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    Where to find short RCA cables

    I'm trying to clean up my system and need some cables as short as 6". I currently am using monoprice cables as they have 18" and already found 1 that was bad and may have another as the system has occasional cut outs. Should I just make my own and if so what parts would you recommend?

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    Re: Where to find short RCA cables

    Blue Jeans Cable will custom make RCA cables to your desired length.
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    Re: Where to find short RCA cables

    Schiit makes 6" RCA IC's I use then for my desk top system: Schiit Audio: Audio Products Designed and Built in California
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    Second the BlueJeans Cable recommendation. I've found their cables more than serviceable, and at reasonable prices. The Belden cable stock is the same as you might find in a professional stage rig, the connectors and construction are good quality, and for a 6" length, there's barely enough cable there for it to impart much character even if it's not uber-audiophile grade stuff.
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    Re: Where to find short RCA cables

    BlueJeans Cable recommendation, just tell them the size.
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    Re: Where to find short RCA cables

    I'm leaning towards making my own. I don't want to break the bank but want decent products..Recomendations?

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    Re: Where to find short RCA cables

    Have you looked at the Bluejeans cable website? They also sell Belden cable and the connecters.
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    Re: Where to find short RCA cables

    Bluejeans cable company is a local company and I'm happy to support them. If their quality wasn't worth the money I wouldn't buy again. I'd second or third going with them.
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    Re: Where to find short RCA cables

    While I'm all in favor of short RCA interconnects and AC power cords, 6 inches seems to be too short.

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    Re: Where to find short RCA cables

    When you have 2 dbx 1.75" rack mount units together in the rack 6" is perfect. I have decided to build my own cables and bought 200 feet of Belden 1505F. Any recommendations on male RCA and 1/4" TRS connectors would be greatly appreciated.

    Thanks, TJ

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    Re: Where to find short RCA cables

    Quote Originally Posted by tj309 View Post
    Any recommendations on male RCA and 1/4" TRS connectors would be greatly appreciated.
    RawCable sells RCA and TRS Canare connectors.
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    Re: Where to find short RCA cables

    Funny you should recommend that. I just bought 44 RCA male connectors and 14 1/4" TRS connectors from them this AM. I also have 200 feet of Belden 1505F on the way.

    Thanks for the help and recommendation - TJ

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    Re: Where to find short RCA cables

    Quote Originally Posted by NekoAudio View Post
    RawCable sells RCA and TRS Canare connectors.
    Judging by the products they sell, their main market must be home theater system installers. Crimping tools cost a lot for a DIY audio system. And it's not what pro-audio people need.

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    Re: Where to find short RCA cables

    Quote Originally Posted by Speedskater View Post
    Judging by the products they sell, their main market must be home theater system installers. Crimping tools cost a lot for a DIY audio system. And it's not what pro-audio people need.
    I think every custom installer probably gets their components from one of their regional/local custom installer distributors, who carry much more than just one or two brands of bulk cable and connectors.
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    Re: Where to find short RCA cables

    Some custom installers get their bulk unlabeled cables from MonoPrice. Same old MonoPrice cables just no labels.

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    Re: Where to find short RCA cables

    I just finished building 7 cables between the pre-amp, 5 processors, and the active crossover. I used Belden 1505F cable and Canare RCA/TRS connectors. WOW what a difference. Unbelievable! And I haven't even gotten to the power amp rack, or the inputs to the pre-amp yet. I'm hearing mixing mistakes and notes I've never heard before. I thought it was BS spending big $ on cables but paid the price with Monoprice cables. Count me as a convert!

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