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Old 12th July 2003, 05:58 PM   #1
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Yes you can spend $43.40 for one pair of WBT from Welborne Labs or buy these off Ebay from a guy in Hong Kong. I got FOUR pair for $29.99 shipped and he included the silver solder. I know they don't say WBT, but who gives a rip. How many times has someone turned your gear around to see who's connectors your using?
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Old 12th July 2003, 06:00 PM   #2
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I got eight jacks from abit733 and really like them.
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Old 12th July 2003, 06:01 PM   #3
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Here they are on my latest project - 2A3 amp.
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Old 12th July 2003, 06:27 PM   #4
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But how do they sound? I bought some CMC jacks in Singapore for about the same price and they sound way worse than what i get from my local shop in JHB at 1/5 of the price; true sonic poison. Making a good-sounding jack goes deeper than a badge. No experience with WBT as i normally use cheap Cardas which are mellow and pleasant but not very extended.

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I have both, they are heavy and non-magnetic but sound different from WBT version. Anyway, you can't beat the price especially including shipping ($7.5/pr shipped).
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Old 12th July 2003, 06:58 PM   #6
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haven't heard them yet, still wiring the amp. I find some basic principles are critical; positive contact, good isolation and to be able to get on and off quickly and still have good solder flow.
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Old 12th July 2003, 07:28 PM   #7
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If you have good contact connectors
with isolation, the will be no sonic
signature.

Even a child can make connectors
that meet this criteria.



I suppose only "brand name"
and "expensive" connectors
are the ONLY good connectors
on the planet.



Don't let marketing literature influence
you. It's a game they play to make
money.
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Old 12th July 2003, 08:58 PM   #8
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Ah, thanks for opening my eyes. I was so busy reading marketing literature that never figured all connectors sounded exactly the same. Was i stupid, or what? After all connectors are just pieces of wire and as lots of you guys have long been poining out all wire of same gauge sounds equal. A nice and tidy communist utopia of sound. Shame i have no children, they would have built me some great connectors.
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THOSE are nice.. What do you think about mine.
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Ah, thanks for opening my eyes. I was so busy reading marketing literature that never figured all connectors sounded exactly the same. Was i stupid, or what? After all connectors are just pieces of wire and as lots of you guys have long been poining out all wire of same gauge sounds equal. A nice and tidy communist utopia of sound. Shame i have no children, they would have built me some great connectors.
They won't be the same! But not all the "brand name" or "expensive" products are the best. Even with similar construction, but different material will have different performance. HIFI is such thing can only use your EARS, not your EYES!
Let say WBT, they have various series of RCA plugs. Do you think they all sound the same? (remember same manufacturer) Don't trust anybody, just find it out by yourself through experiments.


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