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Good quality cheap 3.5mm to 2 phono cable?

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I'll be needing this for a connection between a Phono amp and Stereo amp!

 

They have some really cheap ones on Amazon, do not want it to degrade the sound though. 

 

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RE: Good quality cheap 3.5mm to 2 phono cable?

I'd step up from the really cheap stuff and get an entry cable from someone like QED. Or direct from a company like Monoprice that makes their own.

http://www.monoprice.com/products/search.asp?spcDB=10218&spcWord=Audio+C...

 

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RE: Good quality cheap 3.5mm to 2 phono cable?

There's ten billion on eBay and Amazon. Avoid the dead cheap ones which are poorly made and won't last five minutes.  Having dispensed with those, take your pick from any of the rest. And don't worry about the sound. Despite what some crazed lunatics will tell you, the good ones will all sound so nearly identical that there will never be a time when the sound-quality of the cable will be a limiting factor. When you've done what I have done, and lifted the lid on your highly-regarded HiFi amp only to find critical parts of the audio-chain are linked to each other by computer-grade ribbon-cables (which presumably do the job perfectly well), you'll realise that worrying about which interconnects are hanging out the ar$e-end is futile.

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RE: Good quality cheap 3.5mm to 2 phono cable?

I would recommend Fisual. Brilliantly made at a good price:

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Fisual-Install-Series-3-5mm-Phono/dp/B001FZSMPO/...

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RE: Good quality cheap 3.5mm to 2 phono cable?

Good choice BB, that looks perfectly up to the job imo.

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RE: Good quality cheap 3.5mm to 2 phono cable?

MajorFubar wrote:

There's ten billion on eBay and Amazon. Avoid the dead cheap ones which are poorly made and won't last five minutes.  Having dispensed with those, take your pick from any of the rest. And don't worry about the sound. Despite what some crazed lunatics will tell you, the good ones will all sound so nearly identical that there will never be a time when the sound-quality of the cable will be a limiting factor. When you've done what I have done, and lifted the lid on your highly-regarded HiFi amp only to find critical parts of the audio-chain are linked to each other by computer-grade ribbon-cables (which presumably do the job perfectly well), you'll realise that worrying about which interconnects are hanging out the ar$e-end is futile.

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RE: Good quality cheap 3.5mm to 2 phono cable?

I have a long length of Fisual and it works!

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RE: Good quality cheap 3.5mm to 2 phono cable?

Any lead will work fine, ie the same. Get a quality one if you are likely to be unplugging it all the time.

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RE: Good quality cheap 3.5mm to 2 phono cable?

This one:

 

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Belkin-iPhone-Adapter-Cable-3-5mm/dp/B000ZZQAVI/ref=sr_1_5?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1375091059&sr=1-5&keywords=belkin+3.5mm+to+phono

 

I use a similar Belin one for my headphones as they aren't stiff where the wire meets the plug so can take a lot more wear and tear.