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As the titles says, I have a very high quality pair of speaker cables that must be re-terminated from the existing spades to bananas 

before I can use them as needed. I've spoken to the manufacturer, which would have been my first choice, but the price quoted was

borderline outrageous.

 

Any recommendations would be appreciated. Thanks. 

 

JC

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12 hours ago, TubeLover said:

As the titles says, I have a very high quality pair of speaker cables that must be re-terminated from the existing spades to bananas 

before I can use them as needed. I've spoken to the manufacturer, which would have been my first choice, but the price quoted was

borderline outrageous.

 

Any recommendations would be appreciated. Thanks. 

 

JC

 

What was borderline outrageous? What is the make and model? Do you have a local electronics repair shop as they could most likely do it.

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I don't see a need to publicly name the company, I've talked to other people and all of the higher end cable manufacturers seem to want a great deal of money for this service. They were going to charge me $950.00, stating the the banana connectors alone,  that they use, are over $300.00 per set of four. 

 

The only local electronics store that I am aware of is noted for less than ideal quality of service, so not a good option. I've also reached out to others for potential help with this. 

 

JC

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On 5/20/2020 at 12:46 AM, TubeLover said:

As the titles says, I have a very high quality pair of speaker cables that must be re-terminated from the existing spades to bananas 

before I can use them as needed. I've spoken to the manufacturer, which would have been my first choice, but the price quoted was

borderline outrageous.

 

Any recommendations would be appreciated. Thanks. 

 

JC

You don’t have to do that!  I had the same issue connecting Cardas Cross spades to a pair of Devialet monoblocks. 
 

What you need is the Cardas CAB connector. Worked like a charm. 
 

http://www.cardas.com/cab.php

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2 hours ago, SJK said:

You don’t have to do that!  I had the same issue connecting Cardas Cross spades to a pair of Devialet monoblocks. 
 

What you need is the Cardas CAB connector. Worked like a charm. 
 

http://www.cardas.com/cab.php

This also looks like a high quality large contact area banana.

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On 5/20/2020 at 1:52 PM, TubeLover said:

I don't see a need to publicly name the company,

 

Christ...

 

I was asking what they were charging because, just maybe, the price is actually in line.

 

I was asking about the make and model because someone here may have already done this and knows who to contact for this.

 

You're being a bit cagey IMO.

 

 

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4 hours ago, SJK said:

You don’t have to do that!  I had the same issue connecting Cardas Cross spades to a pair of Devialet monoblocks. 
 

What you need is the Cardas CAB connector. Worked like a charm. 
 

http://www.cardas.com/cab.php

Looks like a very good connector, and with the Cardas name behind it, there shouldnt be any question about its performance. Thanks.

 

JC

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1 hour ago, plissken said:

 

Christ...

 

I was asking what they were charging because, just maybe, the price is actually in line.

 

I was asking about the make and model because someone here may have already done this and knows who to contact for this.

 

You're being a bit cagey IMO.

 

 

Didn't mean to be. I just hate throwing things out there that may negatively impact a manufacturer if, in fact, the price was higher than is fair. Which I didn't know. The cables are from Synergistic Research. And further research into them maks it seem like a bad idea to try to reterminate them. These are a very complex cable with many, many soldering points. 

 

JC

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10 hours ago, TubeLover said:

Didn't mean to be. I just hate throwing things out there that may negatively impact a manufacturer if, in fact, the price was higher than is fair. Which I didn't know. The cables are from Synergistic Research. And further research into them maks it seem like a bad idea to try to reterminate them. These are a very complex cable with many, many soldering points. 

 

JC

 

That was kind of my point is that your original post was so nebulous that I don't know how anyone could have given appropriate advice.

 

And trust me Ted Denny already has a poor reputation so you wouldn't impact it any.

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19 hours ago, SJK said:

You don’t have to do that!  I had the same issue connecting Cardas Cross spades to a pair of Devialet monoblocks. 
 

What you need is the Cardas CAB connector. Worked like a charm. 
 

http://www.cardas.com/cab.php

 

In addition to those from Cardas, there are a number of other spade to banana adapters available. A sampling:

AudioQuest spade to banana adapter

Transparent spade to banana adapter

Silver plated spade to banana adapter

CESS-062 spade to banana adapter


"Relax, it's only hi-fi. There's never been a hi-fi emergency." - Roy Hall

"Not everything that can be counted counts, and not everything that counts can be counted"- William Bruce Cameron

 

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