Mogami RCA Cable Recommendations

Discussion in 'Audio Hardware' started by Troy T., Jul 8, 2021.

  1. Troy T.

    Troy T. Well-Known Member Thread Starter

    Location:
    Connecticut, USA
    Hello all!

    What Mogami RCA cables would you recommend for a CD player and tape deck to integrated amp/receiver? They have so many different ones to choose from.

    2549
    2964
    Gold, etc, etc

    I would love to upgrade the ones for my turntable, but they are hardwired in.

    Thank you!
     
  2. Ingenieur

    Ingenieur Forum Resident

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    I just got the directional ones
    they seem high quality and did reduce noise a bit, imo good fit for line level.
    For the TT imo coax low cap

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  3. Troy T.

    Troy T. Well-Known Member Thread Starter

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    PERFECT! Thank you! :)
     
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  4. namlook

    namlook Forum Resident

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    Why would they use a 2-conductor cable (2549) for a 1-conductor application (RCA) instead of something like 2964?
     
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  5. Ingenieur

    Ingenieur Forum Resident

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    Everything is 2 conductor
    With a coax the shield is one

    For signals at times it's better not to use the shield, so you need 2 conductors plus shield which does not carry signal, only rfi and tied to negative/ground at one end. Since only one end is tied down (the other is 'floating', no current loop exists.

    It is fairly common. Is it better? Yes in some applications.
    Audio? The listener can judge. In my case it did lower noise a bit.
     
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  6. harby

    harby Forum Resident

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    A better question: Why do to they not say where the cables are made? They have "mogami cable is made in japan" on the front. And "the brand we use is Mogami". Or we "use a custom 4% silver solder blend" - as in they blend 1 part of 4% silver solder with 100 parts of tin? But this looks like a clear weasel way of not saying where the cables are made or attesting to authenticity of components, while usurping other company's reputations. Answer: Made in China Amazon seller, land of the counterfeit, so any component or everything on the cable is suspect of being counterfeit.
     
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  7. Ingenieur

    Ingenieur Forum Resident

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    Not 'counterfeit'
    Assembled by Workd's Best Cables
    The raw cable is manufactured by Mogami
    The connectors by Amphenol
    Cables assembled in Sri Lanka

    I'm sure the oem would have filed a complaint since some have been on Amazon for 10 years.
    So they must be using the names with permission and they state cable made in Japan, not the product

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  8. AC50

    AC50 Active Member

    Mogami 2964 is a nice coax. Pure patch are offered with molded RCAs in different lengths.
     
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  9. Troy T.

    Troy T. Well-Known Member Thread Starter

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    Connecticut, USA
    Thanks

    2964 - They show Amphenol Black Chrome or Eminence Gold Locking connectors.
     
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  10. Ingenieur

    Ingenieur Forum Resident

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    In bulk, wholesale
    Connectors $1.70 each (per 1000)
    Cable $0.55 / ft
    3' pair materials <$10 (or less depending on qty)
    Maybe 1/4 hour to assemble
    Selling $35
     
  11. Ilusndweller

    Ilusndweller S.H.M.F.=>Reely kewl.

    Location:
    Columbus, Ohio
    I use Mogami 2534 balanced ("Mogami Gold" brand, Neutrik Connectors) bw preamp and amps.

    MOGAMI® - Neglex Quad Cables

    "Mogami Neglex quad cable is perfect cable for home studios suffering from wiring and grounding problems. Mogami 2534 should also be used where intense RFI interference is a problem. Mogami 2534 provides an improvement in signal to noise of 10-20db over equivalent twisted pair cables. Double conductors quad cables are more effective in canceling noise that can get past even the best of shields and is critical in an environment of high RF and EM interference."

    "Reference Standard NEGLEX Quad High Definition Microphone Cable
    NEGLEX No. W2534 has become popular around the world as the standard for high quality digital and analog recording. The cable has also become popular for use with unbalanced equipment, such as high quality pre-amp, amp inputs and tape decks. Miniature Quad Superflexible Microphone Cable Originally designed for BANTAM patch-cords, this cable has become popular where a small diameter Quad mic cable is required."
     
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  12. unclefred

    unclefred Coastie with the Moastie

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    Oregon Coast
    2549 is my favorite, inexpensive and quality sound, besting Blue Jeans and AQ in my system.
     
  13. AC50

    AC50 Active Member

    I'm unable to view the images posted earlier, but the Mogami Pure Patch is a Mogami product that you can view on their website. The specs of every cable they make are plainly listed so you can decide which suits your application. I had star quad Canares for awhile and they were truly fine but I started getting "theoretical" and the higher capacitance numbers of doubling the conductors led me to the Mogami 2964s. I prefer machine crimped and over molded connectors to solder.
     
