Hicon HI-J63MA05 Angled Jack

Flat Angled Jack Plug

  • Extremely flat 6.3 mm angle jack plug
  • For cable diameters 4.0 - 6.4 mm
  • Especially suitable for pedal boards
  • HI-J63MA05

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Installation No
Mono/Stereo Mono
Angled Yes

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Tight-spaced pedalboard plugs
EchoRec, 26.11.2018
I've got 20 plugs for making pedalboard patch cables. Have used them in conjunction with a Sommer Tricone MkII cable - this pair fits together pretty well.

+++ Pros:
I'm not very good at soldering, but these plugs were the easiest to deal with in my experience. Both tip and sleeve have individual plates for soldering - they haven't required any additional cleaning, so tin was applied pretty easily.

These pancakes fully reveal their "compact" potential being used in a single row of tightly-spaced pedals with side-mounted inputs. But with pedals, that have a close-placed inputs-outputs, the width of pancake most likely will lead to a problems.

--- Cons:
The quality of the ring part makes me doubt in its sturdiness - seems like it made out of ceramic or epoxy resin material, that tends to crumble when exposed. It has tiny pores in it, that don't adds a confidence in a reliability of the whole plug. On the other hand, it could provide more heat-resistance, comparing with a regular plastic rings - but I've never faced such a problem.

Furthermore, the overall quality of the plugs differs from each other - it concerns the straight of the sleeve and tip, particularly. One of the plugs has so much scewed tip, that I just can't insert it in the pedal's socket, another one had so tight motion, that I was afraid of brokening of a pedal's jack input. So I had to refuse the idea of using both of them. The rest of these plugs have similar problem, but in a minor degree, so it doesn't prevent from using them.

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All in all, I would recommend these plugs only for using in a tight-spaced pedalboards. But if you have the opportunity - look at something more sturdy and consistent.
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Some specs you need to know before buying...
DrKev, 07.02.2015
I bought to replace the larger right-angled jacks on my pedal board. These seem OK for the task. The pancake section is 34 mm long (shorter than most right angled jacks), and just 12 mm thick above the base of the jack shaft, which makes then just 2 or 3 mm thinner than the right angled jacks I was using before. It might not seem like much but it does count and does help on a crowded pedal board. However, there are problems...

1) The pancake section is 20 mm wide and therefore protrudes 10 mm from the centre line of the jack plug itself. That means that you cannot use two of these side-by-side unless both sockets you plug into are at least 20 mm apart. Alas, the stereo inputs on my TC Electronics pedals (reverb and delay) are 17 mm apart centre-to-centre so I can't use these jacks at those pedals in stereo.

2) The product description says it will accept 4 mm - 6.7 mm cables but my 5 mm cables did not grip and even an unsoldered 6mm cable pulled out with little difficulty. I used heat shrink to add a little extra thickness but even If these were not being used on a pedal board, I'd be unhappy with anything less than 6 mm cable.

Aside from that these seem otherwise good and are easy to solder (if your solder and wire prep skills are neat). Strip 10 mm of insulation, push back and twist the shield, strip 5mm insulation off the core wire, tin the wires, trim the sheild to 5mm and solder away. If you need heat shrink to add a little extra diameter, use 15 - 20 mm length.

Update: I had high frequency tone loss with a cable, got a negative capacitance reading (which is of course nonsense) with a cable and traced it to a partial short (150kΩ between tip and sleeve) from in one of these jacks. Having tested more of them I found the same issue. I have since replaced them all with a solderless jack set, which is not without its share of issues either but better quality overall.
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Space saver! Though the cable entry size didn't fit
manofstrat, 06.05.2020
I bought these jacks for my cabinet-amp connection as well as making patch cables for my pedal board.
I am pleased with how flat they are! It is really saving space, and enable me to put my pedals closer to each other. Also, worked well behind the amp and the speaker cabin. So they do the job.

On the other hand, the part that clamps the cable was disappointing. Even though I picked my cables according to the given cable diameters, the speaker cable (cordial cls 225) didn't fit without skinning some of the plastic to make it thinner. Moreover, the instrument cables (planet waves) I bought fit too lose. So I ended up adding extra rubber that I cut from the cable for the solder tips. Maybe I picked the wrong cables though I checked the size in advance. I can't really blame the jack for this.

Besides above, I found the insulation material very sensitive to heat between the solder points. As an electrical engineer, I ended up using some of my thermal resistant insulation tape. You will also need to fix the jack with something while soldering since it is angled, but indeed that is obvious.

Sound quality-wise, they didn't cause any additional noise or anything and I can say there is a little less hissing noise on the speakers after changing the cable and the jack. Though, it is hard to say if it is the cable, the jack or both.
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Excellent value, well-made plug ideal for pedal boards
MickeyLuv, 01.11.2014
This is based on the Switchcraft 228 'Pancake' plug but has the benefit of a solder tab for the ground connection - the Switchcraft requires the shell to be soldered. The insulation material exhibits a good degree of heat resistance and under magnification appears to be epoxy-glass laminate similar to PCB material. Heat resistance is an important point when soldering to maintain the integrity of the riveted construction. Many low-cost connectors ignore this point and this can be a cause of the assembly loosening later on in life.

Dimensionally there isn't much difference between the Hicon and Switchcraft, though the Hicon uses a slightly thinner material for the shell and the barrel isn't as well shaped where it's swaged over inside the shell. For pedalboad use this isn't an important point and neither the terminals nor barrel could be moved even under considerable pressure.

I was initially apprehensive over whether the black cover (powder coated steel) would make ground contact with the mating half when screwed together. Tests on a number of finally-assembled connectors shows that they do connect to ground which is important in reducing noise.

The only issue I had was for some reason the 'hot' terminal on every plug had a coating which made it difficult to solder until cleaned. The ground terminal was fine. This was the case for each one of 30 connectors I bought, though it wouldn't deter me from buying this product again.

Overall they're pretty well made and enable close-spacing of pedals in a tight setup. ?they look good, too.
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