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post #3571 of 3574 Old 07-26-2014, 09:23 PM
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Finished Product. 15 foot Left and Right cable.

I found that the cables lie flatter if you trim off 1 1/4 inches from the lower 2 inputs. My subsequent cables look better and lay more natural.
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Very nice, have to make something similar for a subwoofer connection.

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New computer system speaker cables:

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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Anyone used this Auvio wire from Radioshack? From what I have read it has excellent build quality and is more substantial than Monoprice wire.

Thinking of picking up some of this and making some DIY cables for my front speakers. Just need to figure out what size techflex and pants to get. Also, do I need to have a heat gun for the heatshrink material or is there another option?

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The Monoprice wire has a PVC jacket that is round and makes good looking round tech flex covered wire. The pictured wire doesn't. Just a FYI.
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