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Thomson is debuting a series of RCA-brand high-performance hook-up connectors that enable audio/video enthusiasts to make easy and reliable home theater connections. The connectors eliminate the need for stripping, soldering or crimping tools when making coaxial and speaker connections.
Ideal for home theater systems, connectors can be attached to a cable in a few simple steps, which simplifies the upgrade of a system when adding new devices, Thomson said.
The connector line includes coaxial F connectors, in-line F connectors, RCA A/V connectors and speaker connectors — ideal to create custom lengths of cable or speaker wire. Consumers slip the end of the connector over a freshly cut cable, push the cable straight into the connector and then squeeze the piercing fingers with standard pliers so that the cap fits snugly.
Connectors are made of solid brass and are gold plated to deliver a more reliable signal and prevent interference. These also are designed for use in outdoor applications.
Coaxial F connectors, which allow for improved base band and cable TV reception, include models DT59CF for RG59 cabling at a $6.99 suggested retail, DT60CF for RG6 cabling at $7.49, and DT60QF for RG6 Quad Shield cabling at $7.99.
In-line F connectors, which splice two cables into one, include models DT59CFT for RG59 cabling at a suggested $6.49 retail, DT60CFT for RG6 cabling at $6.99, and DT60QFT for RG6 cabling at $7.49.
Model DT70CRP A/V connector, for RG6 cabling, has a suggested $6.99 retail.
Speaker connectors, sized for 16-gauge speaker wire, all have $6.99 suggested retails. These include models DT90CWT, a speaker wire pin connector; DT92CWB, speaker wire banana connector; and DT94CWS, a speaker wire spade connector.
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