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Excellent Quality; Also Features Compared with Nakamichi
on December 28, 2012
Material quality, contactor, backshell, fit, finish, wire securing screw, and threads are excellent. Backshell is two piece steel, knurled segment for ease of tightening. Compared with two types of Nakamichi banana plugs there are some considerations. Sewell backshell is longer, thus if using heavy gage wire, it will load the receiver sockets more and may require cable support. Also, Sewell plugs have only one screw for securing the wiring versus two screws on the Nakamichi. Nakamichi plugs contacts are longer than the Sewell. Nakamichi plugs backshells are plastic with metal threads insert versus all metal backshell on the Sewell. In addition, the Sewell connectors will accomodate heavier gage wire than the Nakamichi plugs. I am using Velocity 12 gage wire and it fits easily in the Sewell. If I was to upgrade the Sewell design, I would make the backshell shorter, the contact pin longer, and include two screws to tighten the wire instead of one. However, in the past two years I bought Nakmichi plugs, Monster, and others but found these Sewell Pro Maestros to be the best quality and value too.