silver rca connectors...

Discussion in 'Home Theater Projects' started by Richard_Fuentes, Aug 16, 2005.

  1. Richard_Fuentes

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    i was wondering if anyone knows if there is a benefit to using silver plated rca connectors as opposed to gold plated ones. please and thank you.
     
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    I've never done any listening to different conductors to see if one could really hear any difference. Many better pieces of equipment use gold plated RCA input jacks. So I would think that it would be better to go with gold plated for contact issues. I would not get all hung up on marketing hype. I'd take a good tight electrical connection vs. just the type of metal coating. If it does not fit securely that would be a bigger issue in my opinion.
     
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    I'm pretty sure the gold is on there so it won't corrode away so it will perform it's best longer. I could be wrong though.
     

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