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Re: [rivercityaudiosociety] need advice on cables that do not fit so tightly and are on the cheaper side

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  • Michael Woods
    Yesterday I managed to slowly twist  off the RCA  cap that was still stuck on the cable and just pushed the cap back on and seems to work just fine. Seems
    Message 1 of 12 , Jan 4, 2012
      Yesterday I managed to slowly twist  off the RCA  cap that was still stuck on the cable and just pushed the cap back on and seems to work just fine. Seems like I was able to dodge a bullet.




      From: Joseph Bohan <bohan.joseph@...>
      To: "rivercityaudiosociety@yahoogroups.com" <rivercityaudiosociety@yahoogroups.com>
      Sent: Wednesday, January 4, 2012 7:59 AM
      Subject: Re: [rivercityaudiosociety] need advice on cables that do not fit so tightly and are on the cheaper side

       
      Monster correctly says you must turn the connector clockwise while pulling it out. If you're trying to remove tight ones it might help to put one drop of a lightweight penetrating teflon lube such as Triflow between the turbine blades to reduce the effort.It will spread out all over the connector by itself. Wipe off after removal. I use Triflow in the bike shop for everything. Magic in a can or squeeze bottle.

      From: Matt Solorio <thudeets@...>
      To: "rivercityaudiosociety@yahoogroups.com" <rivercityaudiosociety@yahoogroups.com>
      Sent: Wednesday, January 4, 2012 7:41 AM
      Subject: Re: [rivercityaudiosociety] need advice on cables that do not fit so tightly and are on the cheaper side

       
      Joseph, thank you for the tip regarding how to loosen MC connections. I should keep it in mind if ever I dare to remove some MC cables already hooked up in my HT setup, however until enough time has passed to fade the prominent mental image of the yanked-out RCA connection that Michael mentioned in his earlier post my inclination is to leave them be. :-) ----Matt

      From: Joseph Bohan <bohan.joseph@...>
      To: "rivercityaudiosociety@yahoogroups.com" <rivercityaudiosociety@yahoogroups.com>
      Sent: Tuesday, January 3, 2012 8:36 PM
      Subject: Re: [rivercityaudiosociety] need advice on cables that do not fit so tightly and are on the cheaper side

       
      Matt, I had the same Monster experience on my brother's TV input. Fortunately it was one he wasn't using anyway. My solution for the XBOX cables to my new TV was to break off evry other one of the "turbine" ground contacts,leaving 4 of the 8 original. still plenty tight. The signal is carried on the center pin. As long as there is good ground connection and mechanically symmetrical so the center pin is not cocked off to one side it sould make no difference. I'm not suggesting everyone do this,but I've had no problem. It's brittle brass and snaps easily.Easy does it if you try.

      From: Matt Solorio <thudeets@...>
      To: "rivercityaudiosociety@yahoogroups.com" <rivercityaudiosociety@yahoogroups.com>
      Sent: Tuesday, January 3, 2012 7:48 AM
      Subject: Re: [rivercityaudiosociety] need advice on cables that do not fit so tightly and are on the cheaper side

       
      Michael,
       
      Getting back to you on your quest for a decent quality cables ---
       
      I have a pair of vintage Prism cables that you are welcome to. 
       
      Also, I have read some of the responses from our august society. I agree with all comments, and believe that they are excellent. Don's FYI on the line of Audio Quest cables at Best Buy is good news. I can vouch for Luther's suggestion regarding the DIY rout. I have, also made some cables from scratch with great results.
       
      Incidentally, the Monster Cables are famous (infamous?) on the internet for their tight fit. Yours and Don's experiences are added to a growing list of comments I have heard regarding the virtual death grip the Monster Cables have on RCA contacts. Just as an FYI I have seen one review that extols the benefits of the tight grip for an ability to transfer the audio signal with minimum loss (I guess as opposed to looser fitting cables). I doubt this particular review would have been as positive had they lost an RCA cap in the process like you did.
       
      I do not need the Prism cables that I have available, and they are too good to just be laying around in my closet if you want them. I am not where I can get to them right now to measure them. That to say, I do not know the specific length, however I believe they are in the 4' to 5' range. If you want them please let me know. ----Matt

       
      From: mrwoodzi <mrwoodzi@...>
      To: rivercityaudiosociety@yahoogroups.com
      Sent: Monday, January 2, 2012 12:59 PM
      Subject: [rivercityaudiosociety] need advice on cables that do not fit so tightly and are on the cheaper side

       
      Fellas, I need some advice on what to do about cables that are affordable. I currently have some Monster THX cables that are way too tight and have damaged a couple RCA inputs, more recently on the NEC integrated I just picked up. When I pulled one of the monster cables off the RCA, the metal rca cap came off with it and is still lodged in the cable.
      I need advice on getting some decent quality cables that have a looser fit. Also, if you are looking to get rid of some cables that might fit the bill let me know.

      Thanks,
      Michael











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