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    Default Whats a fair priced 12 ga speaker cable as well a banana connectors?


    Im so damn tired of twisting speaker wire ends. I need to get some banana plugs for my 12 ga wire and figured I should just upgrade them too. Any suggestions? thanks
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    Quote Originally Posted by KuroHD View Post
    Im so damn tired of twisting speaker wire ends. I need to get some banana plugs for my 12 ga wire and figured I should just upgrade them too. Any suggestions? thanks
    MONOPRICE.com

    I buy all my stuff from them, as well as, many others.. I have 12 awg wire and their banana clips work wonderfully..
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    Nice House! I'll use Monoprice next time I can upgrade. Im goin with Banana clips. From way back to my car audio days as a youngerster i have grown tired of twisting wires.
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    Quote Originally Posted by House72 View Post
    MONOPRICE.com

    I buy all my stuff from them, as well as, many others.. I have 12 awg wire and their banana clips work wonderfully..
    Same with me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by KuroHD View Post
    Im so damn tired of twisting speaker wire ends. I need to get some banana plugs for my 12 ga wire and figured I should just upgrade them too. Any suggestions? thanks


    I like more fancy looking speaker cables. Mostly because of the... looks.

    Right now I have the Classic Speaker Cables (It uses Canare 4S8 - 13awg) from SignalCable.com .



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    Most of my wires I get from Blue Jeans or will get them soon.
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    Quote Originally Posted by homank76 View Post
    Most of my wires I get from Blue Jeans or will get them soon.
    I was going to buy their Canare 4S11 based cable. But decided to get the Classic Speaker Cable from SignalCable.com because of the braided sleeving termination and BFA Banana plugs.
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    I twist my wires on the stud as well and getting equally tired of it. I've been thinking of upgrading to the banana plugs too. Definitely an excellant idea. Going to have to check out monoprice in the near future.


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    Van den Hul has just released a brand new 12 AWG speaker wire called The ARCTIC. It should be among the cheapest speaker wires in their catalogue, though I have no idea how much it retails for. I have had a great experience with VDH and would definitely recommend it to anyone in need of a good speaker wire. Besides, VDH has just recently updated their banana plugs to the new Berri Bus connectors which, on top of looking neat, are also said to have a very firm grip (a friend of mine has them on their VDH SuperNova).

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    Cool guys. Gonna check out both places once I can afford to upgrade wires. I really, really want me some banana plugs!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by BruZZi View Post
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    You're not going to beat MonoPrice's 12ga wiring quality for the price, either the in wall or regular speaker wire.

    For bananas, I ran to Orange County Speaker Repair for their locking GLS Audio Banana Plugs.

    For that price, those banana plugs are what I consider the best buy on the planet. I always hated regular banana plugs when they found a way to back out of the connection whether it was speaker vibration or the inadvertent speaker wire molestation.


    I haven't had one of these locking bananas back out in at least two years.

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    Quote Originally Posted by vläd View Post

    I always hated regular banana plugs when they found a way to back out of the connection whether it was speaker vibration or the inadvertent speaker wire molestation.

    Yep. Reason I like to use BFA Banana plugs.


    I haven't had one of these locking bananas back out in at least two years.

    I only have one problem with them:

    They're a PITA to twist in tight places.

    But when there's enough clearance, locking banana plugs will work really great.
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    Thanks alot guys. Looks like im gonna get some 12 awg wire from Monoprice and then get some locking BFA Banana plugs. Can you get the BFA Banana plugs from Monoprice? Thanks fellers!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by KuroHD View Post
    Thanks alot guys. Looks like im gonna get some 12 awg wire from Monoprice and then get some locking BFA Banana plugs. Can you get the BFA Banana plugs from Monoprice? Thanks fellers!!!

    I don't think they carry BFA Banana plugs. You might contact them to confirm.
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    I bought my Banana plugs on ebay paid 8 bucks for 10 plugs no shipping and no tx same ones offered by Monoprice
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    Nice set of Nakamichi plugs 24K plated 7.99 w/free shipping 3 hr left: http://cgi.ebay.com/14-PCS-Nakamichi...#ht_1809wt_982
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