How to Connect Using Banana Plugs
The vast majority of our passive speakers will take a banana plug connection. You will first need to remove the dust cap on top of the input terminal to reveal the banana plug input underneath. Here are some photos and steps to help you with this type of connection.
- Here is the input cup with the banana plug dust caps still in place
- First, it is recommended to remove any metal jumper bars that may be connecting the HF and LF terminals; this will give you a little more room to get the cap off
- Unscrew the red and black terminals to remove the metal jumper bars
- Once the jumpers are removed, screw the terminals all the way back down
- Take a small, flat tool (like a small flat-head screwdriver) and use it to get underneath the cap and gently pry up
- Start at one edge and then work your way around the cap to prevent any damage from prying at just one singular location
- Here is the input cup with all four dust caps removed, ready for a banana plug connection
- Note: Please remember to place the metal jumper bars back into place, unless you are bi-amping the speaker. For more information on these metal jumper bars and what they do, please see our article - Why Are There 4 Input Terminals?