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    Hi Guys,

    May i ask if it's possible to use banana plugs for my speaker wires going to Denon AVR-1713 and TSi200, CS10, OWM3 speakers?

    Thanks!

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    the speakers will accept them and go to the denon website to check but i believe it will
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    thanks, seabeerob213!
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    Google image search confirms that the AVR-1713 will accept banana plugs.

    RT-12, CS350-LS, PSW-300, Infinity Overture 1, Monoprice RC-65i
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    Hi Syndil,

    Yes, it accepts banana plugs.

    Thanks!
    Denon AVR-1713
    Polk Audio TSi200
    Polk Audio CS10
    Polk Audio OWM3
    Polk Audio PSW110
    Samsung 32" LED TV
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    I have the 1712 and yep banana plugs are no problem!

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    Any disadvantage to using bananas to input to the receiver?

    As I was hooking up my speakers last night, it dawned on me that using bananas on BOTH connection ends would be so much easier.
    Polk Fronts: RTi A7's
    Polk Center: CSi A6
    Polk Surrounds: FXi A6's
    Polk Rear Surround: RTi4
    Sub: HSU VTF-3 (MK1)
    AVR: Yamaha RX-A2010
    B&K Reference 200.7
    TV: Sharp LC-70LE847U
    Oppo BDP-103

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    Speakers: SDA-1C (most all the goodies)
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    Don't try and put them in sideways or you'll break you're posts!

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    I'm not trying to be difficult but aren't banana plug compatible speakers pretty obvious just by looking at them? Am I missing something?

    And for those who don't use banana plugs you don't know what you're missing. Switching back and forth between speakers you are testing is beyond easy compared to the old fashion way. Once you go banana you'll never go back.

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    If they are like my Monitors, then they have a little plastic plug in the banana clip hole. Just use your fingernail to pry it out and stick the appropriate plug in the corresponding hole.

    *Plug is in the end of the binding post.
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    Sorry...misread your post. Yeah, it is pretty obvious but sometimes, other connections are necessary.
    For example, on my rears, I can't use bananas because they sit too close to the wall and my wall plate is behind them so I use spades on each side of those connections.

    And then on my wall plate behind the receiver, I don't have space between the wall and the audio pier so I use spades there as well. But my mains and sides are banana plugs and I will never look back. Hehe.
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    Thanks for this thread. I also always wondered if there was any disadvantage in using banana plugs and I have always connected my Polk Monitor speakers the old fashioned way, winding the speaker wire around the speaker terminals on the back of the speakers. What a pain! haaaa. I will get some banana plugs.

    Are they all the same or are some banana plugs better or easier to use than others?

    Too bad my Yamaha CR 2020 won't also take banana plugs! But at least I can use them for my speakers from now on!

    Thanks again.

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    A lot of folks here like the bananas from Monoprice.
    As long as they are a quality manufacturer, you will usually get a decent product.
    I use the Legrand ones from my local Lowes. They are gold clad copper. And I get them at a significant discount through my brother who works there.
    A lot of the cheap ones on eBay claim to be the same but end up being nickel/tin clad in brass or a gold colored chrome.

    It just makes switching out speakers so much easier when you can unplug them quickly but still have a quality connection.
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    Thanks for the info. I appreciate it and will get some banana plugs!

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    Once you go banana you'll never go back.

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    In my experience Banana plugs are very usefull. It's very easy to plug and unplug your speakers, but have in mind that you need to be sure bananas gets tight into the speaker.
    In my system I have GLS-audio Banana plugs locking series, in both sides of the speakers wires, and I'm happy with the them so far.

    Good luck and enjoy your experience.

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    I like banana plugs because it saves a ton of time when you have to move thing (cleaning, upgrades, etc), as Alvaro mentioned, the GLS locking plugs rock, they are a bit bulky, but if you take time and connect them evenly, they look quite nice. I went all out and even applied braided sleeving over the speaker cable for my fronts.

    I have heard that the best line of transmission is a direct one, and banana plugs add unnecessary junctions for the audio signal... I can hear no difference.

    One work of caution, if you have small children and locking banana plugs they may be able to topple bookshelf speakers resting on stands/shelves.

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