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Old 29th January 2013, 08:17 PM   #21
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hi dave,
please, could you explain better ?
He is basically saying that it doesn't matter in terms of electrical capability, almost any cheap binding post should work equally well.
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Old 29th January 2013, 08:32 PM   #22
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Yes, in terms of your ability to measure a difference.

Correction for my previous post: "When I was designing speakers at McIntosh..."

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Yes, in terms of your ability to measure a difference.

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Yes, but what about any audible difference?
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Old 29th January 2013, 09:26 PM   #24
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Yes, but what about any audible difference?
I do remember once hearing high distortion on a tweeter that was being measured in an anechoic chamber. In the end it was traced to a bad connection through a highly oxidized pair of banana plugs. Once cleaned they were fine.

Otherwise not something I'm prepared to lose sleep over. (Other's opinions will vary, I'm sure.)
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Old 29th January 2013, 09:26 PM   #25
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Get real folks. You are talking about something that the differences MAY be measurable at JPL, in the middle of an amp with an iron wire wound resistor on the output, many feet of wire, going into a crossover and many many feet of wire, aluminum, lead solder, and likely crimp on connectors feeding hundreds of feet of copper, or copper plated aluminum in the voice coil. I use the cheapest thing I can that gives a solid connection. Usually a large size barrier strip. Please, step back and think. Fancy hardware like WBT is only good for their shareholders, dealer profits and bragging rights. Spend your money on the drivers where it matters.
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Old 29th January 2013, 09:53 PM   #26
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What a fancy binding post can get you is a solid, airtight connection and the ability to torque down hard enough to make such a connection. I haven't used the WBTs, but I do use Tiffany, and despite being a strong proponent of the idea that most "audiophile" stuff is marketing garbage, in this case the few extra bucks really did make a difference. Reliable and tight, I'll never go back to bananas or cheap binding posts.

FWIW, I think I paid $25 for four Tiffany posts. Second photo on this page:

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Old 29th January 2013, 10:24 PM   #27
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hi SY,
could you post a link for tiffany binding posts ?
where buy them ?

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Old 29th January 2013, 11:14 PM   #28
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I don't know who has them now, but googling will probably turn them up. I got them at the time from a friendly local speaker company.
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Old 29th January 2013, 11:17 PM   #29
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i've searched but nothing found.
should be great know about tiffany posts
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Old 29th January 2013, 11:37 PM   #30
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Well, phooey, it seems that Tiffany is gone. Sorry. But still, look for something with that kind of heavy metal construction and the ability to be tightened with a wrench without breaking.
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