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    Hi All,

    Over the past few weeks I've been experimenting with assorted cable types and plugs. I've taken advice and recommendations from multiple people with varying results.

    By chance, I seem to have stumbled across a combination of cable and plug which, in my opinion, is the best I've heard yet.

    Change of plans, won't be going "commercial" with these.

    Information purposes only.



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    Which plugs are those, Oliver?

    Marco.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Marco View Post
    Which plugs are those, Oliver?

    Marco.
    https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?m...2F201762257150

    Solid silver on the link but they do copper and silver plate.

    I have silver plated.

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    Analogue: Technics SP10 MK2 > Phonomac AT-1010 MK5 tonearm > Ortofon Kontrapunkt b > Bigbottle Jfet MC Valve Phonostage (Telefunken & Tesla Valves)
    Digital: NONE
    Amplification: Nelson Pass DCB1 & Monarchy Audio SM-70 Class A Amplifier
    Cables: Fisual S-Flex Speaker Cable & SPOTFIRE IC Cables & NEW SPOTFIRE Tonearm cable
    Speakers: Pioneer CS-77A

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    Solid silver sounds potentially like a damn nice plug, and on something that appears very much like the excellent Eichmann silver bullet type plugs. The pins look the same too
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    Quote Originally Posted by RobbieGong View Post
    Solid silver sounds potentially like a damn nice plug, and on something that appears very much like the excellent Eichmann silver bullet type plugs. The pins look the same too
    I'd totally recommend the silver plated plugs. They are a step above the MSAUDIO plugs in build quality and strain relief

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    Digital: NONE
    Amplification: Nelson Pass DCB1 & Monarchy Audio SM-70 Class A Amplifier
    Cables: Fisual S-Flex Speaker Cable & SPOTFIRE IC Cables & NEW SPOTFIRE Tonearm cable
    Speakers: Pioneer CS-77A

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bigman80 View Post
    I'd totally recommend the silver plated plugs. They are a step above the MSAUDIO plugs in build quality and strain relief

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    I agree Oli about silver plated plugs, I have them on all my cables and indeed my plug sockets are silver plated too! Makes a difference to be sure as will soon hear!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bigman80 View Post
    https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?m...2F201762257150

    Solid silver on the link but they do copper and silver plate.

    I have silver plated.

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    The plugs look just like the MS Audio plugs, but with a slightly differently shaped housing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CageyH View Post
    The plugs look just like the MS Audio plugs, but with a slightly differently shaped housing.
    AECO make the star shaped connection for MS Audio. The body is metal in construction but has a metal reduction ring to provide much better strain relief. They are superior in feel and finish BUT I couldn't really tell any difference between the MS Audio and AECO in terms of sound. Probably because there is no difference in actual connection materials.

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    Analogue: Technics SP10 MK2 > Phonomac AT-1010 MK5 tonearm > Ortofon Kontrapunkt b > Bigbottle Jfet MC Valve Phonostage (Telefunken & Tesla Valves)
    Digital: NONE
    Amplification: Nelson Pass DCB1 & Monarchy Audio SM-70 Class A Amplifier
    Cables: Fisual S-Flex Speaker Cable & SPOTFIRE IC Cables & NEW SPOTFIRE Tonearm cable
    Speakers: Pioneer CS-77A

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    Personally, I think that in a market flooded with so many cable choices you will struggle to be able to get yours out there on the open market.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CageyH View Post
    Personally, I think that in a market flooded with so many cable choices you will struggle to be able to get yours out there on the open market.
    Cheers Cagey. That's my feeling too. Maybe I'll just enjoy them lol

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    Analogue: Technics SP10 MK2 > Phonomac AT-1010 MK5 tonearm > Ortofon Kontrapunkt b > Bigbottle Jfet MC Valve Phonostage (Telefunken & Tesla Valves)
    Digital: NONE
    Amplification: Nelson Pass DCB1 & Monarchy Audio SM-70 Class A Amplifier
    Cables: Fisual S-Flex Speaker Cable & SPOTFIRE IC Cables & NEW SPOTFIRE Tonearm cable
    Speakers: Pioneer CS-77A

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