Purchased the Speaker Binding posts: Cardas ACBP S EU

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  1. transmaster

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    I decided to take my own advice. I have always liked the finger nut binding posts you find on vintage speakers. Cardas has such a binding post. The ACBP S EU it does not except banana plugs it is designed to be used with crimp style spade connectors. I can use the marine grade crimp style connectors I have. I was looking at the Cardas spade connectors and I don't think they are any better, and in some ways not a good as the connectors I already have. Sonic Craft has these on sale 50% discount, $16.00 each pair. I Just ordered them.

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  2. darkblue94

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    They're actually designed to be torqued down with a fancy tool like this or you could just use a standard socket driver and save your money. :cool:
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    Oh goodie I can use my 1/4" torque wrench and really get fancy. I suppose somewhere there is a flame war going on just how much to torque them down.

    Q: Man I torqued My Cardas Posts to 4.74536265 Nm and the highs are better, better sound stage, and the Low's are lower.
    A: Oh ya, and you use Zip-cord for speaker wire. Everyone knows you should torque these posts to 4.9713323 Nm.
     
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    The nut is an 11mm. I could just stick a nut driver in my Hammerhead electric screwdriver driver it tightens to 35 in-lb (4Nm) that would be more than enough.

    I am going to mount these posts separately using the Cardas single binding post insulators.
     
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    This wrench is cheaper than I thought.

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  7. gdmoore28

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    I expected anything with the Cardas name on it to be outrageously priced. $16/pr is very reasonable. Thanks for noting that.

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    Two good decent upgrades in this thread.
     
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    I really appreciate Sonic Craft posting the drawings for these Cardas connectors. Checked my marine crimp connectors with a dial caliper and found that nothing I had fit. So I am going to order some Cardas crimp spades, might as well keep things in the family.
     
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    Didn’t get Cardas, purchased these instead. The Cardas were $6.00 bucks each. These are gold plated pure copper $1.25 each.
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  12. bimasta

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    I have a Cary amp where the terminals didn't accept bananas. I like bananas, so I drilled a 4mm hole into the posts — they were copper so the drilling was easy. They now accept bananas. Also enlarged the holes for bare wire, while I was at it, to accept thicker gauge wire.
     
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    You can have your cake, and eat it too.

    The Cardas BTS

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    My Muse One Hundred MOSFET amp has these.
     
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    You want them tight so no sound escapes.
     
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    Actually there is more truth in your statement than not. By tight meaning an airtight seal for the acoustic suspended 10B.
     

     

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