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Monster QuickLock™ MKIII Self-Crimping Banana Connectors

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25 Reviews | 1 question - 2 answers

Overview

Our take on the Monster QuickLock™ MKIII Self-Crimping Banana Connectors

These high-performance, heavy-duty banana 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 nine separate 24k gold-plated leaf spring contacts for maximum signal transfer without corrosion. If your receiver or speakers have banana-compatible binding posts, these connectors are super-easy to plug in, and they give you a solid, dependable contact.

Product Highlights:

  • nine 24k gold-plated beryllium-copper leaf spring contacts for maximum signal transfer
  • special teeth and ring-lock for a strong grip that stays tight
  • 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: 30 days
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee

What's in the Box:

  • 4 Gold-plated Quick Lock banana connectors

Works really well. They are easy to put on, and grip the jacks really well. These replace some RocketFish plugs I was using before that just didn't seat that tight, and didn't screw together as well.

Anonymous, Fargo, ND

Reviews

Monster QuickLock™ MKIII Self-Crimping Banana Connectors Reviews

Average Customer Review(s):

(25 Reviews)

Monster QuickLock™ MKIII Self-Crimping Banana Connectors

Anonymous from Fargo, ND on 5/2/2018

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Works really well. They are easy to put on, and grip the jacks really well. These replace some RocketFish plugs I was using before that just didn't seat that tight, and didn't screw together as well.

Pros: Easy to use, fits tight

Cons: gets spendy if you have multiple cables to make

Works Great!!

Peter from Millsboro, DE on 3/5/2018

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Works great, very easy to use. Highly recommend

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Monster QuickLock™ MKIII Self-Crimping Banana Connectors

Anonymous from Alexandria, VA on 2/9/2018

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Easy as can be, I've had another set for a few years that has been trouble free. These are slightly deeper than the previous version, FYI.

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Simple is nice

Joe from Cheney, WA on 1/29/2018

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Very well made. Fits 12 GA Crutchfield wire easily. Simple to put together.

Pros: Easy to put together

Cons: A tad pricey

Monster QuickLock™ MKIII Self-Crimping Banana Connectors

Anonymous from Morristown, NJ on 8/25/2017

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Used these connectors to connect my Polk S55 speakers to the amp. We're easy to install and provide a very secure and solid connection.

Pros: Solid connection, easy to install, and fit the large speaker wire.

Cons: None

Monster QuickLock™ MKIII Self-Crimping Banana Connectors

Anonymous from Crofton, MD on 8/24/2017

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Quick to use, no additional tools needed (allen key) like my older set.

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Monster QL GMT-H self crimping

Steve from San Antonio, TX on 7/31/2017

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I recently purchased speakers from Crutchfield. Excellent experience from this company. I Bi Wired and these are a no brainer simple solution for proper connections.

Pros: Simple excellent connection

Cons: None

Monster QuickLock™ MKIII Self-Crimping Banana Connectors

Anonymous from Ronkonkoma, NY on 7/28/2017

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easy to install on 14 gauge wire

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Monster QuickLock™ MKIII Self-Crimping Banana Connectors

Geoff from Simpsonville, SC on 7/24/2017

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Yep these work great. You just have to fold the raw wire over the edge, then screw on the second piece to lock it, and you are good to go.

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Monster QuickLock™ MKIII Self-Crimping Banana Connectors

Louis M. from Covington, LA on 7/19/2017

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Easy install. Monster quality

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add on sale

dave from Hoxie, KS on 7/18/2017

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

I was sold these by the salesman who told me I needed these to connect the system I purchased. I didn't need them so be more knowledgeable when you purchase from here. Don't like add on sales. My fault i took their word. Cant rate this item as I did not use them. Rating system is crappy. Will only let me put 3 or 5 stars. Buyers beware.

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Crutchfield response on 7/25/2017 Once we saw this review, our Customer Support team reached out to Dave to issue a refund.

Great Product !

James from Austin, Texas on 7/6/2017

WOW ! Monster has created another great product. gives the real meaning for DIY. easy to use. just remember that Monster color codes blue for negative. clean, professional appearance once installed.

