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    Thumbs up Save on Hero IC's..

    Stevie quick tip:

    Save about 25% by buying Kimber Hero with the Ultraplate connectors instead of the WBT 0144's. The Ultraplates slip on real nice, they're not overly tight like some audioquest cable connectors can be, and I'm not hearing any difference between the 2 in my system (YMMV):

    Kimber Hero WBT 0144...$262/1mtr pr
    Kimber Hero Ultraplate...$200/1mtr pr

    Just an FYI for "Hero" lovers out there, who might want to save some coin....

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    good to know, I really like my Hero's and might need some more in the future

    Thanks

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    Jason, I was little skiddish about trying the ultraplate version, as all of my older Hero's are WBT's; but after having this set in (between passive and amp) for about 2 months, I'm convinced there's no difference. Future Hero's in my system will be ultraplate. They slip right on and off, like buttah--perfect fit.
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    My God, Steve! Do you realized what you've just done? :tongue:

    Send in the clowns.

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    I just calls them likes I sees them...LOL

    The ultraplate is a pretty respectable connector in its own right, a standard on the classic PBJ.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Keiko View Post
    My God, Steve! Do you realized what you've just done? :tongue:

    Send in the clowns.
    LMAO! Let me get the party started... Cables don't matter! Cables do matter!

    Cables matter!
    (plucks a petal from a daisy)

    Cables matter not!
    (plucks a petal from a daisy)


    Cables matter!
    (plucks a petal from a daisy)

    Cables matter not!
    (plucks a petal from a daisy)

    Cables matter!
    (plucks a petal from a daisy)

    Cables matter not!
    (plucks a petal from a daisy):tongue:
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    Just tryin to help out my fellow Kimber Hero brothas.

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    Quote Originally Posted by steveinaz View Post
    Just tryin to help out my fellow Kimber Hero brothas.
    hopefully there are a few more of us out there.. I'm a proud KHB memba'

    hahah

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    As nice as the locking WBT's are, they can also be a little bit of a PITA. I'm constantly turning them the wrong way to tighten/loosen--and you have to remember to push in while tightening, or they can back out. With hindsight, I would have bought all ultraplate versions.

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    Quote Originally Posted by steveinaz View Post
    Just tryin to help out my fellow Kimber Hero brothas.
    I hear ya, bro. Just rib jabbin' you.

    Send in the clowns! :tongue:

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    Quote Originally Posted by nooshinjohn View Post
    LMAO! Let me get the party started... Cables don't matter! Cables do matter!

    Cables matter!
    (plucks a petal from a daisy)

    Cables matter not!
    (plucks a petal from a daisy)


    Cables matter!
    (plucks a petal from a daisy)

    Cables matter not!
    (plucks a petal from a daisy)

    Cables matter!
    (plucks a petal from a daisy)

    Cables matter not!
    (plucks a petal from a daisy):tongue:
    John don't tell me you wear pink panties???

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    Quote Originally Posted by steveinaz View Post
    As nice as the locking WBT's are, they can also be a little bit of a PITA. I'm constantly turning them the wrong way to tighten/loosen--and you have to remember to push in while tightening, or they can back out. With hindsight, I would have bought all ultraplate versions.
    I actually have the same problem.. I actually un-screwed one too much once and the locking part fell off, which I didn't notice at the time, and I couldn't find it (or use the cable subsequently) for several days until I found the part hiding somewhere..
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    Quote Originally Posted by TOOLFORLIFEFAN View Post
    John don't tell me you wear pink panties???
    Only on my head.
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    Quote Originally Posted by nooshinjohn View Post
    Only on my head.

    Those are my boxers!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by TOOLFORLIFEFAN View Post
    John don't tell me you wear pink panties???
    I prefer the term squirrel covers myself.

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    Quote Originally Posted by punk-roc View Post
    I actually have the same problem.. I actually un-screwed one too much once and the locking part fell off, which I didn't notice at the time, and I couldn't find it (or use the cable subsequently) for several days until I found the part hiding somewhere..
    This happened to me a couple times, too. I thought I broke it
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    Just thought I would bump this old thread by Steve as I also have the ultraplates and find them VERY good in quality.

    I also would add the stock banana's are just as good and save you tons of cash over the WBT spades as well.
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    +2, I really like Kimbers bananas. I have them on my 8TC v.2 cables.

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