Metra ethereal Self-crimping Banana Connectors
Our take on the Metra ethereal Self-crimping Banana Connectors by Crutchfield's Steve Kindig
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.
- 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
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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
3 answers 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 ]
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 ]