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RE: Best RCA Connectors For The Money?

Have you settled on a cable as yet? I don't feel there are sonic 'comptability issues' necessarily but it establishes your level of quality- like you don't want to use $2 plugs on $100 worth of wire and vice-versa, if you catch my drift.

Have you ever used Switchcraft SWC-3502A RCAs? They're definitely no-frills - very well-made (but I might want a heavier plug if it were going to be in-'n-out all the time). You have to decide that you are on the bandwagon for the sound and karma of a nickel body with nickel connectors. Keep your can of Caig handy to get the initial connection clean and give them a little twist once in a while and I've gotten really decent sound from these and good solder, versus going to more expensive plugs.

One thought about larger. heavier plugs is they may be hard to live with in some kinds of gear considering crowded jack spacing. The 3502's fit anywhere and you can put a pair of needle-noses on the body in a tight spot without fear. Just a thought...

Read the comments from users on Parts Express. Skate over the remarks from the cable-denyers and there is actually some good thinking there. Here is S-C's scoop on the 3502:

"...Nickel body with 2 nickel connectors. A solder cup is located on center conductor for fast, easy termination. Larger cable clamp provides better strain relief for larger cables. Heavy duty cable clamp and removable handle accepts cables up to .203" (5.16 mm) diameter. Features include solid pin, shielded handle, and large cable clamp. Terminals may be crimped with pliers for temporary connections or soldered for permanent connections. Plug accommodates multiple jacks spaced on .438" (11.13 mm) centers. Switchcraft phono jacks and plugs are recommended for semi-permanent connections in audio and electronic applications." -- Yeah baby!

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