Better phono jacks

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Michael writes “Common RCA phono jacks come loose and can’t be retightened easily. This is a pointer to a better-built one that can be retightened from outside without rotating it, with pictures”Link.

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  1. I’ve got a sack of the far right ones that are older than me. Passed on from my dad who bought them at Radar Electric when they didn’t suck.

    The downside of any of those are that some amps use the case for grounding and can cause some issues with older gear, unlike the newer isolated jacks you can get.

  2. Yes, all three of these are grounded to the case. There are isolated versions available, I think.

    The one on the far right that you bought in days of yore were probably made by Switchcraft, which still makes them. I think the Switchcraft version has slightly longer threads than the Kobicomm product that is shown. The Switchcraft ones sell for $2 apiece nowadays. Before revealing that, I should have made offered you $2 for your sack full! :) :)

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