The power cables I use have Furutech Fi 28r’s on them, having listened to the same cable with Fi 28g’s (gold), I much prefer the sound of the rhodium versions. The Fi28g’s are less expensive.
If we talk about phono cable, do you find the WBT rca connector has sonic advantages to others? Sonic aspect aside, I dont like the WBT rca connector for phono. I do a lot of plugging in and out. I dont find them as tightly securely connected as the others and the connector sleeve feels very filmsy and light. I took them apart and found internal configuration not very immaculate in design. Instead if you take apart the Acoustic Revive rca (I used to have picture but cant find it) you will find the design and made is very solid and well thought out. I cant confirm the model of both brands. Both Axiom and SAT phono cable uses WBT. My Kuro phono had Bocchinos gold and I actually sent them back to Emiliano. He replaced them with Acoustic Revive because I said it put too much stress on my SME arm. My Bocchino gold might be going to Gian now..hahaha.
I cant isolate the sound of connectors from cable and not willing to investigate. You are the cable guy and definitely have extensive experience with different parts and materials than 99% of people discussing here. Your comments has a lot of weight to me.
Sorry for off topic. This will be my last OT for this thread.
I have to agree with you, not all connectors work well in all instances.I posted that the Rhodiums sound better in this particular application, but you are right, they may not in another...maybe on an ic or speaker cabling for instance. However, I think it is important to not dismiss any of these technologies without first hearing them in your own system, before coming to a conclusion that is totally specific to your own particular circumstance and taste. Same goes for everything in this hobby, imho.I think its important to point out that the requirements for AC power delivery is not the same as audio signal transfer and there is certainly room for different metals to perform differently in each application. I have little experience with male and IEC AC cable terminations but do agree that the gold FI-28s are soft sounding and I stopped using them some time ago. In fact, I have some F28 rhodium male and IEC connectors that I use for my JL Gotham subs and think they work well in that application. But signal transmission is another matter and in my case, I am achingly uncomfortable with the timbre of certain instruments as conveyed through rhodium connectors on interconnect cables.
Finally, I would like to suggest another point for reflection. As I've mentioned before, the connector should probably be considered in the context of what exactly it is connecting with. The sonic consequences of this is often overlooked. For example, a male rhodium XLR or NEMA plug may sound very different with a female rhodium XLR receptacle or IEC connector than with a gold or silver counterpart. Finding the right pairing for any type of metal used in various connectors can be a daunting task but a productive one. I'm still exploring.
Sablon, how would you compare and contrast the results of the same cable with NCF vs Bocchino for the IEC and male AC connectors? Thanks.
I use similar dimension rca. I wish they were fully sealed over the metal terminal. I find when force is applied to the terminal it over-strains the wire at the entry point into the terminal.I'm pleased to say these finally arrived today.
These are Masterbuilt Ultra cables using the Bocchino 'Rocket" B3 RCA connectors. They will connect my Lampi GG2 to my Solution 725 preamp
These RCAs are the size of a small truck and are built like the proverbial battleship! I chose the silver plated option rather than platinum because I already have Bocchino's silver plated XLRs on Mastbuilt Ultras for my long 9m pre-amp to amp run and am very pleased with their sound.
Thanks to Leif at VSA and Nick at Masterbuilt for terminating these so beautifully.
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I have no idea. Perhaps Leif can answer.I use similar dimension rca. I wish they were fully sealed over the metal terminal. I find when force is applied to the terminal it over-strains the wire at the entry point into the terminal.
My wish confounds rca application for locking types that require turning.
Ah well you can’t have everything I guess.
What kind of shielding is deployed in your cable?
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