Looking for insulated banana plugs

Currently have spades on amp and speakers. Seem to have a hard time keeping them tight and the other day they touched each other on one speaker and result was a blown tube(could have been worse!). So I'm going back to nanners and to be on the safe side maybe they should be insulated? Locking screws for wire connection preferable to solder.
Yep, my name really is Bob.
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  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 21,816
    muncybob wrote: »
    ... the other day they touched each other on one speaker and result was a blown tube(could have been worse!)...

    That is very odd -- vacuum tube audio amplifiers don't usually mind short circuits.
  • muncybobmuncybob Posts: 2,068
    The amp's(ss) protection circuit kicked in. The tube was in the pre....not sure if that's unusual or not.
    Yep, my name really is Bob.
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  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 21,816
    edited July 2
    That seems even odder -- although I do have a terrible head cold and I am not thinking clearly.
  • Mikey081057Mikey081057 Posts: 6,352
    I like the AQ SureGrip bananas.

    Nice tight fits.... If it ain't tight it ain't worth a ____
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  • dragon1952dragon1952 Posts: 4,669
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  • delkaldelkal Posts: 539
    When I tighten spades to a post I don't just screw down the post. I start that way but when it seems tight I then wiggle the spade (there is always some play), back it off a bit and tighten the last time by moving the spade AND the post screw together. You can get it a lot tighter. Just be careful......don't overtighten it and break something.

    Or how about electrical tape?
  • muncybobmuncybob Posts: 2,068
    mhardy6647 wrote: »
    That seems even odder -- although I do have a terrible head cold and I am not thinking clearly.

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    As is often said, pics or it didn;t happen,
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  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 21,816
    Oh, I believe it happened -- I just cannot fathom why.
  • dragon1952dragon1952 Posts: 4,669
    Better than a blown speaker.
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