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preamp jumpers

rainsoothe

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Do Anticables make any? If they do, I would recommend, had great results with their speaker jumpers. Divine Audio sell them in the UK, so no ordering from the US hassle.
 

nopiano

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Hi Gasolin, is your NAD splittable? I know the original 3020 was, but the pics I can find of the E model suggest not.

I'd probably get a set made up by one of the Van Damme suppliers like designacable.
 

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nopiano said:
Hi Gasolin, is your NAD splittable? I know the original 3020 was, but the pics I can find of the E model suggest not.

I'd probably get a set made up by one of the Van Damme suppliers like designacable.
Plus one .

https://www.designacable.com/
 

insider9

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Is this for an upgrade to stock? I'd be careful considering price of the amp and the jumpers you might be spending similar a better amp (in sonic terms) would cost you. Entirely different story if you simply need them.

Also considering the age of the unit if was I to spend money on it I'd have it serviced as opposed to looking for sonic improvements with jumper cables. You'd gain more than from some cables. Any money spent would easily be recouped when selling the unit on.

Food for thought.
 

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Not everyone's got a soldering iron, or the inclination but, as someone who's made all his leads, I say why not?

Not to save money (at £25 those Audioquests are not extortionate) but just to give you more options for the length you require (no quality compromise necessary)
 

gasolin

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going back to stock?

If you look at the links it can make a different like speaker jumpers.

I want a short pair i can use but have no clue where to finde one other than brands,quality i don't know and audioquest, the shortest i have found is 30 cm.

I think it makes no difference if it's amp jumpers or just short interconnect,signal cable, i just don't want long onces.

Price less or equal to the audioquest cable with shipping.
 

Electro

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Designacable will make you a 25cm interconnect in a choice of nine different colours terminated and using top quality silver plated oxygen free copper Van Damme cable and gold plated REAN RCA connectors for £8.14 each .

https://www.designacable.com/audio-visual/rca-phono-interconnects/gold-plated-rca-to-rca-lead-flexible-van-damme-cable.html

I doubt you could make them to this standard yourself for less money .
 

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Electro said:
Designacable will make you a 25cm interconnect in a choice of nine different colours terminated and using top quality silver plated oxygen free copper Van Damme cable and gold plated REAN RCA connectors for £8.14 each .

https://www.designacable.com/audio-visual/rca-phono-interconnects/gold-plated-rca-to-rca-lead-flexible-van-damme-cable.html

I doubt you could make them to this standard yourself for less money .
I think you're right. The parts would cost you that. They must be buying in massive bulk to be making any real profit - certainly can't accuse them of being greedy with their prices!
 

gasolin

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Electro said:
Designacable will make you a 25cm interconnect in a choice of nine different colours terminated and using top quality silver plated oxygen free copper Van Damme cable and gold plated REAN RCA connectors for £8.14 each .

https://www.designacable.com/audio-visual/rca-phono-interconnects/gold-plated-rca-to-rca-lead-flexible-van-damme-cable.html

I doubt you could make them to this standard yourself for less money .
£30 for a pair, hoped it would cost a bit less than that.

I mean a good interconnect with just less cable shoud be able to buy one for £20 with shipping like QED Performance Audio Graphite, i jsut hate the thought of having to much cable when it's only for pre out and main in (as you can se i use Qed and inakustik interconnects)
 

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gasolin said:
Electro said:
Designacable will make you a 25cm interconnect in a choice of nine different colours terminated and using top quality silver plated oxygen free copper Van Damme cable and gold plated REAN RCA connectors for £8.14 each .

https://www.designacable.com/audio-visual/rca-phono-interconnects/gold-plated-rca-to-rca-lead-flexible-van-damme-cable.html

I doubt you could make them to this standard yourself for less money .
£30 for a pair, hoped it would cost a bit less than that.

I mean a good interconnect with just less cable shoud be able to buy one for £20 with shipping like QED Performance Audio Graphite, i jsut hate the thought of having to much cable when it's only for pre out and main in (as you can se i use Qed and inakustik interconnects)
By my reckoning it would be £16.28 for a pair of custom built cables to your spec. *yes3*

If you want them a little shorter than 25cm contact them and let them know I am sure they will make them for you, you can also have a custom label on them for a £1 extra , free shipping too !
 

gasolin

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Electro said:
gasolin said:
Electro said:
Designacable will make you a 25cm interconnect in a choice of nine different colours terminated and using top quality silver plated oxygen free copper Van Damme cable and gold plated REAN RCA connectors for £8.14 each .

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Short-15cm-RCA-Van-Damme-Silver-Cable-Pair-Black-Sleeved-Jumper-Amp-Interconnect-/172863760361?hash=item283f7ba7e9:g:SscAAOSwY71ZuRLl

I think it's 8.4£ for 2 x15 cm cable and 4£ for shipping, right? Does anybody know the quality, i mean van damme doesn't make just 1 cable but alot, how good is it?
 

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gasolin said:
Electro said:
gasolin said:
Electro said:
Designacable will make you a 25cm interconnect in a choice of nine different colours terminated and using top quality silver plated oxygen free copper Van Damme cable and gold plated REAN RCA connectors for £8.14 each .

