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TA3 (or 5) F right angle connectors that don't suck?

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Can anyone suggest an off-the-shelf right angle (adjustable) TA3F field-serviceable connector that doesn't require an endoscope and a mechanical engineering degree to deploy?  Have tried two versions from Usual Suspects, very expensive per each, hated them, to big too fragile too fussy.  This is for a bespoke setup so I need to solder them myself (re a Kortwich commission).  Is the only solution to hack up straight connectors and epoxy them up?  I'd like something that I could change the cable-exit angle on in the future, as well as repair if they get damaged. thx

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I can only think of those by Remote Audio. Surely you've tried them when you say "usual suspects"? They certainly seem to meet all of your requirements

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you might be able to buy the right-angle caps direct from efksound in spain when he gets back from holidays in September - I'm keeping an eye on his FB page as I want some too

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13 hours ago, Philip Perkins said:

Bummer dude.

The connectors in the pictures are standard REAN TA's with out the rubber boot. The caps with our "PSS" on them were custom made for us by EFK sound.

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You really don't want the RA TA assemblys from Lectro called the "RATPACK." The set screws that hold the connector in place are always coming loose.

Here's the RATPACK from Lectro. $48 each.

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I find that the set screws really can't hold the insert firmly in place. Tightening the set screws down to lock the insert in place is almost impossible considering the extra small Allen wrench that is supplied and forget any field adjustment that might be required.

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I bought some (expensive).  I don't like them at all, I'm not smart or dexterous enough to successfully work them myself, kind of big, like the ones Lectro sells.  Redding has some new ones incoming that look better.

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Not RA body BNC. It may be a machine tool or a similar device. Use for connecting tubing. 10 mm in diameter (M10), very cheap, I bought in China, only need about $0.3.Ta3 or TA5 can be installed directly. But there is a problem, there are little, may need to drill, the inside of the hole enlargement point.

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On September 6, 2016 at 3:33 PM, joy said:

Not RA body BNC. It may be a machine tool or a similar device. Use for connecting tubing. 10 mm in diameter (M10), very cheap, I bought in China, only need about $0.3.Ta3 or TA5 can be installed directly. But there is a problem, there are little, may need to drill, the inside of the hole enlargement point.

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I like this idea! 

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On 9/6/2016 at 3:33 PM, joy said:

Not RA body BNC. It may be a machine tool or a similar device. Use for connecting tubing. 10 mm in diameter (M10), very cheap, I bought in China, only need about $0.3.Ta3 or TA5 can be installed directly. But there is a problem, there are little, may need to drill, the inside of the hole enlargement point.

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Where did you order these from? they look great

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1 hour ago, Jack Norflus said:

I saw these the other day and they don't suck.

http://www.cabletechniques.com/lopro-xlr-mini-xlr

they look very similar (the same?) as the ambient ones mentioned earlier on. no experience with them though, I still think that Kortwich makes the slickest right angle TA3 and XLR connectors (they are pre soldered though)

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