Upgrading Onkyo Amp speaker binding posts

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alchemist1

Guest
I've seen a couple of ebay listings for the old M-504 dual mono amp that has upgraded/superior speaker binding posts to what originally came out with on these units (the old ones only allow for stripped/bare wire - cheese!!)

Here's an ebay link to some binding posts:

PKG10,5 WAY AMPS SPEAKER BOX TERMINAL BINDING POSTS,RBD - eBay (item 290270946657 end time Jun-24-09 19:14:00 PDT)

Here's an ebay link to an M-504 that has upgraded posts:

ONKYO INTEGRA M-504 POWER AMPLIFIER WITH UPGRADES - eBay (item 260406878298 end time May-14-09 17:28:15 PDT)

What I would like to know is how the upgrade would be done. The guy selling the amp said it isn't that hard, but he wouldn't expain details.

Thanks for any help.!
 

AngelEyes

Distinguished Member
I have to ask why you want to upgrade the binding posts? It does beg the question if the Amp designer thought the amp warranted larger binding posts they would have been added.

If you intend to add thicker or more expensive wire it would be good to know what wire you are using now, what you intend to upgrade to and of course the model and spec of the amp?

You may find going to all that effort won't improve the audio performance one bit and your money and time may be better spent elsewhere.

Adam :)
 
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alchemist1

Guest
I have to ask why you want to upgrade the binding posts? It does beg the question if the Amp designer thought the amp warranted larger binding posts they would have been added.

If you intend to add thicker or more expensive wire it would be good to know what wire you are using now, what you intend to upgrade to and of course the model and spec of the amp?

You may find going to all that effort won't improve the audio performance one bit and your money and time may be better spent elsewhere.

Glad you asked. The cheesey binding posts that Onkyo supplied on their fantastic M-504 and M-508 power amps only allow for shoving stripped wire around the post (and even that is hindered by side guards - why they are there is anyone's guess). All I am after is upgrading to a binding post that allows a spade termination rather than bare wire. I have spade terminated Audioquest CV-8 wire that is good stuff, and I hate to go futz it up and clip off the spades. Plus, most folks would agree that a spade provides for a lot more surface area of contact, metal to metal, than the bare wire trying to touch the M3 stud (tiny!) of the OEM binding post. I hope this was clear.

thanks-
 

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