Wiring RCA & Binding posts - diyAudio
Go Back   Home > Forums > Amplifiers > Chip Amps

Chip Amps Amplifiers based on integrated circuits

Please consider donating to help us continue to serve you.

Ads on/off / Custom Title / More PMs / More album space / Advanced printing & mass image saving
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 19th June 2013, 03:05 PM   #1
sereal is offline sereal  Canada
diyAudio Member
 
Join Date: May 2013
Default Wiring RCA & Binding posts

Are there any resources or guides for wiring the RCA and speaker binding posts? Should the wiring to the amp circuit be shielded? What thickness should the wire be - like is thicker better? Stranded or solid core wire?

Does anyone have any experience with RCA female connectors and binding posts like the following(posted below)? For testing I have just kinda dropped a blob of solder into the hole and stuck the wire in, then for the ground done something similar where I just wrap the wire around and dump some solder on.

I haven't wired one of the binding posts yet, but i'm thinking I will do something similar - dump solder into the hole and stick a wire in.

6pcs X Gold RCA Connector Female Chassis AV Socket Mount FOR Audio AMP DIY Hifi | eBay

and

2 PCS Gold Plated Tube AMP Speaker Terminal Stand Long | eBay
  Reply With Quote
Old 19th June 2013, 03:26 PM   #2
diyAudio Member
 
lanchile's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: AREA 51
Too bad that your links went to the main page of ebay. But in your question about RCA wiring. Inputs are "very" crucial, any noise picked by the inputs (RCA) will be amplified. so for that reason We should pay attention to this matter and also the infamous "ground loops". in my case I always use triple shield "microphone wire" for the inputs. I "dress" the wires and put them as far as possible from AC lines and transformers. There are other members here that will use other kind of wires for the inputs. I have seen some use solid wires. I would say the trick is: Use shielded wires, put them as far as possible to any wire caring ac or transformers and try to get them as short as possible from inputs to amp boards.
__________________
Make it simple...Make it better!

Last edited by lanchile; 19th June 2013 at 03:30 PM.
  Reply With Quote
Old 19th June 2013, 03:32 PM   #3
diyAudio Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
If you like to read: 6moons audio reviews: Interconnects - Theory &*Practice
IC as I know thinnner the better. Speaker think enough.
  Reply With Quote
Old 19th June 2013, 03:56 PM   #4
sereal is offline sereal  Canada
diyAudio Member
 
Join Date: May 2013
Thanks for that link.

I thought I was the only person with this problem, but if you right click the link and do copy or open link in new tab/window it should work. I have to do this for every ebay link posted on the forums :P

What do you mean by 'dress' ?
  Reply With Quote
Old 19th June 2013, 04:04 PM   #5
diyAudio Member
 
lanchile's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: AREA 51
Quote:
Originally Posted by sereal View Post
Thanks for that link.

I thought I was the only person with this problem, but if you right click the link and do copy or open link in new tab/window it should work. I have to do this for every ebay link posted on the forums :P

What do you mean by 'dress' ?
Dress the wires is when you put them neatly tight agains chassis, also you twist wires that carry AC only. NOT floating around like a plate of spaghetti.

PS: "Dressing" the wires it is not only for "esthetic" appearance...it is also to prevent E.M.I and R.F.I. other way all those wires will act as an antenna and catch all those nasty staff.
__________________
Make it simple...Make it better!

Last edited by lanchile; 19th June 2013 at 04:19 PM.
  Reply With Quote
Old 23rd June 2013, 09:59 PM   #6
gootee is offline gootee  United States
diyAudio Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Indiana
Blog Entries: 1
From RCA to circuit input, shielded twisted pair is good, with the shield ("drain wire") connected to the chassis at the input end and not connected to anything at the other end. RCA's signal ground must not be connected to chassis. RCA jack must be insulated from chassis. Instead of shielded twisted pair, two wires can be used, twisted tightly together (at least four twists per inch), ALL the way to each end.
  Reply With Quote

Reply


Hide this!Advertise here!
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
How much does RCA, hook wire and binding posts really matter? JZatopa Pass Labs 19 19th April 2011 02:46 AM
Cardas Binding Posts and RCA Jacks bzo Swap Meet 3 26th July 2010 04:23 AM
Cardas Binding Posts and RCA Connectors for Sale DiscoMike22 Swap Meet 13 24th March 2009 04:19 PM
i need rca jacks/binding posts, got chips to offer elementx Swap Meet 1 1st December 2005 05:58 AM
Rca Jacks & Binding Posts New Apex Jr Vendor's Bazaar 2 24th October 2005 10:22 PM


New To Site? Need Help?

All times are GMT. The time now is 06:43 PM.


vBulletin Optimisation provided by vB Optimise (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2014 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
Copyright 1999-2014 diyAudio

Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO 3.3.2