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Turntable question (cables)
fewtch
post Jun 10 2002, 19:33
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OK, so most MM turntables cartridges put out 2.5-5mV, and this miniscule voltage is run through maybe 6 feet of (often) poorly shielded RCA cables to a phono preamp.

Would it be worthwhile to purchase a set of "monster cables" or other well-shielded special audio cable terminating in RCA plugs, and solder those in to replace the defaults coming out of the turntable? Anyone ever do this and notice an improvement (seems like there could be a big one)? And how about a thicker ground wire, possibilities there too?

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- fewtch   Turntable question (cables)   Jun 10 2002, 19:33
- - Jan S.   If you ask the ppl that sell these they will tell ...   Jun 10 2002, 19:35
- - Pio2001   When I was experimenting on this, I found differen...   Jun 10 2002, 20:54
- - fewtch   QUOTE Originally posted by Pio2001 When I was exp...   Jun 10 2002, 21:14
- - Pio2001   Are you saying your cable is not shielded ??? In t...   Jun 10 2002, 21:59
- - fewtch   QUOTE Originally posted by Pio2001 Are you saying...   Jun 10 2002, 23:12
- - Case   QUOTE Originally posted by fewtch Not only that, ...   Jun 10 2002, 23:16
- - fewtch   QUOTE Originally posted by Case You do know that...   Jun 10 2002, 23:33
- - daniel   I found on the net some "scientific evidnce":eek: ...   Jun 10 2002, 23:55
- - fewtch   That's what I'm afraid of, that certain cables wil...   Jun 11 2002, 00:02
- - daniel   QUOTE Despite an increasing tendency for manufactu...   Jun 11 2002, 00:05
- - Case   QUOTE Originally posted by fewtch Why not?  ...   Jun 11 2002, 00:08
- - daniel   QUOTE all I found was this. I find it amusing Damn...   Jun 11 2002, 00:20
- - daniel   QUOTE When biwiring, the two cables used must eith...   Jun 11 2002, 00:25
- - Pio2001   Of course, the mere resistance of the cable won't ...   Jun 11 2002, 00:28
- - Pio2001   QUOTE Originally posted by daniel   Damn, t...   Jun 11 2002, 00:46
- - daniel   QUOTE Wow ! At last we know WHY silver is used in ...   Jun 11 2002, 00:55
- - JonPike   QUOTE Originally posted by Pio2001 Wow ! At las...   Jun 11 2002, 11:01
- - KikeG   The only sort of directionality in cables is the r...   Jun 13 2002, 10:11
- - fewtch   *AC* signal? AC is alternating current, meaning t...   Jun 13 2002, 17:06
- - Pio2001   It's AC, of course (=modulated DC by definition). ...   Jun 13 2002, 17:48
- - fewtch   So how would DC be represented on the graph, as a ...   Jun 13 2002, 18:19
- - Pio2001   Yes, the two horizontal dark blue lines could be D...   Jun 13 2002, 20:05


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