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Old 10th August 2007, 11:24 PM   #1
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Default Binding posts for 36mm thick panel?

Just wondering, is it possible to buy a binding post that would fit a 36mm panel?

Any suggestions?
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Old 10th August 2007, 11:31 PM   #2
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These are the longest biding posts I have ever come across....

http://www.partsexpress.com/pe/showd...number=091-340

You could then use a small forstner bit on the backside to create a recess for the nut and connector.
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Old 11th August 2007, 04:36 AM   #3
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Recess the inside of the back panel.
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Old 11th August 2007, 05:35 AM   #4
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Use a proper connector is instead. Much neater and safer for your amp. Use binding posts if you are going to be changing speaker cables more than once a month.
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Old 11th August 2007, 07:01 AM   #5
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I always thought a binding post was the only type of connector.

What other alternatives are there?
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Old 11th August 2007, 07:25 AM   #6
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I prefer Neutrik speakon connectors. 40 amp silver plated contacts, 4 pole locking connector that is impossible to short out (many times bare speaker wires have shorted and fried an amp)

They are relatively cheap from Jaycar, they stock genuine Neitruk and cheap copies. Even cheaper is no connector, run the cable through a hole and seal it.

the plugs are a little bulky so bear that in mind if you want to put your cabinets against the wall. They clamp nicely on round cables, not so great on figure 8. That isn't a big deal unless you drag your speakers around the room by their cables.
They only require a 22mm hole in the cabinet. Some people go to great lengths with bracing, fancy plywood and constrained layer damping then think nothing of cutting a whopping great three inch hole and covering it with a flimsy plastic cover - completely insane.
Don't buy the cable shown here from Jaycar, it's garbage. The jacket and the insulation stick together.

If you want to put your cabinets close to the wall cut a 3 inch hole and cover it from the inside with 18mm plywood. this will give you a nice 36mm recess. Remember to allow for the volume of the panel in your box calculations.
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