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Monster Twist-on Mini Banana Connectors

2 pair, 16-gauge

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Our take on the Monster Twist-on Mini Banana Connectors

by Kristen Schaub
Monster Cable

If your receiver or speakers have banana-compatible binding posts, these connectors are super-easy to plug in and they give you solid, dependable contact. Monster Cable's mini banana connectors feature 24k hard-gold contacts for maximum signal transfer and corrosion resistance. The nine leaf springs in the pin increase the contact pressure for a secure connection. The flexible insulators can bend in all directions for easy installation, and the connectors twist on to your cables by hand — no tools needed.

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Highlights:

  • fits Monster XP cable and other 16-gauge cable
  • nine beryllium-copper leaf springs for increased contact pressure
  • includes 4 connectors with 2 red and 2 black insulators
  • 24k hard-gold contact for maximum signal transfer
  • warranty: 60 days
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee

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What's in the box?

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  • 4 Twist-on mini-banana connectors (2 with red insulator boots/2 with black insulator boots)
  • Instructions
  • "Information to consumers in application of EU WEEE Directive 96/2002" note

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Features

Speaker Compatibility: Will fit up to 16 gauge speaker wire.

Self-Crimping: Reusable, self-crimping design terminates without tools by twisting wire into connector.

Copper Leaf Springs: Nine beryllium-copper leaf springs for increased contact pressure.

24k Gold Contacts: For maximum signal transfer and corrosion resistance.

Color Coded OmniFlex Insulators: Flexible color-code insulator boots guard against shorting.

 
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2 out of 5

Monster Twist-on Mini Banana Connectors

Written By Steve A, Albert Lea, Mn on Friday, March 28, 2014
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Although Monster makes great hi-fi accessories these just seemed not up to my expectations. However with the outstanding guarantee that Crutchfield provides these were returned with a full refund for me. Love Crutchfield and their staff!
Pros:
Nice product just didn't work for me.
Cons:
Might want to look into another connection, maybe a mechanical type.
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1 out of 5

monster twist on mini banana connectors

Written By ogl, Terre Haute,IN on Monday, December 30, 2013
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Connectors did not work for me. I could not insert the wire securely in place. Tightening it is confusing even though it says "think counterclockwise". I got a monster cable quick lock instead and it worked great.
Pros:
none
Cons:
hard to insert the wire securely and tightening it is confusing
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4 out of 5

Monster Banana

Written By hxm123, Castle Pines, CO on Saturday, October 26, 2013
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Easy to fit to monster cable
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4 out of 5

Good product

Written By GaryG, Chicago, IL on Monday, May 06, 2013
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Very easy to use. Better than bare wire connections.
Cons:
None
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5 out of 5

Monster Twist-on Mini Banana Connectors

Written By Bob, New Jersey on Sunday, February 03, 2013
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Easy to use, works well with Monster XP speaker wire. Nice and tight connection. Carries the signal very well.
Pros:
Easy to use, nice tight connection.
Cons:
None so far, will see how they hold up after time.
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2 out of 5

Twist-on not as securely connected.

Written By Anonymous, New Orleans, LA on Monday, October 22, 2012
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Could not crimp the ends unlike other banana connectors. They were twist on instead and not as securely fastened as the crimping ones.
Pros:
Gold connectors.
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4 out of 5

Worked like a charm

Written By MajJaz42, Murfreesboro, TN on Thursday, September 27, 2012
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Bought several sets of these to use with a spool of Monster Cable XP speaker cable. Went on without a problem, made solid connections between the receiver and the speakers, can't ask for much more.
Pros:
Easy to use (and reuse, for that matter)
Cons:
A little pricey
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1 out of 5

Monster Twist-on Mini Banana Connectors

Written By JF, Wisconsin on Saturday, October 09, 2010
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Have 16g wire. Unable to completely insert the 1/2" of wire into the clip. Despite my best efforts, there is no way that you can get 1/2" of 16g wire into these banana clips.

I covered the exposed wire with the insulator. I think if I would have known this I would have purchased the 2 piece monster quick clip banana plugs that are for the larger gauge wire. I would not have purchased these for 16g wire as they do not work.
3 out of 4 people found this helpful
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5 out of 5

Monster Twist-on Mini Banana Connectors

Written By Mike, Virginia on Sunday, January 11, 2009
 
I used to be a bare-wire guy. When connecting speakers to receivers, I
never used connectors. I twisted the bare wire and jammed the wire into
the holes and screwed down the collars so tight that the copper started to
squirt out of the sides. Metal-to-metal contact was what I was trying to
achieve.

Lately, I bought a new home theater receiver and tried to do the same
thing with the wiring for the home theater speaker system. What a pain!
The connectors are so close together that I would have to have had hands
the size of a five-year-old's to fit my fingers between them. I had to try to
thread the wire past nearby connectors and into the little hole in the center
post without leaving even one strand of copper.

I decided to try the Monster twist-on banana connectors. They were easy
to put on the wire ends, and simply slid into the hole in the connector post.
It turned out that I reversed the left and right rear speaker wires, and it
was easy to quickly correct my mistake. The system sounds wonderful. Get
connectors for your speaker wires, at least the receiver side. I know it's
corny but, "you'll be glad you did".
13 out of 14 people found this helpful
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4 out of 5

Speaker wire plugs

Written By JR, Kona, HI on Wednesday, August 20, 2008
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Plugs make connecting speaker wire to equipment and wall plates much easier. The connection of the wire to the plug is a little iffy in that you wonder if the grip of the wire by the plug is sufficient. I have used them on half of a 5 zone installation in my home, however, and they work fine.
45 out of 51 people found this helpful
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1 question already asked

Is this connector proper to use with Monster XP, which has a magnetic flux tube with it. I ask because the paper instructions with these connectors state, "On all cables with a Magnetic Flex Tube it is necessary to remove the Flux Tube before twisting on the connector?" [ 1975kirk  Mar 15, 2014 ]
1 answer
  • I forwarded your question to an Advisor and they responded with the following: The 119MTTMH2 will indeed work and are highly recommended for use with the MosterXP cable. You'll trim away the Flex Tube and attach the connector to the bare wire base. If you would like to discuss further you can contact an Advisor directly by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat. [ Krissy Staff  Mar 18, 2014 ]

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