Quick Question Regarding 1/4 to RCA Cables
Jun 29, 2015 at 9:59 PM Thread Starter Post #1 of 10

petezjunior

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Hi,
 
Just a couple quick noobish questions regarding the 1/4" to RCA cables. I am trying to connect the Resonessence Herus DAC to my Violectric V200 amp and believe I will need a 1/4 to RCA cable to do so?
 
1. Why do some of the cables include 2 1/4" cables? Will this degrade the sound?
 
2. Suggestions on any affordable cables under $50 that will suffice?
 
Thanks in advance.
 
Jun 29, 2015 at 10:08 PM Post #2 of 10

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Just get this one for under a dollar.
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Jun 29, 2015 at 11:08 PM Post #5 of 10

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  Need a 1/4 to rca, not 3.5mm.

 
My mistake. I post so much sometimes I mix up little details like this.
 
  Was wondering if this would suffice.
 
http://www.amazon.com/Hosa-TRS-202-Meter-Insert-Cable/dp/B000068O1K/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1435631308&sr=8-1&keywords=1%2F4+trs+to+rca+cable

 
Yep, that'll work. Many more options on this search link.
 
Jun 30, 2015 at 8:35 AM Post #7 of 10

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Different 1/4 inch cables have different functions:
a] One unbalanced interconnect.
b] Two unbalanced interconnects.
c] One balanced interconnects.
d] One speaker level cable.
 
If your cable has two connectors on each end, it's really two cables bonded together. But it could be type {a} or {b}.
 
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https://www.amazon.com/gp/mobile/dp/B000068O1L/ref=mobile_oh_details_?ie=UTF8&app-action=detail&asin=B000068O1L&clickstream-tag=your_order

Would this work


Yes that will work.
 
It is a 1/4" stereo (TRS) to RCA cable.
 
The ones you see with two 1/4" connectors are 1/4" mono (TS) type and are not what you need.
 
You could within your $50 budget buy a pretty nice 3.5mm to RCA cable, cut off the 3.5mm plug, and solder on a 1/4" plug of your choice.
 
I did exactly that with a Kimber GQ mini Cu cable, but it was more like $80 if memory serves me, plus the cost of the 1/4" plug:
 

 
I own a Herus, it is worthy of a better cable than the Hosa you are looking at.
 
Another option would be to use a high quality 1/4" male to 3.5mm female adapter, then you can use a 3.5mm to RCA cable and avoid a soldering job.
 
Companies such as Blue Jeans Cables, or HAVE Inc, will make this cable to your exact specs (length, connectors, etc) for less than $50, using superior parts such as Canare or Neutrik. Thats probably the best way to go in the price range you are looking.
 

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