RCA Interconnects?

EvermoreEvermore Posts: 19
Ok.... I’m going to do it, despite perhaps what my better judgement says....

What RCA interconnect cables would you recommend? I need 3’ or less, don’t want to blow the bank. A pair for $75 would be about all I can stomach, tho $50 would be better.

Amazon branded are $10. :)

Thanks everyone. Let the debate begin!

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  • In reply to my own question, reading that JMShearer cables are not too bad: http://m.ebay.com/sch/Audio-Cables-Interconnects/14964/m.html?isRefine=true&_nkw=&_armrs=1&_ipg=&_from=&_ssn=jmshearer&_mwBanner=1

    Or Blue Jeans Cables?

  • cfrizzcfrizz Posts: 12,645
    All my cables are Blue Jeans. Well made go on and off without a tug of war, and reasonably priced.
    Sunfire TGP III PrePro, Sunfire Cinema Grand Signature 405wpc 5 ch. Amp, Oppo 103 BluRay, Rotel RCD-1072 CDP, Sony Bravia KDL-40R510C TV, Polk S60 Main Speakers, Boston VR-920 Center Channel, SVS NSD-12 SB12 Subwoofer, Polk DSW 400 Subwoofer, Polk FXi-3 Surround Speakers
  • You can try the bottom DH Labs RCAs for that budget w/ a 60 trial period.
    http://silversonic.com/products/interconnects/
    Studio 2 equipment;
    Yamaha a-s2100 Amp, CD-2100 CD player, T-S500 tuner
    Loudspeakers: Harbeth p3esr, Polk RT7
    Cables: Aural Harmony Sonnet Interconnect II, WireWorld Equinox 7 speaker,
    Black Cat silverstar 75 ohm digital, Signal Digital Power Cord, PS Audio Perfect Wave AC-3,
    Pangea SE14, Voltz supplied interconnects
    Optional: Arcam DV88 DVD/CD (HDCD) player, Polk SDS-400 speakers
  • DSkipDSkip Posts: 13,521
    Get Dougs Furez. It's a little more expensive but it's a very nice IC.
    audiothesis.com/

    Speakers: Usher: CP-6311, Be-10, T-515; Rosso Fiorentino: Elba, Fiesole, Volterra; Polk: T50, Signature S60, S55, S35, S30, S20, S15, RTA 15tl, Sonner Audio Allegro Unum, iFi LS3.5
    Preamps: Shuguang S200MK, Dayens Ampino, Parasound P5
    Amps: Shuguang S845MK, Dayens Ampino Monoblocks, Parasound A23
    Integrateds: Dayens Ampino, Triode Corporation TRV-88SER, MastersounD: Dueventi, Compact 845, Evolution 845; North Star Design Blue Diamond
    Sources: AURALiC Aries, AURALiC Altair, Denon HEOS Link, North Star Design: Magnifico, Supremo, Incanto, Intenso, Venti
    Cabling: Wireworld
    TV: Sony XBR-75X940C
  • DaveHoDaveHo Posts: 1,531
    What's the associated equipment? Need to know that first.
  • Viking64Viking64 Posts: 480
    Buy the ones that look the prettiest.
    Polk SDA SRS 2.3TL
    Silk Audio MS38SE Tube Amp
    Yamaha DSP A-1 AV Amp
    Panasonic TC-P65S2 Plasma TV
  • Dave - receiver/preamp to amp.

    Viking - the amazon ones have a nice little purple flourish!!

    Skip - what do you mean by “nice”? Quality wise? Just not sure what takes a cable from $37 to $70...
  • Guess I should mention, baby steps into this for me. Don’t need the best on day 1. Biggest bang for the buck for an amateur who may upgrade later?
  • DSkipDSkip Posts: 13,521
    Nice as in for a solid state rig, you'll be happy with them until you start looking at multiples of their value. I know they were around $100 per pair when I tried them and I think you have to at least double that before reaching similar performance. Dougs build quality is top notch too. The Furez IC are underpriced but Doug refuses to charge more - hence their tremendous value.

    I realize it's a baby step, but you won't find great quality under $100. I'm not one to recommend higher cost just because it's better. In this case, you'd be buying for longevity instead of entry level, and the cost isn't that much more honestly.
    audiothesis.com/

    Speakers: Usher: CP-6311, Be-10, T-515; Rosso Fiorentino: Elba, Fiesole, Volterra; Polk: T50, Signature S60, S55, S35, S30, S20, S15, RTA 15tl, Sonner Audio Allegro Unum, iFi LS3.5
    Preamps: Shuguang S200MK, Dayens Ampino, Parasound P5
    Amps: Shuguang S845MK, Dayens Ampino Monoblocks, Parasound A23
    Integrateds: Dayens Ampino, Triode Corporation TRV-88SER, MastersounD: Dueventi, Compact 845, Evolution 845; North Star Design Blue Diamond
    Sources: AURALiC Aries, AURALiC Altair, Denon HEOS Link, North Star Design: Magnifico, Supremo, Incanto, Intenso, Venti
    Cabling: Wireworld
    TV: Sony XBR-75X940C
  • EndersShadowEndersShadow Posts: 14,813
    Another option in the USED scene is Kimber PBJ cables.... They are quite good with their stock ultraplate connectors.....
    "....not everything that can be counted counts, and not everything that counts can be counted." William Bruce Cameron, Informal Sociology: A Casual Introduction to Sociological Thinking (1963)
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