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volks
July 17, 2013, 08:51 PM
Picked up these little puppies at my local audio shop today.....Cardas 12 Pack of RCA caps......from what i understand they shield against RFI and EMI:P.....honestly speaking though i picked them up to stop what dust gets inside the RCA's and i find they look "Cool":exciting:

highEndguy
July 17, 2013, 09:21 PM
I also use the XLR caps
And they work
http://youtu.be/KFciL0qjqu0

volks
July 18, 2013, 02:59 AM
I also use the XLR caps
And they work
Cardas RFI/EMI Caps - YouTube (http://youtu.be/KFciL0qjqu0)

Yup im going to get the XLR caps as well:)

joeinid
July 18, 2013, 03:06 AM
Wow. Very clearly demonstrated. Thanks.

sharkmouth
July 18, 2013, 05:14 AM
AQ does em good too, actually they do that fandangled emf too!:hi:

Lunchy
July 18, 2013, 10:31 AM
I've been wanting to get these too since I saw them at my ARC dealer. While the video shows they indeed do have an effect, is it audible? I've been wondering how covering up the unused inputs/outputs on my Ref 5 would help, when the plexiglass top cover of the Ref 5 is largely perforated with holes to let it breath. Wouldn't EMF just get in via the top?

Also, I wonder why the XLR caps are so much more expensive than the RCA caps. On amazon I can get 10 RCA caps (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00447ZOCE/ref=s9_wish_gw_d99_g422_ir02?ie=UTF8&colid=3O8XKGE4K0TBZ&coliid=I332Q8DW2M9BC8&pf_rd_m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&pf_rd_s=center-2&pf_rd_r=07ENZYQBKPKYQXB0NHP6&pf_rd_t=101&pf_rd_p=1389517282&pf_rd_i=507846) for under $40, but 2 XLR caps (http://www.amazon.com/Audioquest-Input-Noise-Stopper-Caps-Female/dp/B004IZKUZS/ref=pd_bxgy_e_img_y) for just under $30. I don't really want to spend that much (A Ref 5 has a LOT of inputs/outputs!) just to see if they make a difference.

volks
July 18, 2013, 10:49 AM
I cant say i notice a change in sound, but i am happy no dust will get inside and like i said they look visually appealing to me

highEndguy
July 18, 2013, 10:49 AM
Just get them from China.

You will get a better lower floor noise
blacker backgrounds
ebay link :
Noise Stopper Gold Plated Copper Male XLR Plug Caps X2 | eBay (http://www.ebay.com/itm/Noise-Stopper-Gold-Plated-Copper-Male-XLR-Plug-Caps-x2-/251196398129?pt=US_Audio_Cables_Adapters&hash=item3a7c78da31)

highEndguy
July 18, 2013, 10:50 AM
just to maintain your connectors clean is worth it

Lunchy
July 18, 2013, 10:55 AM
Just get them from China.

You will get a better lower floor noise
blacker backgrounds
ebay link :
Noise Stopper Gold Plated Copper Male XLR Plug Caps X2 | eBay (http://www.ebay.com/itm/Noise-Stopper-Gold-Plated-Copper-Male-XLR-Plug-Caps-x2-/251196398129?pt=US_Audio_Cables_Adapters&hash=item3a7c78da31)

Thanks for the link!

highEndguy
July 18, 2013, 10:58 AM
Casey,
Today I will send you a photo of the back of my REF10 with all the plugs inserted, they look better than CARDAS XLR
One last thing about the XLR caps :
Remember to put the Ground pin to the female ground pin
:)

highEndguy
July 18, 2013, 12:33 PM
2556

highEndguy
July 18, 2013, 12:34 PM
2557

Lunchy
July 18, 2013, 12:44 PM
Cool, thanks for the pics. It looks great!

highEndguy
July 18, 2013, 03:08 PM
Your welcome

'cisco
July 19, 2013, 01:42 AM
Thanks for the link and the pics Nelson

f1 fan
July 22, 2013, 10:48 PM
I use the Cardas XLR's and RCA's

recommended...

Dave

highEndguy
July 23, 2013, 10:57 AM
:)