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Old 13th October 2002, 04:16 AM   #1
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I am looking for good RCA plugs for my braided interconnects.

Can you suggest me some which aren't so expensive? I am thinking somewhere around 2~3 dollars ea. (Why? Simply because I can't afford Kimber or WBT.)


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Old 13th October 2002, 05:09 AM   #2
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Old 13th October 2002, 06:00 AM   #3
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you shold buy spools of wire and braid it your self and at least buy some nice conectors man dont buy junk ones gesh.. spend like 50.00 on a nice stereo pair that is 12 per conector altest buy nice ones.. if yuo need good wire buy some old or new printer cables i got some from work then weived my own MAN they look nice and work great..
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Old 13th October 2002, 08:23 AM   #4
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Hi Tomo,

I suppose you live in the US?
You have perhaps come across a plug & wire manufacturer called Neutrik?
These guys have designed the SPEAKON plug, that is state-of-the-art concerning PA systems. Check out www.neutrik.com

They also have a pair of quite massive rca plugs. http://www.neutrik.com/start.asp?country=fl

The connectors they build aren't that cheap, but they're built for massive abuse on the road (especially the XLR and SPEAKON connectors). If you have 'em just for home use, you won't have to buy new ones for the next ten years.

A pair of these rca plugs costs about 18 EUR over here (I don't think they're any dearer in the US), and man, that stuff is built to last!!!!!!

If that's too dear, check out http://www.sommercable.com/3__produk...__f_steck.html .
They have good rca plugs starting off from about 2,50 $.
It's a german company, but they sell also to the US.

hope you find what you need.

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Old 13th October 2002, 10:57 PM   #5
Nelson Pass is offline Nelson Pass  United States
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RCA Plugs
Sound Connections (Vampire wire guys) have really
good parts at reasonable prices.


Don't flame me, guys, but the better offerings at Radio
Shack are pretty good, and I keep them around for when
my expensive wires fall apart.

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Old 13th October 2002, 11:33 PM   #6
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I remember talking to Lew Johnson (Conrad Johnson) way back when, trying to convince him that the Tiffany jacks were worth the extra money. At the time (this was in the early '80s), they were using some pretty cheesy RCAs that were press-fitted into fiberboard, albeit gold-plated.
The Vampire stuff (aka Tiffany) gets a thumbs up from me, and the prices, while not budget, are at least tolerable.

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Old 14th October 2002, 04:56 PM   #7
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Tomo and all,

I have given away all my WBTs.

Neutrik RCAs , seconded . I use only Neutriks for my heavier cables.

For the homebrewn ultrathin twisted enamelled copper wires, i use teflon tubing to protect the twisted pair and the cheapest Chinese sheetmetal RCAs as to me it does not make sense to use ultrathin cables and then RCAs which are milled out of the full like cooking pots for man eaters (with handle, of course). I can widen the teflon tubing end with my soldering iron and then fold the plug's strain relief lug neatly around the tubing.
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Old 14th October 2002, 05:11 PM   #8
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I ordered a brace of Vampire RCA jacks from Percy Audio, and I am thoroughly unimpressed. The fabrication of the dielectric is very rough, and there are burrs and sharp edges all over everything. My local electronics shop carries much better quality for a fraction of the price.
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Old 14th October 2002, 06:05 PM   #9
Originally posted by Nelson Pass
Don't flame me, guys, but the better offerings at Radio
Shack are pretty good, and I keep them around for when
my expensive wires fall apart.

so i'm NOT the only one.
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Old 22nd October 2002, 02:49 PM   #10
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Default No flames necessary! Radio Sahck often a good choice.

particularly if items are in the signal path -

Why? Because things like Rca plugs and similar items do the job fine but are small and are putting smaller items in the signal path.


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