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!


  • 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: 13,397
    All my cables are Blue Jeans. Well made go on and off without a tug of war, and reasonably priced.
    Marantz AV-7705 PrePro, Classé 5 ch. 200wpc 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.
    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: 15,967
    Get Dougs Furez. It's a little more expensive but it's a very nice IC.
  • DaveHoDaveHo Posts: 2,365
    What's the associated equipment? Need to know that first.
  • Viking64Viking64 Posts: 3,976
    Buy the ones that look the prettiest.
  • 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: 15,967
    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.
  • 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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