VTL Binding Post - Sources?


I have a pair of VTL MB-450 amps who's speaker binding posts have become brittle and are starting to crack. I'd like to replace the posts and thought I'd check to see if anyone knows where I might find a direct replacement part of equal or better quality? Even a part number if known.

I've called VTL but they are still checking to see if they can sell me the parts and how much they would cost. Thanks for your help.
bmcleod
If VTL offers use original part, if for no other reason than resale and appearance.

Barring that, the two aftermarket binding posts that I've installed and like very much are the Cardas (with and without plating) and Vampire.

Be sure you measure original posts overall length before you order any aftermarket version. Some aftermarket versions are very long to accommodate a thick chassis or a speaker cabinet.

I have not taken apart a VTL 450 but suspect the originals are quite short.

Let us know how you do with this.
PlentyPlenty of options besides OEM. VTL originals are nothing special and replacing them with any aftermarket will not drop your unit value down at all.
One thing I've never seen is cracked binding posts neither on speaker or amp. Why would they?
It's usually caused by over tightening.
I had VTL 250's, my buddy had the 450's. We both replaced VTL's OEM posts for un-plated Cardas which are far better quality than original.

You'll want the short posts. The longer ones are used in speakers. They'll easily fit in your chassis and I personally wouldn't be concerned about resale.

Thanks for the helpful replies, I've only hand tightened, but I do have a good grip. 8~)

I found these short post options from Cardas, by unplated did you mean copper? Also one from Vampire with Red / Black marking the Cardas misses. Might any or all of these work? Thanks again.

http://www.cardas.com/content.php?area=oem&pagestring2=&pagestring=+(closeup)&content_id=11&part_id=80

http://www.cardas.com/content.php?area=oem&pagestring2=&pagestring=+(closeup)&content_id=11&part_id=78

http://www.cardas.com/content.php?area=oem&pagestring2=&pagestring=+(closeup)&content_id=11&part_id=150

http://vampirewire.com/viewitem.php?productid=21
Sorry, messed up the links.

http://www.cardas.com/content.php?area=oem&pagestring2=&pagestring=+(closeup)&content_id=11&part_id=80

http://www.cardas.com/content.php?area=oem&pagestring2=&pagestring=+(closeup)&content_id=11&part_id=78

http://www.cardas.com/content.php?area=oem&pagestring2=&pagestring=+(closeup)&content_id=11&part_id=150

http://vampirewire.com/viewitem.php?productid=21
My personal preference is the Cardas un-plated(bare copper); your second link.

Spacing for the new posts should be exactly the same as VTL's but I'd make sure before you order them. Remember what the carpenter said, "measure twice and cut once".

Good luck.
I'd pick WBT 5-way posts http://www.parts-express.com/pe/showdetl.cfm?partnumber=093-561
+2 on the WBT Midline 5-way posts.
A friend of mine just went though this, Bea would only ship to an authorized service center...
Bea used to give me schematics as to freelancing tech. Now I guess they're more 'shielded' by auth dealers and service centers.
I'm guessing Luke put a stop to any "personal" service to end users.

I've known Bea casually for about 10 years and she's always been very friendly and quite accommodating. Luke on the other hand is rather arrogant and can be quite rude.