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Old 4th May 2006, 08:32 AM   #1
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Hi, I listened to some WBT Nextgen and Bulletplugs latetly and I think that they are the Best sounding Plugs on the Market right now.What do You think ? Do You agree with that ,or are there any others?
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Old 5th May 2006, 02:16 AM   #2
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Ahhhh, the lovely sound of connectors.
This is a joke, right?

Price: $34.50 EA
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Old 5th May 2006, 02:38 AM   #3
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Best RCA-plug is no rca-plug at all. Thanks to its brain-free desing rca-plug its probably one of the worst connectors ever seen.

I prefer high-quality BNC. Sure its non-standard in audio equipment but I prefer non-standard good connectors compared to cheap crap standard-design like RCA. With high-quality BNC I mean brand-name products like Amphenol, not some snake-oil lubricated and hand-made in china "hifi" connectors.
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Old 5th May 2006, 02:44 AM   #4
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Snake Oil?

WBT's Crimping method is the preferred technique because it produces a physically and chemically optimum contact point with low transition resistance, which ensures pure signal transmission. For the procedure itself one must first strip the cable and insert it into the crimp sleeve. Insert the wire and sleeve into the proper slot on the crimper, and squeeze. The crimp and unique crescent shape force the wire to flow together, thus creating the illusion of a single strand of wire. Then trim the sleeve to the desired length to fit the application. Loosen the Torx™ screws on connector inset the cable and tighten down, one screw for the conductor and the other screw for the strain relief. The technique is easy to apply, and easy to fit and re-fit in WBT

1985 was the year Wolfgang B. Thoerner machined his first male RCA type plug from a single piece of metal. Though rough, that connector was a predecessor of what was to become the current WBT-0101. The connector featured a locking mechanism unique enough to be granted an international patent.

Now I'm impressed.
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Ahhhh, the lovely sound of connectors.
This is a joke, right?

Price: $34.50 EA

That's alot of money for one single connector. I think the best speaker connector i have seen is this one > Binding-post
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Old 5th May 2006, 03:24 AM   #6
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What about the Eichmann Silver Bullet Plugs (set of 4) $90.00
Snake Oil?

This from Welborne Laboratories:

we believe brass RCA plugs act as a bottleneck to electron flow. Brass plugs may also cause phase errors and smearing through mass and skin effect.
Another problem is the return/ground collar - which can impair electron flow through:
"Eddy current" distortion - as electrons proceed to and from the RCA socket into the collar through multiple contact points.
"Capacitive" distortion - where gaps exist between the socket and collar.
"Micro-arcing" distortion - an electrical short that can occur where gaps exist between the socket and collar
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What about the Eichmann Silver Bullet Plugs (set of 4) $90.00
Snake Oil?

This from Welborne Laboratories:

we believe brass RCA plugs act as a bottleneck to electron flow. Brass plugs may also cause phase errors and smearing through mass and skin effect.
Another problem is the return/ground collar - which can impair electron flow through:
"Eddy current" distortion - as electrons proceed to and from the RCA socket into the collar through multiple contact points.
"Capacitive" distortion - where gaps exist between the socket and collar.
"Micro-arcing" distortion - an electrical short that can occur where gaps exist between the socket and collar

Use these 3 times then toss them away. Theya re nice good concept but ue the more than 3 times and they loose there value and the dont stay connected.
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Apparently NO limit to what a dedicated Audio Weenie can be sold on.. the Pricier the better, to add insult to injury
Really want a decent connection?? SOLDER yer Damn wires, Signal AND speaker.. Almost free except for a little Hassle when you feel the iresistable urge to pull everything apart for the newset Gizmo add-on.
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Just make your own. They sound as good as a soldered connection with the convenience of a connector.
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Old 5th May 2006, 04:59 AM   #10
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Yo Tom,
Better get a patent application right away before some unscrupulous
person steals your idea.
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