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Vampire Wire Speaker Cable Terminations

Bulk Connectors for DIY

Vampire Wire #HDS5 Spades

Vampire Wire #HDS5 Spades - our most popular spades

As they say at Vampire Wire, "Without the proper connector - it's just wire!"  That's why we use high-quality, gold-plated Vampire Wire connectors in our own speaker cable assemblies, and now, we are offering these same high-quality terminations to those of you you would like to build your own cables.

Vampire Wire uses a direct gold-plating technique to eliminate any undesirable sonic issues that occur  with lower-cost methods that use intermediate metals.

Keep in mind that these terminations are intended for professional use, so either soldering or high-pressure crimping is required.

All spades are sold by the pair (two spades), as are all pins (two pins).  #SB banana plugs are sold by the pair (one color-coded black one color-coded red).  #DB banana plugs are sold by the set (one black and one red).

At the right we have included some examples of how the finished terminations look on Canare Star Quad speaker cables.

Vampire's Description

With today's high quality audio/video systems, one of the most important components has become the cables and their connectors.  Vampire Wire has been researching and developing the highest level products since 1979.

Vampire Wire Terminations

  • #HDS5 spades (blade width ~ .250" inside, .414" outside)
  • #SS9 spades (stepped blade width ~ .250" / .351" inside, .575" outside)
  • #BAR spades (blade width ~ .195" inside, .315" outside)
  • #SPD spades (blade width ~ .262" inside, .453" outside)
  • #PIN1 pins (.077" wide x .113" high)
  • #SB Single Banana Plugs (fits standard 4mm sockets with any spacing)
  • #DB Dual-gang Banana Plugs (fits standard 4mm sockets with standard .750" spacing)
Vampire Wire #HDS5 spades extreme closeup

Here is an example of a finished termination using Vampire Wire #HDS5 spades - notice the elongated, offset blade, which is a good fit for most equipment. The design also leaves plenty of room for heat-shrink coverage.

Vampire Wire #SS9 spades

Vampire Wire #SS9 spades are our second most popular. They have a stepped blade, which works with many different binding posts, including oversized designs such as those used on most B&W speakers. This picture shows the connectors installed on Canare Star Quad cable.

Vampire Wire #BAR spades

These #BAR spades are a good choice for smaller terminals or barrier strips.  This picture shows the connectors installed on Canare Star Quad cable.

Vampire Wire #SDP spades

Vampire Wire #SPD spades have a slimmer blade, which can be helpful in cases of clearance problems. This picture shows the connectors installed on Canare Star Quad cable.
(formerly known as #SPD8)

Vampire Wire #PIN1 pins

The #PIN1 pins are an excellent choice for equipment with large spring-clips, or for use in combination with banana plugs. This picture shows the connectors installed on Canare Star Quad cable.

Vampire Wire #SB single banana plug, installed on #HDS5 spade

Here is the #SB single banana plug, installed on an #HDS5 spade. These banana plugs also work will with pins or bare wire, using the lower hole.  Sold by the pair.

Vampire Wire #DB double-gang banana plugs

Here are the #DB double banana plugs.  Sold by the set, as shown here.

Purchase Information
Product Description SKU MSRP Your Price Quantity
Vampire Wire #HDS5 Spades, pair SC:#HDS5 $11.00 $9.90
Vampire Wire #SS9 Spades, pair SC:#SS9 $6.25 $5.63
Vampire Wire #BAR Spades, pair SC:#BAR $2.81 $2.53
Vampire Wire #SPD Spades, pair SC:#SPD $3.38 $3.04
Vampire Wire #PIN1 Pins, pair SC:#PIN1 $2.81 $2.53
Vampire Wire #SB Single Banana Plugs, pair SC:#SB $25.00 $19.95
Vampire Wire #DB Dual Ganged Banana Plugs, set
(1) black, (1) red
SC:#DB $50.00 $39.95
Vampire Wire Termination Sample Pack
Includes examples of all of the Vampire Wire terminations shown here, installed on short Canare 4S11 cables. Once we receive the samples back, in good condition, we will refund your money, so in the end, your only cost is for the shipping.
SC:SAMPLES $50.00 $50.00
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