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    Default Help!! Banana Plugs

    I know that this may be redundant or may have been answered before, but I just bought some banana plugs (monster brand) to use with my speaker cable (standard monster 12 guage). I'd like to know how to connect them. There are no directions on the package, and obviously slipping the copper in to the little hole doesn't result in a tight fit. The wire just slides right out. I've seen some talk of heat shrink tubing, but is that enough? Would the tubing keep the wire from sliding out, or do I need to do something else. Any advice would be appreciated. Thanks.
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    Are they the threaded type? You should be able to screw down the banana for a tight fit...

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    Are they this type? This is the kind I use with 10 AWG Sound King wire with good results.
    Last edited by Emlyn; 03-05-2006 at 12:12 PM.

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    Default Banana Plugs

    No, mine are not the kind with the black rubber on the bottom. They are simply the plug tops. Although they are threaded, the speaker wire is too thin to do anything with. Did I buy the wrong type of plug?
    Current System:

    Mitsubishi 30" LCD LT-3020 (for sale**)
    Vienna Acoustics Beethoven Concert Grand (Rosewood)-Mains (with Audioquest Mont Blanc cables)
    CSi5-Center (for sale**)
    FXi3-surrounds (for sale**)
    Martin Logan Depth-Sub
    B&K AVR 507
    Pimare CD21-CD Player
    Denon 1815-DVD Player
    Panamax M5500-EX-Line Conditioner

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    If you go to this link, you'll see what speaker connectors Monster Cable has available:

    Speaker Connectors

    Which ones do you have?

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    Default Monster Locks

    I have the Monster Locks, but I'm not going to use them after all. I'm going to return them. I broke down and bought some cable from Better Cables that are already terminated with banana plugs. Thanks for the help, tho.
    Greg
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    Mitsubishi 30" LCD LT-3020 (for sale**)
    Vienna Acoustics Beethoven Concert Grand (Rosewood)-Mains (with Audioquest Mont Blanc cables)
    CSi5-Center (for sale**)
    FXi3-surrounds (for sale**)
    Martin Logan Depth-Sub
    B&K AVR 507
    Pimare CD21-CD Player
    Denon 1815-DVD Player
    Panamax M5500-EX-Line Conditioner

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