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'Ground end' on interconnects ?

Discussion in 'Hi-Fi Stereo Systems & Separates' started by JAMESDAVIS, Jan 6, 2003.

  1. JAMESDAVIS

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    Just had a lovely pair on VDHul's for Xmas which at one end are marked ' ground end '
    Am I right in assuming that this is the amp end or my SACD end ?
    thanks
     
  2. CJROSS

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    Ground end is usually regarded as the source (your SACD) end JD they drain RFI away from the source IIRC, and VDHs are directional cables to be used in this fashion : IIRC if you don’t have a VDH cable marked with ground end, you usually run the VDH cable so that you can read the writing on the sheath from source to amp. When a cable is grounded at one end only you will find cables metal braid/sheathing just below the outer cable sheath has been soldered to one plug body only, the other is not soldered hence is not grounded. I have tried both types and cant tell mucho difference.

    HTHs
     
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    Thanks for that, I'll swop them over now !
     

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