Speaker binding posts, looking for quality.

Discussion in 'Speakers' started by transmaster, Jul 10, 2018.

  1. Yvan_donald

    Yvan_donald Well-Known Member

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    Hi,I have install these Cardas on my IMF PROF.,believe me or not,it have improved the sound over the old original,my speaker cable Fulton gold size booster cable are very well thighten.After many years the Cardas still look like new.I never regret buying them.
     
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  2. Roadrash

    Roadrash AK Subscriber Subscriber

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    ^^^over brass.
     
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  4. jozeppy26

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    I completely understand. Quality matters, period. The opposite mentality is partially to blame for the degradation of speaker production quality. It's definitely to blame for the switch from walnut veneer to vinyl veneer.

    SIDE NOTE: Anything with faux-walnut vinyl veneer deserves to be smashed.
     
  5. restorer-john

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    Although the OP's terminals look nice now, I think they will tarnish. Of more significance is that they are completely uninsulated. Short circuiting could occur with just one plug falling out/pulled out.

    Personally, I believe all terminals should be insulated and so should 4mm Banana plug and socket bodies, especially ones close together.
     
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  6. restorer-john

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    Why would General Radio create a nominal 4mm (metric) plug in 1924 in the US when they use the imperial system? At 0.15748 inches, it surely was a strange number...

    Hirschmann, the German invented it.

    1926 ended an idea in one of the 100 most significant patents of the German industry in 20th century. The invention of Richard Hirschmann had a deep influence on connection technology for all measuring and testing tasks of electronics in all fields of life since then.
     

     

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  7. KB007

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    If you want some of the best, go with WBT. Parts express has 'em.
     
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  8. transmaster

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    This is a European vis American company thing. GenRad claimed it invented such a Plug in 1924, So did Richard Hirschmann in 1924. The GenRad plug was made to fit in it’s existing test equipment which used pins. The plug that GenRad developed had a single tensioning spring, the Hirschmann plug had the 4 we have today. I am unable to find the dimensions of the original GenRad’s plug But it was not a metric plug. The Hirschmann design was obviously the better one.
     
  9. Mayank

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    I've used these for several restorations - bought from Steve (AK-er?) via his website http://www.apexjr.com
    Good build quality and inexpensive at $4.59/pair ... though not copper o_O

    Rgds
    Mayank

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  10. transmaster

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    I have some like this but the threaded stud is not quite long enough.
     
  11. Mayank

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    I saw longer thread ones on the site as well for $4.99/pair - No Affiliation but been his customer for a long time.

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  15. Mr Creosote

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    :eek2:Yiiiiks... I'm not smashing my monitor 10s.. No way.
     
  16. transmaster

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    The vinyl veneer on my 10B’s has sure stood up better the mahogany veneer on the W35’s, of course they are 48 years old.
     

     

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