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    Default hard to attach RCA cables?

    Does this bother any one but me? Many of the RCA cable connections are very difficult to attach to the amp, CD and pre amp. The jacks appear to be to small to attach and require much pushing. I'm worried that I could damage the electronics. I have seen this with many brands of RCA jacks both cheap and small but mostly with the more expensive types.

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    yup me too. my preferred method is a sledge hammer. that really does the trick;)

    really though, minor twisting as I apply pressure has kept me out of trouble.

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    A lot of the expensive types have "locking RCA's", they need to be unsrewed a little, then put on, then tightened.

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    Mine have locking RCA's, wouldn't have it any other way.
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    A snug fit is a good thing.
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    Never had any problems like that but then again the only high end cables I've used are a set of kimber heros with locking wbts.

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    The only problematic RCA plugs I know of are the Monster Cable "grip of death" plugs, which can damage gear by leaving scratches. Most of mine are XLR or WBT locking RCA's, or the Canare RCA plugs Bluejeanscable uses. No problems with those at all.
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    I have had the M* cable "grip of death" that actually ripped the rca plug out of the back of a vintage Pioneer receiver. If you are careful and make sure you are twisting and not just pulling they don't seem to be an issue. Just be careful as it sucks when you end up with a piece of the avr in your hand.

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