6.3mm (1/4 inch) Mono Plug, Black Shell, Gold Plated OD:7.5MM
This is a high quality 1/4" mono plug for use with bulk microphone or instrument cabling. It features a gold plated connector tip, a metal connector body, and a strain relief spring type jacket at the base of the connector body.
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- Selma, TX
- 9/5/2014 11:51:21 AM
Pros: Great value as usual from Monoprice.
Cons: Spring relief metal is a bit soft. Not very hard to tweak the spring out of shape. Interior of cover edges are sharp but this would not normally be a problem.
Some of the better quality 1/4 connectors I've seen. I was building a splitter cable and tried forcing 2 cables through the cover hole (without the spring relief) which did not work out very well because the inside edges of the hole are pretty sharp and tore up the cables beyond repair. Tried using some smaller diameter lower quality cables and had no problems. You probably will have no issues in most standard applications. In a high usage application I'd apply some heat shrink to the end, the supplied spring alone is not going to cut it.
1/4" Connector plugs
- Ocean Shores, WA
- 6/10/2013 9:32:58 AM
Good plugs, as advertised, delivery on time. Thank you
Pretty good but not up to my standards...
- Paul Schminke,
- Chander, AZ
- 1/27/2013 2:30:02 PM
Pros: Connector is very easy to solder.
Cons: Had several short out after crimping down the cable relief.
I work for a radio station cluster that uses equipment like this in the street on a daily basis. I ordered 24 of these to make new speaker cables for our promo units on the street... an effort on my part to save cost over very expensive brand name connectors in a non-critical application.
I have two problems with these plugs...
When soldering the cables I felt very good about the construction... It felt very solid. However after making a few cables I got a dead short on the cable tester. I was able to deduct that it was the connector's shield had made contact with the "tip" conductor in the plug and had created a dead short on my cable. I started to test impedance with a Fluke and realized it only happened as I was crimping down the wire to the strain relief... a standard operation with this plug. I saw this happen with two other plugs as well.
It was lucky I had a few other Monoprice connectors in our parts bin from a previous project. I still got the job accomplished but I'd like for such an easy to work on connector to have better results. QA needs to be improved.
The other problem stems from the wire spring that works to reduce strain on the plug itself. I have seen this several times in the field, using relatively skinny Belden BL-5000 wire. The spring likes to get inside the connector, making the possibility for a dead short when plugged into a speaker. This would only be a problem with smaller diameter wire like the Belden I am using.
The spring is fine, as it would happen with any other cable and plug combo. Monoprice SHOULD look into the other issue of crimping down the strain relief. It isn't up to par that the simple act of terminating a cable would create issues.
by Monoprice Administrator
Thank you for your review. And I am truly sorry to hear of your experience you have had with this product. We will be taking your review into consideration so we can look into the PID#. Thank you for your understanding and patience in the matter.
For now, if you prefer, I can assist you in setting you up for a replacement on the item if you haven't done so already. We do warrant our non-electronics and cables with a lifetime warranty as well as a 1 year warranty for electronics. It will be of no additional cost to obtain a replacement, so please let me know if you want to continue. I would just require your order# to set it up. Alternatively, if you are truly unsatisfied of the item I can assist you in setting up a return. Thank you!
- Richmond, BC
- 12/15/2010 4:14:06 PM
Great quality for the price.
- Richmond, BC
- 12/15/2010 4:10:15 PM
Great quality 1/4" plugs for the price.