Originally Posted by flyng_fool
how is it inferior? If it still transmits the signal without corruption or degradation then what's the difference?
It's inferior for the reasons I and others have listed, but I'll put them here, again:
1. Decreased reliability: the bare wire is now terminating at another point, which in turn needs to terminate at the speaker or amplifier. Another potential point of failure...this is an inescapable reality.
2. Almost certainly less surface area (where the electricity actually FLOWS, by the way) coming in contact with said plug than properly teminating at the post. Most times negligible, but again, inviting the opportunity is at best, daft.
3. Absolutely certainly more prone to accidental removal. Again, an inescapable reality. Show me one banana plug that is more resistant to coming free from a post that properly terminated bare wire. You will never find one.
These are the bedrock...I or others can continue if you like. If you find you can refute these basic claims, please do as you know something I can others have no clue to.
The increased (marginally, in my opinion) ease of switching out components is the ONLY salient reason I can bestow on the application of b-plugs. Which is- again- simply a non starter for 99/100 home systems.
JamesEdited by mastermaybe - 9/27/13 at 8:22am