Will IDA-8 accept speaker banana jacks?

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Big Red Machine

Will IDA-8 accept speaker banana jacks?
« on: 5 Jun 2017, 07:02 pm »
I cannot tell from the photos what the profile of the speaker terminals are in the -8. Will they accept a standard banana like this?




mresseguie

Re: Will IDA-8 accept speaker banana jacks?
« Reply #1 on: 5 Jun 2017, 07:05 pm »
Yes or perhaps I should say, "I'm confident these will fit."

jaywills

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Re: Will IDA-8 accept speaker banana jacks?
« Reply #2 on: 5 Jun 2017, 07:09 pm »
Yes, I have one (IDA-8) with those type plugs used by my speaker wires.  Not a problem.  Cordially,

Big Red Machine

Re: Will IDA-8 accept speaker banana jacks?
« Reply #3 on: 5 Jun 2017, 07:11 pm »
Good. I'm going to order one to power my deck speakers.

You guys use the Bluetooth feature?


Armaegis

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Re: Will IDA-8 accept speaker banana jacks?
« Reply #4 on: 5 Jun 2017, 07:31 pm »
The spacing is also such that you can use the common "dual banana plug" types.

Yes I've used bluetooth. I prefer the spdif input personally.

Big Red Machine

Re: Will IDA-8 accept speaker banana jacks?
« Reply #5 on: 5 Jun 2017, 07:36 pm »
The spacing is also such that you can use the common "dual banana plug" types.

Yes I've used bluetooth. I prefer the spdif input personally.

Good. Everyone else but me likes to use BT for music. I will also be connecting it to my JRiver set-up so I can stream all the files on my hard drive. This unit will work for all of us.

John Casler

Re: Will IDA-8 accept speaker banana jacks?
« Reply #6 on: 5 Jun 2017, 08:58 pm »
Good. I'm going to order one to power my deck speakers.

You guys use the Bluetooth feature?

The Bluetooth is just fine for background listening, but I doubt anyone will find it adequate for "serious" listening at all.

For your outdoor speakers it should work fine, as well as give you a lot of "choices" for content.

damguz

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Re: Will IDA-8 accept speaker banana jacks?
« Reply #7 on: 5 Jun 2017, 09:08 pm »
I have an IDA-8, and use it with banana Plugs.  No issues whatsoever.

The bluetooth is handy but not the best alternative.  USB, spdif and RCA sound better.

have fun!!!

What speakers will you be powering with it?

mresseguie

Re: Will IDA-8 accept speaker banana jacks?
« Reply #8 on: 5 Jun 2017, 09:59 pm »
I only use the BT when location doesn't allow for USB.


Big Red Machine

Re: Will IDA-8 accept speaker banana jacks?
« Reply #9 on: 7 Jun 2017, 12:36 am »
GOT IT!!  connected...

I've got this new IDA 8 up and running. Phone BT is okay but cannot connect iPod. Anyone connect one?

I also have JRiver running thru my laptop and cellphone JRemote controlling it just fine.

Sturdy unit.

JackD

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Re: Will IDA-8 accept speaker banana jacks?
« Reply #10 on: 7 Jun 2017, 01:43 am »
I got it to work with a current version iPod Touch when I first got mine, but it's been quite a while.  If I remember I had to cycle the BT on and off a couple of times before it recognized the IDA-8.