Which type of speaker connectors do you prefer? If you use banana plugs what are your favorites?
Speaking of Blue Jeans, I use their locking banana plugs. Actually, I bought my speaker wire from them and ordered the sonically-welded, terminated w/ the locking bananas. Not as expensive as you might think.I've used the Monoprice banana plugs for several years now and I love them. You're going to have an extraordinarily hard time beating the likes of Monoprice and Blue Jeans Cable when it comes to price-to-performance calculations.
I silver solder my banana plugs, no point in good cable and poor terminations. I have found problems with the ones that have the contacts on a spring sleeve that some have used (first image), these I find can be intermittent and sometimes flux leakage gets between the spring contacts and the central shaft with no contact at all :hissyfit:. So I prefer the one's where the contacts are fixed (second image). I also prefer gold plated finding nickel needs cleaning about once a year due to oxidisation (we live near the sea) this helps even when the female it is plugged into is not gold plated with little oxidisation after even two or three years.Which type of speaker connectors do you prefer? If you use banana plugs what are your favorites?
According to pricing data at Camel, the highest they've been in the last four years was $80 and the lowest was $32.Nice plugs ! Amazon shows them on sale now 10 pairs for $49.99, $350 off. Are they usually that expensive.If so that is a crazy price.