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Banana Connectors for the Summits

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stereoman

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Hello:

The online manual for the Summits (pdf file) states "Spade connectors are suggested for optimum contact and ease of installation." I plan on purchasing the Atlas Ascent speaker cable (see the description 3/4s the way down the page), but spade connectors are not available. The Eichmann "bayonet" banana connector is highly recommended.

Questions:
1. Does the Summit accept banana connectors? (the manual is silent on this)
2. Should I follow ML's preference for spades, or go with the Eichmann banana connectors?

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Craig

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The Summits will accept bananas. It has the same speaker terminals as the rest of the Martin Logan line-up. Apparently, ML recommends spade connections because they are more secure but bananas will work just fine.

The downside is: If you are moving the speaker around trying to find the best location you run the risk of pulling out the banana connectors and causing a potentially damaging short to your amp or speaker.
 
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Mrjb

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You can buy locking banana plus so you don't run the risk of them slipping out.
 

JonFo

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Mrjb said:
You can buy locking banana plus so you don't run the risk of them slipping out.
+1

This is a great solution if the speaker wire is also in a 'traffic' area for pets, small kids, etc.

They are a bear to work with sometimes, but the results (in terms of secure connnections) are worth it.

Something like this:
http://www.accessories4less.com/cgi-bin/item/IXOS211
 
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