they can be used in single mode, in pairs (like the photo), trios or more,
and several models with different diameters and lengths can be found;
the idea is avoiding connectors and let you replace them by
pure, clean, strong WIRE TO WIRE connections; i'm using them for:
- all my mains connections: no more plugs/sockets (see message below)
- all my amps outputs: no more binding posts
- some of my rca male/female connections
All my house is wired with those
it is standard in Europe.
It is not better than a solder though...
> > All my house is wired with those it is standard in Europe.
yes, here in Spain they are everywhere as well; that's may
be why audiophiles don't like them: "they are so inexpensive
that cannot be good"
> > It is not better than a solder though...
did you try? anyway you may like to read by clicking below
Been using these myself for over 5 years. They are great for prototyping things, from loudspeaker crossovers to power supplies.
Almost all my DC supplies use these for final connections to the board being powered. This way the board can be easily removed for mods. I also like the screw down vs.spring contact you get in other connector designs.
They are also good for tube heater supplies where you want to be flexible, as in my VTV 6SN7 linestage that can run both 12.6V and 6.3V (12SX7 & 6SN7) by changing from serial to parallel connections.
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