Solid Silver Lugs
These original STEALTH solid silver lugs were designed in
1999; they are soft and easily compressed or expanded and therefore they fit about every binding post on the market, and can be attached to wires from as thin as 16 gauge to as thick as 5 AWG. These lugs are small and weight under 1/8 Oz, but since they are made of solid silver, they easily handle over 100 amperes of continuous current and over 200 amperes of peak current, which means they will work fine even with 1000 Watts per channels with amplifiers! But the most important thing is that these lugs provide instant and clear sound improvement over standard brass or copper or gold-plated copper lugs.
Here's how these spade lugs look on cables (picture shows one
used, beat-up spade which has been installed and removed several
times; silver is a soft material, so the amp' and speakers binding
posts leave clearly visible marks on the spades)
In 2005, our spades were redesigned. All cables with STEALTH
spade lugs, made after 2004 comes with these new spade lugs -
which are stronger and can sustain more installations without
damage than the "old" ones.
In 2010, our spades were redesigned again - specifically for
the Dream V10 speaker cables. Since this new V10 design is
sturdier and performs better than our previous lugs, we now
offer these newest silver spade lugs with other STEALTH speaker
cables - as an option.
in 2011, we developed our own
solid silver banana plugs: easy to
insert, but tight (plastic spring-loaded) and virtually
unbreakable (Kevlar composite insert for extra strength).
Suggested retail price for a set of 8 STEALTH V10 spade lugs -
separately, without cables - is $520 (i.e. $65 each)
Suggested retail price for a set of 8 STEALTH silver banana
separately, without cables - is $560 (i.e. $70 each)
Why so expensive? - the reason is simple: in just two recent
silver as raw material went from $12.30 (per TOz) to $47.15 in
April 2011 (see a chart below) - i.e. became 383% more
A more detailed
and up-to-date information on raw silver prices can be found