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#2846 - 05/02/02 09:50 AM 5 way gold plated binding posts
ravi_singh Offline
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Registered: 03/14/02
Posts: 1351
Loc: Montreal
Hello everyone

I have always heard the term '5 way gold plated binding posts', and have just grown to accept that these are great binding posts, but I have no idea what '5 way' means.

Can anyone shed some light on what 5 way means?

thanks!

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#2847 - 05/02/02 10:53 AM Re: 5 way gold plated binding posts
lando622 Offline
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Registered: 02/16/02
Posts: 82
Loc: Florida, USA
Ravi,

Here's what I found from my Crutchfield catalog (p114 of Winter/Spring catalog):

"Connector type ... Spring clips accept bare wire and pin connectors. Binding posts add spade-connector and banana-plug capability. 5-way binding posts go one step further and also accept double-banana plugs."

Looks like 5-way means that all five connection types can be hooked up.

My Onkyo-600 receiver has "banana plug-compatible speaker posts" which is like a "3-way binding post" in that it can take bare wire, pins, and banana plugs. Won't take spades, or doesn't look like it will.

Hope this clears it up!

Rob
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#2848 - 05/02/02 11:22 AM Re: 5 way gold plated binding posts
alan Offline
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Registered: 01/29/02
Posts: 3188
Loc: Toronto/New York/Dwight
Hi Rob, Ravi,
Depends on how thick the post is whether it will accept spade lugs. The Axiom posts will accept 1/2-inch spades with a 3/8-inch interior measurement. Or you can always stick one side of the spade into the hole in the post (clumsy, I admit, but it works).

Yes, I forgot about the double banana plugs. I used them testing gear in a pro lab years ago but never at home. The spacing of the posts isn't always consistent to accept the double plugs. But hey, we've got the 5 ways. Way cool!

All this discussion of plugs and holes makes me want to make a vulgar joke about the bishop and the showgirl but this isn't the place for such levity......!

Regards,
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