Show me your CABLES!! Please...

Discussion in 'The Cutting Edge' started by Delta77, Aug 6, 2017.

  1. datafone

    datafone Super Member

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    No need for a link.
    My inductors are not near the drivers, they are as far as they can be in a mini-monitor.

    I think you might have misunderstood me.
     
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  2. Tinkerbelle

    Tinkerbelle Everything in Moderation Staff Member Super Mod Subscriber

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    OK, calm it down here.

    This thread is about showing your cables (photos would be good unless you are close by and can show in person) and sharing your cable journey (telling what you have done).

    If you want a discussion on cable issues (what you want to resolve) or other cable-related technical concerns (what you might be interested in exploring or hashing out), please start a new thread.
     
  3. 4-2-7

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    Thank you that's really nice to say. I like yours too, and digging on the blue speakers and the SQ you posted in the video thread.
     
  4. Delta77

    Delta77 Active Member

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    Thanks, I believe I made some decent (safe) choices within my budget ($1500 ea. piece)
    I'm still very new and interested in learning about all ( new to me) types ..of interesting equipment..
    Speakers - O/B , Planars , Old School,
    Amps - Tubes , Digital, SS, DIY
    Cables - DIY , filters, Ends

    I'm planning on going to Burning Amp (S.F.) next month to gain some confidence in making my own..
    Never been before, not too far.
    I'm out of Fresno area..
     
  5. 4-2-7

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    Well maybe come on by when your in the area, I alway welcome AKers
     
  6. JRhoBurton

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    I think I got some of the same on clearance from Parts Express. High quality and sound nice, but very tight. I mangled the RCAs on a Phase Linear 1000. On some other components, they insert OK.
     
  7. JRhoBurton

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    I am using Neutrik Powercon connectors for a DIY amp project. They lock positively when inserted and this model is rated for 20 amps. I can't imagine going back to IEC plugs after trying this. It's very nice. Sound quality yet to be determined, but I don't expect any issues.
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    The male wall plug is heavy duty, but otherwise ordinary. The cable is 12g but has a reasonably small cross section. From Lowes.
     
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  8. the_nines

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    Wow!
     
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  9. the_nines

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    Just made these this week, picked up some speaker cable from my local audio store and made me some speaker cables, bananas on one end and pins on the other. They're going to see duty on my new (to me) Sansui AU-9500, feeding a pair of ProAc Studio 125's.

    Transparent 14 AWG:

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    Listening presently to the new setup and it sure sounds sweet! :music:



    ......
     
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  10. AlTinkster92

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    Just bought 2 sets of these from Parts Express, says AV cable since there is 3 wires but they should be fine for audio I hope....:)
     
  11. Out of sheer curiosity, what were you watching?
     
  12. David Draper

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    I wasn't sure, so I did some digging. The name Nick Searcy, as Stan, found me on IMDB, and as an educated guess, that would be "Castaway". I wanted to say "The Shawshank Redemption" (one of the finest examples of epic-movie-making-movies of all time...), but I thought accurate info was more important than a SWAG. :lurk::lurk:
     
  13. Tim64

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    I just finished putting these two pair together tonight. They use twin flat copper conductors and a floating shield, the arrows show which end the shield is attached to.
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  14. Archguy

    Archguy Life's 2 short 4 plastic speakers Subscriber

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    If I'd seen this thread I'd have never started my thread on the 'aesthetic virtues' of premium cables.
    http://audiokarma.org/forums/index.php?threads/cable-pr0n.788257/
    Don't mind if it's merged here anyway--I put it in the wrong forum frankly.
    However, this thread says show me your cables and those weren't mine.

    I don't know the science too well but can vouch for the $50 neighborhood being a real inflection point.
    Even if I didn't like the way so many nice cables look, when I first replaced a really cheap crappy old patch cord with a $50 interconnect I was stunned at the difference in sound quality.

    It's like so many other aspects: diminishing returns set in, at points each of us determines for himself, and I for one enjoy seeing (and sometimes hearing) just about everything people do above (or even below) my own inflection points.
     
  15. Wildcat

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    Very nice! What cable did you use? Or did you make up the cable yourself?

    I haven't yet made a move on my own DIY cables yet, but am leaning heavily towards Cardas litz-wire coax and KLEI copper RCA plugs. I'm still open to looking at other all-copper cabling solutions, but well beyond that bulk Belden stuff.
     
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  16. Tim64

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    I assembled them myself, I work for a company that makes audio cables and they let me use the discontinued stuff to make cables for my own use. The wire is custom made to there specifications. I have thought about making my own custom wire configuration, it's fun to experiment with different wire and I have found there to be subtle differences in some wire types.
     
  17. Wildcat

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    For an audiophile, that has to be one of the world's luckiest jobs. ;) Nice!
     
  18. olson_jr

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    How do you guys mark your cables?

    I had used masking tape but it seems to fade, lose its stickiness and fall off, which makes swapping components a bit of a hassle.

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  19. ScottFan355

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    I gotta get into the cable biz...
     
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  20. Wildcat

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    I wonder how those newer Dymo label makers would work. Folded over on themselves like a tab, I would think they should stick well enough.

    Or...simplify! And then, labels aren't needed. ;)

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