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    Stereo value > car value texlle's Avatar
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    MIT has bad connectors

    I have a set of MITerminator 4 speaker cables that I've had for over 5 years. A couple weeks ago I turn on my stereo and the left side is dead. So I jiggle the left cable and the connection is in and out. My friend who has their previous generation MIT 4's (thinner/longer boxes on the cables) had the same issue. He had to cut the gold connectors off, leaving the bare wires to be connected and the issue was resolved. I did the same and it has worked great ever since.

    My question: Is there anyone here who has MIT speaker cables who has experienced the same problem in the past?

    These were $120 cables that I got on AA.com for $60 back in 2001 so I expected decent quality, apparently I was wrong. Otherwise, they still perform as good as they always did.

    Btw, I can't believe I've been here 5 years to the day.
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    I have seen MIT with crimped connectors. Knew it was only a matter of time on those...

    If they were soldered, they may have just needed cleaning / deoxidizing. Maybe the speaker terminals too. Just about any connector would after 5 years. Bare wires will require more frequent maintenance.

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    Stereo value > car value texlle's Avatar
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    They are soldered. I cleaned then with an alcohol swab. Nothing.
    Dynaudio Audience 42
    Conrad-Johnson PV14
    Sonographe SA-250
    Music Hall CD 25.2
    Musical Fidelity V3 series- X-LPS phono preamp, X-DAC, X-PSU
    Rega RP1 w/ performance pack
    Pure i-20 iPod dock
    -----------------------------
    B&W DM603s2- B&W LCR60s3- B&W DM302
    Velodyne CT-120 12" sub
    Rotel RSX-1055
    Arcam CD73T
    Samsung LN46C630 46" LCD
    Denon DBP-1611 bluray
    -----------------------------
    KEF K120- Jolida JD202a- Cambridge Audio D300 cdp- T500 tuner

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