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Old 8th June 2009, 01:50 PM   #1
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Default Eichman bullet RCA's

Looking at some good RCA's to reterminate some nice cables I just aquired. The Eichman copper bullets are at the top of my list, but damn, $62.10 everywhere for a set of 4 of these little plastic nothings.

Anyone have a secret discounted source?

I've been using the Parts Connexion clones for many years at about $8-9 per pair, and have generally been happy. But these new cables deserve something better, I think. I'm open to other suggestions.

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Old 8th June 2009, 07:19 PM   #2
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If the plating is the same and the dielectric is good, an RCA is an RCA is an RCA... $3 or $300.

I say shop smart

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Old 8th June 2009, 07:44 PM   #3
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I'll disagree with Gregg... besides other sonic contributions, fit can play a big role.

But price does not dictate sonic quality (as with everything). The Eichmann are really quite good, someone on AudioCircle pointed to these which are interesting http://www.auralthrillsaudio.com/DIY2.htm

My personal feeling is that short of going Eichmann (or something like above which i haven't tried), probably the cheap Radio Shack RCAs are amongst the best you can get sonically (8 or 10 for $5).

What i do dislike are RCAs with metal cans.

RCA is actually a really weak connector, you might consider Redel connectors.

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If the warranties are out, why not consider going BNC? Or if you've got the time and space (in your equipment), switch to balanced.
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I'll disagree with Gregg... besides other sonic contributions, fit can play a big role.

But price does not dictate sonic quality (as with everything). The Eichmann are really quite good, someone on AudioCircle pointed to these which are interesting http://www.auralthrillsaudio.com/DIY2.htm

My personal feeling is that short of going Eichmann (or something like above which i haven't tried), probably the cheap Radio Shack RCAs are amongst the best you can get sonically (8 or 10 for $5).

What i do dislike are RCAs with metal cans.

RCA is actually a really weak connector, you might consider Redel connectors.

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Product might be decent, but IMO the description is full of BS.
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Old 8th June 2009, 09:35 PM   #7
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Eichman bullets elegantly deal with the problem of having a huge lump of metal in signal path
Unfortunately it introduces a huge lump of plastics instead
One step forward ad one back again

The old DIN plugs with their small pins were in principle very good, if improved mechanically

Anyway, older cheap RCAs are probably the best you can get, and no, Im not joking
And if you can find them with bakelite isolation inserts even better

btw, tube valve bases are now available with bakelite, and ceramic has been used fore decades

These in the picture have a really nice smooth fit, way better than most of the fancy expencive ones
Highend stuff on a budget
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These in the picture have a really nice smooth fit, way better than most of the fancy expencive ones
Highend stuff on a budget
Those look a lot like the Radio Shack ones i mentioned

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Product might be decent, but IMO the description is full of BS.

'This thin strip has a very small contact point resulting in great detail'

Uhuh now why did we not think of this?! Smaller is better guys (and girls)

$45 for some teflon (prolly impure ) and a bit of copper is not 'full of' but
'made of' BS.

p.s. Don't forget the so needed 'black background' when searching for the
smaller contact point....
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someone on AudioCircle pointed to these which are interesting http://www.auralthrillsaudio.com/DIY2.htm

These seem perfect to me. Has anyone tried them out? I am terrified that a flimsy ground connection may open while in operation.

I have been using copper bullet plugs since they became available and find them ok but not amazing. Heavy metal or not still prefer Vampire.
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