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    RCA Leads, how much should one spend?

    We all have different bits and bobs in our cars, but what RCA leads do we use? And is there much differenct when you buy a "higher" quality one?

    We all seem very happy to spend say Ł500 on a head unit but what about our leads?

    I know is all relative and if your spending Ł10,000 on an ice install just getting the best leads wounldnt matter but what if your spending Ł1k to Ł2k?

    Just want to know what you guys thing....

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    Re: RCA Leads, how much should one spend?

    Law of diminishing returns really. Is there any perceivable difference between a Ł50 RCA and a Ł150 RCA? Not in my opinion.
    I'm sure the so called purist Audiophiles will correct me, but when you have so many other damaging factors to the sound in a car (wind/road/engine noise etc) the subtle benefit of hugely overpriced interconnects will be lost.
    I wouldn't spend more than 10% of the overall cost on the leads, so a Ł2k system = Ł200 on RCA's, speaker & power cables.
    Just make sure they are meshed screened and use metal shrouded plugs, Ł30 tops for 5m.

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    Re: RCA Leads, how much should one spend?

    Would you recomend Street Wires Andy?

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    Re: RCA Leads, how much should one spend?

    i spent Ł45 per channel on my RCAs

    JL audio ones..

    reason is cos they had a smaller than normal lead but with the same ratings and sheilding etc...

    ive got some 5m home stereo ones in the house and tried them out to compare and there was no difference from them adn teh JL audio ones and they were about Ł70..

    make sure whatever you do odnt go witht he standard Ł1.50 ones. lol

    preff golf plugs and make sure the wire is sheilded

    spend between Ł20 and Ł50 i rekon and u will be sorted..

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    Re: RCA Leads, how much should one spend?

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    Would you recomend Street Wires Andy?

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    Hell yeah these are what I have got.

    I also went to one of there demos when they first came over to the UK well impressed with them.

    http://www.bbg-av.com/mobile/bbg_car_02.asp?id=17 I've got the best ones.

 

 

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