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Moderator Posted 6 years 5 months ago
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No worries - we have been trying to keep things very friendly and informative here, this is supposed to be fun after all. :-)

I understand your issue with the spades - the SuperSat chassis is very small and space inside the box is very limited - no doubt a compromise was made in order to keep the size as compact as possible with the expectation that most users would have bare wire, banana or small spades. There are some very cool big speaker wire spade lugs out there, I remember one from Kimber that had a compression fitting on the end. Very cool, but I don't think I got it to fit on any speaker I owned at the time.

As with all such issues raised by users, I have forwarded your criticism to the engineering team for consideration. Sometimes this kind of feedback leads to new thinking and new ways to address an issue.

Regarding cutting off the spade lugs, I agree, and the solution I would suggest is to get banana plugs that accept spade lugs - I believe Monster used to make some that were like that? That way at least you can listen to the speakers with your existing connectors and decide what speaker or wiring plan makes the most sense for you.

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Moderator Posted 6 years 5 months ago
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planetbrian wrote:

Moderator wrote: Let me get this straight, now the numbering of the speakers bothers you too? Hmm .... no comment.


It does not necessarily bother me, but it seems out of the normal naming convention.


LOL - can't argue there. You need to meet Sandy :-)

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anthem Posted 6 years 5 months ago
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There's a solution to every problem. I use banana plugs (local Radio Shack) for my speaker cables that have spades.

Unscrew the banana plug, insert cable spade, tighten, then insert banana post into speaker post.

Works for any size spade. :)
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mbroadus Posted 4 years 2 months ago
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planetbrian wrote: I was really excited to get my SuperSat 60C and then I saw the connector design and tried to connect my spade connectors. I am not sure who designed the connector layout, but it really is a VERY poor design. If you have a quality spade connector on your speaker cables then forget trying to connect them to the 60c. The tiny box that houses the connectors is so small that it is impossible to connect your spades unless you have really thin and cheap spades that you can bend.

I am highly disappointed in whoever designed and approved this. I thought the design of the Triton connectors were somewhat of a lesser quality design, but the 60c connector design is down right poor engineering. I did not even get a chance to listen to it.

This 60c is going back and I won't be buying anymore GoldenEars.

Buyer beware...now you know.


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anthem Posted 4 years 2 months ago
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After rereading this post from over 2 years ago, plantbrian needs a "time out"...it's amazing how quickly people come to a conclusion, without first doing just a little bit of homework.

I have the SS60C...I'll admit the design is not perfect, and somewhat ackward, but there is an solution to everything. I have an Audioquest Volcano with spades that I use for center channel duties. I too, found that spades didn't work on the 60C...what to do? Banana plugs screwed on to spades...bingo.
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