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banana plug

[bə′nan·ə ‚pləg]
(electricity)
A plug having a spring-metal tip shaped like a banana and used on test leads or as terminals for plug-in components.
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Each 422 speaker comes standard with audiophile quality gold-plated five-way binding posts, and accepts banana plugs (4mm), spades (3/8"), pins or bare wire to provide pure signal transfer and ultimate connection flexibility.
However, the posts' interior wells are a bit shallow, and I found that standard banana plugs (I used Vampire dual plugs for this review) could not be inserted up to the collar.
Kimber 4VS was the speaker cable until the cleaning lady tromped all over it and succeeded in separating a couple of the cables and soldering from their banana plugs.
The binding posts can accommodate banana plugs (4mm), spades (3/8"), pins or bare wire.
Speaker wire is Kimber 4VS terminated with banana plugs.
The M1/8 stands fit similarly against the speaker bottoms, and you cannot use banana plugs with them, either.
There is a set of stereo speaker binding posts that will accept banana plugs, even the dual variety, spade lugs, pins, and bare wire.
I connected the pins to a pair of dual banana plugs when wiring up either the Kan speakers that Linn thoughtfully provided with the Classik or my Dana Model 1s.
The speaker jacks -- two pairs for two sets of speakers -- are also decent, 5-way binding posts that will take standard dual banana plugs.
Output jacks for one pair of speakers are provided and these can handle bare wire, spades, pins, or banana plugs.
The connectors have little caps in their ends and if those caps are removed, the speakers will also accept single, but not double, banana plugs.