If you use coax connectors and coax cable, then you shouldn't have to worry too much. I haven't looked much into solderless designs, but there should be some that also have a solderless spot for ground if you would like to stick with braided cables. To be honest, I am surprised Viablue didn't give you a place to ground unless they were intended for coax cable that was thick. If you want to stick to OCC wire, but are going coax, Neotech makes some good looking cable for pretty reasonable prices. Neotech makes a lot of the wires you see available for DIY cable makers.
One option you could try is to strip more of the insulation off and wrap the ground wire around one of the ribs. Maybe a touch of hotglue to secure it a little, but is still removeable if needed.
Great ideas thanks! I thought about wrapping the ground wire around a rib but was concerned that the
shell would make contact with the wire after its screwed on...
Even with a coax cable I'm still unsure of how solid the ground connection would be.... does anybody
have any experience with this type of solderless RCA? I think some other brands use a very similar
setup. It would make infinitely more sense to have a set screw for the ground as well like you mentioned.
I'm starting to lean towards soldering the ground on these plugs regardless of coax or braid.
I blew a speaker driver thanks to the lousy ground connection! Amp was on - volume up - source was
not playing - I walked into my apartment and my footsteps were heavy enough to shake the cables -
BOOM some horrible static through the speakers... driver was shot!
The solderless concept seems really cool - change out your cables... no work no mess... one less
joint in the chain... make cables with a screwdriver!
I really want to love these viablue solderless rca's but until I can figure out a way to achieve a solid
ground connection I'm leaning towards soldering them.
Oh and thanks for the tip on the neotech cable - thats sum goooood stuff!