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    Sony TA-E1000ESD RCA Connections Dashboard
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    Last Reply: November 17, 2008, 1:02 am

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    Author Sony TA-E1000ESD RCA Connections
    chopaka

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    Joined: Dec 09, 2004
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    From: 49th Parallel

      Posted: 2008-11-12 01:34

    You guys have helped me before in the past, but it has been a long time since I posted anything here. I have a Sony TA-E1000ESD pre-amp, two of the TA-N220 amps and a ST-S333ESXII Tuner (which is a Euro version of the ST-S730ES I've been told).
    My problem is the RCA connectors at the back of the pre-amp, I've heard these can be a problem, but when I connect them to my various components they seem to be very touchy and I rarely get sound out of both of my speakers unless I fiddle with them at the back of the pre-amp, and then it is only temporary.
    Is my TA-E10000ESD a lemon? Is there an easy fix for this. I'm no audiofile, but I am at my wits end. I've had this problem ever since I got this preamp a few years back. Although I probably couldn't fix anything myeself, there's a guy in his 80's who lives a couple towns south of me that is supposed to be a wiz at such things. He fixed an unfixable TV for me for $10 bucks, but that was a few years back -- not sure he's even alive anymore. I'd rather pay him to fix what I have than to try my luck on eBay for a replacement pre-amp.
    I love the ES equipment and will get one of the matching five disc CD players someday, but for now just to be able to listen to my tuner and have proper surround sound for the televison would be good. I have the subwoofer, center and rear speakers as well, but I'd like to start with at least getting the main speakers, a pair of vintage Bose 901s, working first. I hope all of this isn't too naive sounding.



       


    Maxxwire
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      Posted: 2008-11-12 02:27


    chopaka- Its good to hear from you again. The RCA jacks on your TA E100ESD are probably similar to the ones shown in the picture above and the solder joints connecting them to the circuit board have possibly been damaged over time especially since this very fine Preamp is a 1989 model.

    To prevent this from happening again over the next 20 years and also to improve the sound quality of your TA E1000ESD you might consider having these poor quality factory stock RCA sockets replaced with aftermarket sockets which can be connected to the circuit board with high quality Copper wire rather than directly soldered into it.



    In this picture of my 1995 Pure Analog Preamp two pairs of RCA input Sockets were replaced with OF Copper RCA Sockets along with 2 pairs of OF Copper output RCA Sockets (not pictured) and the improvement in sound quality that resulted was far greater than the nominal cost of the new RCA Sockets might indicate! You can read more of the details and specifics of this Mod in my RCA Socket Upgrade Thread.

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    sonyeslover
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      Posted: 2008-11-15 02:44

    I've had the same issue. It could be the inner ring that contacts the center pin of the RCA connector has become too large. Could be due to a larger pin being inserted and "stretching" the ring. The only fix is to either replace them or reform the ring inside the jack. Unless you have experience, I would leave it to someone that knows what he is doing, especially a 1000ESD, it can be complex to take apart as there are tons of jumper wires to undo!  


         
    Maxxwire
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      Posted: 2008-11-15 05:19


    It is very easy to underestimate the highly valuable contribution that a reasonably priced pair of Pure Copper RCA Sockets can make to the improvement in sound quality of a highly competent piece of Audio equipment like the TA 1000ESD nevertheless it remains one of the biggest bang for the buck upgrades available and a great way to turn a former problem into a significant improvement.

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    chopaka

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    From: 49th Parallel

      Posted: 2008-11-16 22:21

    Thanks guys, I'll look into finding someone who can do the work -- I'm definitely not going to open it up and try it myself. With so many pairs it might take a bit of work for whoever I take it to. Also need a source for these, but I'll read the other post on the upgrade to see if one is mentioned. This site has always been very helpful when I needed it. Thanks again, Gary


       
    Maxxwire
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      Posted: 2008-11-17 00:34

    There is a large variety of high quality aftermarket RCA Sockets available incuding...

    Cardas




    WBT


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    Eichmann





    You will also need some high quality Pure Copper wire to connect the new RCA Sockets. I would recommend REFERENCE STANDARD MOGAMI W2534 MICROPHONE CABLE @ $0.92/ft.





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    Maxxwire
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      Posted: 2008-11-17 01:02

      

    When I had the RCA Sockets in my Preamp upgraded I chose the pair for my outboard DAC and the another pair for my FM Tuner because they are the highest Resolution components that I use and would benefit most from upgrading to premium quality Pure Copper RCA Sockets. I also had the RCA Sockets for the variable output for my Power Amp and the RCA Sockets for the fixed output for my Tube Headphone Amp upgraded to Pure Copper.




    ~Maxx~



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