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Are they important. Iwas about to order 10 pairs when I read in my new Denon 1613 manual that they dont even mention them. THey just say put the bare wire in the opening and twist shut.

Thanks
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I use the banana plugs from Monoprice.
http://www.monoprice.com/products/product.asp?c_id=104&cp_id=10401&cs_id=1040115&p_id=2945&seq=1&format=2
They make it a lot easer to work with the speaker wire and insurances there are no crossed wires.
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Originally Posted by Dahlyn View Post

Are they important. Iwas about to order 10 pairs when I read in my new Denon 1613 manual that they dont even mention them. THey just say put the bare wire in the opening and twist shut.

Thanks

They're a convenience item, not a necessity. But I think it makes it easier to connect your speakers, I have a Denon 1613 and use banana plugs on all my speaker terminals.

I prefer the Sewell deadbolt plugs over the Monoprice plugs.
http://sewelldirect.com/Sewell-Deadbolt-Banana-Plugs-12-Pair.asp
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Banana plugs are only for convenience if you intend to plug and unplug the cables frequently. Some folks also like to use them to help connect thick wires to tight binding posts, such as the ones found on most AVRs (that I've seen). But even then, all you need to do is use cables with stranded wires and trim off all the strands that won't fit--this will not audibly affect sound quality because the reduction in the size of the wire is only over an extremely short distance, and in fact this probably performs better--purely in an academic sense--than going through a banana plug anyway (nothing to worry about--just do whatever works best for you).
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Here are some of the better known ones (Nakamichi plugs) of different variants like hollow bananas, which apply higher pressure to the contact area http://www.nakamichiplug.com/product-0534E.html

I installed more than a hundred of those already for AWG 12 speaker cables without any (known) problems.
Edited by gurkey - 3/5/13 at 10:12pm
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Originally Posted by afrogt View Post

They're a convenience item, not a necessity. But I think it makes it easier to connect your speakers, I have a Denon 1613 and use banana plugs on all my speaker terminals.

I prefer the Sewell deadbolt plugs over the Monoprice plugs.
http://sewelldirect.com/Sewell-Deadbolt-Banana-Plugs-12-Pair.asp
hi i just bought this, but it gives me a hard time to put the wire on it. the step 3 on the packaging. can you pls send me a pic how did u do the step 3. thanks. so that i can get an idea.
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