Help bust speaker terminals....Quads 2905s


The binding posts on the Quad 2905s are flimsy aluminum, 3 of the 4 posts have gone bust with the threaded bit shearing off. Have somehow managed to snuggle the cardas spades in the unbroken bit but this is not a satisfactory or sustainable solution. Have any Quad owners experienced something similar and how difficult is it to replace the binding posts ?
Many thanks for your help/advice.
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get yourself an audioquest binding post wrench, so you can't over torque the binding posts.
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0009XQUAM

since they are damaged get some cardas posts with the single knob to tighten down. sorry no experience replacing them
The same thing happened to me. I agree they are flimsy. I was using Cardas spades too.

I took mine back to the dealer and had him install heavy duty WBT binding posts. While he was inside, I had him upgrade the capacitors and separate out the +/- input signal wires from all of the other wires it is bundled with.

Dave
I have 988s and have not had any trouble... Tricon, was there any improvements with the upgraded caps? What caps were used? I didn't know anyone was doing upgrades to the newer Quads.
Hi Grateful (as in Dead?)...yes there was a slight improvement in the highs. I think they are a little cleaner. Cymbols sound more like brass, bells have more clarity, upper register piano is clear without any glassiness.

The technician that worked on them is a real tinkerer. He suggested the upgraded caps -- I think he put in Auricaps, but I can't be sure.

I got the idea about separating the +/- input wires from a thread I posted over on Audio Asylum on my broken binding posts.

Dave
Many thanks. Have ordered a set of Cardas binding posts. A friend has promised to fix them.
Cheers