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When connecting speaker wire from a receiver or an amp to your speakers, banana plugs are far easier and more reliable than the old "strip and twist" method. So named due to its banana-shaped prong, banana plugs are also frequently used to test electronic equipment. OSD Audio speaker banana plugs are very sturdy, and the gold plating provides a reliable electrical connection. These banana plug speaker connectors are made from pure copper, which sets them apart from cheaper products on the market. Buy only the best audio banana plug for your home speaker system from Outdoor Speaker Depot.
Note: The banana plug is the male version of the plug. The banana jack is the female version.
A banana plug is mainly used to insert speaker wire coming from an amplifier or receiver directly into the speaker. The banana plug is named after its shape. It is a slender, but bulging prong that is similar to a banana. However, unlike bananas, the banana plug is not bent, but straight. Other uses for the banana plug is to test electronic equipment - specifically used to terminate patch cords. It should be noted that the banana plug is the male version and the banana jack is referred to the female version of the plug.