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Decent quality, perfectly functional,
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This review is from: Sewell Direct SW-29221 Pro Maestro Banana Plugs with Gold Connectors, 6-Pair (Red/Black) (Electronics)
They're a solid set, good quality, and i was impressed by their appearance. They're convenient to use, they have a built-in socket in the back for other banana plugs (fairly standard feature)
I'm using them with 18-gauge wire with no troubles, only downside there is that you have to fold over the wire on itself to get enough thickness for the plug to grip - not even really enough an issue to be a con.
Only thing i noticed is that the gold plating rubs off pretty quickly, it'll survive maybe 20 or so repeated insertions / removals, even the knurled base has lost its gold plating just from being handled. If you're doing a permanent audio installation, I'd suggest investing in a fancier set, (especially since they do come loose easily, but not so easily as the 1/5 star reviewer suggests)
I only needed them for a short project, a way to hook up to an amp, and they were perfect for that.
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Initial post: Dec 9, 2010 5:53:27 AM PST
Last edited by the author on Dec 9, 2010 5:54:41 AM PST
Island Reviewer says:
I own this product and this review is not for the product on this page. As can be seen from the pictures, the product does not have a built in socket for a second banana plug. It's a well written review and would be useful for evaluating the product about which it is written, but this is not that product.
In reply to an earlier post on May 25, 2012 7:53:18 AM PDT
To Island Reviewer: I agree. The ones a have were all metal, not with a plastic case as the image shows. Amazon, however, did ship me the plugs I reviewed when I ordered these.
Posted on Dec 1, 2013 1:10:18 AM PST
Just a suggestion if anyone else is having trouble with wire not being thick enough to grip: When multi-strand wires (like speaker wire) are secured by a screw, it is advisable to either tin them with solder, or to crimp a wire ferrule over them. Either should give a better surface for the set screw to grip. Since ferrules aren't common, if anyone is curious, these are an example:
Wire Ferrule Assortment Pack..22,20,18,16,and 14 AWG Insulated
For the price, I can't say I'm surprised the plating wears off quickly, but that is appreciated info.
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