I'm posting this message for a friend who does have an account here. "I just bought a nice Acoustic Research stereo RCA cable to replace the borked one on my old Thorens turntable. I have to solder them inside the turntable, so I stripped the endings on one side, and this is what a single channel cable looks like stripped : xxx.geekrants.com/eric/rca_stripped.jpg My question is, which wire is which? Don't have a pic of the old RCA cable but it looked like this: xxx.geekrants.com/eric/rca_old.jpg Old one had only two conductors inside, one which was inside another plastic shielding, and one which was free directly under the rca cable itself. So only 2 wires. My new one has 3, and I did tests, and found that the only ones for the signal are the red and white ones. No idea what the free flowing cable is for.. But now I gotta know the polarity of the old cable and the new one, to have the right signal going to the center pin and outside woven (or whatever). Thanks" Since I've posted less than 15 times, it won't allow me to post a link, so just change the "xxx" to "www" and it'll work.