Join Date: Oct 2002
Location: Phoenix, AZ area
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I find the sewell deadbolts to be superior to the normal style banana plugs.
I used cheap monoprice bananas for a while and also had some from GLS audio. These cheaper banana plugs eventually start to get loose as the spring metal gets bent inward after a bit of use. I then have to then bend them back out to restore the "bow" shape so that they are tight again. The sewell deadbolts cost more but don't have that issue. I also didn't like like how the monoprice plugs have a screw in banana connector that can get loose...
The only case where i had a problem with the sewell plugs was on one particular speaker that had a short binding post where the deadbolt plug was just barely deep enough to work and didn't seem as stable as it should.
No matter what I recommend getting banana plugs where the two halves screw together to clamp down on the wire. This is far superior to plugs that have a set screw that tightens down on the wire. It is faster to assemble the ones that clamp down and the connection is stronger.
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