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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
Posts: 1163
Loc: Whitehorse YT
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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Registered: 07/12/09
Posts: 1163
Loc: Whitehorse YT
Thanks CV they do seem to be quite popular,i shall give them a go . Alternatively i could go with the following option.



The Audiophile Pricetag will literally transform your cheap or giveaway interconnects into sonic marvels costing thousands of times more!

The Audiophile Pricetag is no ordinary pricetag. It's hand-crafted from the finest materials available.

The heavy-gauge, 99.9999% pure cotton string utilizes a proprietary twisting method which provides a superior connection to your existing cable.

The manila card stock is made custom to our specifications from virgin stands of Douglas fir from the pacific northwest and is hand cut in our factory using techniques hundreds of years old with the price hand-written by one of our many craftspersons, signed and dated on the back of the tag.

Our patented hole reinforcement technology assures that your Audiophile Pricetag will last a lifetime, even under continuous use.

Best of all, the Audiophile Pricetag is being offered at the special introductory price of just $29.95!

Imagine getting the performance of a $5,000 cable for less than pennies on the dollar!

A bit tight on cash? No problem! Kludge Research, Inc. offers zero interest, six month financing. And if you act now, we'll defer your payments until January 2003!

And for the Do-It-Yourselfer, the Audiophile Pricetag is also available in kit form at the substantially reduced price of just $19.95!

Each kit comes with a pre-cut tag, hole reinforcer, string and a tube of glue. The 23 page instruction manual is clearly written and includes more than a dozen illustrations walking you step-by-step from preparation to installation.

Let's hear what just one of our many satisfied customers has to say about this revolutionary new technology:

I was skeptical at first. But that ended just a few measures into the first song when I realized that I'd soiled my pants! You should offer a diaper with this thing! It's THAT good! And if you don't believe me, just moments later my wife who has no interest at all in this audiophile stuff telephoned me from the neighbor's house three doors down and asked me if I'd changed something in my system!
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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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Loc: Whitehorse YT
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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Registered: 02/08/04
Posts: 1844
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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Registered: 05/11/02
Posts: 10363
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
Posts: 1163
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]
exlabdriver Offline
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Registered: 09/07/11
Posts: 985
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]
BlueJays1 Offline
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Registered: 09/19/08
Posts: 4070
Loc: Porch,enjoying Bombay Sapphire
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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#381215 - 08/06/12 08:22 AM Re: Quality set of RCA cables [Re: Socketman]
Murph Offline
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Registered: 10/05/06
Posts: 6740
Loc: PEI, Canada
I don't want to sound rude but I fail to see how pure cotton and Douglas Fir cardboard will make electric signals transfer better.

I will agree that aesthetics are nice in open systems where everything is seen and that it can be important to make you feel good about your system. Cheap Radioshack red and white RCA cables can look very undesirable and I will pay a bit more to get a better look and physical quality

However that being said, I personally, would not buy from this company as their marketing has gone to great lengths to try and trick me into thinking that their cables sound sooo much better that I will be astounded or 'need a diaper' as they so elegantly mention. My own practicality is offended by such marketing tactics and I do my best to not support such companies.

Just expressing my opinion. In the end, you should do what is in your own means to make you happy, long term, about any decision. My happiness is irrelevant to your system.
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#381217 - 08/06/12 09:47 AM Re: Quality set of RCA cables [Re: Socketman]
CatBrat Offline
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Registered: 08/05/09
Posts: 5802
Loc: Some random location
I know that I'm probably about the only Monster lover around here, but so far, my best odd and end stuff has been made by Monster.

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#381232 - 08/06/12 11:53 PM Re: Quality set of RCA cables [Re: Socketman]
2x6spds Offline
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Registered: 03/16/02
Posts: 2726
Loc: CA, USA
Originally Posted By: Socketman
Thanks CV they do seem to be quite popular,i shall give them a go . Alternatively i could go with the following option.



The Audiophile Pricetag will literally transform your cheap or giveaway interconnects into sonic marvels costing thousands of times more!

The Audiophile Pricetag is no ordinary pricetag. It's hand-crafted from the finest materials available.

The heavy-gauge, 99.9999% pure cotton string utilizes a proprietary twisting method which provides a superior connection to your existing cable.

The manila card stock is made custom to our specifications from virgin stands of Douglas fir from the pacific northwest and is hand cut in our factory using techniques hundreds of years old with the price hand-written by one of our many craftspersons, signed and dated on the back of the tag.

Our patented hole reinforcement technology assures that your Audiophile Pricetag will last a lifetime, even under continuous use.

Best of all, the Audiophile Pricetag is being offered at the special introductory price of just $29.95!

Imagine getting the performance of a $5,000 cable for less than pennies on the dollar!

A bit tight on cash? No problem! Kludge Research, Inc. offers zero interest, six month financing. And if you act now, we'll defer your payments until January 2003!

And for the Do-It-Yourselfer, the Audiophile Pricetag is also available in kit form at the substantially reduced price of just $19.95!

Each kit comes with a pre-cut tag, hole reinforcer, string and a tube of glue. The 23 page instruction manual is clearly written and includes more than a dozen illustrations walking you step-by-step from preparation to installation.

Let's hear what just one of our many satisfied customers has to say about this revolutionary new technology:

I was skeptical at first. But that ended just a few measures into the first song when I realized that I'd soiled my pants! You should offer a diaper with this thing! It's THAT good! And if you don't believe me, just moments later my wife who has no interest at all in this audiophile stuff telephoned me from the neighbor's house three doors down and asked me if I'd changed something in my system!



You guys with more money than sense!

Shoe laces work just as well.
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#381253 - 08/08/12 10:47 PM Re: Quality set of RCA cables [Re: Socketman]
Socketman Offline
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Registered: 07/12/09
Posts: 1163
Loc: Whitehorse YT
Just a quick update - i ordered a pair of cables from BlueJeans on sunday, they dropped me an email monday saying they had been shipped. they got here tuesday at 2:30pm from memphis. Now thats service.


As for the cables , they seem to be of good quality. I tested the resistance and they tested quite good. All in all quite happy. Next set i will try from the place alex suggested. One thing i do like about the ones i got from monoprice was the ability to tighten the cable once pushed onto the rca connector.
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#381261 - 08/09/12 08:32 AM Re: Quality set of RCA cables [Re: Socketman]
BlueJays1 Offline
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Registered: 09/19/08
Posts: 4070
Loc: Porch,enjoying Bombay Sapphire
Which one did you get the LC-1 or the 1505f?



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#381262 - 08/09/12 08:49 AM Re: Quality set of RCA cables [Re: Socketman]
BlueJays1 Offline
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Registered: 09/19/08
Posts: 4070
Loc: Porch,enjoying Bombay Sapphire
Btw if you like locking interconnects try the locking banana plugs from Blue Jeans cable for your speakers. Very nice stuff. Well executed design.


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#381266 - 08/09/12 10:34 AM Re: Quality set of RCA cables [Re: Socketman]
Socketman Offline
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Registered: 07/12/09
Posts: 1163
Loc: Whitehorse YT
I went with the LC-1 since i did not want any more influence than necessary from the cable on my cartridge.
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