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WBT has continued to produce connectors specifically for the high-end audio industry over the last 20+ years. The product line has expanded from the first RCA type plug to include male and female RCA type connectors, binding posts, banana plugs and spade lugs with functionally unique features that truly elevate them to the top. WBT products are very popular with audio cable and equipment manufacturers worldwide and can be found as standard equipment on many well respected brands.
The WBT range of audio connectors are well proven to offer superb sound quality when connected to even the most basic cables; step up the cable quality and the results can be astounding.
The WBT-0102Cu RCA connector is a signal conductor made of fine silver and, as the name suggests, sports the revolutionary nextgen™ connector - a new generation of higher- performance plug connections from WBT. The cable has true 75-ohm characteristic impedance, which means that these plugs not only transmit superb analogue signals but also outstanding digital audio and video signals. The transmission bandwidth is 1 GHz.
The basic element having influence on the sound quality of WBT-0102Cu is the Central Contact Unit, which has been developed exactly the same way as for the plug model WBT-0110Cu: minimal mass of signal conductors made of fine silver. Copper was chosen because as it is one of the best electrical conductors, which is the absolute guarantee not only for an ultra-rapid signal transmission, but also for an excellent fine resolution. The signal conductors are then 24k gold-plated (nickel-free) and then passivated, and thus best possibly protected against corrosion or migration, which would affect the contact quality.
WBT-0102Cu lies with its transmission bandwidth of up to 200 MHz - far in excess of the transmission bandwidth of conventional RCA plugs.
Through the collect chuck device (which works like a chuck of a drill machine) the plug’s outer contact, once inserted, clamps firmly to the RCA socket. The maximum contact pressure provides not only a secure connection, but also minimises the transition resistance.
Thanks to the two-piece clamping sleeve, the sleeve’s cone does not turn while the clamping sleeve is tightened and thus the contact elements are not exposed to twisting pressure. Besides, in this way dimension inaccuracy of the outer contacts of the female sockets are compensated for.
The centre pin is slotted and slightly bent up and thus guarantees, with its firm spring feature, a long-lasting secure electrical connection with lowest transition resistance possible.
The body element is made of brass (platinum plated) in order to accept rigid and particularly thick cables. The metal connector body is of course electrically uncoupled from the Central Contact Unit und is made of as little metal as possible so that also WBT-0102Cu is free from eddy current to a large extent.
Other than for digital outputs it is very important for phono outputs (record players, microphones) to have good shielding against electromagnetic interfering fields. These undesirable interspersions can be very high depending on the nature of the devices, and on what they are surrounded by (cellular phones, computers etc.). The WBT-0110 nextgen pure was designed as the perfect RCA plug for digital links, the new WBT-0102Cu optimises analogue connections. WBT-0102Cu is the more conductive and uses the minus contact element connected brass-clamping sleeve in order to provide the necessary electromagnetic shielding.
Torx screw provides a secure cable strain relief. (The position of the Torx screw on the plug’s round shaft can vary depending on the production process).
Cable diameter: up to 9 mm.
The above price is for a set of 2.
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