5-way binding post: what are the 5?

Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by Marc Rochkind, Dec 26, 2001.

  1. Marc Rochkind

    Marc Rochkind Second Unit

    Aug 26, 2000
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    I'm guessing that these binding posts are the ones with the threaded rod with a hole through them and a cavity at the end that receives a banana plug.

    So, what are the 5 ways? I can think readily of these:

    1. Bare wire poked through hole in post and then held by plastic threaded nut.

    2. Banana plug inserted at end.

    3. Spade lug placed over post and held by plastic nut.

    That leaves two!

    Are they:

    4. Pin inserted through hole. (Similar to #1 above.)

    5. Bare wire wrapped around post. (Similar to #3.)

    Or, am I way off here?
  2. ling_w

    ling_w Second Unit

    Sep 3, 2001
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    I don't know why they still call it 5 way binding post when some the mid-fi brands have this collar around the post thereby preventing spades from being inserted. Worse is when it is a threaded screw instead of a shaft with a hole in it, disallowing straight bare wire and pins.

    The newer binding posts that has a hole big enough for a banana plug to fit through the hole should be called 6 way binding post, no?

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