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Awesome, thanks

The receiver-end also takes banana plugs, right?

What do you think of this Sewell 12 AWG OF cable with banana plugs:

www.ebay.com/itm/141121386801?_trksid=p2055119.m1438.l2649&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT

I've been giving everyone reps like mad (if that even matters.)

I would get speaker wire and banana plugs separate so you can put them on yourself and you can decide just how long they should be and if one side needs them and the other side doesn't etc.
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I would get speaker wire and banana plugs separate so you can put them on yourself and you can decide just how long they should be and if one side needs them and the other side doesn't etc.

Thanks for the reply. I definetly plan to make my own cables in the future. However, I want my initial installation to go as seamless as possible. I was just wondering what you guys thought about the overall quality.

The Monoprice cables get rave reviews, but their plugs not so much. Actually, they get a pretty bad rap on most AV sites. The Sewells seem to be fairly good according to those who've used them. Especially their "Deadbolt" line of plugs.

Also, Sewell sells those cables in almost any size, ranging from 3, 10, to 25+ footers.
Edited by scatlm - 4/18/14 at 9:26am
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Thanks for the reply. I definetly plan to make my own cables in the future. However, I want my initial installation to go as seamless as possible. I was just wondering what you guys thought about theoverall quality of Sewell's banana plugs. The Monoprice cables get rave reviews, but their plugs get some pretty bad rap on most AV sites. The Sewells seem to be fairly good. Especially their "Deadbolt" line of plugs.

Also, Sewell sells those cables in almost any size, ranging from 3, 10, to 25+ footers.

Well I've only had experience with my own cables which is really quite simple actually. Its not like making your own ethernet cable or anything. So perhaps someone else could provide input on those but I just think you might be happier making your cables. Maybe one day down the road
post #54 of 54
Monoprice has good speaker wire. The difference between 12,14,16 AWG is only a few dollars so I always spring for 12AWG no matter what distance I am running. The argument is not if it's "necessary" or "satisfactory." The question is whether or not $5-7 makes a difference to you.

I do not like Monoprice banana plugs, however. I have ADD when it comes to positioning my system and trying new amplifiers as well so I unplugged the banana connections a lot. I found that after 5 unplug and replugs the bananas had lost most of its tension and thus were no longer making good contact to the binding posts. I used a razor blade to get between each of the "blades" on the business end of the banana plug to bend it back outward and it regained some of its strength. But then some of the gold plating was scratched off due to the sharp razor blade. After this experience I stopped using Bananas from Monoprice. I much prefer spades but I cannot find anyone with reasonably priced, high quality spades.
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