Quality RCA chassis sockets - AVS Forum
Forum Jump: 
 
Thread Tools
post #1 of 9 Old 04-11-2012, 08:36 AM - Thread Starter
Senior Member
 
Cyclone82's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Australia
Posts: 460
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Liked: 14
I am trying to find some good quality gold RCA chassis mount sockets. 2 Years ago i found a website that had a range of different styles of sockets and i seem to remember some matt gold ones. The site was a manufacturers site so a brand name maker of these sorts of sockets. I know i was looking at these Neutrik brand ones, but i am sure i was on another site too and they had a few sifferent style/grades of what i guess were 'audiophile grade' sockets. I can no longer find that site, i just dont know the brand name. I am pretty sure it was in Europe but i am not 100% sure of it.
Can you guys maybe fire off some brand names other than Neutrik?

Cyclone82 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 9 Old 04-11-2012, 08:58 AM
AVS Special Member
 
Ethan Winer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2003
Location: New Milford, CT, USA
Posts: 5,748
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 7 Post(s)
Liked: 133
There's nothing wrong with Neutrik, they make great stuff. Paying more will not get you better sound quality, if that's what you were thinking.

--Ethan

RealTraps - The acoustic treatment experts

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

Ethan Winer is offline  
post #3 of 9 Old 04-11-2012, 09:23 AM - Thread Starter
Senior Member
 
Cyclone82's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Australia
Posts: 460
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Liked: 14
Well i reckon it may have been these

http://audio-cmc.com/rca-jacks-c.html

I know i was looking at these connectors somewhere.

Not saying Neutrik are bad or anything though. There are fakes out there though. See their website.

Anyway i think i am getting on the right track now that i found these CMC type, but i am sure there was some euro website i visted once. More after the looks/good construction than anything else.
Cyclone82 is offline  
post #4 of 9 Old 04-11-2012, 11:00 AM
AVS Addicted Member
 
ccotenj's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: the toxic waste dumps of new jersey
Posts: 21,915
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Liked: 89
wonder if the op is thinking of "wbt"...

spending any more than what the neutriks cost isn't necessary...

- chris

 

my build thread - updated 8-20-12 - new seating installed and projector isolation solution

 


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

ccotenj is offline  
post #5 of 9 Old 04-11-2012, 11:37 AM
AVS Special Member
 
Glimmie's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2000
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Posts: 7,952
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 148 Post(s)
Liked: 215
I exclusively use the Philmore brand RCA jacks. They are good quality gold and can be easily isolated from the chassis with the hardware provided. They cost about $4.50 each retail.

In any case I would not spend more than that. I agree with Ethan in that all RCA connectors will sound the same. Even the classic crappy aluminum Switchcraft. The difference is in mechanical quality and service life.

In a couple of recent projects I used those multi RCA jack strips like you find on mid-fi gear.They are gold plated, not that great mechanically, but OK. I mostly make PC boards and these jack units are perfect for that. Here:

http://www.allelectronics.com/make-a...A-JACKS/1.html

Glimmie's HT Page
Being redone - comming soon!

Glimmie is online now  
post #6 of 9 Old 04-12-2012, 06:48 AM
AVS Special Member
 
commsysman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Southern California
Posts: 5,270
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 123 Post(s)
Liked: 253
Just so they are gold-plated, which prevents them from oxidizing.

Always be careful that the RCA plugs fit very tightly, to prevent poor grounding; amplifiers have been known to go into ultrasonic oscillation and be damaged because of poor grounding by cable plugs.




Quote:
Originally Posted by Cyclone82 View Post

I am trying to find some good quality gold RCA chassis mount sockets. 2 Years ago i found a website that had a range of different styles of sockets and i seem to remember some matt gold ones. The site was a manufacturers site so a brand name maker of these sorts of sockets. I know i was looking at these Neutrik brand ones, but i am sure i was on another site too and they had a few sifferent style/grades of what i guess were 'audiophile grade' sockets. I can no longer find that site, i just dont know the brand name. I am pretty sure it was in Europe but i am not 100% sure of it.
Can you guys maybe fire off some brand names other than Neutrik?


commsysman is offline  
post #7 of 9 Old 04-12-2012, 08:06 AM
AVS Addicted Member
 
arnyk's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2002
Location: Grosse Pointe Woods, MI
Posts: 14,381
Mentioned: 2 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 747 Post(s)
Liked: 1161
Quote:
Originally Posted by commsysman View Post

Just so they are gold-plated, which prevents them from oxidizing.

Like so many things, Gold all by itself is no assurance of absence of future oxidation.

Gold is soft and gets scraped off when the connector is used repeatedly. In the world of pro audio, gold connectors reminds many of amateurs, or other reasons for occasional use.

What's under the gold is very important. Often its Nickel, which is good.

Of course this begs the question of why not save some bucks and use just Nickel or other harder corrosion resistant metal in the first place. Chrome is as corrosion resistant and even harder...
arnyk is offline  
post #8 of 9 Old 04-12-2012, 08:10 AM
AVS Special Member
 
SAM64's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Posts: 1,589
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 19 Post(s)
Liked: 74
Quote:


Just so they are gold-plated, which prevents them from oxidizing.

Do you really think these cadmium chromate dipped, nickel connectors are actually plated with gold?
SAM64 is offline  
post #9 of 9 Old 04-22-2012, 09:36 AM
Newbie
 
Tisbury Audio's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: London
Posts: 4
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Liked: 10
It wasn't HiFi Collective, was it? They're UK based and have a great selection, albeit rather expensive.

hificollective.co.uk/components/rca_sockets.html
Tisbury Audio is offline  
Reply 2 Channel Audio

User Tag List

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page


Forum Jump: 

Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off