Free Shipping on All Orders 1-866-764-1801

Vist our Online Store
+ Reply to Thread
Results 1 to 10 of 10
  1. #1

    Member Sales Rating: (6)

    Join Date
    Dec 2003
    Location
    NC/AR
    Posts
    11,295

    Exclamation Broken Binding Post

    Help! I opened up my amps to tighten the binding posts, and I ended up breaking one of them off! Appearantly the outside portion of the binding post goes through the amp 'wall' via a 'screw' (that I suppose is actually just one piece with the outside unit), and then a nut tightens down from the inside to secure the binding post. Well, I was tightening 'em all down...in fact, I had already tightened down my other three amps...when I noticed that it was really loose on this one. FYI, this is an AV-20. I then noticed that the back of the unit is dented in, as in shipping damage or what not, so I figured something got knocked loose. Anyhoo, I'm tightening and tightening...'cause it's REALLY loose...I mean, I can move the binding post in and out a good 1/4". But there's a good bit of resistance, which I wouldn't expect...and then pop. I sheared the 'screw' part. It's now in two pieces.

    I'm attaching pics of it all, including the rear where the damage is.

    Now, what in the world do I do at this juncture? I just thought I was lost when it came to understanding audio and buying and setting up stuff...now I'm really lost.

    Help!
    Michael
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails Click image for larger version

Name:	ASL Wave 20 ShippingDamage-WEB.jpg‎
Views:	164
Size:	158.9 KB
ID:	19136   Click image for larger version

Name:	ASL Wave 20 BrokenBindingPost-WEB.jpg‎
Views:	188
Size:	180.7 KB
ID:	19137   Click image for larger version

Name:	ASL Wave 20 BrokenBindingPost2-WEB.jpg‎
Views:	140
Size:	206.7 KB
ID:	19138   Click image for larger version

Name:	ASL Wave 20 BrokenBindingPost3-WEB.jpg‎
Views:	141
Size:	233.5 KB
ID:	19139   Click image for larger version

Name:	ASL Wave 20 BrokenBindingPost4-WEB.jpg‎
Views:	144
Size:	152.5 KB
ID:	19140  

    Quote Originally Posted by George Grand View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Jstas View Post
    Simple question. If you had a cool million bucks, what would you do with it?
    Wonder WTF happened to the rest of my money.
    My Saga
    Equipment Pictures

    [2CH]
    Rotel RCD-02
    Yamaha KX-W900U
    Sony ST-S500ES
    Denon DP-7F
    Parasound P/HP-850
    Parasound HCA-1000A
    Klipsch RF-35


    [In Storage]
    Yamaha CDR-HD1300
    ASL Wave 20 monoblocks
    Pro-Ject Phono Box MKII


    [Car System]
    Pioneer Premier DEH-P860MP
    Memphis 16-MCA3004
    Boston Acoustic RC520

  2. #2

    Member Sales Rating: (58)

    Join Date
    Feb 2003
    Location
    6 Underground
    Posts
    25,306

    Default

    This is a perfect time for a binder upgrade. You need chassis mounted binders...and I would suggest Vampire Wire.

    Break out the soldering iron and get busy.

  3. #3

    Member Sales Rating: (6)

    Join Date
    Dec 2003
    Location
    NC/AR
    Posts
    11,295

    Default

    That seems like a great idea. Sid just suggested it, too. What if I can't solder? During the summer working for a HVAC repair place I actually brazed twice. But that (at least what I did) required NO finesse.
    Quote Originally Posted by George Grand View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Jstas View Post
    Simple question. If you had a cool million bucks, what would you do with it?
    Wonder WTF happened to the rest of my money.
    My Saga
    Equipment Pictures

    [2CH]
    Rotel RCD-02
    Yamaha KX-W900U
    Sony ST-S500ES
    Denon DP-7F
    Parasound P/HP-850
    Parasound HCA-1000A
    Klipsch RF-35


    [In Storage]
    Yamaha CDR-HD1300
    ASL Wave 20 monoblocks
    Pro-Ject Phono Box MKII


    [Car System]
    Pioneer Premier DEH-P860MP
    Memphis 16-MCA3004
    Boston Acoustic RC520

  4. #4
    Stronzo
    Member Sales Rating: (7)

    Join Date
    Apr 2002
    Location
    Over Yonder
    Posts
    7,885

    Default

    Go get laid... or sleep at a Holiday Inn Express...

