Originally Posted by WAFWarrior
I suggest that you call our technical department for more information. These binding posts can certainly be used with spade lugs assuming they are of a relatively standard dimension.
Parasound Tech dept.
Update on binding posts:
Parasound tech did walk me through the binding posts design and I was able to connect spades using (mid-line) Transparent cables.
A few points for others who may encounter similar challenges:
1. The narrow slit for inserting spades in on the bottom of binding post. Tolerance is tight, I had 1 spade with the prongs a bit bent, had to compress them to insert. Would help if opening was on both sides, vertical top and bottom.
2. If your cables are very stiff (close to the spades), then possible issues if your amp is the bottom component, as cable needs to bend in a tight curve (angle of 90 degrees between spade and cable).
3. Easiest way to connect spades is: (i) Stand amp (on soft carpet/surface) on its front face with the back panel up. (ii) Now easy to insert spades and tighten (size must be right). (iii) Then slowly lower amp on its feet taking care to allow the cable a gentle curve bend.
All in all, the Parasound folks were very helpful and the tech person worked with me through iPhone face time call to get this done - innovation is great!
And BTW, the amp sounds quite nice (only a few hours use yet), rich robust sound with a good heft/body. It also runs warm, much warmer than expected and maybe a tad more than the JC1s - anyone know if it operates in Class A and how many watts?