just checked out the ebay store that PE linked to. They have several different colors. Red, green, black, blue, white, purple, orange, pink, red white & blue and if you really want to go crazy check out the sherbert and the HIP HOP!

and Fire

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/3-8-B...fAudioQ5fVideo

I went with 3/8" Black Clean Cut


These GLS plugs are nice

http://www.amazon.com/GLS-Audio-Lock.../dp/B000O8AHLA


very much like the ones sold by Blue Jeans

http://www.bluejeanscable.com/store/speaker/
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Glad I could help! ;-)
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I dunno why the hate for the monoprice closed screw bananas. I have 44 pairs and they've never come loose, or done anything. They stay tight and work fine IMO.
Those nac bananas I found are very hit and miss. I had a set that was sO tight it's pulled the terminal out of an older receiver, then other were so loose that they just fell out.

Blasting brown notes for 10 years and counting!

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The Darker the cable jacket the More neutral the sound will be

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The Darker the cable jacket the More neutral the sound will be

ONLY if I charge $100/ft then you will not believe the detail, open airy sound that you get from Evil Cables!!! "they just f*cking work!" LOL
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Thanks Pure-Evil again. So, that ebay seller shipped my ogre colour in two days (origin of destination not too far from me tho). wow, from the picture, it looked green with no sign of black. This looks fancy, like something that you see in those high end alienware gaming systems. To give you an idea of what it looks like, I tried my magic at being a good photographer and shot some pics for you. Also, this this is UV reactive which i found out after I ordered, lol. So i took out a blacklight I had from an old computer to check it out. Definitely going to try my hand at installing a blacklight somewhere int he back of the tv stand where these will be run.

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That looks awesome!!'
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What do you guys think of these plugs? Basically the exact same price as Monoprice for these cause shipping is free. $44.00 shipped for 25 pairs

beware though...if you go to order the page is not secure. not sure that's an issue or not, but...it could be.

http://www.nakamichiplug.com/product-0534E50.html

I personally have had very bad luck with that style banana plug. Like typical bananas they don't hold well for long plus with very little effort they can bend/brake at the base. Except for the convenience of quick connect/disconnects I don't like banana plugs much but of the many types I've used over the years (non-locking) this one seems to maintain an extremely tight grip the best. I don't recall the brand but here's a photo of the mechanism. Just for the record I don't much care for spades either, on a microscopic level I seriously question the absolute contact area involved plus when cinching down they're always twisting and sliding which ultimately requires two hands to attach, bare wire is the way to go. If foregoing bare wire for matters of convenience, Neutrik Speakon is a method which makes most sense, imo.
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Parts-Express has the cable pants for a very reasonable price, the sizes range from 6mm-11mm and 14mm. Any idea what size I would need for 14 gauge and 12 gauge wire? Thx
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Amazing! Just ordered similar stuff... Carbon netting with nakamichi plugs
Thanks!
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The Nak plugs with the regular banana ends fit much better IMO :

Blasting brown notes for 10 years and counting!

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N8DOGG i ordered that style, they look like they would have a tighter, more full contact.
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These are great locking plugs. You could hold your speaker up by the wire and neither the wire nor the plug will come out.

http://www.cableshark.com/Ultralink_...-fslash-4p.htm
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These are great locking plugs. You could hold your speaker up by the wire and neither the wire nor the plug will come out.

http://www.cableshark.com/Ultralink_...-fslash-4p.htm

Ya might be good but $30 for 2 pair? No thx
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