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Topic # 123208 28-Jun-2013 12:22
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Sorry if this isn't the right section.

Ive been looking for some banana plugs recently (as Ive had enough of the frustrating close together binding posts).

After a lot of searching the cheapest I found was Rapallo.


I just bought 10 closed screw banana plugs for $32.95 delivered. Not too bad I thought.

http://www.rapalloav.co.nz/home-theatre-hi-fi-installation-hardware-1/wall-plates/speaker-wall-plates.html


Slightly cheaper than the $6 each Harvey Norman were selling them for.

Thought I'd post in case someone else was looking for some.


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  Reply # 846725 28-Jun-2013 13:11
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Did you try Jaycar at all?




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  Reply # 846743 28-Jun-2013 13:52
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You get what you paid for...

The Rapallo stuff is fairly priced.



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  Reply # 846757 28-Jun-2013 14:26
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Yeah I had a look at all of the main sellers, but struggled to find the same ones for cheaper.

I know Rapallo import the same stuff as monoprice in America. I love that site, have loads of stuff much cheaper. But Delivery was $40 (USD) so wasn't an option.

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  Reply # 846929 28-Jun-2013 21:47
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I've used those before and they drove me nuts... but if you're not plugging in / unplugging them all the time, they'll be fine. ProAV ones seem to be in most stores around town, ranging from $5 at HN's, through to $20 a piece at a certain hifi store I won't name...
Spades are my pick for the speaker end, plugs for the amp.

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  Reply # 846952 28-Jun-2013 22:23
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+ 1 for the rappallo plugs

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  Reply # 846976 28-Jun-2013 23:42
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I've used these with no problems at all.

http://www.monoprice.com/products/product.asp?c_id=104&cp_id=10401&cs_id=1040115&p_id=2943&seq=1&format=2


~ $2.00 NZ Each Pair but then ~$40 NZ to get them to NZ :-(




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  Reply # 847030 29-Jun-2013 08:40
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I've been very happy with these


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  Reply # 847050 29-Jun-2013 09:59
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dolsen: I've been very happy with these



i got some of those from ebay, i found them average at best

i found the pro av ones alot better

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  Reply # 847080 29-Jun-2013 12:14
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dolsen: I've been very happy with these

I've been using Nakamichi branded plugs for a couple of years, and I've been happy with them.

Edit: Someone was selling them on Trademe at a reasonable price, not sure if they are still doing that now.

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  Reply # 847141 29-Jun-2013 15:07
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The Nakamichi plugs are OK.

A bit fragile but they do the job.

FYI - this is not the same Nakamichi company that made awesome cassette decks and other fine pieces of hi-fi, it's merely a Chinese company that bought the Nakamichi name.

My favourite banana plugs remain the long extinct Monster X-Terminators.

The only current plugs that come close are the WBT Nexgens.

Eichmanns go in my hate pile.




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  Reply # 847144 29-Jun-2013 15:19
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I dont really like plugs that have that much exposed metal on the outside of them. Just takes a coax plug or some other earthed piece of metal dropping down the back of the amp shorting things out to make them seem like a silly idea.




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  Reply # 847512 30-Jun-2013 21:13
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LennonNZ: I've used these with no problems at all.

http://www.monoprice.com/products/product.asp?c_id=104&cp_id=10401&cs_id=1040115&p_id=2943&seq=1&format=2


~ $2.00 NZ Each Pair but then ~$40 NZ to get them to NZ :-(





You tried youshop.co.nz? 

They have pretty competitive pricing getting stuff from the USA to NZ.

Also: has anyone tried these from Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Sewell-Direct-SW-29863-12-Deadbolt-12-Pair/dp/B006U3O566/ref=sr_1_1?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1372583519&sr=1-1&keywords=banana+plugs

Amazon won't ship these to NZ, but with youshop, no problem!



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  Reply # 847515 30-Jun-2013 21:28
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You never know the size of box a company will send you something in..

I've worked it out for the last 4 boxes I have got stuff from overseas and youshop would have been more expensive than paying for courier charges via USPC/FedEX etc


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  Reply # 847523 30-Jun-2013 21:47
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That is very true - you just don't know.

I just had a quote to ship from US to NZ via USPS for $55 USD for an online order, but the parcel is only going to cost $26 NZD from youshop. Win some, lose some, I guess!

What *is* a pain are the inefficiently packed and therefore exorbitantly-sized boxes that companies seem to insist on packing stuff in. Too much bloat=stupidly expensive shipping costs regardless of carrier option.

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  Reply # 847752 1-Jul-2013 15:35
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I ended up getting the Shark banana plugs from Surplustronics when I was in the same position. They have done a decent enough job. I would probably have bought the ones mentioned if they'd been around and been that price when I neede them.

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