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Gold-Plated Banana Plug (2-Pack)

Model:

278-310

 | Catalog #: 278-306
Price:
$0.97
$0.97

 

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Product Summary

Get a grip!

These gold-plated banana plugs accept heavy-duty, 12-gauge speaker cable.

  • Gold-plated banana plugs accept heavy-duty, 12-gauge speaker cable
  • Screw-type, 2-piece construction
  • Easy-grip sleeves
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  • Gold-Plated Banana Plug (Pack of 2)
 

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Manufacturer Warranty

  • Parts: 90 days
  • Labor: 90 days
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Customer Reviews

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RadioShackGold-Plated Banana Plug (2-Pack)
 
4.1

(based on 15 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (9)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (2)

77%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Reliable (7)
  • Rugged (4)
  • Versatile (4)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • High-end equipment (6)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Enthusiast (5), Gearhead (3), Power user (3)
      • Primary use:
      • Personal (13)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (3)

    Reviewed by 15 customers

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    5.0

    Excellent Product, Excellent Price

    By Dr Audio

    from Orinda, CA

    About Me Enthusiast

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about RadioShack Gold-Plated Banana Plug (2-Pack):

          Works fine, simple to use, minimal size is excellent for tight spaces or crowded receiver back panels

          • Primary use:
          • Personal
          • Was this a gift?:
          • No
           
          5.0

          Great plug for the money

          By emy

          from NY, NY

          About Me Enthusiast

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Consistent Performance
          • Rugged

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • High-End Equipment
            • Home Theater

            Comments about RadioShack Gold-Plated Banana Plug (2-Pack):

            I find these to be excellent for heavy gauge speaker cables. Easy install and great construction. Very snug connection to the binding post. The gold plate is thick and high quality. The plugs like almost all in this price range are made of brass and then platted with gold. Its unlikely they are pure copper but its very unlikely they are steel as another reviewer mentioned.

            • Primary use:
            • Personal
            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

            (2 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

             
            1.0

            Over priced steel plug

            By Ain't no fool

            from Ohio

            About Me Enthusiast

            Pros

              Cons

              • Overpriced Hype

              Best Uses

              • Home Theater

              Comments about RadioShack Gold-Plated Banana Plug (2-Pack):

              Claims to be gold plated what hype this does nothing to improve sound or connection quality what happened to plain solid copper connectors ?

              • Primary use:
              • Personal
              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

              (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              Good Quality Banana Plug

              By Grant

              from Monterey, CA

              About Me Power User

              Verified Reviewer

              Pros

              • Consistent Performance
              • Rugged
              • Versatile

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • High-End Equipment

                Comments about RadioShack Gold-Plated Banana Plug (2-Pack):

                I own a few pairs of these plugs and I like the way they secure the wire to the plug. The wire enters from the rear. All you have to do the fan out the bare wire and screw the plug together. This solder-less connector has the advantage being reusable. The only thing I modified is that I covered the gold grip with electrical tape because if the amp is on and the conductors touch each other you can short out your amp.

                • Primary use:
                • Personal
                • Was this a gift?:
                • Yes

                (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Perfect

                By Audiophile on the Cheap

                from NJ

                About Me Power User

                Pros

                • Consistent Performance
                • Easy to install
                • Rugged

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Gear with std bind posts

                  Comments about RadioShack Gold-Plated Banana Plug (2-Pack):

                  My old audio amp used gold spring-pin speaker connectors, and my new one has standard binding posts. What to do? These banana plugs were just what I needed to replace the pins on my #10 stranded-wire speaker cables. You have to be a little careful how much insulation you strip, as the exposed bare wire will be folded over when the headshell is screwed into the base. Too much exposed wire will make the connector difficult to close. Also, the plug tips are a nice, tight fit into standard binding posts, so if they are difficult to insert the 1st time, you can "pre-condition" them with a few insertions/removals using a loose binding post before you try connecting them to your equipment.

                  • Primary use:
                  • Personal

                  (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Nice quality, easy to use

                  By Bob

                  from Scotts Valley, CA

                  About Me Enthusiast

                  Pros

                  • Rugged
                  • Versatile

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • High-End Equipment

                    Comments about RadioShack Gold-Plated Banana Plug (2-Pack):

                    These high quality plugs are easy to use - no soldering required. They fit tightly into the binding posts and make a very secure, low resistance connection. You could spend more money, but why?

                    • Primary use:
                    • Personal

                    (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Excellent for terminating bare wire

                    By Jay

                    from Los Angeles, CA

                    About Me Power User

                    Pros

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about RadioShack Gold-Plated Banana Plug (2-Pack):

                          These aren't really designed for re-terminating spades as other users have tried to do. However, for terminating bare wire, they work very well. I have 10 gauge bare wire. After removing the top portion with the banana, I fed the bare wire through the opening on the bottom of the bottom piece. You then spread the wire / bend it down over the crown of the power piece, just above the threads. When you screw the top piece back on, it clamps down on the wire, creating a secure clamp that cannot be pulled out easily.

                          The only thing I would recommend is some shrinkwrap be included because the entire connector is conductive.

                          • Primary use:
                          • Personal

                          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          5.0

                          Great Banana Plug

                          By Hi Tech in the field

                          from Southern Pines

                          About Me Enthusiast

                          Pros

                          • Can't go wrong
                          • Consistent Performance
                          • Easy to use
                          • Versatile

                          Cons

                          • None

                          Best Uses

                          • High-End Equipment

                          Comments about RadioShack Gold-Plated Banana Plug (2-Pack):

                          Have four pair with connections to front and rear speakers - - great sound. Highly recommend !!

                          • Primary use:
                          • Personal

                          (3 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          3.0

                          Not for thick spade lugs

                          By H

                          from Union City CA

                          About Me Gearhead

                          Verified Reviewer

                          Pros

                            Cons

                            • Incompatible

                            Best Uses

                              Comments about RadioShack Gold-Plated Banana Plug (2-Pack):

                              I got these after seeing a picture that another reviewer posted. I tried to use spade lugs and these don't unscrew enough before separating. The threads on the two pieces wouldn't come near each other with the spade lug in place.

                              With thin spade lugs these would work, but be careful. Aside from that they seem well made, but I could not use them.

                              • Primary use:
                              • Personal

                              (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                               
                              5.0

                              Equal to monster cable banana plug

                              By Tomasitoc

                              from Pittsburgh, PA

                              About Me Tech Savvy

                              Verified Reviewer

                              Pros

                              • Consistent Performance

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                  Comments about RadioShack Gold-Plated Banana Plug (2-Pack):

                                  I was looking into a way in which I didn't need to remove the spades of my speaker cable. The monster cable was pricey. Then I came across this at radioshack. The screw held the spade. I was able to connect my spade terminated speaker cable with this to the banana plug binder post. It allowed me to quickly remove one set of cable with another st of cables. All of my speaker cables are now using this as an adapter.

                                  Without the Monster Cable price!

                                  • Primary use:
                                  • Personal

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