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RE: Very Disappointed

Yes, I think those AQ-style banana barrels can be easily bent. The fact that AQ uses solid-core wire in their products helps, because you kind of have to bend the wire in a way so the cable supports itself; therefore, all the weight is not suspended directly from the banana connectors (and speaker binding posts). However, while I've had AQ BFAs on Gibraltar cables, I'd be leery of using them on a stiff, heavy wire like Volcano.

I used Knu Konceptz BFAs for a DIY project a while ago. Mine have slightly different cosmetics. The screws on mine were flathead, not easily stripped. I used and re-used them several times, and built a set of speaker cables for a friend using Knu Koncepts BFAs, as well. I am not sure the spec on the metal purity, but I thought they sounded better than bare wire and better than Monster Cable twist-on (twist-and-crimp) banana connectors.

I have been using AudioQuest and Cardas speaker cables in my system, but I still use the Knu Koncetpz BFAs for DIY binding-post jumpers. I think my DIY jumpers sound better than AQs solid-core jumpers.

The biggest negative on mine was the outer barrel (that designates +/-) is metal, simply screws on, and easily works itself loose. I supposed some plumbers tape might fix that. My friend ended up putting mesh around his cables, and heat-shrinking the ends, so he got rid of the outer barrel in this way.

Edits: 01/06/17 01/06/17

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