My DIY spiffy looking speaker cable guide..

Discussion in 'DIY' started by gotchaforce, Dec 27, 2006.

  1. dBel

    dBel New Member

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    An idea for anyone who happens to use headphones driven by power amps

    I made these cables for a friend who uses planar magnetic headphones and wanted the option to simplify the cables between the amp / speakers and headphones.

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    The idea is that the Spades connect to the amp and then the XLR connect to the cable going to either speakers ( as shown ) or Dual XLR terminated headphone cables.

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  2. IPADave

    IPADave Which one's Pink? Subscriber

    Nice solution, they look well constructed.. What type of wire did you use?

    -Dave
     
  3. dBel

    dBel New Member

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    It was a bulk OFC cable I picked up a long time ago. Is a multistrand 2 core wrapped in a flexible sheath with 2 cores of Fibre twisted with the cables. Decent construction and the sound great. No idea on brand, looks high end oem stuff.

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  4. IPADave

    IPADave Which one's Pink? Subscriber

    Again, nice job. I'm sure your friend will enjoy them. :beerchug:

    -Dave
     
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  5. Oneoff

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    Hi everyone!
    So I got this nice quality flexible copper wire (and quite a lot of it...around 300ft ) it says 22awg and it has 4 stranded copper leads with 4 colors PP sleeves, it also has a nice foil insulation around and another non copper bare wire. I wonder if I should make my own ‘braided’ speaker wire and if you have any experience with this type?
    Is this ok for speakers anyway?
    How much wires should I combine? How much would be ‘too much’?
    Should I leave the foil?
    Thanks
     

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  6. JayBlok

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    I was going to make a new thread but i figured i ask here,hopefully the OP doesn't mind.Great cables,BTW :thumbsup:
    I would like to make a couple of Female XLR to 1/4" TRS cables for a power amp to mixer connection .
    My question is,do i have to absolutely use "Low noise cable"?
    I provided a picture of the cable from a DIY xlr to 1/4" trs cable from youtube .
    The reason I ask is because i have 2 spools of lamp cord (250 ft each spool) in my garage that my buddy gave me when i helped him clean out a house he bought.
    Can I use lamp cord cable instead of the low noise cable?
    This is not an emergency ,i can easily order a couple of these online for under $10 bucks ,it's just that putting something together and putting it to use is Cool :)
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  7. IPADave

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    I would not use lamp cord. I would use wire specifically designed for the application.

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