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Old 6th June 2003, 07:42 AM   #1
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Default Gold on copper RCA jacks

I'm looking for female RCA gold plated copper that would be good match for the Eichmann plugs.
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Old 6th June 2003, 07:55 AM   #2
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I'm looking for female RCA gold plated copper that would be good match for the Eichmann plugs.
Hi Prune,

Vampire has a complete line of gold plated RCA jacks. They have both gold over nickel on copper or direct gold on copper.
http://www.vampirewire.com/

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Now that I give it a little more thought, the Cardas RCA jacks with the rhodium over silver on copper would do just as well. Both the rhodium and gold are highly inert metals and will not readily oxidize. You can find them here.
http://www.diycable.com/catalog/main/about.htm

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Vampire has a complete line of gold plated RCA jacks. They have both gold over nickel on copper or direct gold on copper.
Direct gold on copper is a little bit misleading. They use a "hard gold" plating which is a gold/cobalt alloy rather than pure gold. Cobalt is ferromagnetic so if one is wanting to avoid ferromagnetic materials such as the nickel barrier plate that's used on most other gold plated conductors, it won't exactly be avoided with the direct gold connectors.

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What do you recommend?
I don't recommend any RCAs and stopped using them a few years ago.

And I'm not saying the Vampires are necessarily bad. Just pointing out that the "direct gold" which is supposedly to avoid the ferromagnetic nickel plate that's typically used doesn't quite eliminate ferromagnetic materials from the mix.

But if ferromagnetic materials are any concern (and that depends on the individual of course), then the Cardas connectors Rod already recommended would work fine in that regard. Neither silver nor rhodium are ferromagnetic.

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