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Wow!!!
This almost look like a welding cable, personally I would Never use that since it would be not workable and the strands are too big.
Also, the jumpers look like 24awg, so what is the use of a main with 2awg?


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Wire resistance is a function of wire size AND length. The longer the run, the bigger the wire needed, and vice versa. Plus most of the power goes to the low frequencies, which is why the larger cable is on the bottom terminals.

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Just got a new Denon AVR-X4000 last month, and it inspired me to make up some new cables. I ended up making both speaker and power cables. For the speaker cables, I used Belden 12 AWG from Blue Jeans Cable, GLS banana plugs, KnuKonceptz cable pants, and Techflex from Furryletters on eBay. For the power cables I bought a 25 ft reel of Southwire 12/3 AWG from Lowes, red Techflex and mixture of Cooper heavy duty power plugs that I had on hand and power plugs ordered on eBay.The longer power cables enabled me to rearrange my entertainment center without having to add another surge suppressor.
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Just got a new Denon AVR-X4000 last month, and it inspired me to make up some new cables. I ended up making both speaker and power cables. For the speaker cables, I used Belden 12 AWG from Blue Jeans Cable, GLS banana plugs, KnuKonceptz cable pants, and Techflex from Furryletters on eBay. For the power cables I bought a 25 ft reel of Southwire 12/3 AWG from Lowes, red Techflex and mixture of Cooper heavy duty power plugs that I had on hand and power plugs ordered on eBay.The longer power cables enabled me to rearrange my entertainment center without having to add another surge suppressor.
Excellent job! I'm thiiiiissssss close to going nuts and making cables for all of my equipment.
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The Nak plugs with the regular banana ends fit much better IMO :


My last speaker wire project used these plugs and I can't stand them. The plug part is OK, but the housing simply refused to stay screwed tight. I'd prefer not to have to threadlok every single wire I make and will be looking at the GLS options for my next project. Also, the opening for the wire entrance is made for something like 4GA wire (an estimate, not certain), and anything else hangs loosely in the middle of them.
Lets see... 4 year old topic, probably already answered multiple times in the follow 120 pages, but what the heck!?

I keep those pesky housings in place with a drop or two of blue locktite.
Nice tight and secure, but will come apart if you need it to.
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Lets see... 4 year old topic, probably already answered multiple times in the follow 120 pages, but what the heck!?

I keep those pesky housings in place with a drop or two of blue locktite.
Nice tight and secure, but will come apart if you need it to.

Good recommendation
I use the red one since it was all I had available and this made the job permanent, so if I want to do any changes, I will need to get new banana plugs.


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Good recommendation
I use the red one since it was all I had available and this made the job permanent, so if I want to do any changes, I will need to get new banana plugs.


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I know the original poster said he didn't want to thread lock each one, but seriously, its a drop of loctite and you are screwing them together anyway, so I don't mind using it.

Red should work, its not like we are planning on taking them apart once they are together anyway, right?
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Not sure why you would need to use loctite on plugs? Ive never had a single issue with mine coming loose. Im assuming anything made in bulk will have its flaws.
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Just got a new Denon AVR-X4000 last month, and it inspired me to make up some new cables. I ended up making both speaker and power cables. For the speaker cables, I used Belden 12 AWG from Blue Jeans Cable, GLS banana plugs, KnuKonceptz cable pants, and Techflex from Furryletters on eBay. For the power cables I bought a 25 ft reel of Southwire 12/3 AWG from Lowes, red Techflex and mixture of Cooper heavy duty power plugs that I had on hand and power plugs ordered on eBay.The longer power cables enabled me to rearrange my entertainment center without having to add another surge suppressor.
You can get that logo off the side of the pants with just a little bit of nail polish remover and Qtip.
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Excellent job! I'm thiiiiissssss close to going nuts and making cables for all of my equipment.
I had fun making mine and I'm sure you too! It had been 4 years since I made my last set, about the same amount of time that this thread has been around. This thread is what got me started I the first place. I hope to reclaim my man cave in a few years and do it again!
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You can get that logo off the side of the pants with just a little bit of nail polish remover and Qtip.
Thanks for the suggestion.
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