    You will know exactly what to do after that.

  5. #5

    Member Sales Rating: (6)

    Join Date
    Dec 2003
    Location
    NC/AR
    Posts
    11,295

    Default

    Ok, I'm actually not so upset this happened, now. I'm *almost* excited about upgrading the binding posts.

    Also, I now have just the Wave 8's hooked up, so it's nice to go back to those so I can get a better idea of the difference between them and biamping, and I now am bi-wiring.

    So, what're some good options for binding posts? I want something nice. And since I don't imagine binding posts can cost that much, I'm guessing I can get some nice ones. What do y'all like, and where do you like to get them?
    Quote Originally Posted by George Grand View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Jstas View Post
    Simple question. If you had a cool million bucks, what would you do with it?
    Wonder WTF happened to the rest of my money.
    My Saga
    Equipment Pictures

    [2CH]
    Rotel RCD-02
    Yamaha KX-W900U
    Sony ST-S500ES
    Denon DP-7F
    Parasound P/HP-850
    Parasound HCA-1000A
    Klipsch RF-35


    [In Storage]
    Yamaha CDR-HD1300
    ASL Wave 20 monoblocks
    Pro-Ject Phono Box MKII


    [Car System]
    Pioneer Premier DEH-P860MP
    Memphis 16-MCA3004
    Boston Acoustic RC520

  6. #6

    Member Sales Rating: (1)

    Join Date
    Dec 2003
    Location
    Sooner Country
    Posts
    3,988

    Default

    Parts express has 68 pages of posts when using "binding post" as a search keyword.


    You sure don't have to buy from them, but they offer lot of brands and options at all $$$ levels.

  7. #7

    Member Sales Rating: (2)

    Join Date
    Sep 2001
    Posts
    6,245

    Default

    you wont be so excited when you see what "good" binding posts cost :D

    it will be worth it though, beings they are broken now anyways :)
    MY HT RIG:
    Sherwood p-965
    Sherwood sd871 dvd
    Rotel 1075 amp x5
    LSI15 mains
    LsiC center
    LSIfx surround backs
    Lsi7 side surrounds
    SVS pb12/plus2


    2 Channel Rig:

    nad 1020 Pre-amp
    Rotel 1080 stereo amp
    Polk sda 2B
    kenwood grunt Tuner
    realistic lab 450 TT
    Signal cable IC

  8. #8

    Member Sales Rating: (16)

    Join Date
    May 2005
    Location
    Six 'Burgh (Pittsburgh), PA
    Posts
    6,885

    Default

    I'm with Doro, buy some Vampires. Very reasonably priced and high quality.
    Carl

  9. #9

    Member Sales Rating: (40)

    Join Date
    Jul 2001
    Location
    North Texas
    Posts
    18,401

    Default

    F Vampire, Cardas baby - all day all about (in my best Mantis voice).

    You can handle it, since I sold them to you, if you want to ship them back here, I'll gladly knock it out for you.

    Oh, and RELAX. Tubes are easy.

    Cheers,
    Russ
    Check your lips at the door woman. Shake your hips like battleships. Yeah, all the white girls trip when I sing at Sunday service.

  10. #10

    Member Sales Rating: (13)

    Join Date
    Mar 2002
    Location
    The Mars Hotel
    Posts
    31,287

    Default

    Cardas or WBT if you want the best. However, the other brands will work too and for less money.
    'Political Correctness'.........defined

    "A doctrine fostered by a delusional, illogical minority and rabidly promoted by an unscrupulous mainstream media, which holds forth the proposition that it is entirely possible to pick up a turd by the clean end."

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

     

Similar Threads

  1. SDA Binding Post Upgrade
    By F1nut in forum Speakers
    Replies: 8
    Last Post: 02-22-2005, 08:29 AM
  2. How to replace speaker binding posts?
    By rmiller1959 in forum Troubleshooting
    Replies: 13
    Last Post: 08-21-2003, 10:16 AM
  3. R30 Binding Posts
    By mwhip in forum Speakers
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 08-01-2003, 02:47 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts