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Metra ethereal Self-crimping Banana Connectors

For use with speaker wire up to 10-gauge (1 pair)

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Item # 120CSBAN3

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About the Metra ethereal Self-crimping Banana Connectors

These heavy-duty banana connectors feature a two-piece, screw-on design that gives you easy and reliable speaker cable termination — with no tools needed. 24k gold-plated contacts ensure maximum signal transfer without corrosion. If your receiver or speakers have banana-compatible binding posts, these connectors are super-easy to plug in. We find banana connectors especially handy for the space-challenged rear panels of A/V receivers.

Product highlights:

  • pair includes one insulator with a red band and one with a black band
  • works with speaker wire up to 10-gauge
  • 24k gold-plated contacts for corrosion resistance
  • easy screw-on design — no tools required
  • warranty: limited lifetime
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee
  • MFR # CS-BAN3

What's in the box:

  • 2 Screw-on banana plugs (one with black stripe and one with red stripe)

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Great product.

Crutchfield customer from Crystal, MN on 7/8/2019

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Excellent. Easy to work with. Secures well.

Pros: Easy. Tight and secure.

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Well made plugs

Crutchfield customer from Rome, GA on 6/12/2019

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Well made plugs. Fit snug injacks, grip wire well and fit larger 10 gauge wire which I have used foryears.

Pros: Gold plated, fit larger wire

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Crutchfield customer from Gresham, OR on 5/15/2019

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Very difficult to terminate. They are not self crimping, whatever that means. It is simply a threated clamp.

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Works good.

W. Todd from Ontario, CA on 2/23/2019

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They work good, I like how they fit and are snug.

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Cons: None.

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Crutchfield customer from Whitefish, MT on 10/28/2018

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Secure connection. Fast and easy install. Great quality.

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David from Brownstown, IN on 9/8/2018

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Nice plugs, easy to use and nice quality. Hook up is very fast. David

Pros: Great quality, easy to use

Cons: No direction for hook up

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Works as expexted

EJV from Dyer, IN on 6/26/2018

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Nice at sales price. Fits snug not loose.

Pros: Easy to hook up to speaker wire.

Cons: None

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Crutchfield customer from Foxboro, MA on 5/27/2018

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Super easy, make perfect connections.

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Ric from Perkinsville, VT on 5/6/2018

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Better connection than bare wire

Pros: easy to connect, nice weight, good fit

Cons: none

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Richard from South Haven, MI on 1/13/2018

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They worked exactly as advertised - easy to attach and use.

Pros: Look nice, easy to use

Cons: None that I found.

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Laurie from Peace Dale, RI on 12/28/2017

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Wow: What an improvement over standard connections ie easy to install and maintain connectivity when moving units for cleaning In brief: Solid fit and feel!

Pros: ease of use

Cons: none

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Crutchfield customer from Hendersonville, NC on 12/8/2017

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Excellent product and simple to install!

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Louis from Falls Church, VA on 11/10/2017

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great connectors...

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Jackson from Evans, GA on 11/4/2017

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Easy to install and work well.

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Crutchfield customer from Ft Worth, TX on 5/30/2017

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Once I got everything connected, they worked great! My only comment for improvement is to provide instructions for us DIYers on how to connect them to the speaker wire - there was nothing included and I found myself a bit stumped for awhile. I'm sure to the audio experts it is self explanatory but I had to Google instructions and found a YouTube video that showed what to do. Once I found that, it was pretty easy.

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Features

Banana Plugs: The Metra Ethereal CS-BAN3 Banana Plugs make it easy to terminate your speaker wire. These banana plugs can accept up to 10-gauge speaker wire. The package includes one positive (red striped) and one negative (black striped) banana plug.

24K Gold Contacts: The Ethereal CS-BAN3 Banana Plugs utilize 24k gold contacts for maximum signal transfer and corrosion resistance.

Installation:

  • Strip the cable jacket of your speaker wire to expose 5/8" of copper stranding.
  • Using your fingers, twist the copper strands to form a point.
  • Slip the exposed copper strands through the locking ring.
  • Fan the copper strands over the locking ring's teeth.
  • Place the Banana connector over the copper strands, turning it clockwise onto the threaded portion of the locking ring until secure.

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Do it the hard way or do it with the Self-crimpers -- a little practice will build ease and confidence. Then you'll be hooked! [ David  Jun 05, 2019 ]
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My new receiver takes banana plugs and I wanted high -quality plugs that wouldn't corrode. These plugs are 24k gold plated, so they won't corrode and I'll have better sound quality over the life of my speakers and receiver. [ William  Apr 21, 2019 ]
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secure fast easy [ TOM D  Nov 18, 2018 ]
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Adapting to speaker wire use. [ Glenn  Oct 10, 2018 ]
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Good value [ Patrick  Jul 13, 2018 ]
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The price was good and they resist corrosion. [ CHRISTOPHER  May 24, 2018 ]
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Ease of connectivity. [ Michael  Apr 07, 2018 ]
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They seemed like they would be easy to connect [ M  Dec 28, 2017 ]
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Recommended by Trevor/Salesperson [ Joe  Dec 13, 2017 ]
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Buddy helped me to save money and helped to match the proper material needed for the products I had purchased prior to making this purchase. THANK YOU!!! [ Earl  Nov 10, 2017 ]
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price and practicality [ Richard  Oct 30, 2017 ]
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Nate the crutchfield rep helped me find and make the decision to purchase these. [ david  Oct 26, 2017 ]
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Because an expert named Wade who was really cool, knowledgeable, and nice and I agreed that it would be silly to buy a nice system and have the sound quality affected by a simple connection [ Richard  Aug 27, 2017 ]
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Need it [ OHIOJAYOHIO  Aug 01, 2017 ]
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Price and single pair [ Jeff  Jul 08, 2017 ]
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Could someone provide the length of the casing on these? I bought some On-Q banana plugs to use with Polk speakers, but they are too long to fit into the depression in the back of the speaker where the connections sit. These look shorter, but I can't find a length in the specs.
[ Roman  Jun 25, 2018 ]
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The self cramping area is 5/8" of an inch - not aware of shorter versions. Hope this helps.
[ WINSOME  Jul 02, 2018 ]
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It's about 23/32 of an age; just shy of 3/4 of an inch.
[ Murray  Jul 02, 2018 ]
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The entire piece in gold is 1 inch
[ PHILLIP  Jul 02, 2018 ]

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