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Not bad for the price- wish I could rate them higher.
on November 24, 2013
There are several things I like about these banana plugs. 1) The "springs" are firm thereby insuring a good, solid connection between the plug and the device. They remain firm even after being removed several times. 2) The gold plating- decreases the chance of corrosion that could compromise the connection. 3) Double set screws- ensure a good solid connection between the wire and the plug. 4) The casing secures over the tip- you don't have to remember to put it on the wire first. 5) The actual build quality seems very good. However, despite the 5 points that are really good about these banana plugs, there are 2 things about these plugs that only cause them to be average. 1) The plugs themselves are too long. I own multiple devices and brands of speakers that accept banana plugs, and these plugs are too long for all of them. They are so long that on my subwoofer that has its connections on the bottom, they prevent the sub from sitting squarely on the floor. I had to put a 3/4" risers under the feet of the sub so that it would sit correctly. 2) The casing in metal (aluminum). While I'm sure this was done with the intent of improving durability, it is also conductive. Should something as simple as a paper clip fall behind your amp or receiver and come to rest on top of your banana plugs it could short your amp or receiver and cause serious damage. The casing should be wrapped in some sort of non-conductive material like plastic or vinyl. Overall, they are good plugs for a good price, but be careful not to let anything short them out.