How to Convert Banana Plugs to 3.5mm

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How to Convert Banana Plugs to 3.5mm
Most stereos use wires to connect to audio receivers. (Jupiterimages/ Images)

Stereo speakers connect to audio receivers, amps and televisions via a wire connection. The down side to this connection is that only speakers use it. This wire connection is known as a banana plug. If you want to hook up a stereo to any other device that takes another connection option, you need to convert the wires to a cable format, such as 3.5mm -- the same size used by your headphone connection jack.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy

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Things you need

  • Banana plug to 3.5mm adaptor
  • 3.5mm cable

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  1. 1

    Plug the banana end of the adaptor into the wire connection ports on your stereo speaker.

  2. 2

    Insert one end of the 3.5mm cable into the 3.5mm connection side of the adaptor.

  3. 3

    Connect the opposite end of the 3.5mm cable into the input connection port you want to connect your stereo speakers to.

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