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Old 23rd April 2012, 05:52 PM   #11
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From what I can see there are three main variables: shielding, capacitance and continuity through good termination.

But in what way does a 100 ($140) cable improve on these?

Also would hard-wiring by bypassing the RCA phono sockets and soldering the cable to the rca feeds?

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Old 23rd April 2012, 05:54 PM   #12
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of course its his choice...but paying attention to those attributes will make for a better buy. So what are you telling him...to go get some POS monster cable IC's?
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From what I can see there are three main variables: shielding, capacitance and continuity through good termination.

But in what way does a 100 ($140) cable improve on these?
Knowledge is power...google and read up on what some people have to say. THEN...you will make a good overall decision.
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Old 23rd April 2012, 06:01 PM   #14
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Depends on what you want to spend.

RG58 (Satellite Co-Ax) with decent Gold Plated Connectors will cost you about 30.

If you want to spend the kids inheritance then that is up to you.

RG58 is made to operate at low loss up to about 650MHz.
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Funnily enough I've just thrown out a pair of Van-De-Huel interconnects because the connectors were rubbish.

If you are lucky enough to have a permanent home for the Hi-Fi then certainly. JUST solder interconnects between the Hi-Fi components.
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Old 23rd April 2012, 06:09 PM   #16
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Exactly...you obviously looked into this before. My preference is my own DIY cables...after researching everything from theories about conductance to shileding, to EMI/RF rejection..and what others designed with their own reasonings, I decided on a schema and then tested it out.

Of course...we wont go into does one cable SOUND better than another. The fleas will come out of the wood pile and start biting around the ankles.

If no one minds, Id like to direct Larry to my thread about interconnect design.

Larry...go to my thread about interconnect design...LOL...

My contribution to this site...if anyone is interested.

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Funnily enough I've just thrown out a pair of Van-De-Huel interconnects because the connectors were rubbish.

If you are lucky enough to have a permanent home for the Hi-Fi then certainly. JUST solder interconnects between the Hi-Fi components.
He uses carbon fiber as the conductor if I remember correctly?
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I wasn't impressed with them - and then the connectors started to become intermittent.

Dusty Bin loved them.
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Old 23rd April 2012, 06:32 PM   #19
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I wasn't impressed with them - and then the connectors started to become intermittent.

Dusty Bin loved them.
though..I have to hand it to him...he is a genius in cartridge design.

lol...dusty bin. I had to edit this responce, it took me a few min to get it.
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Old 23rd April 2012, 06:37 PM   #20
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Just been skimming through that link that you gave me on your experiments making IC's - .

What's the point of having a super-dooper IC's when the terminals are just simple rca?
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