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Old 29th March 2011, 06:54 AM   #1
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Default RCA Sockets for Thick Panels?

Hello fellow DIYer's. I am trying to mount RCA sockets to a thick (5mm+) back panel, and found my stash of regular RCA sockets to be too short. Where can I buy some RCA sockets with long threads?

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Old 29th March 2011, 07:22 AM   #2
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Cardas makes some nice ones:

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Old 29th March 2011, 07:24 AM   #3
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You can expand the holes with a drill 20mm diameter and 3mm depth.
The result is very pretty backside panel.
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Old 29th March 2011, 07:26 AM   #4
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The easiest way is to make a small thin panel for the sockets.
Cut a suitably sized hole in the existing back panel, and mount the new panel behind it.

or do what Alfonz said.
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Old 29th March 2011, 11:00 AM   #5
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Neutrik NF2D-B-2

Available from Mouser. The two conductors of the RCA socket are isolated from the housing as well, so you can directly mount this into wood or metal.
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Old 29th March 2011, 11:34 AM   #6
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Counter-bore as post3.

You could counter-bore the outside of the back panel to recess the RCAs and give them some added protection.
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Old 30th March 2011, 02:38 AM   #7
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Thanks guys, but my metal work skill is sub par and I am looking for a cheap way to get this done. Plus I already drilled my holes so the neutrik guy wont fit.
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Old 31st March 2011, 07:52 AM   #8
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In that case you need to make a small thinner panel to mount your sockets on, and fit it behind the existing panel.
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