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Interconnects touching

Hi all

i was cleaning round the back of my system the other day and noticed that the gold plugs on my interconnects are touching each other, both at the amp and the CD player. Could this affect the sound? or are they insulated? They are Atlas Equator MKII's and the plugs fit quite snug together so I can't avoid them touching.

 

Any advice would be appreciated. 

 

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RE: Interconnects touching

If they were shorting out, you'd soon know it.

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RE: Interconnects touching

Are the gold plugs plastic? If metal I would insulation tape. I guess this is unusual. As Chebby said tho.

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RE: Interconnects touching

If you mean the main body of the plug then it doesn't matter, they are shorted on the phono socket internally anyway. 

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RE: Interconnects touching

It doesn't matter if they do touch, the outers of the two sockets are electrically common.

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RE: Interconnects touching

Snap! Don't I look daft now  :oops:

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RE: Interconnects touching

Thanks for the swift response. I was worried I might have damaged something. 

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Eggon - I now have egg on my face. You are clearly correct. Forget my previous post and let the open continue to enjoy. :oops:

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