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Short-15cm-RCA-Van-Damme-Silver-Cable-Pair-Black-Sleeved-Jumper-Amp-Interconnect-/172863760361?hash=item283f7ba7e9:g:SscAAOSwY71ZuRLl

I think it's 8.4£ for 2 x15 cm cable and 4£ for shipping, right? Does anybody know the quality, i mean van damme doesn't make just 1 cable but alot, how good is it?
I got free shipping when I bought mine *scratch_one-s_head* , are you outside the UK ?

As to the quality of Van Damme cable, I use Van Damme speaker cable, interconnects, and digital cables and they are the equal if not better that the extremely expensive Nordost cable I used to own .

The build and sound quality is exemplary and I can back this up with personal experience.

Van Damme also print the full electrical spec of all their cables so you know exactly what you are getting no question .

The cables in your ebay link look very good and should be perfect for the job. *smile*
 

gasolin

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Electro said:
gasolin said:
Electro said:
gasolin said:
Electro said:
Designacable will make you a 25cm interconnect in a choice of nine different colours terminated and using top quality silver plated oxygen free copper Van Damme cable and gold plated REAN RCA connectors for £8.14 each .

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Short-15cm-RCA-Van-Damme-Silver-Cable-Pair-Black-Sleeved-Jumper-Amp-Interconnect-/172863760361?hash=item283f7ba7e9:g:SscAAOSwY71ZuRLl

I think it's 8.4£ for 2 x15 cm cable and 4£ for shipping, right? Does anybody know the quality, i mean van damme doesn't make just 1 cable but alot, how good is it?
I got free shipping when I bought mine *scratch_one-s_head* , are you outside the UK ?

As to the quality of Van Damme cable, I use Van Damme speaker cable, interconnects, and digital cables and they are the equal if not better that the extremely expensive Nordost cable I used to own .

The build and sound quality is exemplary and I can back this up with personal experience.

Van Damme also print the full electrical spec of all their cables so you know exactly what you are getting no question .

The cables in your ebay link look very good and should be perfect for the job. *smile*
Yes outside of uk

Just got a reply from the dealer, it is indeed 2 cables, im gonna order it for the price of £12.40

Update i have ordered a pair
 

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Does no one on here see the absurdity of the suggestion that two very short (2cm?) jumpers are replaced by a length of wire?

Why not unpick all the copper tracks on the circuit board and replace those with wire while you are at it. Then there are those troublesome leads coming out of the output transistors. Lets snip them off and replace by wire as well.....

Cable is passive. All a cable can do is make the signal worse, therefore the best cable is the shortest cable. NAD's two little jumpers are ideal for the job. In the same way the shorting plates supplied with bi wirable speakers are perfect for the job and messing around with bits of wire can only make matters worse.
 

nopiano

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andyjm said:
Does no one on here see the absurdity of the suggestion that two very short (2cm?) jumpers are replaced by a length of wire?

Why not unpick all the copper tracks on the circuit board and replace those with wire while you are at it. Then there are those troublesome leads coming out of the output transistors. Lets snip them off and replace by wire as well.....

Cable is passive. All a cable can do is make the signal worse, therefore the best cable is the shortest cable. NAD's two little jumpers are ideal for the job. In the same way the shorting plates supplied with bi wirable speakers are perfect for the job and messing around with bits of wire can only make matters worse.
Yes, I do. But the question wasn't versus NAD jumpers, rather against an expensive option. I presume the originals were missing.

Gasolin, where are you?!
 

insider9

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nopiano said:
andyjm said:
Does no one on here see the absurdity of the suggestion that two very short (2cm?) jumpers are replaced by a length of wire?

Why not unpick all the copper tracks on the circuit board and replace those with wire while you are at it.  Then there are those troublesome leads coming out of the output transistors.  Lets snip them off and replace by wire as well..... 

Cable is passive.  All a cable can do is make the signal worse, therefore the best cable is the shortest cable.  NAD's two little jumpers are ideal for the job.  In the same way the shorting plates supplied with bi wirable speakers are perfect for the job and messing around with bits of wire can only make matters worse.
Yes, I do.  But the question wasn't versus NAD jumpers, rather against an expensive option.  I presume the originals were missing.
I'm not so sure hence my reply in post #6. Gasolin even posted a link in relation to an "upgrade". He does have this amp for a while and used it.
 

gasolin

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nopiano said:
andyjm said:
Does no one on here see the absurdity of the suggestion that two very short (2cm?) jumpers are replaced by a length of wire?

Why not unpick all the copper tracks on the circuit board and replace those with wire while you are at it. Then there are those troublesome leads coming out of the output transistors. Lets snip them off and replace by wire as well.....

Cable is passive. All a cable can do is make the signal worse, therefore the best cable is the shortest cable. NAD's two little jumpers are ideal for the job. In the same way the shorting plates supplied with bi wirable speakers are perfect for the job and messing around with bits of wire can only make matters worse.
Yes, I do. But the question wasn't versus NAD jumpers, rather against an expensive option. I presume the originals were missing.

Gasolin, where are you?!
Denmark
 

gasolin

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He's a serial tweaker *smile*
Don't know what you mean

My turntable is stock besides a leather plate analogis mat six (all black, not black and red as on there website), isoacoustics stands for my speakers, sd feet for my cd player and polipods feet for my amp, a good dac, a hifi power distributor (about 9-10 years old) one good power mains for my cd player, other cables is good cables from Qed and one from inakustik and supra (not the cheapest,just above standard Quality).

That's it, nothing out of the ordinary
 

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