Bananna plugs


Is the use of bananna plugs for connecting loudspeakers to amp and receiver binding posts superior to just connecting the bare wire leads directly to the binding posts themselves? I picked up on this in a book I'm reading about audio and home theater systems. Do bananna plugs make for a more complete connection between the amp/receiver and the loudspeakers resulting in improved sound?
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Bananna plugs are handy for audio shops where speakers are connected and disconnected many times. For home audio bare wire is second best to soldering.
Many thanks. Makes sense.
I like the convenience of banana plugs, and I can't say I've noticed any appreciable difference between bananas and spades (or bare wire).
Tvad...Bare wire has a definite cost advantage.

03-31-08: Eldartford
Tvad...Bare wire has a definite cost advantage.
Well, sure. It's a matter of perspective, I suppose.
IMO the less you put between yourself and the music the better. NO connector is better than ANY connector.
Soldered is best but IMO Bananas runs a close second. Why? Unlike bare wire or spades, both of which make cross contact, bananas feed the signal in a direct line
>Unlike bare wire or spades, both of which make cross contact, bananas feed the signal in a direct line>

Agree.

Those right angles can really affect the signal feed.
Tweak1...Electrons can't negotiate corners? Perhaps the "tube sound" of amplifiers is due to the electrons being dizzy from their trip through the output transformer.
i try to make sure my cables never go in clockwise direction unless in southern hemisphere and then i run them only at 45 degree angles and 15 degree slants. but never play any music during leap years or spring tides. btw, certain exposed metals can deteriorate in open environment more quickly then others ala gold posts and bananas. imo, these questions have no answers other than hypothetical and anecdotal. i love spring loaded bananas and corn fed beaf, but never together.
>>>>> Those right angles can really affect the signal feed.

Come on Bill....its a bit late for April Fools.
Chadnliz...Some folk can be fooled any day of the year!
It's not the turns that hold up the signal flow, it's the damn traffic lights.
now that's funny. or maybe the 'plug' on the end of the banana prevents the flow