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#1 of 3 Richard_Fuentes



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Posted August 16 2005 - 08:22 PM

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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#2 of 3 Phil A

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Posted August 17 2005 - 01:34 AM

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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Posted August 17 2005 - 03:24 AM

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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