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Thread: Where can I find good cheap RCA cables?

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    Post Where can I find good cheap RCA cables?

    I was looking in radioshack and they're so expensive! Just wondering if there's a secret place with good cheap cables! Thanks.

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    your handy with a soldering iron? make your own.... cheaper and you have the advantage of making the cable to the exact sizing you need.... just pick up some twin shielded audio cable and a few rca plugs.....
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    RG-59 coax cable has excellent shielding (it's just a little stiffer to work with) and you can get screw on RCA connectors for the F-type connection on the coax cable. The RCA connectors cost about a buck each and the cable is dirt cheap.

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    If you do make your own RCA patch-cords, be sure to use the correct type of wire.

    Eg. RG-59 has different impedence (resistance) values than RG-50

    Be sure to match the cable to your equipment.
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    Check out www.recotondirect.com sometimes they have really cheap ones there.

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    Wal-Mart, which carries Rectron/Jenson's road gear RCA and Speaker cable.. Look in the (cheesy) car stereo area (the stuff in electronics is for home equipment and is not going to be long enough.) Decent cables, they are not audiophile, nor are they street wires, but they work well enough.

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    I've always bought Pyramid patch cables. The insulation appears to be silicon, they feel very high in quality, and the connectors are molded and gold plated. Not too high in price either....
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    Where can I get these pyramid cables?

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    I went to allelectronics.com and found a bunch of cheap audio cables. This one says its 75 ohms, will this still work and sound immaculate? I really need 6 connectors on each end thats 12 feet long. I don't care if I have extra cable. Here are some more. Please tell me wahts the best buy!

    <A HREF="http://www.allelectronics.com/cgi-bin/category.cgi?category=940&item=ACB-25&type=store" TARGET=_blank>http://www.allelectronics.com/cgi-bin/category.cgi?category=940&item=ACB-25&type=store[/ URL]
    [URL=http://www.allelectronics.com/cgi-bin/category.cgi?category=940&item=ACB-10&type=store]http://www.allelectronics.com/cgi-bin/category.cgi?category=940&item=ACB-10&type=store[/ URL]
    [URL=http://www.allelectronics.com/cgi-bin/category.cgi?category=940&item=DCB-300&type=store]http://www.allelectronics.com/cgi-bin/category.cgi?category=940&item=DCB-300&type=store </A>
    http://www.allelectronics.com/cgi-bin/category.cgi?category=940&item=DCB-144&type=store
    http://www.allelectronics.com/cgi-bin/category.cgi?category=940&item=DCB-108&type=store

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    Pyramid stuff is sold at most car audio shops.
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