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    Default Help With Banana Plugs

    From what i can gather, I am having the same problem as the op in this thread
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    I started a new thread in hopes to get my problem resolved. The banana plugs (GLS Locking Banana plugs gen 4) will not go all the way into the binding post. Pic below. Problem is on both CS2 center speaker and monitor 60 series II floor standing speakers. And no, they are not in the locked position when inserting. Please help. Thank you.



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    Try a little DeoxIT, it may allow you to insert them in all the way.
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    I have the same problem with those plugs and my Lsi 15s. I just insert it as far as I can and leave it alone lol.
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    hith sometimes plugs are tight when new ex monoprice rca's!!! but as long as its a good connection and they arent loose in any way with risk of falling out i would not worry about them hanging out a little.
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    Whatever you do, don't force them in until your binding posts break...
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    Quote Originally Posted by grimmace19 View Post
    Whatever you do, don't force them in until your binding posts break...
    Very good point. Are you sppeaking from experience lol. Ive had some rca's i was scared to push on, fear breaking terminal.just slowly worked it in the hole lmao.
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    [QUOTE=cbow8;1774531]Very good point. Are you sppeaking from experience lolQUOTE]

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    Im guessing pfb is a another member? Im j/k anyway. That is honestly good advice not to get carried away with them post. Not alot of metal there after they drill wire holes in them.
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    onyko txnr3007
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    Quote Originally Posted by cbow8 View Post
    Im guessing pfb is a another member? Im j/k anyway. That is honestly good advice not to get carried away with them post. Not alot of metal there after they drill wire holes in them.

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    Thanks for all the replys everyone. They do stay in when locked but its annoying. I am goign to find some cable boots that will fit and see about replacing the stock binding posts in the future.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hith View Post
    see about replacing the stock binding posts in the future.
    Honestly not worth switching the binding posts man. I would just if anything contact GLS and see if they can send you out another one since its probably a issue with their plug being a bit off overall.

    I personally just left it alone in mine and forgot about it
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    Quote Originally Posted by teekay0007 View Post
    pfb is Polkfarmboy a skinny-jeans-wearin', take-no-crap-from-slow-payin' Ebay'ers kind of guy!
    Lmao. Gotcha. And hith im going to agree with shadow here. Try to forget about it. Noone will ever look behind your speaker and see that 3/16 gap. As long as its tight its just very small cosmetic issue. Dont let it ruin your day. Instead insert your favorite cd and sink into your sofa ;)
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    onkyo bd808 blue ray
    rtia9 fronts
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    onyko txnr3007
    sun sig 425x5
    apc conditioner

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    lg 50 ich led
    onkyo txnr808
    lsi15 sub mod and xover by vr3
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    Also if you replace the factory binding post you void the warranty on the speakers should something go wrong. Once again why its not worth it IMHO.
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    No, i will not be replacing my plugs any time soon. GLS says they just dont fit my posts. no explanation yet. Do the polk series have odd or cheap post sets? trying to figure out what to do to remedy the situation.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hith View Post
    No, i will not be replacing my plugs any time soon. GLS says they just dont fit my posts. no explanation yet. Do the polk series have odd or cheap post sets? trying to figure out what to do to remedy the situation.
    That is weird. I run all GLS locking bananas and I have never had a problem getting them into the posts on any of my polk speakers. Have you tried give the tips a little squeeze with a pair of needle nose pliers to make sure they are completely compressed? thats the only thing I can think of. GLS has served me well. I just ordered another 48 of them because I like them so much!

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    Quote Originally Posted by dcmartinpc View Post
    That is weird. I run all GLS locking bananas and I have never had a problem getting them into the posts on any of my polk speakers. Have you tried give the tips a little squeeze with a pair of needle nose pliers to make sure they are completely compressed? thats the only thing I can think of. GLS has served me well. I just ordered another 48 of them because I like them so much!

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    I did not at first because i'm in the process of moving. i will have to try that next time i have everything hooked up. Right now everything is boxed up.

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