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Fisual Easy Fix Banana Plug (Pack of 4)
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36 of 37 people found the following review helpful
on 20 January 2010
Why you should buy such an item.

1. They are cheap
2. The quality is very good.
3. These have two screws to lock the wire inside the plug. It is a pitty that on the website the pictures are not so clear.
I found them better than the Cambridge ones that are twice the price.
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42 of 44 people found the following review helpful
on 21 April 2010
I recently bought some cheap Banana plugs off ebay and while they were ok for the couple of quid i paid they were very loose and the single screw didnt hold the speaker cable very well.. I ordered these in the hope they were slighly better and I have to say they are MUCH better than the cheap ones off ebay (also availible on here)a good secure connection with the correct size plugs, the twin screws hold the cable (QED Micro) firmly in place and they are a good tight fit with my Marantz AV amp and Wharfedale centre speaker.. over the moon with these plugs and the price is great too.. I will be ordering another set soon for my surround speakers.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
on 20 January 2015
Being an audiophile for well over 30 years, I have generally used bare wire connections from
amplifier to speakers, being of the opinion that this was the best way of ensuring the good
sound quality from my system. However, having tried the Fisual Easy Fix banana plugs, I have
had to reassess my opinion. From a sound quality point of view, there is no discernible loss of
sound quality, in fact there seems to be a little more detail coming through, and vocals are
clearer and overall the sound is cleaner. The plugs themselves are very well made and finished
with two robust offset grub screws which allow you to really tighten the cable, which is most
important to achieve the best from these plugs, and they fit snugly into speaker/amp terminals
without too much effort. Elaborate and absurdly expensive plugs are simply unnecessary, the
Fisuals just do the job of providing a reliable connection while not impinging on sound quality.
For the price, these plugs are true value for money and speed of delivery is first class, in
conclusion, buy with confidence, you will not be disappointed.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
on 13 September 2011
I didn't know whether to buy these or cheaper alternatives but I decided to buy 3 packs if these to use in the back of my Onkyo 608. I'm glad I did as they're great quality and easily accept 10m Quality 2 x 2.5mm Loud Speaker Cable - Multi-Strand 432 (2x 216 Strand) by electrosmart - Outside Dimensions of Cable: 7.5mm x 3.6mm - 14 AWG - 30A Max - Ideal for Car Audio & Home HiFi.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
on 7 November 2014
Bought to go on the end of Linn K400 cable, these plugs provide a secure, high quality fitting; I'm very pleased with them. The only reason I can think of not to recommend this item is that you're probably going to need more than four plugs to terminate your cables and they are also available in packs of ten. Otherwise, it's all good news and I'm happy to recommend them.

Linn K400 cable is heavy-duty stuff; I've often thought that the two 5m lengths I had would be the sort of thing you could anchor a ship with. Having recently moved house I no longer needed such long runs of cable and bought a shorter pair from eBay which needed plugs fitted to one end. I bought two packs of these to give me the eight plugs I needed; had I known that a ten-pack was also available I'd have bought that instead, but there you go. The plugs are high quality items, well made, well packaged and promptly delivered from the supplier. There's room in each plug for a short piece (half an inch or so) of bare wire which is then held in place by two grubber screws placed on opposite sides of the body of the plug, one placed near the base of the plug with the other closer to the top. Unscrew them to give sufficient clearance to insert your cable (Linn K400 is quite wide and I had to unscrew them almost completely to fit the cable in; I was careful not to completely unscrew them as I suspect they'd be difficult to find if they fell on the floor) then tighten the screws up. Then - this is important - once you've done the lot, go away and do something else for ten minutes. When you return, you'll be able to nip the screws up a little more. Then you can slip the red and black covers over the end of the appropriate bits of cable, screw them on and you're good to go. They slipped comfortably - not loose, not seriously tight, but a nice, appropriate fit - into the sockets on the back of my power amplifiers and I was a happy bunny.

Since we're in the realms of hifi, I should say a word about how things sounded and that word would be 'better'. More subtle details, a greater clarity not just in the music but also in the atmosphere around the music, the sort of room it was recorded in, the subtle details in vocals. Of course, this could be due to many things in my system; the shorter cable runs for one, the fact that pulling wires in and out gives you a cleaner surface for electrical contacts, or it could just be psychological, the fact that I'd made a change and was expecting things to sound different. Whatever, the take-home message is this; using these won't make your hifi sound worse, and may well make it sound better.

A comparison with Linn's own banana plus is revealing. These are a little bulkier in the body, which I suspect is because they've got those two screws to give a firm connection. But once on, they're attached every bit as firmly and prove every bit as good. It wouldn't surprise me if some companies got their own badge printed on these plugs and sold them as their own.

In summary then, these plugs prove to be something of a bargain. Easy to use even on thick, high quality speaker cable and offering nothing but a potential improvement to your hifi, I'm happy both to use them and to recommend them. But if you need more than four plugs, remember that a ten-pack is also available.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
on 18 November 2010
Arrived promptly. Excellent for the price. Very nice to work with, two thumb screws which securely clamp the cable down and provide a nice strong connection. Would definately buy more if required.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
on 30 July 2010
Great price, great quality, easy to use and a fab price.
Used them to replace plugs that were four times the price.
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22 of 24 people found the following review helpful
on 30 January 2010
These plugs are really good. It's a nice touch that the two screws to hold the wire in are on opposite sides as it makes it more firm and less easy to come loose.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
on 20 September 2010
The plugs are easy to fit as promised, much less of a task that the previous soldered on ones. They arrived as proomised and were well packed. I will order again.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
on 21 August 2014
The screw fixing makes this an excellent way of adapting speaker wire from bare cable connection to socket. Bought 2 packs, so I've go some spare.

NOTE: They don't fit into Onkyo systems, but do into Sony AV receivers.
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