Reterminate Syn. Research cable, shocking find
The factory banana connectors on my Resolution Reference FX speaker cables were getting weak, near the breaking point.
I bought some nicely machined bananas from Madisound, and set about my task. When the factory connectors were removed, I was shocked to find how flimsily made the bananas were, and how poor the soldered connections were. They were barely soldered on!
I put the new connectors on, both screwing them down tight, and using a good amount of silver solder, for a very good connection.
After they were all done, and put back in the system, they sounded better, and not just a little bit, but a lot better. I've used mostly SR cables for most of my cabling needs, and always thought highly of SR products, but not so much, now.
I bought these cables new, for $1400. You would think with the markup on cables, they could use high quality connectors, and actually use a sufficient amount of solder for a quality connection. Disappointing!