In 1985, WBT designed the first one-piece machined connector with a progressive clamping device. Since then, the machining technique has been refined, with the eight lamellae of the outer contact being machined on high-precision machines using diamond drills.
The patented chuck clamping system has also benefited from this development and has become mechanically smoother thanks to the sleeve ring. The result: high clamping tension and therefore high contact pressure, all without damaging the lamellae. This patented design has the value of a symbol on the market. Today, WBT is synonymous with perfection in the field of audio connection and has a well established reputation.
In 2003, NextGen technology was introduced, pushing the conduction quality of WBT connectors even further. Today, this principle extends to the entire range. NextGen technology was developed by WBT as the ultimate solution to all connection problems. Thanks to the solutions implemented, the conductors used are absolutely pure.
The characteristic impedance of 75Ωsignifie that these connectors transmit not only superb analog signals but also outstanding audio, video and digital signals. The transmission bandwidth is 1GHz.
Eddy currents occur in metal components made from alternating currents. These currents can result in signal distortion. NextGen connectors are designed in such a way that eddy currents do not occur at all. The contact elements of the connectors are made of high-purity materials to ensure optimal signal transmission. The retaining mechanism functions like the chuck of a drill and holds the contact between the socket and the RCA firmly. The high retaining pressure ensures a flawless connection. The central contact element can be removed for easy cable soldering.