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In Reply to: RE: Phono Cable Shielding. posted by WntrMute2 on January 09, 2017 at 07:34:40
Yes, that would be fine. You might want to experiment by grounding the braided shields at the phono preamplifier end of the cables (not the TT end) to the phono preamp ground binding post. You can do this by soldering a drain wire to each braided shield at the phono preamp end of the cables, then secure them to the ground binding post of the phono preamp. Since a phono cartridge is a passive device, grounding the drain wires at the phono preamp end is a better method. However, if hum is still an issue, try soldering the braided shields to the rca connector grounds at the phono preamp end of the cables. Cover the braided shields with Techflex sleeving to protect the stranded wires of the exposed braided shields.
That is what I was intending reading your and other's other posts on the subject. So I could just slip the copper shield on with the jumper wires soldered and try it both ways. Will it be detrimental if the braid touches the metal ferrel on the RCAs?
If you connect the drain wires to the ground binding post of the phono preamp, you should insulate the braided shield from touching the rca connector in any manner. Just wrap the very end of the braided shields with heavy-duty PTFE Teflon plumber's tape as an easy and effective insulation method.
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