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Old 22nd December 2008, 08:50 PM   #1
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Default Long RCA Jack for wooden enclosure?

Where would I find a good source for reasonably priced longer rca jacks and binding posts for a wood enclosure. I need to find a longer DC jack also.
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Old 22nd December 2008, 10:12 PM   #2
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Just use a flat bit or forstner bit to create a hole with the proper panel thickness.
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Old 22nd December 2008, 10:38 PM   #3
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Try these Neutrik NF2D-B-9's instead. You simply make your hole 23.6mm (0.93") and you've got plenty of room to work with. And added advantage is that they're level with the back panel, so no chance of knocking them.
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Those Neutrics look interesting, but where do I find a 23.6mm(.93) Forstner bit? Why didn't they make it 7/8" or 1"?
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Old 25th December 2008, 07:47 AM   #5
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Other options:
- use a router to create a recess
- cut a hole and mount the jacks on sheet metal or PC board stock. Screw and RTV it in place.
- Order a metal or plastic terminal cup that screws into a hole and provides a recessed mounting location for jacks and binding posts. MCM & Parts Express should have them. Some come prepunched for popular audio connectors.

Switchcraft makes (or made) some very long 1/4" jacks, but I don't remember ever seeing a comparable RCA jack.
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Old 25th December 2008, 08:53 AM   #6
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take a look at this , thats what i'm gonna do with my wooden enclosure , just beautiful


http://oldheadphones.com/crystal/info/tubeamp.htm

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Old 25th December 2008, 10:13 AM   #7
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if 1.5" long stem is good for you

http://cgi.ebay.com/GOLD-PLATED-SPEA...QQcmdZViewItem

also has the neutrik rca
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Old 29th December 2008, 04:42 AM   #8
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Cardas makes some longer RCA jacks as well. Can't remember how deep they go off the top of my head, though. Something like 1/2 inch.
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Old 29th December 2008, 04:54 AM   #9
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Originally posted by vonfilm

Those Neutrics look interesting, but where do I find a 23.6mm(.93) Forstner bit? Why didn't they make it 7/8" or 1"?
Well, if you use a 1" bit you'll have a clearance of just under a millimeter all around, which I'd regard as reasonable for working in wood. If you want tighter tolerances, a 15/16" bit (if you have one) would give you an order of magnitude less clearance, which I personally wouldn't find necessary: YMMV, of course.

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Old 29th December 2008, 06:22 PM   #10
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Aengus,
I am sure you are right about the drill bit size for the Neutrics.

Everyone who answered my inquiry here had some great ideas that I would like to try in the future.

On Sunday, I got out my Dremel tool and inletted the rca jacks and stepped ladder attenuators into the wooden cigar box that I am using for the case to my B1 Pre-Amp. You can see pictures of it there in posts #1018, and #1019. It was a lot more work but I was able to use the parts on hand.

http://www.diyaudio.com/forums/showt...53#post1697753

http://www.diyaudio.com/forums/showt...55#post1697755
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