I like to mess with electronics, and sometimes I come across low end amps, stereos and record players that used RCA plugs for the speakers. (It was common in the 1960s and 70s.) Usually the speakers were cheap and hardwired to RCA plugs, and often if you find one of these systems, the speakers are missing.So, why not wire those systems up to those little bookshelf speakers like the Minimus 7, or those Teacs that used to come in the metal enclosures? I have a couple of those little Realistic and Optimus amps with RCA plugs, and I have some small speakers with push terminals from a later era when speakers were connected with speaker wire stripped on each end. These are perfect for connecting those speakers to your little amp.I've never had a problem with the RCA end (I've bought a few sets of these), so I can recommend them. I've used those little amps to play music from my phone's headphone jack, the line out from portable CD players, and to test turntables and record changers. (The Optimus SA-155 has ceramic and magnetic phono inputs, but I digress. We're just talking about the speaker wires here, folks!)They are heavy enough gauge. (18 AWG. Good enough for 15 Watts out of an RCA plug!) If you had a better amp that used RCA plugs (not likely) these are still decent. The RCA design itself is probably the weak link, but that's dictated by the amp.The wires are good enough that even if the RCA plugs eventually die or you change to an amp with push or screw terminals, you could snip them off and strip the ends to make basic speaker wire to connect the more popular way. Audiophiles will argue about the 18 AWG wire, but we're not talking audiophile or high power here. We're talking about little vintage stereos and amplifiers and little, basic speakers which originally connected with even thinner speaker wire!It's amazing how much difference speakers make to even the most basic amps. If you've got some little Polk, Yamaha, or Mission speakers lying around and you want to hear them on your vintage Zenith MicroTouch stereo, unplug those Circle of Sound single drivers and use these cables to connect your two way speaks and hear the difference! (If I had one of those, I would definitely wan to hear my Polks on it!)What's got 2 RCA plugs and 4 stripped and tinned ends? These guys!
Rating: [5 of 5 Stars!]