New RCA cables for old RCA input jacks?

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New RCA cables for old RCA input jacks?

Post by efhjr » 04 Jan 2018 22:15

Here is the end of one of the very old RCA cables for my Lab 80:
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And here are the very-close-together RCA input jacks for my Lab 80. The center-to-center distance is 11mmL
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I'd like to buy new RCA cables for this, but I can't find any that fit. And I'd rather not rebuild the terminal, as I'm no good at soldering those tiny phono leads.

Does anybody know of some cables with small enough ends that would fit?

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Re: New RCA cables for old RCA input jacks?

Post by DSJR » 05 Jan 2018 18:02

*Sometimes* these cables look a hell of a lot worse than they actually are...

I made my own using Neutrik Rean phono plugs and Van Damme Tour Grade screened cable (easier than their pro-patch mic cables which are slightly more flexible). I'd probably go for a 1.5m set if possible as several inches (see my age using metric and imperial...) get lost in the plinth.

I'll link to a UK ready-made cable so you can see what they are if you can buy similar locally, the cable is good quality and all my Garrards are using it to the amp -

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/RCA-to-RCA-A ... 0505.m3226

You'd need two for stereo.

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Re: New RCA cables for old RCA input jacks?

Post by efhjr » 08 Jan 2018 20:52

Thanks a lot! That's exactly the kind of cable I was looking for.

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