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

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

    -Dave
     
  3. dBel

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

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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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