How hard is it to change speaker binding posts?

Carlo Medina

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I have speakers that have connectors that only accept bare wire or pins. I'd like to make it so that they accept banana plugs. I was looking around Parts Express and saw some nice binding posts. My question is: is it hard to replace these? Does it require a lot of soldering or is it a plug-n-screw type of thing? Anyone done this?

Thanks!
 

ScottCHI

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just an FYI.

banana plugs WILL plug correctly into the backside of these. i just leave a set of the flex ones in a pair of my speakers that have binding posts like yours, to allow me to use "banana-plug-ended" speaker cables conveniently.




 

Cam McFarland

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Threadjack....

Wayne, can you explaing the connections on the back of the JBLs?
There are dual "crimp" type that appear to be connected together by a flat "gold" strip of metal.
The worst part is that it does not appear you can use bannana plugs on them which seems odd. There is a plastic cap right where the bannana plug would go. Can this be removed, I am hesitant to try & pry it loose.
 

Kenneth Harden

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They put those plastic plugs in there because there is some issue with european power plugs fitting in there, and it can be a fire hazard - something like that. They can be removed, you just need to work on it. I think its to get CE approval.

However, it might not be worth the trouble, just get some good pins or something.
 

John Garcia

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Making this change is not going to improve anything, so I would advise just leaving it.
 

John Garcia

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I understand that, I'm just saying that sonically, there will be no improvement for the price, time and effort.
 

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