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Old 18th February 2004, 09:51 PM   #1
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I'm looking for some decent quality 1/4 in stereo phono headphone jacks, and have been rather unlucky. The ones I'm using now are the $0.50 things which they sell at Radio Shack for $3. Its passable, but it doesn't look very nice mounted in a case (since ithe jack is all open). I found some good quality RCA jacks at http://www.welbornelabs.com/parts.htm, but no dice for headphone jacks. I'd really like to have an isolated/insulated switch in the headphone assembly as well. Anyone have any recomendations on something decent? I'd like to stay under $50, under $25 would be better
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Old 19th February 2004, 12:13 AM   #2
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Hi,

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I'd like to stay under $50, under $25 would be better
25 bucks for a 1/4" jack???

I'd recommend you to have a look at the Neutrik (http://www.neutrik.com) jacks. Imported from Lichtenstein in your case (which still wouldn't reach your price limit after shipping ), but very professional: http://www.neutrik.com/content/Produ...2id=204_168271

Checking availability in your area is up to someone else here, sorry
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Old 19th February 2004, 12:26 AM   #3
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I'm just saying $25 max since I've seen some obscenely expensive connectors for the simplest of things I'm not too keen on the locking nature of it, but some of their other jacks look decent (like the vertical ones)
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Old 19th February 2004, 04:21 AM   #4
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Ive had great luck with the Neutrik for professional applications.

Virtually indestructible and strong enough to tow a good size trailer too.

With credentials like that, they gotta sound good.

They are very easy to source here in the US. Less than $6.
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Here you go. $6.00 plus shipping.

http://www.partsexpress.com/pe/pshow...number=092-044
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Neutrik makes a number of non locking 1/4" jacks that are likely not as tough as the locking series.

Its worth checking the web site:

http://www.neutrik.com
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Old 19th February 2004, 03:57 PM   #7
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Here you go, take your pick..

http://www.partsexpress.com/webpage....03620&desc=ASC
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All said, I guess

I haven't come across more rugged, longer lasting connectors than theirs. In the last years their variety of plugs and jacks has widened to RCA (chinch), BNC, RJ45 and more.

At the moment, huge parts of the professional audio industry is even dropping decades old standards for mains plugging and adopting their PowerCon system. I love their gray, but I hate their blue as it looks ugly on any device front or rear panel...

I'm not trying to place ads for Neutrik here, but show me an alternative for the audio industry... (I'd like to see diversity, as the price level could need some competition)

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