↓ Advertise on Defender2 ↓

Home > In Car Electronics > Rca cable question
Post Reply  Down to end
Page 1 of 1
Print this entire topic · 
Likeomg



Member Since: 29 Jun 2012
Location: Lake District / Newcastle
Posts: 1903

2010 Defender 90 Puma 2.4 HT Stornoway Grey
Rca cable question

I have damaged one of the RCA cable endings going from my head unit to my amp - resulting in one of the rear speakers not working


now i know RCA cables aren't expensive but to tear the whole dash apart lift carpets etc is a faf...

Somehow the end of the RCA (the 'plug') got squished / stretched



this is the cable in question, can i just buy a new 'rca end' and crimp / solder it together?

Or even buy the same again, cut the end off and splice it on?

I have the 4000 series from headunit to speaker amp and 6000 series RCA from headunit to sub amp..


Click image to enlarge

Post #721808 6th Aug 2018 7:44pm
View user's profile Send private message View poster's gallery Reply with quote
custom90steve



Member Since: 21 Jan 2010
Location: South West England
Posts: 16078

United Kingdom 2007 Defender 90 Puma 2.4 SW Stornoway Grey

They are a great choice. Thumbs Up

Yes, you can get RCA plugs I would be inclined to look at Amazon USA or EBay US though for higher quality.
A lot of them on the market here are rubbish, garbage as they would say. Laughing

Audio grade high silver content solder is also a good idea, Van Damme do some good plugs that maybe of interest.
I have been using gold plated RCA plugs, but I will be moving over to pure silver shortly.

It maybe a little fiddly and a gloves on job to keep skin oils etc off.

OR, there are people on eBay who you maybe able to chat with who will fit for you and are skilled at doing it regularly if you felt so inclined.
Stinger do Excellent off the shelf cables of superb grade but if you'd like a unique set of cables or plugs Van Damme is worth a look.
Even custom cables and plugs if you like..

Thumbs Up Watts ÷ Volts = Amps.
Amps X Volts = Watts

Post #721816 6th Aug 2018 8:32pm
View user's profile Send private message View poster's gallery Reply with quote
mk1collector



Member Since: 17 Sep 2009
Location: huddersfield
Posts: 6184

England 2004 Defender 110 Td5 CSW Bonatti Grey

I used to use Rockford fosgate separate rca plugs back in my stereo days but they were a bit of a faff for not much gain so I gave up on them. Not sure if they are still available but they used to be. Ray
My build thread
http://www.defender2.net/forum/topic17615.html

Post #721830 6th Aug 2018 9:28pm
View user's profile Send private message View poster's gallery Reply with quote
custom90steve



Member Since: 21 Jan 2010
Location: South West England
Posts: 16078

United Kingdom 2007 Defender 90 Puma 2.4 SW Stornoway Grey

Rockford Fosgate maybe on car audio direct, I think I saw some on there at some point but limited in range.

A few can in some circumstances be too big, the Stinger version pictured - the plugs on there are very compact but but some do stick out quite a bit. Watts ÷ Volts = Amps.
Amps X Volts = Watts

Post #721851 6th Aug 2018 10:07pm
View user's profile Send private message View poster's gallery Reply with quote
Likeomg



Member Since: 29 Jun 2012
Location: Lake District / Newcastle
Posts: 1903

2010 Defender 90 Puma 2.4 HT Stornoway Grey

I have a Hertz HDP4 mounted on the drivers side and a HDP1 mounted passengers side on some trimmed plywood...

When i was forcing the RCA for the HDP4 through its when it got damaged, i quote like how thin the cables are, obviously for the HDP1 i went with something a bit more substantial.. (and drilled a bigger hole)

Post #721857 6th Aug 2018 10:20pm
View user's profile Send private message View poster's gallery Reply with quote
jomara



Member Since: 26 Oct 2009
Location: Lanarkshire
Posts: 1594

Scotland 2014 Defender 110 Puma 2.2 XS CSW Santorini Black

RS have a selection of RCA plugs, I only know as I did the same pulling an RCA through a wall Rolling Eyes

https://uk.rs-online.com/web/c/connectors/...26&r=f 2014 110 2.2TDCi XS Station wagon
1971 Bowler Tomcat 88 4.2 V8 Auto

Post #722621 10th Aug 2018 7:24am
View user's profile Send private message View poster's gallery Post Reply
Post Reply  Back to top
Page 1 of 1
All times are GMT + 1 Hour

Jump to  
Previous Topic | Next Topic >
Posting Rules
You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum



Site Copyright © 2006-2018 Futuranet Ltd & Martin Lewis