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Today I bought a Cambridge Audio AXA35. According to all the information available (including the images on the Cambridge Audio website), it should come with banana connectors. Unfortunately, it turns out it does not. This image is from the Cambridge Audio website:

 

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Does anyone have this amplifier *with* banana connectors? I'm just curious why this difference occurs. Would it be possible to swap the existing ones for banana connectors?

 

Thanks!

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@Sander H., you use 'banana plugs' with spkr wires.

 

The red & black sockets in the middle of the back panel are the spkr 'binding posts'.  These accept:

  • banana plugs - push them into the holes you can see in the pic.
  • spade connectors - unscrew the outer barrel of each binding post, push the spade around the metal centre ... and screw up the outer barrel to clamp the spade in place.

 

Simples - no need to change anything!  :)

Andy

 

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+1 on what @andyr said.

 

The red and black thingymagigs are binding posts into which you insert your speaker cables which are (probably) fitted with banana plugs.

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 @Sander H.    What you have here since you only purchased it today, are small plugs set into the socket of the binding posts which are easily removable via some pliers.

 

This is a silly idea that was adopted for all EU countries ( which included the UK at the time) because a child stuck a fork into a binding post and received an electrical shock which killed her. Although the situation was very tragic, it was a knee jerk reaction since the child may have placed a fork in a power point as well.

The bottom line is that these are removable in seconds and you can then use your banana terminated plugs directly in to the binding post.

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5 minutes ago, rantan said:

Ok. \What you have here since you only purchased it today, are small plugs st into the socket of the binding posts which are easily removable via some pliers.

 

You were very, very right! No pliers needed, a fingernail did the trick. It honestly looks like a solid piece of plastic, hence it never occurred to me there might be a plastic pin fitted.

 

Awesome! Many thanks! :D

 

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No problem,happy to help. Yes, finger nails usually do the job bit on rare occasions pliers may be needed.

 

Enjoy!:)

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Have a good listen with the bananas and see if you like them. Unfortunately too many banana plugs actually have very small areas of actual connection. I had some of these and preferred the screw-on connectors done up really tight.

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11 hours ago, GregWormald said:

Unfortunately too many banana plugs actually have very small areas of actual connection.

 

Greg is right, @Sander H..  :thumb:

 

The banana plugs which give the most area of contact are these cylindrical ones from Multi-Contact (in Switzerland).

 

 

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Andy

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