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Metra ethereal Self-crimping Banana Connectors

1 pair

11 Reviews | 1 question - 3 answers

Item # 120CSBAN3

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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)

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

David, Brownstown, IN


Metra ethereal Self-crimping Banana Connectors Reviews

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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.


  • 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?

Adapting to speaker wire use. [ Glenn  Oct 10, 2018 ]
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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