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Hi All. Not sure this is the best place for this question, but I am needing some decent quality RCA interconnects for my SACD/DVDA player I just bought. I tried some premium monoprice cables, but the plugs were too thick, put too much pressure on each other at the connections and were causing the front L & R channel sound to breakup. Essentially, there is not a lot of space between the 5.1 terminals on the unit or my receiver. Any recommendations would be helpful. Thanks!
 

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Are you saying the shell was so thick they hit each other? Check out the other two suppliers at the top of the page. E-mail them with your spacing problem. I am sure they can help.
 

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I think that is what I am referring to - the part that overlays/protects the cable to terminal connection. On the monoprice cables, they are substantial.


I already ordered some less substantial cables from cablesforless.com, but if they don't work, I will email BJC.


I am only hoping that I didn't damage anything internally on either unit when disconnecting the cables. I had to wiggle pretty hard. Keep my fingers crossed, right?


Thanks for the suggestion!
 

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I find it a bit weird that the RCA plugs on your player are close enough together that the Monoprice cables don't fit. There should be enough clearance.
 

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I find it a bit weird that the RCA plugs on your player are close enough together that the Monoprice cables don't fit. There should be enough clearance.

There simply isn't enough "breathing" room. I can get them on there, but the cables actually push against each other enough to cause the inputs to bend slightly away from each other - not good IMO.


It's pretty frustrating to have it all hooked up (which isn't easy for me as all my stuff is shoved into a Pottery Barn TV console with one access hold in the base) and then have to dismantle it all again.


Believe me, if it wasn't the case, I would have left them alone, but there isn't much fun to be had with your system if you L & R front channels are cutting in and out.
 

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I've never heard of a situation like this. Would it be possible for you to post up a picture of the situation?
 

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There simply isn't enough "breathing" room. I can get them on there, but the cables actually push against each other enough to cause the inputs to bend slightly away from each other - not good IMO.

What model receiver and player are these? Can you post a pic of this?


I mean, I understand your frustration, and electronics makers have made some boneheaded moves, but Monoprice cables aren't built to really weird specs or anything. Lots of quality cables are of similar sizes and the "thinner" plugs aren't all that much thinner.


I'm just wondering if there isn't some other issue at play here.
 

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When I go to hook up my new DVDA/SACD player, I will connect the old cables and take a picture.


I am not sure what other issues would be at play. I have used the multi-channel on my Sammy BD-UP 5000 before without issue. Other sources play fine, so I am not thinking there is an issue with the speaker wire/connections,etc.


Suggestions of things I can check aside from what I have determined to be the issue?
 

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I pulled out my Samsung and unplugged it so I could get direct access to the rear of the machine. It turns out that there was about 1/16" of space between the inputs with the monoprice cables, so it wasn't quite as bad as I thought, but it also doesn't explain the audio "crackle."


Maybe it was that I was cramming 3 x 6ft. cables in a small space behind the unit. Maybe one of the cables is bad. Maybe I didn't get them on there all the way because they were so stinkin' tight in fit and couldn't get any better access to the rear of my receiver without unhooking everything. It's not my speaker wire 'cause other components played fine.


Regardless, I bought some basic cables from cablesforless.com and they worked well. They probably aren't as good of quality as the ones suggested in the link above or monoprice, but it is only a 3 ft. run, so it shouldn't be a big deal, right? Here's the link if you want to see what I am talking about - http://www.cablesforless.com


Haven't put the new player through the paces yet, but a quick play of Switchfoot's Nothing is Sound 5.1 mix played/sounded fine.


BTW - I am really excited about the new player I got. Paid $100 and then I sold my old Sony carousel for $50, so including cables, $60 for a Yamaha SACD/DVDA player - www.buy.com


Not the best in the world I am sure, but how can you beat that price!
Plus, I like silver components over black.
 

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I've never heard of a situation like this. Would it be possible for you to post up a picture of the situation?

I'd like to see that too...



Frank
 

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I'd like to see that too...



Frank

I didn't post a picture because I was mistaken about what was really occurring. I can only see my interconnect jacks from above the unit, not directly from behind unless I unplug EVERYTHING due to my TV console unit.


I think the issue was really more that the monoprice plugs only gave me a small (1/16th of an inch) gap between the plugs and since monoprice's plugs fit so tight, I think I didn't get them on all the way and therefore the poor connection.


So, essentially, I am just too lazy to show what I thought was occuring because:


1) It wasn't the issue most likely

2) I found thinner cables that worked great
 

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Those look like perfectly acceptable cables. You should be fine.

Thanks.


One last question for you all. Are basic RG-59 cables decent to use for digital coax cables as long as they have decent shielding/insulation and good connectors?



I put that on my Samsung blu-ray player when I switched the multi-channel connection to the new Yamaha DVDA/SACD player cause I didn't have a digital coax laying around.
 
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