- Aug 2, 2001
I've lately had some guys give me DIY cables in various trades. I'm just wondering what this horrific trend is Switchcraft plugs is? These things are so huge - nearly two inches long - that they are just intrusive. I can't even push my equipment back into my rack. I guess they're the best quality available to Dyi'ers, but there has to be a better solution. And I see lots of these monsters being put onto cables portable rigs! Don't people realize that 1/8" plugs are fairly fragile and can easily get bent out? These Switchcraft plugs also weigh a ton. If you want a model of a good portable connector, look at Headroom's standard plug for their Airheads. HeadRoom Mini to Mini Cable @ HeadRoom - Right Between Your Ears This is one of my favorite all time plugs because it's flat. FLAT! A smart design. Nice to push in, takes up zero room and it avoids ruining your 1/8" input. Quality? I've been using mine for 8 years without a problem. I ask my fellow Headfier to end the trend of huge, wasteful, space-hogging connectors -- the great American Cadillacs of connectors -- and start producing some high quality small cables! Thank you. My rant is spoken!