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    must I solder all types of nana plugs ?? I dont have the tools nor do I want to do that is there a kind that I don't have to solder ??

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    You can get compression style or even a set-screw connector. Parts Express or even Rat Shack can provide them at a reasonable price.
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    I saw some but silver tip not gold should I go with gold ?? and the RS ones will be as good as say (yuck) Monster ??

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    I doubt your ears or mine could tell the diference between gold or silver, or even Rat Shack vs. Monster.
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    I just bought a bunch of the set-screw types at BB for not a bad price...

    Mine are gold, but I doubt any better than silver...
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    all they have here at BB is monster !! (in canada)

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    Hey Willow, I saw a few gold set screw bananas at the BB near the St. Laurent mall. It was about two weeks ago, they were $10 for 4 plugs. Also any RS has the gold solder type, 4 for $10.

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    cripes I was ther last weekend and they said all they had were Monster... I dont have the soldering gear to do the ones at ratshack......so you're in ottawa aswell !!!

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    Originally posted by Willow
    all they have here at BB is monster !! (in canada)
    It's not like the Monsters are bad...they're just usually a little more expensive, but if you can find a good deal as I did, it's the way to go...
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    No, north of Toronto, but I am going again to Ottawa tonight to visit family. Soldering isn't difficult. You cant get an iron form RS for about $20 but they are very useful. Are you a Sens fan?

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    Ya, Monster is fine but the banana plugs are 4 for $30 here.

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    Unlike making a set of DIY interconnects that use RCA connectors on each end, your banana plugs don't need to be soldered.

    Most banana plugs come in 2 section that screw togather.

    These banana plugs just require you to strip off about a 1/4" to 1/2" of your speaker wire, insert it into the first section of the plug. Fold the wire over, and then screw the other section of the banana plug into the section that has the folder wire in.

    You can purchase a pretty good gold plated plug from Rat Shack. Don't confuse these banana plugs with RCA connectors.

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    I am a sens fan even thought we got our buts kicked by TO I think my dad migh have one I can use Ill check this weekend

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    Should be a good series. I think Toronto will win because of the veterans and Belfour. First game is Thursday at 7. I am a Sens fan too, just not when they meet Toronto.

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    we'll be watchin' yeah as much as Otown is good tdot has it won Im sure of it as well but it will be a good game .....

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    We did lose Klee, Tucker and Nolan. If we get Klee back that will help a lot.

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    Might this be off topic or PM material ?

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    a tadd yeah but hey S(*t happens......Im gonna check those plugs out this weekend and try with soldering gun

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    Willow ...

    Didn't you read my response to you above?
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    Unlike making a set of DIY interconnects that use RCA connectors on each end, > your banana plugs [don't] need to be soldered.

    Most banana plugs come in 2 section that screw togather.

    These banana plugs just require you to strip off about a 1/4" to 1/2" of your speaker wire, insert it into the first section of the plug. Fold the wire over, and then screw the other section of the banana plug into the section that has the folder wire in.

    You can purchase a pretty good gold plated plug from Rat Shack. Don't confuse these banana plugs with RCA connectors.

    Nothing to it at all.
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    yes I did but these are not rcs plugs I know the dif. these are actual plugshttp://www.radioshack.ca/estore/SearchResults.aspx?language=en-CA&keywords=banana+plugs&pagenum=0

    check out 4th from the top theses need soldering no screws

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    Willow ...

    You are getting confused ... You are [not] trying to make a set of interconnects that normally use [soldered] RCA connectors on each end of the wire.

    All you are trying to do is attach a banana plug on the end of your speaker wires. These banana plugs don't have to be soldered. They are attached like I told you in the above thread. They are just screwed togather.


    Unlike making a set of DIY interconnects that use RCA connectors on each end, > your banana plugs [don't] need to be soldered.
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    Onkyo ... M-282 . ._. Power Amps .(Pair)
    Onkyo ... C-7030 . _.CD Player
    Polk . . *. RTi A7 - ....Fronts
    Polk . . *. RTi A3 - ....Rears

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    funny cause the guy at RS said we have to other wise the cable falls out of the plug there are no screws in those plugs so how does it stay in ??? Im using 12 awg

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    Yeah the common RS ones that are sold here do have to be soldered. I have about 20 of them. They do have the screw together type but they are harder to find and not gold plated. (at least the ones I have found)

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    If you are buying your banana plugs from Rat Shack, this is what you need:

    http://www.radioshack.com/product.as...5Fid=278%2D306



    Or, a cheaper version of this plug.
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    Onkyo ... C-7030 . _.CD Player
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    I knew I knew what I was talkin 'about

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    we dont have these here in the great white north !!!

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    Ron, RS Canada doesn't have those plugs. These are the ones they carry
    http://www.radioshack.ca/estore/Prod...log=RadioShack

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    Ok Willow ... Then just tell the guy at Rat Shake that you want a Solderless Compression Type Banana Plug

    That's all I can tell ya ... Buy what you want, but YOU are the one that came in here and asked the questions.

    If you want to buy some kind of banana plug you have to solder, great .... Get out the solder gun
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    I DOnt wanna solder and I dont want monster !!!!

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    Try www.solen.ca (Quebec) or www.ozenterprises.net (Ottawa)

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