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In Reply to: RE: Best RCA Connectors For The Money? posted by Highlander on March 07, 2017 at 21:22:56
These Neutric Profi plugs are very good and can be bought for a sensible price. As used on many Nordost interconnects.
They have a unique feature in that the earth part is spring propelled forwards to align with the tip of the centre pin. This will prevent an alarming and possibly destructive surge from getting to equipment that you neglected to remember to turn off before plugging in the RCAs!
I have tried Neutric Profi plugs, a few times, but they don't sound any good to my ears. I find them to have a dead non-involving hifi sound.
That's interesting. I hadn't thought that the connector itself would hake any audible difference to the sound. Have your tried Eichmann Bullet plugs now refined and called ETI Link plugs? They use a non conventional earth contact between the plug and the socket which is claimed to be better than continuous co-axial.
PS - Just noticed these ones rather similar to Bullets - https://www.amazon.co.uk/KLEI-Copper-Harmony-RCA-Plugs/dp/B00JOR9M9A/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1489326831&sr=8-1&keywords=eichmann+bullet
The guy who invented and designed the Bullet plugs for ETI, KL (Keith Louis Eichmann), now has his own dramatically upgraded version which he sells through his own business, KLEI (Keith Louis Eichmann Innovations), called the KLEI Harmony Phono/RCA plug.
I have used/tried the Bullet plugs but, for me, the upgraded KLEI Harmony plugs are much/dramatically better, stronger, and my favorites. The ETI Link plugs look like they are Bullet plug but with a different Housing, ie. a Black housing with a gold band and two screws.
I believe that KLEI and ETI are not associated with each other and Keith Louis Eichmann nolonger invents and designs for ETI.
IMO, a connector can make a dramatic difference to the sound, hence why everybody is always changing their connectors or always looking for something better. The KLEI Harmony RCA plugs are my favourite, ever since they were released, and are still my favourites.
This link will take you to the real Eichmann, ie. Keith Louis Eichmann...
The latest WBT I got with some new Kimber KS1016 had a new feature (new to me anyway_ with the conductive ground on only one of the inner ground feelers. (that get squeezed by the outer locking shell) So they took the idea from Eichmann?
The Eichmann Bullet plugs are hard as hell to solder the ground. IMO.
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