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Monitor 30.1 with two sets of binding posts

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  • Monitor 30.1 with two sets of binding posts

    Hello all I have a simple question I was hoping someone could answer. Was there a version offered with dual binding posts? Browsing Google looking for examples of the different finishes to show a friend and saw a shot of a clearly labeled 30.1 with dual binding posts. I am aware that the 30s had these but didn't think any 30.1s did. Was this something offered based on region?

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    Single terminals

    Originally posted by kropp01 View Post
    Hello all I have a simple question I was hoping someone could answer. Was there a version offered with dual binding posts? Browsing Google looking for examples of the different finishes to show a friend and saw a shot of a clearly labeled 30.1 with dual binding posts. I am aware that the 30s had these but didn't think any 30.1s did. Was this something offered based on region?
    Maybe based on region. I had one of the very first pair of M30.1 here in the UK and they had a single set of terminals and have done since.

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      Regionalty

      Thanks Dave. Region based is the only thing i can think of as well, thinking it might have been similar to the slight changes in the P3s in the US as the 30.1s in the US i have seen all have a single set of terminals as well.

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