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Old 22nd May 2020, 07:36 AM   #1
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Hello,
Last week i got a Cardas 5 pin din phono plug from a well known audio parts seller. Not the economy model but the expensive one.
See the photo in the attachment. Could this be a Chinese copy? Will send a photo to the Cardas company too.
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Old 22nd May 2020, 08:34 PM   #2
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Hello,
Cardas company received my email before the start of their working day but no reaction yet.
So also send a mail to Parts Connexion for some clarification. With the 25 % corona discount it is still 58$ and before arriving at my doorstep there are additional costs as well. Greetings, Eduard
P,s the other photo is a 6 pin Lemo connector which is cheaper than the Cardas but cannot be used unless you have a fully diy tone arm
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Old 23rd May 2020, 01:26 PM   #3
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Parts Connexion have a limited warranty and are only a supplier of goods made by other companies so only the manufacturers warranty applies.

Based in Ontario they do state they do business under US/Canadian law and therefore come under US restrictions of export to certain countries.
That SHOULD imply the manufacturers are US based and come under US export restrictions/sanctions being manufactured there .

Cardas (on their website) specifically state THEIR products are manufactured in the USA and I like the look of them, thats Cardas USA which makes me think ---is there a China/Hong Kong/Malaysia/Thailand branch for others ?

As Parts Connection openly state--"we source our components from various manufacturers " that could be looked on in a different light .

My own feeling would be --buy direct from Cardos but that's just my opinion/
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Old 23rd May 2020, 01:46 PM   #4
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Hello,
Parts Connexion would not exist if Cardas would start selling their products to private customers.
It does happen in Asia that even official dealers are selling copied goods now and then. I have heard a story about Lowepro camera bags in Vietnam by a trusted source. Even an official representative from Germany had a hard time to find out which of the two was the copy.
We will wait for the answer from Cardas company. Anyhow this product should not have been distributed into the global market.
Greetings, Eduard
P.s probably the way they are produced suggest that there will be more out there or this one just slipped through. For a product with this pricetag it should not happen!
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What's wrong with that cardas plug, looks identical to my 5 year old part bought from uk supplier, same offset screw hole.
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So, this thread is dedicated to some perceived cosmetic issues of a part not normally seen when in use?
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Old 23rd May 2020, 11:12 PM   #8
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What's wrong with that cardas plug, looks identical to my 5 year old part bought from uk supplier, same offset screw hole.
Hello,
At work i use tools like a caliper every day and this article would be rejected in my company. The hole in the aluminium housing is bigger than it should be, that is ok. But the threaded hole in the ptfe should be in the center of the hole in the aluminium.
The threading in the ptfe will be easily damaged because it looks like something that doesnt fit. The aluminium will prevent the bolt to be entered like it should.
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Old 23rd May 2020, 11:39 PM   #9
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So, this thread is dedicated to some perceived cosmetic issues of a part not normally seen when in use?
Hello,
It can be called cosmetic because it saw it before even trying to fit the screw. It is 1/4 inch * 72 screw in a soft material so the thread will not survive if the screw cannot enter smoothly.
It is all about functionality which should be at a higher level considering the price.
But we will wait for Cardas to answer my email. But it looks like tolerances during manufacturing are a bit at random.
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Old 24th May 2020, 01:24 AM   #10
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Eduard, please deal with Cardas on this.
I’m tired of listening to you go on and on about this ( and I’m sure others are too)
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