Monster QuickLock™ MKIII Self-Crimping Banana Connectors
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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.
Craig, Tollhouse, CA
Average Customer Review(s):
Would be 5 stars, but geting these to "self" crimp is a little clumsy and the instructions are vague. Once these connectors were set up, they made an excellent connection. No more hassling with bare wire for me.
They work great. No issues.
Well made and easy to assemble. Gives an excellent connection.
Pros: easy to assemble
Might be too big and no curve for some connections. Other banana plug options might work better. Shop around before deciding.
Pros: High quality.
Cons: Don't work in all systems.
Excellent product for external speakers
Pros: Easy to assemble, great for outdoors
Cons: Would be better if the back end had some weather proofing, had to silicone the wire opening to ensure to minimize corrosion
Excellent solid construction. For reference will fit 12 AWG copper wire, though lists 14 and 16. May be a tight fit to use 10 gauge wire.
Pros: Good screw lock connection Good gold plated and tight contacts
Great product. Very easy to set up. Great look and solid product
Pros: Easy to set up and install
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, very easy to use. Highly recommend
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.
Very well made. Fits 12 GA Crutchfield wire easily. Simple to put together.
Pros: Easy to put together
Cons: A tad pricey
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.
Quick to use, no additional tools needed (allen key) like my older set.
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
easy to install on 14 gauge wire
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.
Easy install. Monster quality
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.
Pros: dont know
Cons: dont knowCrutchfield response on 7/25/2017 Once we saw this review, our Customer Support team reached out to Dave to issue a refund.
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.
As always great products from Crutchfield. Easy to use.
Pros: Ease of use.
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.
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.
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.
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
Quick and easy connections; seem tight and strong
Pros: ease of use strength
Work good but a bit overpriced.
Pros: Easy to use.
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.
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.
Easy to connect and sound good
These work as advertised. No issues at all, easy to install. Quality is high and they fit very snug in my amp and speakers.
They work great! I bought the crimp on one's before and they broke crimping them.
Pros: Easy, no tools required .
These monster banana plugs are second to one. Easy to install and highly reliable. Great product as you pay what you get.
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.
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I like them, and have dozens of them. [ DWIGHT D Jan 14, 2019 ]
Their the best!!! [ Gary Ridenour Dec 13, 2018 ]
Good reviews [ Ismael Nov 16, 2018 ]
good reviews [ Michael Oct 16, 2018 ]
I've used Monster cable and connectors in the past. Very pleased with their performance. My Klipsch speakers use both. [ Richard Oct 14, 2018 ]
I have used these before. They are easy to attach and provide a tight secure connection. [ Terry Sep 06, 2018 ]
Already have some of these, and needed some extras. Good quality !!! [ ARIEL M Aug 18, 2018 ]
I have been very satisfied with these connectors in the past. [ Jonathan Jul 29, 2018 ]
The qualiy and ease of installation. [ Douglas Jul 23, 2018 ]
recommended by Otis [ Rico Barolo Jul 20, 2018 ]
I have used them befors. While they are the most expensive, they are easily the best. [ John Jul 18, 2018 ]
Connecting recessed speaker plugs to speakers. [ Michael Jul 03, 2018 ]
they work! [ Robert Jun 20, 2018 ]
looked good and easy [ Robert Jun 20, 2018 ]
They are the best you can buy. Don't try the duplicates. [ Jerry Jun 12, 2018 ]
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 ]
Thinking back to when I connected mine, I believe they will accommodate a second wire. It will be tight, though. [ Joseph Jun 01, 2018 ]
I doubt it. I'm using 14 gauge wiring and they fit in easily enough for one wire, but two would be a biy too thick in my opinion. On the other hand, you're only out about $25 if you try it and it doesn't work. [ Donald Jun 01, 2018 ]
I used a 16 gauge wire/cable and, after twisting the wire tightly, it easily slipped into the opening. I don't think it will accommodate two 14 gauge wires twisted together. But, frankly, I'm not sure. Suggest you call or email a "technical type" before purchasing. [ Cynthia May 29, 2018 ]
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 ]