Bayonet Banana Plug Connector

 

Bayonet 1 sizes

 

The ETI-Research  Bayonet Banana Plug ™ innovations and refinements include

  • Incorporating high conductivity material such of Pure Silver exclusively in the construction
  • Optimising mass and thickness of the conductive element to enhance electron flow
  • Proprietary locking mechanism utilising a nonconductive frictional pressure insert and coupling spring to secure connection rather than the conductive pin itself
  • Attention to the mechanical aspects of the design to ensure the ultimate connection with all banana plug compatible binding posts
Standard banana connectors Bayonet Plug™ (tellurium copper)  Bayonet Plug™ (4-nines pure silver)
Gold plated brass or phosphor bronze with a conductivity rating of often less than 28% IACS (International Annealed Copper Standard). A contact element machined from highpurity tellurium copper (over 90% IACS) for excellent conductivity. Provides up to 320% greater conductivity than gold plated brass binding posts. A contact element machined from 4-nines pure silver (106% IACS) to provide ultimate conductivity.
Typified by large cross sectional or hollow thin wall designs where thickness and mass not optimised for signal integrity. Sound quality and electron flow compromised. Conductive pin of ideal thickness and mass — to support current flow and to minimise skin effect problems. The result is a clean, open sound with improved detail. Conductive pin of ideal thickness and mass — to support current flow and to minimise skin effect problems. The result is a clean, open sound with improved detail.
Heavy plating of gold over a nickel substrate. This is often a cause of poor sound quality as electrons flow through 3 dissimilar metals with differing electrical and conductive properties. Direct 24k gold plating (no nickel substrate) to prevent oxidation — and not to influence sound quality. Unplated. Treated with Caig PreservIT antioxide solution.
Split-pin, barrel leaf, cylindrical, or expanding mechanisms — all using compression and/or friction to secure connector. Conducting surfaces also serve as locking mechanisms. Compromised sonic performance. Proprietary locking mechanism utilises nonconductive frictional pressure insert and coupling spring to secure connection rather than the conductive pin itself. Secure connection without sonic degradation. Proprietary locking mechanism utilises nonconductive frictional pressure insert and coupling spring to secure connection rather than the conductive pin itself. Secure connection without sonic degradation.