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In Reply to: RE: Dueland interconnect review (Long) posted by ahendler on February 17, 2017 at 19:57:23
Nicely put. I heard Horowitz live in recital and I came away more impressed than moved. I'd rather be moved.
So, what RCA jacks did you end up using for your ICs?
Since I bought them premade all parts express says Gold over OCC Copper RCA Plugs
The gold version Dueland rca connector appears to be a Furutech FP-126(G) with a custom organic material barrel.
You have commented positively on the 126G before. It does look like they changed the barrel. I like the price on the Furutech branded RCA much better and would be inclined to go that way. The 126G is on my short list, but my finances are iffy now. I am expecting that to change shortly.
The Furutech FP-126(G) is a very musical sounding rca connector. In my opinion, its sonic signature is the way the much more expensive Vampire 800/CB rca connector should sound, in that the bottom end of both rca connectors is full-bodied but still presents a very tuneful bass fundamental, whereas the top end of the Furutech FP-126(G) is less subdued than the Vampire 800/CB which sounds too bass heavy in comparison. Both connectors feature a gold plated pure copper center pin and a similarly designed body, so it's not surprising that they have a comparative sonic signature, but the Vampire 800/CB is almost unusable due to an imbalanced sounding tonality, to my ear.
How do you rate Switchcraft？ Thanks
You present a very good argument for the FP-126G. You describe exactly what I am looking for. Given Furutech's reputation, I would expect the build quality to be very high too.
How long do your interconnect cables need to be, Dave? If you only require a short-length 0.5m pair of cables, I'll be glad to share an inexpensive DIY recipe if you have good mechanical skills with your hands, since it involves DIY wire twisting abilities, and an otherwise fussy hand-made mechanical effort, with an arts & crafts type of patience involved in the DIY process.
CD player to preamp is .5m. Preamp to power amp is long. Eventually, I will do phono cables. but that will be a while.
I'll be glad to share some recipes when you're ready to heat-up your soldering iron.
I will post. You are very good about sharing on this forum! It might be soon, I am going on a Job interview Monday that could change my financial situation for the better.
They had to substitute a comparable connector because they kept back ordering the Furutech. Have no idea what I have but it sounds great
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