Adapting Oversized Spades W/o Reterminating

This is my first foray back into audio in a few years. I dusted off the Crosby Quads, had my Classic 60 refreshed, and had the TT/cartridge/arm etc. gone over and set up by a pro.
Needed to change speaker cable and had a friend ship me some VdH Revelation Hybrid which sports some really big spade lug terminations- done at the factory. Unforetunately, they are way oversized for the old-school narrow barrier strip terminal on the Classic 60. I'd hate to reterminate the cables since they were presumably well done at the factory, and other than having the barrier strips at the amp changed out for something a little more 'macho,' I wondering if there is, or i could have fabricated, a small adapter out of some high quality conductive material, ie at the bottom, a narrow spade that will fit the amp termination, which at the top, opens into a larger 'female' into which I can insert the cable spade.
Any thoughts (and excuse all intended double entendre). BTW, it is nice to be back to listening- i had forgotten how good this can be....
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this should do the trick,if it's not configured the way it come's stock they will terminate the end's however you want.


good luck,mike.
If what you're saying is the "barriers" are too close together for the large spades to fit between them (and under the bolt head) then here's how I've solved it:

Remove one of the terminal bolts. It might have locking threads that keep it from coming all the way out, but whether it does or not, you can get it out with a little persistance.

Next go to Ace Hardware and get a longer version of the bolt, like a one inch. (It's probably an 8-32, bolt but whatever, get a one inch long version)

Next (and this is why I recommend Ace) ask for a 1/2 inch long nylon spacer with the same hole size as the bolt. Metal spacers are OK too, and might work better if the nylon one's outside diameter is too fat to go between the "barriers". But Ace usually has an assortment of both.

Slip the new bolt thru the spacer and insert back into the terminal strip. You can now attach the big spades to this nifty little "stand-off" without them having to go between the barriers. You might want to put a "star" type lock-washer at each end of the nylon spacer to keep things tight.

Hope this helps.

Bingo! Thank you both. You made me feel less dumb for asking by your answers. I'm sure i'll be frequenting this place more- is there a general chat section that is not specific to one type of equipment, where the hardcore types here hang out?
hard core type's,haha :)
Oh Boy! I finally graduated to Hardcore! There's no "chat room" per se on AgoN, but that's never stopped a lively thread from developing. Just post you question anywhere and the denizens will sniff it out!
Bizzy Bee audio has a vintage adapter on his web page that is basically a small spade soldered to a binding post. If you have some soldering skills you can make similar from rat shack parts. TG
Of course you will have defeated the purpose of the barriers. Be careful not to short out your amp.
Eldartford's right, especially if your speakers are 4 ohm, you'll probably be using adjoining taps, so a little caution (and maybe a dab of electrical tape) is advised.
Hear ya. Using the 4ohm taps off the Classic 60, and the Quads don't give me more than an 1/8 in. clearance between the spades either- (already stuck some electrical tape between the contacts on the speakers for just that reason).

So, I'm digging out all those LPs I haven't listened to for years- the system got boxed-up in around '97 when I moved from the city to westchester- and though you'd think i would have had more space in the 'burbs, I never set it up in our house there. Moved again, a few years ago, to an even more countrified existence and decided that one of my winter projects would be to get the system back on its feet.

A few listening notes after returning to the fold in the last couple days:

The Quads (modified by Crosby back in the day) are pretty glorious- I've had Quads in one form or another since the very early 70's)- thinking about having my old Quad '57's restored and getting them up and running, too. (I know they are more coherent than the '63, but their dynamic limitations forced me into the later model).

The Classic 60 has loads of depth of image, without a bloated, old-school tube sound. Of course, it also has that ARC tendancy toward a white, almost bright, top-end, but the other choices (read: compromises) in the system ameliorate that, including my old MIT Shotgun interconnects.
THe Lyra Parnassus is now running in a semi-tweaked Well Tempered TT, and for kicks, I am using the Sugden Master-whatever phono stage; I know this is stupid, but I am still using my old SP-10 MkII preamp, and for now, bypassing the phono stage (stupid because the main feature of that preamp is its phono stage, but it cannot handle the low output from the Lyra cartridge). I've held onto the SP-10 for many years, and think it is at this point the weakest stage in the chain- the power supply is scary, and, back when I was using it constantly, I was swapping out tubes endlessly, to minimize noise and microphony. As a recovering tweaker, I'm beyond that, but it's like having an older carb'd Ferrari which can never compete with a modern car, yet still has some charms, I guess.

Enough rambling, for now. I'm going to dig back into that pile of vinyl for a while. Cheers, and again, it is nice to be back!