binding post


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binding post

[′bīn·diŋ ‚pōst]
(electricity)
A manually turned screw terminal used for making electrical connections.
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binding post

binding post
A post attached to an electric cable, wire, or apparatus, for making a connection to it conveniently.
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binding post

The connecting terminals on a power amplifier or speaker. Also called "posts" or "terminals," high-end stereo equipment often uses gold-plated binding posts with screw caps that make tight connections. Five-way binding posts are also used that accept several connector types. Low-end bindings use spring clips, which are lifted while the bare wire is inserted and then released. See banana connector.
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The procedure of setting up and operating the comparator may be outlined as follows: A dry cell is connected to each of the four pairs of binding posts so marked.
Hookups are via gold-plated, 5-way binding posts and each weighs in at about 16 pounds.
fittings are the most solid speaker binding posts I have ever seen.
port located above its binding posts on the same large black metal
Alternatively, speaker leads from a receiver [or other power amp speaker outputs] can be connected to the speaker level input binding posts. Satellite speakers are then connected to the subwoofer amp outputs.
This is controlled via the speaker A/B buttons on the front panel and the hookup for the task involves two pairs of five-way binding posts on the back.
The gold-plated, five-way binding posts on the rear of the cabinet are also of very high quality.
Two pairs of gold-plated 5-way binding posts with gold-plated hex nuts are mounted in a recess on the enclosure back.
The Components: The power amplifier's rear panel is basic: power cord connection (the power cords are all separate), two pairs of 5-way binding posts, and RCA jacks to feed a subwoofer.
[These have been changed to 5-way binding posts in current production.