- Aug 15, 2020
Very true.4mm bananas are for test instruments and science labs, I agree.
Many of the old style spring terminals offer considerably lower contact resistance, especially in the long term as they compress the bare copper and retain high contact pressure. Trouble is, audiophiles have been brainwashed into fire-hose diameter cables as being 'normal'.
Locking banana plugs only cause trip hazards and pull speakers and gear off racks when the inevitable accident happens.
Almost every speaker that accepts bananas also accepts these and there are tons of ready made cables available.