what are good the good and reasonably priced RCA cable brands?
actually both of these you mentioned are shortlisted, as well as the jl audio, and focals.There's lots of debate about this...
I kinda subscribe to the idea that cheap RCA cables work just as good as expensive ones (based on my own experience).
However, I can fully understand the logic and principles behind developing a good RF rejecting cable.
To answer your question; I've found a couple decent brands of cables:
Knuconceptz makes a good quality cable, that is very well priced:
I am currently using Stinger 8000 Series cables, and they are excellent:
Stinger Audiophile Grade Design Improves Sound Quality, Noise Rejection, and Offers Easy Installation. Oversized Silver-Plated Copper Conductors Provide Tight Bass Response and Crystal Clear Highsstingerelectronics.com
I'll be honest; I only got the Stingers, because they looked cool. They don't sound any better than the cheap ones...
it's more work than i want to do, or know how to do correctly, i just want the cheapest option that will get the job done correctly.I am using Magomi wire and Neutrik Profi ends.
(Mostly because the lengths are long and they are odd lengths.)
I also do not believe that they matter much, and a foil jacket and braided jacket of the wire seems to do the trick.
There is no dishonour in buying cables, as they are a bit of a PITA to assemble and solder, but not too bad.
i think i'll go ahead with the 8000's since the price isn't too much and like you said i like the snug plugs.I use the Stinger 8000s . I like the flexibility they offer plus you can snug the plug once installed on your I/O.
They also make the 9000s which cost many times more and not sure what they offer at that price .
You’re right, but sourcing parts here (Lebanon) isn’t easy, especially during lockdown.Canare wire and Nuetrik connectors. Takes some time you can make them the length you need. Saved a bunch of money. This is Diyma right?
9000’s are over my budget, I believe I’ll go ahead with the 8000’s seems like good cables and everyone is happy with themThe Stinger 8000s are great, if you wanna go extra pretty there are the 9000s... I have those in my current build, but unfortunately they are completely hidden from sight...
problem is the length i need at least 15 ft, since i have the amp rack way in the back of my SUVI use these:
UGREEN 2RCA Male to 2RCA Male Stereo Audio Cable Gold Plated for Home Theater, HDTV, Gaming Consoles, Hi-Fi Systems (6ft 2m):Amazon:ElectronicsAmazon UGREEN 2RCA Male to 2RCA Male Stereo Audio Cable Gold Plated for Home Theater, HDTV, Gaming Consoles, Hi-Fi Systems (6ft 2m)www.amazon.com
They are very inexpensive, the ends fit snug, and they do a perfectly good job rejecting noise.
Also, I have always thought that this break down from Tony D'Amore was helpful for determine which type of RCA cable you should be using.
If the head unit has SE outputs and the amplifier has SE inputs = coax cable
If the head unit has SE outputs and the amplifier has Diff inputs = twisted pair
If the head unit has Diff outputs and the amplifier has Diff inputs = twisted pair
If the head unit has Diff outputs and the amplifier has SE inputs = bad no matter what as you will be shorting out half of the head unit's outputs. In this case you would need an amplifier with Diff inputs or a converter to convert the head unit's outputs to SE
In other words, check to see if your amp has differential inputs. If it does (and the manufacturer will usually say so), run twisted pair. If the amp manufacturer doesn't list "differential" or "balanced" inputs, it likely has single ended inputs and you can run coax.