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just bought a cyrus 3 and have been poking the wires in the sockets. I bought some standard banana plugs and they dont fit.


What do i need?

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Re: what speaker plugs for cyrus

BFA plugs or hollow z plugs will work nicely.


 www.hificables.co.uk


then click temrinations on left side

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Re: what speaker plugs for cyrus

no those dont fit the cyrus 3.


the cyrus 3 connection looks a bit like a 3.5mm jack.


any ideas anyone?

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Re: what speaker plugs for cyrus

I'm sure someone at the www.cyrusunofficial.co.uk forum will know the answer to this.

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Re: what speaker plugs for cyrus

anyone?

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I think I've got your answer; the What Hi-Fi review in my August 98 buying guide states "3mm sockets limit cable choice." It looks like they were sockets unique to Cyrus and the plugs were supplied with the amp. It was a pre-BFA attempt to get past the Euro anti-banana plug legislation.

I believe that Cyrus used to sell them for £12 a set of four

Cyrus Audio Ltd
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Re: what speaker plugs for cyrus

Thanks for the reply, i will contact cyrus.


Why would there have been a euro anti banana plug leglisation, are they dangerous or offenive?

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Re: what speaker plugs for cyrus

You're welcome,

I believe the problem was that 4mm Banana plugs fit some European plug sockets allowing European kids to electrocute themselves. This resulted in the threat of a ban on 4mm Banana plugs. Cyrus responded with 3mm plugs. Then the British Federation of Audio (largely Arcam, Cyrus and Linn), adopted the Camcon/BFA plug, which if I understand my Linn kit correctly is basically a hollow 4mm banana plug in a sleeve that prevents it fitting a power socket.

Good luck with the plugs, hope that it finally solves the problem. If it does; can you post the name of the plug type omn here in case anyone else gets the same problem.



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Re: what speaker plugs for cyrus

surely the speaker end if fitted with a banana plug would still be a risk and what about all the makes that haven't adopted the camcon/bfa

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Hi

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Hi,


 My answer may be too late, but in case you haven't got a solution yet. Cyrus made their amps with 3mm lsp outlets instead of the then standard 4mm. I have the same problem: I have two 'Powers' with 3mm outlets. Cyrus now sells 4 to 3mm adaptors. Moorgate sells dedicated 3mm plugs that can be ordered online, alas for me they don't ship internationally.


http://www.moorgateacoustics.co.uk/index.php?product_id=1444496&option=Prod_detail&image_id=555055


 Hope this helps!


 


Roland

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Re: what speaker plugs for cyrus

Thanks for the reply, im still just poking my cables in at the minute. I must order something for this because at the moment it is a real nusance everytime i want to swap between my cyrus 3 and av receiver

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Re: what speaker plugs for cyrus

I've recently bought a Cyrus III from ebay and it seems to accept a larger banana plug than my dad's amp, which is the very same model, but presumably of a different year.

 

I take it I'll need the 4mm plug?

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RE: Re: what speaker plugs for cyrus

I guess you'll all have sold your Cyruses by now, but if not ...

 

Mrs Butcher I guess will need MFA plugs.

 

Those of you lumbered with 3mm speaker sockets, best solution might be to replace them with the 4mm equivalents, available from Farnell for under £2 each.

http://uk.farnell.com/deltron-emcon/571-0100/connector-pcb-2contacts/dp/... (black)

http://uk.farnell.com/deltron-emcon/571-0500/connector-pcb-2contacts/dp/... (red)

These are Deltron parts, just like the originals.  Don't get the cheaper suffix -01 variants, they're tin-plated.

The Cyrus comes apart pretty easily and changing the sockets is a straightforward affair.

 

 

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RE: what speaker plugs for cyrus

Contact Cyrus they sell a set of 4 3mm plugs for around £30 delivered.