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    Default Put some new Cardas CCRR binding posts on my Aragon 8008bb amp

    I just last night soldered the new Cardas CCRR binding posts onto my Aragon 8008bb amp. I tested it out with Kate Bush's "Hounds of Love" CD. It sounds great!
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    An excellent upgrade and who wouldn't like a meaty set of binding posts?

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    Nice work, DIY is always satisfing.
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    Beautiful
    Good choice on the Cardas posts.

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    looks great.
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    Great job. I have the same on my 1.2TLs. The only thing I didn't like about them is that they don't have any black or red markings on them. Jesse put red & black pin striping on the appropriate posts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hearingimpared View Post
    Great job. I have the same on my 1.2TLs. The only thing I didn't like about them is that they don't have any black or red markings on them. Jesse put red & black pin striping on the appropriate posts.
    I know what you mean. The bad part is, places charge $3.38 a piece for the red and black insulators. Kind of rediculous.

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    Nice!!!!

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    I guess that is the one thing we can all agreed on. Boobs & binding posts = size matters :)

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    Quote Originally Posted by headrott View Post
    I just last night soldered the new Cardas CCRR binding posts onto my Aragon 8008bb amp. I tested it out with Kate Bush's "Hounds of Love" CD. It sounds great!
    I have had an 8008BB since 1999 and have always hated the binding posts. How involved was changing them out? Do you have any instructions you followed? Where did you get the new binding posts to install?

    Thanks,

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    I just saw you are selling WHY would you do that?

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    Quote Originally Posted by headrott View Post
    I just last night soldered the new Cardas CCRR binding posts onto my Aragon 8008bb amp. I tested it out with Kate Bush's "Hounds of Love" CD. It sounds great!
    Nice job. I'm glad you like the CCRR posts. I've tried more than once to like rhodium plated connectors. The end result in my system was just too dry a sound for my taste.

    Quote Originally Posted by Aragon8008 View Post
    I have had an 8008BB since 1999 and have always hated the binding posts. How involved was changing them out? Do you have any instructions you followed? Where did you get the new binding posts to install?
    The level of difiiculty depends on what posts you choose, and how the originals are mounted. Some posts are just a drop-in replacement for the originals, and others may need some degree of modification, whether to the mounting holes or insulators before they will fit. Be sure to check that there is no shorting of the posts to the chassis with a multimeter before you connect the internal wires to the posts and energize the amp.

    There are a number of retailers that carry various binding posts, Dedicated Audio, VH Audio, Parts Express, Parts Connexion, Allied Electronics, to name a few. I am partial to WBT Topline and Midline posts when I need the best, and Pomona or Abbatron brand posts when I need modest priced connectors.

    Following is a link to a nice thread at AK forums on binding post upgrades. I've posted a few of my own upgrades in the thread. You may need to register to be able to see pictures.

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    3-1/2 YEAR OLD THREAD..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aragon8008 View Post
    I have had an 8008BB since 1999 and have always hated the binding posts. How involved was changing them out? Do you have any instructions you followed? Where did you get the new binding posts to install?

    Thanks,
    Sent you a PM answering all your questions sir except about where to buy the CCRR binding posts. You can get them from Sonic Craft, here: www.soniccraft.com

    Or, you can get them from the place I linked above called Handmade Electronics here: https://www.hndme.com/
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