Interconnects

Electric Warrior TD 160 Backplate

 

 

Backplate for thrones td 160, vintage, vinyl, turntable.

 

 

Having a phono/RCA backplate facilities the swapping out of interconnects.    The interconnect is a component, like all the other components in the sound system including ;  phono amp, amplifier, speakers and speaker cables – all these components have have a sound signature, some greater than others.  The interconnects are especially important in creating the magnitude and dynamics of the sound stage.  They create the space for the sound.  Having a backplate allows you more scope to adjust the sound to your room and your sonic preferences.

 

 

For technicians in the music, sound recording and film world  the sight very of XLR inputs or outputs brings a sense of calm and well-being.  The male and female don’t fumble, they can find one another in the dark and “click” to connect securely.  They are robust as cockroaches and look professional.   For such people XLRs are a contingency they can’t do without.  Are they necessary? No! But…

Electric Warrior doesn’t offer an  internal/intergrated preamp/phono stage but we’d like to and, in time, we will.  An integrated preamp would boost the signal making it possible to connect both phono and XLR outputs allowing for a great deal more connectivity.  The phono/XLR plate affords just a little future proofing.

Electric Warrior doesn’t offer an  internal/intergrated preamp/phono stage but we’d like to and, in time, we will.  An integrated preamp would boost the signal making it possible to connect both phono and XLR outputs allowing for a great deal more connectivity.  The phono/XLR plate affords just a little future proofing.

Interconnects – Hard Wired Or Swapable

 

The original Thorens TD 160 came with a hard wired cable. Once setup most users will change very little In the life time of their vinyl turntable. In our standard configuration the tonearm wire and phono cables are solder joined inside the turntable. Electric Warrior provide high quality professional standard, phono cable with all turntables.  Phono cables and interconnects are different only, in that, A phono cable is hard wired with two phono plugs at one end – so they can’t be swapped out.  Interconnects have two phono plugs and each end, so they need only be unplugged to swap out.

Having the facility to change interconnects allows the user to take advantage of the plethora of high end cables on the market.  Advances in cable technology open up the possibility to fine tune the turntable sound by simply changing the cables.  Interconnect are a plug and play means of engaging in tuning the turntable to your requirements. 

 

Two Variations :   The phono plate and phono/xlr-plate.

The Phono Plate allows easy swap out of interconnects.

They phono/XLR allow for upgrades to include an internal or external phono stage or other break out boxes.

Swappable Interconnects

Who Needs Them?

Swapping out interconnects is an easy “plug and play” means of tuning of your sound system.  All the components in an analogue signal path have their own signature.   The interconnects, in particular, open out and imbue fluidity to the sound. Your choice is very particular to you, the listener, and your musical inclinations.

The phono cable can be either hard wired or connected through phono sockets on the backplate.  There are advantages and disadvantages to both.   The back plate gives you the option of swapping out interconnects.   The implementation of the backplate demands the highest quality components and solder connections because it adds extra component to the signal path. It is at connection between components that most signal is lost.

Phono backplate vs XLR/Phono backplate.

 

In both cases the tone-wire is terminated at the phono socket, also known as RCA socket.   The phono/RCA is the standard for domestic audio.  XLRs are the standard audio connector in the professional world and are believed to be sonically superior to phono connectors.   XLRs snap and lock together with alacrity – making a very secure connection.

For technicians in the music, sound recording and film world  the sight very of XLR inputs or outputs brings a sense of calm and well-being.  The male and female don’t fumble, they can find one another in the dark and “click” to connect securely.  They are robust as cockroaches and look professional.   For such people XLRs are a contingency they can’t do without.  Are they necessary? If you don’t know, you don’t need them.   If you are planning on using the turntable in any kind of professional setting, you are better off looking at them, then looking for them.

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