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Old 31st January 2013, 02:33 PM   #101
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...is better a big conductor with poor current proprieties or slim condutor with axcellent current proprieties ???
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Old 31st January 2013, 02:34 PM   #102
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if would suggest me no compromise binding posts
What is "no compromise"? I just look for posts that are well made and where it's easy to get a good connection. Cardas, WBT, Dayton Audio, whatever. It's the mechanics of the connection that concern me most.
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What is "no compromise"?
simply transparent to signal path.
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Old 31st January 2013, 02:43 PM   #104
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Bear, I don't think you are reading SY's posts very well, or you're reading something into them that I don't see.
SY said that it was imagination to find any difference between brands - in response to a post that asked that.

I'd say there are differences in some cases.
It's a crap shoot to a great extent.
Most are essentially "blameless" - some seem to have odd effects. So percentage-wise almost any will be ok.

However the implication, of SY's statements in this thread is that all of the metals used for audio connectors and wires sound the same. I can not agree with that at all. They simply do not all sound the same.

In most cases the differences are more subtle than the sound you might be able to detect listening to a car stereo or from a decent hi-fi set up. But in a very well set up and clean system, I find that there is no ambiguity at all in the effects of things like Rhodium and Copper and Silver. Of course if you use various things in various places, you spread the effects around and homogenize it all. Maybe that is not a bad way to go...

...in fact I find it down right disconcerting to hear this happen at all. Things would be much simpler and easier if it *did not happen*! It's confounding.

Are there more significant and important things to get right in a system first? You bet. Work on that first. Worry about metals and connectors later...
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simply transparent to signal path.

Why don't you share with us what your system consists of, or what you are building/modifying that will use these binding posts?

Fact of the matter is that everything in audio is a compromise.

Imo, one will need a "world class" tweeter, hearing to match, and almost perfect signal path start to finish before one need be concerned about what are extremely subtle factors like which binding post to use.

Chances are it will make no difference.
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simply transparent to signal path.
You are worrying about the wrong things. See Bear's post above.
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Old 31st January 2013, 03:36 PM   #107
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Three things matter here:

1. Connection quality.
2. Connection quality.
3. Connection quality.

Why is that so difficult to understand?
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SY, where is your tag line from?
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SY , eddy current ? (amp side)
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SY, where is your tag line from?
They're changed from time to time. This one is from a rather controversial fellow named John Derbyshire.

Eddy currents?
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