Pros: Easy to use. professional appearance once installed.

Cons: remember, Monster color codes negative terminal in blue.

Another great product.

John from Spring, TX on 7/2/2017

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As always great products from Crutchfield. Easy to use.

Pros: Ease of use.

Cons: None

Makes your life easier.

Hall from Stroudsburg, PA on 6/4/2017

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Makes setting up a system much easier while ensuring a good connection.

Pros: Works as advertised. Makes modifications and set up less tedious. These should be a standard for all speaker wiring.

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Fast, convenient, and strong!

Ryan from Jefferson, NC on 5/8/2017

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

These QuickLock Self-Crimping Banana Connectors are amazingly simple to attach, help conduct great sound, and remain securely fastened if you need to move your equipment or temporarily unplug your wires. In my opinion, they should really be the standard form of banana connector. I put my first set on almost 3 years ago and I've never had to reset them. Put them on once and you're done. I hope Monster keeps making them for years to come.

Pros: Inexpensive considering how effective and durable they are, strong (they must be unscrewed to be removed -- they don't pull off or become loose), great sound, convenient.

Cons: Monster uses red and blue instead of red and black, and this may initially cause a bit of confusion.

Best Banana Plugs, PERIOD!

Oliver from Mobile, AL on 4/23/2017

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

These Monsters Cable banana plugs are the bomb! They are all I use for terminating my Audioquest X2 14 gauge speaker cable. The combination of connectors and X2 cables are strong and transparent adding no coloration that I can detect. An added benefit is that the connectors are completely reusable. Simply unscrew them, pull out the old wire and you'really all set with a new connector looking for a new cable. I love and highly recommend the Monster Quick Locks for all my speaker and amplifier connections

Pros: Secure, transparent and reusable.

Cons: None!

Monster quicklock

HL from Malvern, PA on 4/4/2017

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

These are solid and high quality connectors. It is easy to install and can keep the audio wire securely connected. Absolutely no complaints.

Pros: Easy to install, high quality

Cons: None

quick connects

Jay from Maryland on 4/1/2017

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Quick and easy connections; seem tight and strong

Pros: ease of use strength

Cons: none

Monster QuickLock™ MKIII Self-Crimping Banana Connectors

Gary from WI on 3/13/2017

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Work good but a bit overpriced.

Pros: Easy to use.

Cons: Expensive

Monster QuickLock™ MKIII Self-Crimping Banana Connectors

Bradley from Greenville, SC on 3/5/2017

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Simple to install on the speaker wire making a solid connection you don't have to worry about again. Highest quality product.

Pros: Easy to install and make an awesome connection.

Cons: Can be pulled off the wire if you have to move things around a lot after installation. But if you're careful it's fine.

Easy and robust

Michael from Concord, MA on 3/3/2017

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These are nice, and they don't require tools. Separate banana plugs are fine for the receiver, but they make less sense for the speaker connections because of the possibility of shorting if they are unplugged from the speaker.

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Easy set up

Jim from El Cajon, CA on 2/28/2017

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Easy to connect and sound good

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Monster QuickLock™ MKIII Self-Crimping Banana Connectors

Lucas from Chicago, IL on 2/20/2017

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

These work as advertised. No issues at all, easy to install. Quality is high and they fit very snug in my amp and speakers.

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Monster QuickLock™ MKIII Self-Crimping Banana Connectors

Ben from Beaver Dam, WI on 2/1/2017

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

They work great! I bought the crimp on one's before and they broke crimping them.

Pros: Easy, no tools required .

Cons: Price

Monster QuickLock™ MKIII Self-Crimping Banana Connectors

Anonymous from Oceanside, CA on 1/18/2017

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These monster banana plugs are second to one. Easy to install and highly reliable. Great product as you pay what you get.

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Features

24K Gold Contacts: Monster Cable's Black Platinum QuickLock Banana-plug connectors utilize 24k gold contacts for mast signal transfer and corrosion resistance.

Gripping Teeth & Ring Lock: The Black Platinum QuickLock Banana-plug connectors employ gripping teeth and a ring-lock for a secure connection to your speaker wire that will not turn lose.

