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Item #: 119MTTMH2
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Original Price: $11.95
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.
They served their purpose. Decent quality.
These mini banana connectors were suggested by the website for the new monster XPHP cable that I ordered. The issue was that the mini connectors will not work with the heavy gauge speaker wire. I should have ordered the full size banana connectors.
Pros: Well made
Cons: Wrong size for the suggestion, need to have max wire gauge sizes in the description and on the packaging.
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.
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.
Cons: hard to insert the wire securely and tightening it is confusing
Easy to fit to monster cable
Very easy to use. Better than bare wire connections.
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.
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.
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
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.
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".
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.
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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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 Mar 18, 2014 ] Staff