These spade connectors from Monster feature a two-piece, screw-on design that gives you easy and reliable speaker cable termination — no tools needed. They also boast 24k gold-plated contacts and precision-machined flat undersides for maximum signal transfer.

Note: Not all components accept spade connectors; check to make sure your components are compatible.

Product Highlights:

  • 24k gold-plated contacts for corrosion resistance
  • special teeth and ring-lock for a tight grip
  • precision-machined flat undersides for maximum contact
  • easy screw-on design — no tools required
  • two pairs included; each pair includes one insulator with a red band and one with a blue band
  • warranty: 60 days
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee

Monster QuickLock™ Self-Crimping Angled Spade Connectors Reviews

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Great Connectors

Written By Daneurys, Florida on Thursday, August 06, 2015

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Great spade connectors for the price. Great built quality. Very easy to install.The spades are a little too big for some receivers.

Pros: Great price easy to install

Cons: very thick connectors

Very Handy

Written By Bill, West Virginia on Tuesday, June 16, 2015

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Well made, overly heavy. Very secure connection. The plastic core of the cable I was using has to be removed to get a good connection.

Pros: Quick, easy, durable

Cons: Almost too heavy

Best Way to Terminate Speaker Wire

Written By Tom S., New York on Tuesday, December 09, 2014

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Very High Quality and Easy to Use. Terminated stereo speaker cables in about 10 minutes. They are a great solution for making your own custom speaker cables.

Pros: Easy to Use. Reasonable Price. Very High Quality.

Worth the Price

Written By Jason D, Green Bay, WI on Tuesday, March 11, 2014

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Excellent construction, easy to use, nice clean appearance when assembled. Price is very fair when it's this type of quality.

Pros: construction, quality, appearance

Cons: none


Written By Rick W, San Diego, CA on Sunday, November 03, 2013

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These are awesome quality. Typical Monster. But they are Monster huge. They fit in two terminals. One prong in one terminal on the amp and the other prong in the other terminal. For 12-guage wire they're big prongs.

Pros: Quality. Precision.

Cons: Monster Huge, pricey

quality consruction

Written By william, ky. on Thursday, May 23, 2013

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very good quality comsruction,and gold plated for durability,though they would not fit my amp.

Pros: monster quality , will be able to give to someone else.

Cons: would not fit my amp

Easy Quicklock Use

Written By axemaster, Harrisburg, Pa on Sunday, November 18, 2012

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Made the use of vintage speakers easy to connect.

Pros: Ease of use, fast delivery, and great price.

Cons: None

Just what I needed

Written By Tom, Rochester NY on Saturday, September 10, 2011

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I needed an outdoor speaker wire connector for Polk Atriums, which are on posts at the corners of my patio. Even though I replaced the wire with Audioquest "in-wall/burial" wire this spring, the wire was already beginning to corrode. I cut off the corroding portion, restripped, popped into these, and now no exposed wire. Took me 5 minutes.

I use Monster Quick Lock banana plugs for most of my gear, along with Quick Lock pin connectors for a bi-wired center and also for spring clips on an old receiver I use for Zone 2 from my Denon 3311. The spade connectors worked better with the Atriums than the pin version, which "stuck out into space" too much -- and banana plugs aren't an option with the Atrium 45s unless you want to peel off the post cover, but then even more metal is exposed to the elements.

All of these Quick Lock connectors are very easy and quick to use, and though the price seems a bit high as with all Monster products, these are well worth it!

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What's in the box?

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  • 4 Gold-plated Quick Lock spade connectors (2 with red bands on the insulators/2 with blue bands)
  • "Information to consumers in application of EU WEEE Directive 96/2002" note

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2 piece screw-on design: For easy and reliable crimp-less speaker cable termination.

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

Special teeth & ring-lock: For an extremely strong grip that stays tight for optimum signal transfer.

Precision-machined flat undersides: For maximum contact and superior signal transfer.

Dimensions: Overall, each connector is 1.535" long. The overall width of the spade is 0.549", the width between the two prongs of each spade 0.335", and the spade is 0.105" thick. The diameter of the insulators is 0.535". Fits up to 12-gauge speaker wire.

Installation: Unlike most connector systems, Quick Lock connectors require no tools. To connect to speaker cables:

  • Strip the cable jacket to expose 5/8" of copper stranding
  • Slip the Quick Lock mounting post over the exposed copper
  • Using your fingers, twist the copper strands to form a point
  • Place the connector over the copper point, turning it clockwise onto the threaded portion of the mounting post until secure

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