Decided to do some more work on the DIY bookshelf speakers i’ve been working on.  I picked up a set of gold plated binding posts from Amazon.  They are extremely well made and look very professional.

Installation was simple:

  1. Locate the position of the posts and mark.
  2. Drill a 1/4″ hole for each post with a standard drill bit.
  3. Using a piece of wood and hammer, drive the post in until flush.
  4. Secure the post from the inside with the included washers and nuts.

I also picked up a set of gold plated banana plugs to attach the wiring to the posts.  Again i purchased these from Amazon and the fit and finish is excellent.  They match the binding posts perfectly and make a solid, positive connection.  Overall I am extremely satisfied with the parts.  If you would like use them them on your own DIY speaker projects, the links to the posts and banana plugs are below.

Dayton Audio BPA-38G HD Binding Post Pair Gold

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Monoprice 24k Gold Plated Speaker Banana Plugs, Closed Screw Type (1 Pair)

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Stay tuned for more DIY project updates!

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