Why so few devices with BNC's??

It's an ongoing amazement to me how many manufacturers use RCA's for 75 ohm digital connections.   Is this really to just save a couple bucks?  Lower end McIntosh stuff has RCA's as does most Japanese gear regardless of price.  It's not like BNC's are really so exotic, and 75 ohm cables are readily available.  In fact, the general lack of inputs is an annoyance.  Not everybody wants to use USB or Toslink.  Rant over. 😠  Thanks for reading.

[Please, this is NOT a thread to list all the exceptions.]


For Muse electronics, designed by Dennis Halverson, all digital and video connectors were BNC.

BNC is an acronym for British Nut Connector.  It is most often encountered in measurement equipment and some older hi-fi gear from the likes of Dayton-Wright in Canada.  With the well entrenched RCA Connector it is difficult to usurp.

It is dependable connector that has the advantage of making the ground prior to the positive connection.

"BNC is an acronym for British Nut Connector"


Incorrect.  The acronym is for Bayonet Neill–Concelman.  

My Naim amps had BNC and DIN connectors.

A real pain in the arse they were too.



Some of the absolutely best sounding audio components are utilizing RCA connection.


Agreed, but only 100%.