Eichmann Bullet Plugs...

Discussion in 'Hi-Fi and General Audio' started by davidcotton, Jul 7, 2003.

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    davidcotton prog rocker, proud of it!

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    Well I've got a pair of Kimber pbj ics lying around with just some cack nickel plugs on (hey at the time I was a bit skint so thought I'd save some cash). Is it worth getting them (or any other ics that I have) reterminated with Eichmann bullet plugs? Is there a noticeable difference or is it "snake oil" again? Or would I be better off spending the money on some more obscure cds:p ?

    Cheers....
     
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    Robbo

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    in my experience, yes it is worth it if you are only using crappy plugs. But they are not too easy to solder and it is easy to overheat them and partially melt the plastic:eek: so be careful of you do it.

    cheers, Robbo
     
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    I-S Good Evening.... Infidel

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    Robbo is right, in that they're a pain to solder. I have them on my ICs. Use silver solder if you're going to bullets.
     
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    wadia-miester Mighty Rearranger

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    Spend the time, and build a jig first (a female rca end from maplins £2, in a piece of wood will do), saves plugs and burnt fingers, use a free flow solder smaller diameter,(just use more of it), these terminations, are a big step up in preformance, over even top quality RCA's, and are worth considering if you can't afford to upgrade the cable. WM
     
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    my soldering is not the best, and i managed to reterminate the nuvistas without too much hassle. just be careful with the bullets, there's a little bit of plastic that keeps the ground pin in place that kept coming loose, falling on the floor, and temporarily disappearing.
    i think the best price is at http://www.hificables.co.uk/
     
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    Chea Johndle Bizarre Serpent Foomaster

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    A BIG gob of Blu-Tak :D :D is a good "Jig" to hold things steady whilst handling the hot rod....

    Put some a few cm away to hold the wire steady as well....

    Regards
     
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    What a simple and excellent idea:eek:
     
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    penance Arrogant Cock

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    Blue Tak is the solderers friend :D
     
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    zanash

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    Have you never seen molten Blutac.......it gets everywhere. More than a pea sized blob and I run for cover !

    Wm's right build a jig take just a few minutes. you could solder some solid core to the sockets pins and make a heat sink by bending it back and forth concertina fashion.
     
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    MO! MOnkey`ead!

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    anyone compared the standard bullets to the silver ones? seems like a lorra lorra MOney!
     
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    Mat Bon 0013 Going nowhere fast

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    Indeed and common sense plus patience :MILD:
     
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    wadia-miester Mighty Rearranger

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    Oh yes MO, but MOney well spent, if the equipment warrents it :)
     
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