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Offline Skylar

Local supplier of RCA sockets?
« on: November 09, 2017, 01:39:27 PM »
Busy building some class A amps (Pass) and need to get a bunch of RCA panel mount sockets. Can anyone suggest a local supplier that is not too expensive?  I can get from Banggood, but the shipping period is atrocious lately. Waited 3 months for heat sinks.

RS and Communica are ridiculous with their prices if one compares it to the ones in the link below:

https://www.banggood.com/2pcs-Gold-Plated-Female-RCA-Phono-Jack-Panel-Mount-Chassis-Socket-Set-White-Red-Color-p-993537.html?rmmds=search&cur_warehouse=CN

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Offline SeanS

Re: Local supplier of RCA sockets?
« Reply #1 on: November 09, 2017, 07:41:24 PM »
that looks like you will need to import from China.... what does that cost when landed vs RS etc.? And will the gold corrode

Offline Christo

Re: Local supplier of RCA sockets?
« Reply #2 on: November 09, 2017, 10:34:12 PM »
that looks like you will need to import from China.... what does that cost when landed vs RS etc.? And will the gold corrode

Gold cannot corrode....it is the most non-reactive metal and never deteriorates. Maybe thats why it has been coveted for centuries.


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Re: Local supplier of RCA sockets?
« Reply #4 on: November 10, 2017, 12:30:21 AM »
Gold cannot corrode....it is the most non-reactive metal and never deteriorates. Maybe thats why it has been coveted for centuries.


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Chinese gold? Everything, including corrosion, is possible.

But even the real gold;
- is not the world's greatest conductor
- it's plated thickness is microns
- it easily.scratches and comes off
- it also invisibly delaminates from the base metal causing increase in contact resistance.

So, if you don't plan to plug in/out much sand hate the idea of having to clean the contacts every couple of years, use gold plated.
Otherwise, simple & dirt cheap nickel plated connectors are just fine.
Finally, if price is no object, there's always rhodium plated pure copper.
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Offline Skylar

Re: Local supplier of RCA sockets?
« Reply #5 on: November 10, 2017, 10:08:04 AM »
that looks like you will need to import from China.... what does that cost when landed vs RS etc.? And will the gold corrode


Imported from Banggood, the price is R22.60 for a pair. Shipping is free, but SAPO will charge a small handling fee and VAT.

I need 12 connectors. So landed price would probably be about R180. Compare that to Mantech's R77.75 per pair, which works out to R466.50 excluding delivery for 12.

The logical answer is to import, but it takes too long. Ideally, one should order three months (or more) in advance, but that is not always possible.

I was hoping someone on AVforums knew about a local, decently priced supplier...  :vsad:

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Offline Curlycat

Re: Local supplier of RCA sockets?
« Reply #8 on: November 23, 2017, 06:00:12 PM »
Hamrad in CT sells them for R10 each, same as the OP's picture, but red and black.