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Help needed with soldering phono connectors

Discussion in 'Home Cinema Building DIY' started by rob@rar.org.uk, May 3, 2003.

  1. rob@rar.org.uk

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    When I decorated my living room last year I buried cabling into the wall ready for a plasma display. I now have the plasma display installed so I'm ready to use the buried cables to finish the installation. Only problem is I've never connected RCA phono plugs to a cable before. I don't want to compromise the quality of the connection by my ham-fisted attempts to build a DIY cable, so any help would be much appreciated. What I'm looking for is basic advice on what connectors to use, what the step-by-step instructions are for connecting them and whether I need to invest in a soldering iron to achieve the task. The cable is Van Damme Red Series 5-way multicore, rated at 75ohm. It is being used to connect a Panny plasma (RCA connectors) to a Tag DVD32R with PSM module (either RCA or BNC).

    Any helpful websites out there which can help this beginner?

    Regards

    Rob
     
  2. buns

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    I'll add onto this a bit....... i have tried this myself and still not so happy...... my biggest problem is how to get the connector to stay firmly on the cable.....

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    Groundy is your man guys he makes cables and will be able to advise on all this sort of stuff, A good place to start would be dismantling a cheap cable, and for connectors try CPC Farnell RS and Maplin. Practise your soldering, I will see if can get you a link to some guides, but practise makes perfect, start on some old mains or speaker cable.
     
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    If it's possible get someone like X3ELS to come round and crimp on some of the good 75ohm Canare plugs.
     
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    If you use BNC where you can they can be crimped and provide a proper 75 ohm connection, the crimp tool is only £25 for a reasonable ratchet one and the connectors are pennies.
     
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    This guide contains some good info on soldering although its focus
    is on PCB work the essential bits are still the same:

    Soldering guide :)
     

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