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Protect unused ports, terminals, inputs and outputs

Kannan

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Often I have seen equipments in overall good condition but with most of the inputs and outputs tarnished.
The primary reason for this is because most of the time we use just one input and output, be it DAC, preamp, integrated amp or power amps.

I have seen so many precious DACs with dirt filled optical inputs, faded and sometimes even rusted coax and xlr inputs.
Similar is the fate of unused RCA ports, USB ports and speaker terminals.

Cheap closed plastic caps are available to cover unused RCA ports, dummy protection caps for optical, XLR, coax and USB connections.
I would even recommend covering the plugs if the product is kept unused.

It will go a long way in keeping the product in tip top condition and will also enhance the resale value.

Cheers
Kannan
 
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rikhav

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Use those plastic caps with my dac
It came with the dac. Any pointers where to buy them?
 

reachkalyan.kr

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I recently acquired couple of these things.
I would suggest those are must buy accessories who maintain their gadgets more than jewels.iam one of em:cool:

Rs. 257.67 13%OFF | 100pcs Protect Caps Hifi RCA Lotus Audio AV Signal Socket Anti-dust Protective Cap Hat anti-oxidation Rubber Cover Sets Jacket
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Rs. 184.90 | HDMI protective cover Rubber Covers Dust Cap for HDMI connector 10pcs/lot
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Rs. 26.74 26%OFF | 13Pcs/set Anti Dust Plug For laptop Silicone Cover Stopper Laptop dust plug laptop dustproof usb dust plug Computer Accessories
https://s.click.aliexpress.com/e/EINvPtI
 

sunder

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If the user using the music systems near by the sea shore, or in the surroundings near by the sea, definitely the input terminals, cabinet screws and even metal cabinets will be corroded if don't take care. Even high end gold plated brass parts also will become very dull.
 

Kannan

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You can also easily DIY using a plastic tube that you can find in hardware stores by cutting the needed lengths and heat sealing one end
 

rpmahale

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Any one is willing to share RCA and HDMI protection cap. I may need just 25 units of RCA and 5 units of HDMI protective caps.
 
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