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#381164 - 08/04/12 07:02 PM Quality set of RCA cables
Socketman Offline
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Registered: 07/12/09
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As the subject line says, i am looking for a nice quality set of rca cables. Somewhere between monoprice and Esoteric. The have to be suple (flexible), well sheilded and high quality connectors. I dont want anything i have to burn in sleep .
I will be using these to connect my phono preamp into my reciever.Somewhere in the $60 to $70 range would be tolerable. What are you using ???

richard
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#381165 - 08/04/12 07:06 PM Re: Quality set of RCA cables [Re: Socketman]
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I'm happy with the Blue Jeans Cable cables I've bought, but I don't have them making any sharp bends. They're not super-stiff, but they might not be your ideal for flexibility. I'm very happy with the RCA connectors, though.
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#381166 - 08/04/12 07:49 PM Re: Quality set of RCA cables [Re: Socketman]
Socketman Offline
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Thanks CV they do seem to be quite popular,i shall give them a go . Alternatively i could go with the following option.



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#381167 - 08/04/12 08:22 PM Re: Quality set of RCA cables [Re: Socketman]
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Richard

these are the RCA cables that i use

http://www.avoutlet.com/index.php?dispatch=products.view&product_id=1189

I probably have about a lot of them.. smile i have found them to be a good value.. Also, they are Right in your price range. Also, the RCA ends are locking RCA's, so they are secure once they are in the system.

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#381168 - 08/04/12 08:31 PM Re: Quality set of RCA cables [Re: Socketman]
Socketman Offline
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D are you using techflex outer or something else.
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#381169 - 08/04/12 09:06 PM Re: Quality set of RCA cables [Re: Socketman]
dakkon Offline
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All of my cables have the ViaBlue sleeves. They look nice.

This is what i have on my RCA cables.
http://www.avoutlet.com/index.php?dispatch=products.view&product_id=4525



Edited by dakkon (08/04/12 09:08 PM)

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#381170 - 08/04/12 10:20 PM Re: Quality set of RCA cables [Re: Socketman]
JohnK Offline
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Richard, there's no need to throw money out lavishly to get a "quality" coaxial cable. Beware of "high end" cable nonsense designed to attract the uninformed or gullible. The high quality/low price cables I've used for several years are these , which meet all the requirements that you mention.

Edit: of course, If I'd been aware of the "Audiophile Pricetags" I certainly would have gone with them to make my cables true "high end"!
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#381171 - 08/05/12 02:20 AM Re: Quality set of RCA cables [Re: Socketman]
Socketman Offline
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Registered: 07/12/09
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Loc: Whitehorse YT
Thanks john, i am a practical kind of guy in such matters. But i cant help think there is something better than 9.99 walmart rca cables without buying into so called golden ear bs about hearing the difference between one cable over another. i have monoprice cables running to my subs but they are just too stiff for my 2 channel cabinet. I am more about signal rejection from the mess of wires behind a typical stereo. The audio pricetags have gone out of business for some reason,shame really.

ps this is for a phono stage which i feel is highly sensitive to outside interference. Though given my hearing i wonder if i could hear any difference grin


Edited by Socketman (08/05/12 02:22 AM)
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#381209 - 08/06/12 03:55 AM Re: Quality set of RCA cables [Re: Socketman]
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Registered: 09/07/11
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It might be heresy to mention my cables - a 5 minute walk to my local 'Dollar Store' where they sell fat 'Heavy Duty' RCA Cables for about 6 bucks max.

Gold(?) plated, tight fitting, noise free, flexible & sound just fine. I use them in both my HT & Audio Systems. They aren't the prettiest but they are not visible as I run them through automotive wire looms to try to keep the clutter to a minimum.

Great bang for the buck...

TAM

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#381214 - 08/06/12 08:19 AM Re: Quality set of RCA cables [Re: Socketman]
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Registered: 09/19/08
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Get the Belden 1505f that comes with Taversoe RCA connectors. Add the techflex option.

Blue Jeans cable offer some of the best quality cables regardless of price. The Taversoe RCA connectors they use are awesome.
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