Self-Crimping Installation: Unlike most connectors that require crimping tools, these QuickLock connectors from Monster Cable require no tools.

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

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Why did you buy this?

prior experience [ Tom  Apr 29, 2018 ]
bought previously - high quality product [ I  Feb 04, 2018 ]
I had a Denon amp once that had back plane connectors that worked like these plugs are described. I am in the process of restoring a Carver legacy system using some DIY speakers that are nearing completion. Now I have some plugs coming that I am sure will be a pleasure to use. [ George  Jan 23, 2018 ]
Previous product purchase and good quality. [ Chuck  Sep 16, 2017 ]
Over the past few years, I have slowly added these connectors at speaker and receiver terminals. Usually timed when I had cause to disconnect a component. It makes reconnecting things and future disconnects much easier. I have had good experience with monster products in the past. [ Winfield  Jul 14, 2017 ]
Was advised that these were the connectors for the speakers and the receiver. [ Dory  Jul 14, 2017 ]
Quality construction, ease of use and aesthetics! [ Randall K.  Jul 12, 2017 ]
Easy install, secure fit/connection. [ ron  Jul 11, 2017 ]
ease of connection for tight space [ THOMAS  Jul 11, 2017 ]
Good Value for such a major pain in hooking up speakers [ Ladd_Nichols  Jul 07, 2017 ]
Ease of use [ Will  Jul 02, 2017 ]
Used them before, very easy. [ Don  Jun 27, 2017 ]
Ingenious design that makes banana speaker connections quick, neat, and secure. [ RYAN  Jun 27, 2017 ]
I did an online chat with a Crutchfield rep and he put together a cart for me that included everything I needed, including these crimpers. [ THERESA  Jun 25, 2017 ]
Wolf recommendation [ fabio  Jun 20, 2017 ]
For a better connection [ George  Jun 15, 2017 ]
recommended from 2 advisors Otis and Allen [ Kerry  Jun 11, 2017 ]
These are being recommended for an outdoor speaker connection [ Fred  Jun 06, 2017 ]
Its a good product and I needed some more of them. [ Donald  May 20, 2017 ]
Need them for my speakers. Knew Crutchfield would have them in stock. [ Leonard  Apr 24, 2017 ]
Good reputation [ S  Apr 12, 2017 ]
Looking for high quality speaker plugs. Cheaper ones don't always maintain solid electrical contact. [ W  Apr 05, 2017 ]
Recommended by Marshall [ Jim  Mar 21, 2017 ]
I have a set that I purchased years ago that still work fine. [ CHARLES  Mar 14, 2017 ]
Good for use with the 100 foot monster cable [ E  Mar 12, 2017 ]
Easy to install [ Mikel  Mar 05, 2017 ]
I am going to try these, if they work good I will buy more. [ Donald  Feb 24, 2017 ]
Based on Review and ease of use. [ Russell  Feb 24, 2017 ]
Customer reviews. [ CLINT  Feb 13, 2017 ]
Ease of use and clean look. [ WALTER  Feb 02, 2017 ]
I wanted a quicker, cleaner connection between the speakers and the receiver. Plus, I wanted the connection to look groovy!! [ Joe  Feb 01, 2017 ]
use them now. [ robert  Jan 16, 2017 ]
I needed the connectors to accommodate my existing speaker which had a different connector. I'm hoping they work as expecting. [ Glenn  Jan 05, 2017 ]
Good quality connectors for my speakers and name brand that matched my speaker wire. Also very reasonably priced. [ M  Dec 26, 2016 ]
I have used them in the past with excellent results. [ Robert  Dec 08, 2016 ]
Easy and secure connection [ MICHAEL  Dec 07, 2016 ]

1 question already asked

I'm afraid Monster doesn't specify any maximum cable gauge for their self-crimping Banana connectors. You may want to try reaching out to their support directly by phone at 877-800-8989. [ Larry  Aug 06, 2017 ]  Staff
I'm using 16 gauge speaker wire and there's additional space available in connector; but I'm not sure if enough for 10 gauge. Sorry I can't help. [ Cynthia  Aug 01, 2017 ]
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