A cheap but nice interlink
Becaus I have almost build a new audio set I need a few new interlinks. Thes have to be of no questionable quality because of the quality of the other units in this setup. The cost shoult be kept at a reasonable level because of the coming hollydays. No beautifull Siltech interlinks this time, they cost a lot of money. A real DIY mind will open a lot of other possibilitys. While looking for other components that can be used in my amplifier projects I visited the site of CONRAD. They have a lot of nice components, I bought a cabinet containing thousends of 1% metalfilm resistors ranging from 12 ohm to 1 M ohm. The cabinet only is worth the price of the complete set. They also sell parts you can not get in a regular electronics component store. I found a set of very nice WBT type of chinch connectors at almost no cost.
The complete pulg and a disassebled plug
These connectors are sold in sets of 4 (2 red and 2 black) in 'silver' like mine and also in 'gold' for the same low price. If you buy the needed cable to make a set of interlinks it is most likely that the cable itself will cost most! Cable diameter has to be 8mm to 9mm in diameter. I used Prefer MK104 microphone cable with an diameter of 6mm and a pice of rubber tube to make a exact fit in the connectors. The new interlinks are used to connect the CD player and the preamp. The CD player has 2 sets of outputs witch is handy to make a comparison between 2 sets of interlinks. The other set of interlinks in this test is a set of Siltech cables. I admit that the Siltech cabels are superior in some respect, no suprice if you look at the price tag.
The result : a set of good sounding interlinks for under 10 euro's !!!