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  person wanted longer legs   for greater reach..  and get to work in the colour code on the

basic spades as well..  spades are crimp on...   just inexpensive cables..  low cost and working great...

 

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much easier and better looking ways to do it if you are interested. Not being rude, just trying to help.
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much easier and better looking ways to do it if you are interested. Not being rude, just trying to help.

Yes, please post.

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much easier and better looking ways to do it if you are interested. Not being rude, just trying to help.

 

    how rude!!!   lol  bro post your methods away..

 

      I like lots of pictures..  let the pictures do the yacking eh..

 

       please include cost...

 

 

      cheeers

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    how rude!!!   lol  bro post your methods away..

      I like lots of pictures..  let the pictures do the yacking eh..

       please include cost...


      cheeers

sorry I mentioned it. Like I said wasn't meant to be rude. I guess some people don't take kindly to criticism.

good luck.
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  person wanted longer legs   for greater reach..  and get to work in the colour code on the
basic spades as well..  spades are crimp on...   just inexpensive cables..  low cost and working great...

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what person?
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sorry I mentioned it. Like I said wasn't meant to be rude. I guess some people don't take kindly to criticism.

good luck.

 

 

   man I was joking around  post your stuff   nezff...

 

  cheers

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what person?

 

  the person that I built them for...

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nice cables..   what is the blue covering?   what kind and size pants you using?

  what is the 3/4 inch cable?   do you have links to where you buy..

 im also up in Canada..

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I get the cables from an electrical supplier here in Windsor. The blue is tech flex ordered off ebay.
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Is there anyone here who use the Sewell Harpoon Locking Banana Plugs?? How is it compare to the GLS Locking Series?? Is it worth the price difference??

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Is there anyone here who use the Sewell Harpoon Locking Banana Plugs?? How is it compare to the GLS Locking Series?? Is it worth the price difference??


ive used the sewell locking harpoon bananas..  never tried the gls so I cant say..   

 

  save your money!!

 

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I get the cables from an electrical supplier here in Windsor. The blue is tech flex ordered off ebay.

Were you the one that said you make most of your cables now with 10/4 SJOOW cable?
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I'm getting a lot of requests to see my new 3/4" cables...so here's some pictures for you guys.


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beauty nymax cover 12 awg quad cable bi wired.. 350 thread count    awesome

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mono price close screw banana plugs .. 3/8inch carbon tech flexs,  parts express pants 10mm,  3 to 1 adhesive heat shrink 1/2 inch..

mono price 12 awg in wall rated cable 65 strand per conductor..

 

nice simple cables..  good sound..

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somebody likes me up there.. 

 

just made another simple set up...

 

 

mono price in wall 12awg 2c    3/8 rattle snake skin .. real show stopper..

mono bananas,  parts express pants ,,  3 to 1 heat shrink with adhesive.. 

 

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new build tonight   ..  sewell harpoons,   black techflexs 1/2 inch ..  25 ft bi wire 12awg 

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New computer system speaker cables:

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Parts: Esoteric Audio "Isopath" jacketed wire (14AWG solid core twisted pair in Teflon with PVC outer jacket - really annoying to work with for long runs, but fine here...too bad I have like 200' of the stuff), carbon Techflex, heat shrink (I find "cable pants" annoying), Audioquest bananas* on amp end, Neutrik Speakon NL4FC (original model) on speaker end.

*Unfortunately, the binding posts on my Pro-Ject Amp Box SE are not designed for spades, and I'm not willing to modify the amp to use a proper Speakon connector. So I was stuck with either bananas or bare solid core wire that could break if flexed too much. So I went with bananas. I picked these particular parts because I had them on hand and they meet my minimum requirements for use with this wire (double set screw, insulated barrel). Otherwise there's nothing special about them. Since my speakers are bespoke obviously they have proper Neutrik Speakon jacks, bypassing that kludge we call "binding posts." Speakons are massively superior in every relevant and material way. More people should use them.
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This is my first post on here.  I really loved this thread and it inspired me to make my own cables.  Here is what I came up with.

3/8" Black TechFlex over 3/8" Platinum Grey TechFlex to give it some girth.  12 gauge Mono Price in wall 2 conductor wire, Parts Express pants, GLS Audio Black Chrome banana plugs.  I added 1/8" black and red TechFlex over each conductor to give it a little style.

