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    Which faceplate is best for my needs?

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      Which faceplate is best for my needs?

      Hi

      Ok going to purchase one and it's come down to three choices and the money isnt an issue here.

      1. NTE-2005 Economy Master Faceplate

      2 BTNTE5ADSLfaceplate

      3 BTNTE5ADSLfaceplate 6 way

      But first need to explain my setup and ask which is best in terms of quality and also likely to give me best stability and speed increase.

      At the moment my faceplate has lots of wires coming out of it going to prob 4 seperatedly hardwired extension sockets in my house.

      I wish to use the main socket that has the test socket to plug my modem into as want to obviously fit the filtered faceplate to this. So which is best and also has the ability for me to ring the extra extensions off as i see at the back some only have three places to put wires and some six i think.

      Please help


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      Re: Which faceplate is best for my needs?

      The one I use is the XTE 2005 filtered faceplate and I have quite a few extensions in the house and everything works fine, This is the one I would recommend to anyone.

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      Re: Which faceplate is best for my needs?

      ok thanks my exisiting faceplate has 6 blocks with wires in all 6 blocks is this compatiable and easy to change like for like?

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      Re: Which faceplate is best for my needs?

      You actually only need the wires which are connected to the No2 and 5 terminals. Connect these to the new plate, tuck the rest out of the way and the job is done. The wire to no 3 is the bell wire and not required, although you can connect it on the filtered faceplate as it is bell filtered. The others are just tucked into terminals to keep the job tidy. Some old engineers did this just to give the job a nice clean look.

      I also have the ADSL plate linked by Andy and find it does the job just fine.

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      Re: Which faceplate is best for my needs?

      When using a filter faceplate its a good idea to connect the ring wire (the orange/white that connects to "3"). At present the OP will be using micro filters so some of his phones may require the ring line but he would not know it untill he removes the micro filters and his phone/s will not ring because he has not connected the ring line.

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      Re: Which faceplate is best for my needs?

      Good point Brian! I doubt if many phones in use these days would need it, but I suppose some are still using the old steam powered units which would not ring.

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      Re: Which faceplate is best for my needs?

      No not many, my faceplate filter has no ring line connected, but you never know, a lot of quite modern phones need it.

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      Re: Which faceplate is best for my needs?

      I think the Pressac NTE-2005 is aesthetically more pleasing than the XTE as well as feeling a lot more substantial, quality wise.

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      Re: Which faceplate is best for my needs?

      I think you may be refering to the NTE-2005 Economy model, Neil. The XTE2005 linked above is good to look at and just as well made as the Pressac. As for it being aesthetically pleasing, well I would not want to put either one on my mantelpiece.

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      Re: Which faceplate is best for my needs?

      I am referring to the so-called "economy" NTE-2005 an tbh I don't know why ADSL Nation refer to it as such as its the XTE2005 that looks and feels more of a budget model than the pressac NTE. Also the NTE is cheaper and performs equally as well as the forum reviews have shown.

     

     
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