All waves, whether sound, electrical or of another kind, react the same way.
As an example, take the situation of someone hitting the surface of the water in a bath tub.
The wave remains unchanged as long as it does not hit an obstacle. When it reaches the edge of the tub, some of the wave is absorbed, some of it will bounce back. The behaviour of the wave varies because the material in which it is travelling has changed.
The same thing happens with electrical waves in a wire when they hit the plug. You do not want a wall-up.
Eichmann Bullet Plugs work in a straight line with the wire. The ground in the plug is a pin instead of a massive ring. It is made of copper or silver like the wire to which it is attached. Brass, which is only 28% conductive, is not used.
Mechanically, electrically and chemically, Eichmann plugs are the prolongation of your wire. One step closer to « direct wiring ».
If you were to hard-wire your CD to your amp or pre-amp, which would be the best case scenario, you would do it with a p.c. board (by a single point) or a small terminal at both ends.
Given that fact, why would you want to use a big plug with a huge mass made out of a low conductivity material (like brass)?
When our business included a repair and restoration shop, we performed many months of tests on a large variety of equipment and we found that Eichmann products were mechanically and electronically compatible with most of the gear out there.
During testing, we combined high end interconnect cables and speaker cables to a selection of RCA plugs (Eichmann RCA Bullet Plugs in copper and silver as well other brands) and banana-type plugs (Eichmann Bayonet speaker plugs as well as other brands). The other brand-name plugs tested ranged in price from $1.50 to $75.00.
The results were always the same. Eichmann products, connected to any of the cables, always gave superior performances.