Please any idea how to plug in Tara Labs RCA connectors very close together? Thanks

My amp has Left and Right RCA connections that are very close together. The Tara Labs RCA interconnects have fat, screw-in end barrels that push each other off a straight line into the RCA connections.  Are slimmer plastic barrels available, or is the answer take one barrel off and use electrical tape on it, or something else...?  Thank you.


i owned top level Tara Labs interconnects, both RCA and XLR, and due to their very thick air dialectic which makes them so large, Tara Labs provide short thin extenders for the last 4-5 inches so they can be used in tight preamp/source plug in spots. these cables retail north of $30k so they have all the bells and whistles. they do sound amazing.

scroll through the pictures on this link and you will see the extenders.

contact Tara Labs for how to acquire these. not sure they can be purchased separately. maybe contact whoever sold you the cables, maybe they still have them sitting around.

if it's just the plug barrel size, those sort of tight plug layouts are not typically found on higher end gear. more on receivers and HT processors. and you will likely need some sort of DIY solution to make them work. my above comments would not be relevant.

On really old vintage gear, close spacing is not uncommon...quality cables then were made by Switchcraft and speaker wire was 16 ga. zip.  Think classic pieces like Mac MC 240s or Dyna Stereo 70, with barrier terminals and the like.  Solutions abound, including short jumpers to right angle adapters shown above, and these for speaker wires.

Picture 1 of 6

Thank you to all for your kind advice.  As mentioned above, Tara Labs also recommended (their own) one or two right angle, gold plated RCA connectors.  They are $10/each plus shipping so two are ordered and on their way.  Thank you again all.