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Metra ethereal Self-crimping Banana Connectors

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9 Reviews | 1 question - 3 answers

Item # 120CSBAN3

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Was: $11.99

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Overview

Our take on 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
  • 24k gold-plated contacts for corrosion resistance
  • easy screw-on design — no tools required
  • warranty: limited lifetime
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee

What's in the Box:

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

Metra ethereal Self-crimping Banana Connectors Reviews

Average Customer Review(s):

(9 Reviews)

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

Metra ethereal Self-crimping Banana Connectors

Anonymous 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

Metra ethereal Self-crimping Banana Connectors

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.

Metra ethereal Self-crimping Banana Connectors

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

Metra ethereal Self-crimping Banana Connectors

Anonymous 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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Anonymous 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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Why did you buy this?

Good value [ Patrick  Jul 13, 2018 ]
The price was good and they resist corrosion. [ CHRISTOPHER  May 24, 2018 ]
Ease of connectivity. [ Michael  Apr 07, 2018 ]
They seemed like they would be easy to connect [ M  Dec 28, 2017 ]
Recommended by Trevor/Salesperson [ Joe  Dec 13, 2017 ]
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 ]
price and practicality [ Richard  Oct 30, 2017 ]
Nate the crutchfield rep helped me find and make the decision to purchase these. [ david  Oct 26, 2017 ]
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 ]
Need it [ OHIOJAYOHIO  Aug 01, 2017 ]
Price and single pair [ Jeff  Jul 08, 2017 ]

1 question already asked

The self cramping area is 5/8" of an inch - not aware of shorter versions. Hope this helps. [ WINSOME  Jul 02, 2018 ]
It's about 23/32 of an age; just shy of 3/4 of an inch. [ Murray  Jul 02, 2018 ]
The entire piece in gold is 1 inch [ PHILLIP  Jul 02, 2018 ]
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