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Old 4th March 2013, 12:09 PM   #1
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I'm looking for a commercially available binding post plate the same or much like that shown in the picture below. Magnepan's version looks to be a bit 'home made'. I wonder if it's of their own making and not available to the rest of us.
Anyone know of anything like this one? or, of a banana plug design that is expandable once inserted into a 5-way post?
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Old 4th March 2013, 07:35 PM   #2
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I'm looking for a commercially available binding post plate the same or much like that shown in the picture below. Magnepan's version looks to be a bit 'home made'. I wonder if it's of their own making and not available to the rest of us.
Anyone know of anything like this one? or, of a banana plug design that is expandable once inserted into a 5-way post?
Sonic Craft does stock some locking bananas. Neotech NC-1675RH, or the Furutech FP-202. You don't have to worry about either of them looking 'home-made.'

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Old 4th March 2013, 09:22 PM   #3
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Sonic Craft does stock some locking bananas. Neotech NC-1672RH, or the Furutech FP-202. You don't have to worry about either of them looking 'home-made.'
I could not find any information on the Sonic Craft site on the Neotech banana plug or, anywhere else? Could you post some info here?

I have looked at the Furutech bananas.
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Old 4th March 2013, 10:30 PM   #4
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Probably would've been helpful if I'd typed the right model number.

My apologies, as our current website could use much work. We have spent most of our time working on our new site. The NC-1675RH is a relatively new product.

Coincidentally, I examined one closely last night. This banana is a cryo'd, Rhodium-plated OFC. It uses set screws for both the conductor and strain relief. It will accept a relatively wide range of cable size, and of course, is a locking design. The mechanics are a knockoff of the WBT Topline 0600. I consider it a bargain at $100 (set of 4).

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Old 5th March 2013, 09:04 AM   #5
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I'm looking for a commercially available binding post plate the same or much like that shown in the picture below. Magnepan's version looks to be a bit 'home made'. I wonder if it's of their own making and not available to the rest of us.
Anyone know of anything like this one? or, of a banana plug design that is expandable once inserted into a 5-way post?
The plate is their own, and works OK. You can pull their crappy connectors out, and replace them with much better posts. I recommend the Cardas CCGR (short). If a XO component change is in your future, you could build an external XO. In that scenario, I would just run a harness out of the fuse cup hole. The pic below shows the box, but not the cable coming out of the plate. However, it is quite clean. If you did the work yourself, you could delete the binding posts between the XO and your speaker. They do not ship well connected
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Old 5th March 2013, 12:51 PM   #6
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The plate is their own, and works OK. You can pull their crappy connectors out, and replace them with much better posts. I recommend the Cardas CCGR (short). If a XO component change is in your future, you could build an external XO. In that scenario, I would just run a harness out of the fuse cup hole. The pic below shows the box, but not the cable coming out of the plate. However, it is quite clean. If you did the work yourself, you could delete the binding posts between the XO and your speaker. They do not ship well connected
Thanks Jeff. Actually, I'm upgrading an AR90 XO and the customer requested the Maggie binding post set up as part of the job. I've talked him out of that idea but will replace the vintage AR posts with more modern 5-way posts and also suggest he upgrade his banana connectors with expandable ones.
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I'm looking for a commercially available binding post plate the same or much like that shown in the picture below. Magnepan's version looks to be a bit 'home made'. I wonder if it's of their own making and not available to the rest of us.
Anyone know of anything like this one? or, of a banana plug design that is expandable once inserted into a 5-way post?
I actually saw one like this online recently. You insert the banana and tighten the binding post. Problem is I can't remember where I stumbled across it. I'll try to remember but that is problematic at my age.
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