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  14. Davey

    Davey NP: Jacaszek ~ Treny (2008)

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    Well, there are always two conductors, with coax the shield is one of the signal lines, but some designs like this choose to treat the two signal lines the same and then have a separate shield that is only connected at the source, and not used for the signal.
     
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  15. TheVinylAddict

    TheVinylAddict Scientist's have opinions too

    Location:
    AZ
    Are you using 2549 for RCA or XLR? (I use it for XLR / balanced).

    I like 2497 a lot.... for analog of course. It has some considerations to work with, as it is like 8mm OD, so you have to consider that when buying connectors as many handle cable up to 7mm well.
     
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  16. Ilusndweller

    Ilusndweller S.H.M.F.=>Reely kewl.

    Location:
    Columbus, Ohio
    Here are the specs of other cables mentioned, for comparison.

    MOGAMI® - High Quality Balanced Microphone Cables -2549

    MOGAMI® - Subminiature & Miniature Coaxial Cables -2964

    Mogami W2497 Neglex Hi Fidelity Audio Interconnect Cable (164'/50m Roll) -2497 (could not find on Mogami site, seems to have been replaced by "newer model # or model" as when I google it, it leads to this page MOGAMI® - Bulk Unbalanced Microphone Cables
    on the Mogami site, which has a reference to it, but a search of 2497 or W2497 (seems like official part number has a W in front) on Mogami site does not lead to specs for this cable.

    Actually a search for "2497" on the Mogami site leads to a couple Japanese links(a search of W2497 yields no results). Here is one of the links. I could not find 2497 info but did not look too hard.

    http://www.mogamicable.com/pdf/Mogami_Tech_cat2019.pdf
     
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  17. unclefred

    unclefred Coastie with the Moastie

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    No, I'm using it in RCA. I have thought about trying 2497 with my TT, so far out of all my cables a cheap red and white plastic set sound the best with it. :p
     
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  18. aunitedlemon

    aunitedlemon not much to contribute

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  19. bever70

    bever70 You sustain the rhythm, I'll maintain the beat

    Location:
    Belgium
    I use 2549 (rca) and 2497 (rca). Switchcraft on the 2549 and Amphenol connectors on the 2497.
     
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  20. TheVinylAddict

    TheVinylAddict Scientist's have opinions too

    Location:
    AZ
    Check redco.com (Redco Cable)

    Yes, not the easiest to find, but a good cable....

    EDIT: Mogami W2497 | Redco Audio

    A lot of people use it, get with the program! :)
     
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  21. bever70

    bever70 You sustain the rhythm, I'll maintain the beat

    Location:
    Belgium
    I bought my 2497 here : Mogami 2497 RCA to RCA Hi Fi Cable (Pair) w/ Gold Amphenol Connectors
    The 2964 is a coax/spdif cable :
    Mogami 2964 RCA 75 Ohm Digital Coaxial S/PDIF Cable w/ Amphenol Gold Connectors


    Very good dealer (in Greece so more Eu oriented)!

    The complete Mogami catalog (2019-2020) can be downloaded here: https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&sou...FjABegQIFxAC&usg=AOvVaw25vpTAVHJstgJtwceSsG_s
    Page 66 mentions the specs of 2497 and compares them to their top 2803 which is very hard to find.

    Edit: that link doesn't seem to work but if you google 'mogami 2497 specs' their catalog (in pdf) is one of the first links that come up.
     
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  22. Ingenieur

    Ingenieur Forum Resident

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    Link worked for me, thanks

    lot of good technical info at the end of it
    Downloaded/saved
     
  23. Troy T.

    Troy T. Well-Known Member Thread Starter

    Location:
    Connecticut, USA
    Thank you all for the help. I am going to try the 2549 with Eminence connectors. From my CD (1 cable) and tape deck (2 cables) to receiver or integrated amp.
     
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  24. Rushboy

    Rushboy Member

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    I have had very good experiences with Mogami 2497 and 2549.
    Which Mogami speaker cable is the best choice?
     
  25. TheVinylAddict

    TheVinylAddict Scientist's have opinions too

    Location:
    AZ
    This (2497) now dominates my analog signal chain - which includes four TT's / phono pre's.... so there's a fair amount of them!
    IMO (as I glance at mine) if you are asking for two conductor, hard to beat the Mogami 3103.

    EDIT - just to add it's also as low as $2.86 / ft, not super cheap, but not a bank breaker for many
     
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