 

 

 

 

3/8" Carbon TechFlex over 3/8" Platinum Grey TechFlex to give it some girth.  12 gauge Mono Price in wall 2 conductor wire, Parts Express pants, GLS Audio Black Chrome banana plugs.  I added 1/8" black and red TechFlex over each conductor to give it a little style.

 

 

 

 

 

3/8" Copper Nylon TechFlex with 12 gauge Mono Price in wall 2 conductor wire, Parts Express pants, Sewell Pro Maestro banana plugs.  I added 1/8" black and red TechFlex over each conductor to give it a little style.

 

 

 

 

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This is my first post on here.  I really loved this thread and it inspired me to make my own cables.  Here is what I came up with.
3/8" Black TechFlex over 3/8" Platinum Grey TechFlex to give it some girth.  12 gauge Mono Price in wall 2 conductor wire, Parts Express pants, GLS Audio Black Chrome banana plugs.  I added 1/8" black and red TechFlex over each conductor to give it a little style.

Nice looking cables... good fit and finish, and great photos!

I still think omitting the pants would be an improvement.

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Nice looking cables... good fit and finish, and great photos!

I still think omitting the pants would be an improvement.

Glenn

Definitely the heatshrink on the pants. Color the ends to blend
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This is my first post on here.  I really loved this thread and it inspired me to make my own cables.  Here is what I came up with.
3/8" Black TechFlex over 3/8" Platinum Grey TechFlex to give it some girth.  12 gauge Mono Price in wall 2 conductor wire, Parts Express pants, GLS Audio Black Chrome banana plugs.  I added 1/8" black and red TechFlex over each conductor to give it a little style.








3/8" Carbon TechFlex over 3/8" Platinum Grey TechFlex to give it some girth.  12 gauge Mono Price in wall 2 conductor wire, Parts Express pants, GLS Audio Black Chrome banana plugs.  I added 1/8" black and red TechFlex over each conductor to give it a little style.









3/8" Copper Nylon TechFlex with 12 gauge Mono Price in wall 2 conductor wire, Parts Express pants, Sewell Pro Maestro banana plugs.  I added 1/8" black and red TechFlex over each conductor to give it a little style.












Love the look!
And very well made!

A little shorter from the sleeve is the way I would have made-it my self, but it is your cables and you do-it for what you like.
That's all it matter!!!

Thanks for posting and the wonderfull pictures.

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This is my first post on here.  I really loved this thread and it inspired me to make my own cables.  Here is what I came up with.
3/8" Black TechFlex over 3/8" Platinum Grey TechFlex to give it some girth.  12 gauge Mono Price in wall 2 conductor wire, Parts Express pants, GLS Audio Black Chrome banana plugs.  I added 1/8" black and red TechFlex over each conductor to give it a little style.

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3/8" Carbon TechFlex over 3/8" Platinum Grey TechFlex to give it some girth.  12 gauge Mono Price in wall 2 conductor wire, Parts Express pants, GLS Audio Black Chrome banana plugs.  I added 1/8" black and red TechFlex over each conductor to give it a little style.

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3/8" Copper Nylon TechFlex with 12 gauge Mono Price in wall 2 conductor wire, Parts Express pants, Sewell Pro Maestro banana plugs.  I added 1/8" black and red TechFlex over each conductor to give it a little style.
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That is an impressive job you did with these speaker wires. But, to be honest, I'm more impressed on the quality of the pics you posted..................fantastic!!!

Congrats on the wires, the camera you have and with your skills taking those pics.

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Thanks everyone!!  I agree about having shorter positive and negative leads.  That is the way I will go on the next ones I make.

 

Thank you for the compliments on the photos.  I'm a photographer by trade, so it's kinda my job, haha..

 

I'm kinda leaning towards the copper look myself.  I may even go with copper on the leads as well.  Makes it look like one giant power line..

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3/8 carbon,  3-1 heat shrink with adhesive, 10 mm pants,  mono bananas ,  12awg 2c cable in wall rated..  simple sweet sounds....

these babies are going on a 2800 mile trip Monday.. 

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I call these the Mulders. There are a total of six 14 gauge silver plated, Teflon coated copper wires. Each terminal sees approx. 9 AWG worth of wire.

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These are the Skinners. There are four 12 gauge silver plated, Teflon coated copper wires. Each terminal sees approx. 9 AWG worth of wire.

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No name for these. There are four 10' strands of 16x2 in wall speaker cables twisted together. Each terminal sees approx 10 AWG worth of wire.

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These are shotgun Canare 4S11 cables. Each terminal sees approx. 8 AWG worth of wire.

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