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Hdmi? "lust for evil". ;-)

Evil Cables-because Evil does not sleep...

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Here's a couple of ones for fun

Evil Cables - Frighteningly good!

Evil Cables - Choice of the underworld

Evil Cables - Buy them or DIE!

Evil Cables - Hells dirty little secret!

Evil Cables - I like Boobs! (that's my favorite lol)

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Here's a couple of ones for fun

Evil Cables - Frighteningly good!

Evil Cables - Choice of the underworld

Evil Cables - Buy them or DIE!

Evil Cables - Hells dirty little secret!

Evil Cables - I like Boobs! (that's my favorite lol)


Evil Cables - I like Boobs!


This one is inappropriate, sexist, and absolutely awesome.

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Lol!!

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Evil Cables - I like Boobs!

This one is inappropriate, sexist, and absolutely awesome.

Second.
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[snip]... But what would you call HDMI cables then? ...[snip]

Someone else's product line.

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Someone else's product line.

Even better. Maybe I'll do some power cables next!!!

Evil Cable....illuminate the darkness with power!!!
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Even better. Maybe I'll do some power cables next!!!

Evil Cable....illuminate the darkness with power!!!

"experience the power of evil"

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"experience the power of evil"

"Experience the Pure power of Evil"

Bi-amp cables: "The Pure power of Evil squared"
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"Experience the Pure power of Evil"

Bi-amp cables: "The Pure power of Evil squared"
Excellent both.

"Surrender to the Power of Pure Evil"?
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Excellent both.

"Surrender to the Power of Pure Evil"?
I like "Hear The Darkness." On another note, if I ever post a picture of custom cables I made using this Techflex someone please punch me in the face.

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I like "Hear The Darkness." On another note, if I ever post a picture of custom cables I made using this Techflex someone please punch me in the face.

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Hey now, don't discriminate against children who want colorful cables for their iPod radio systems. ;-)
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Hey now, don't discriminate against children who want colorful cables for their iPod radio systems. ;-)
custom speaker cables for kids--now there's a market that hasn't been tapped (Pure Evil take note).

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I like "Hear The Darkness."

Me, too. My "Surrender to the Power of Darkness" was appropriate only for power cables.

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On another note, if I ever post a picture of custom cables I made using this Techflex someone please punch me in the face.

You don't get to choose the punishment. I was thinking of wrapping you up in them and dumping you in front of an elementary school ... all in good fun, of course.
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You don't get to choose the punishment. I was thinking of wrapping you up in them and dumping you in front of an elementary school ... all in good fun, of course.[/quote]

sounds kinky, but I'm not allowed withing 500 feet of an elementary school.

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Here are a couple of pics of the ones I made. The bigger ones are Canare S411, the smaller are knukonceptz, pants and their 12 gauge in wall. The smaller ones with the monoprice bananas are just regular monoprice 12 gauge you get on the roll.
The mono bananas will be changed shortly when my GLS ones get here.

The Nak bananas are from a friend at work, I bought 30 off of him today (he had 100) for $20. Whcih is great since my Nak plugs I ordered never showed up and I got a refund from Nakplug.com.

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close up of the Nak plugs on the Canare S411


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the other side of the Canare S411 ones, with vampire bananas, with overlaped shrink tube and soldered with WBT silver solder.


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Regular old monoprice 12 gauge, these are 20 feet long each. I made 2 for my back surrounds.



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I should also note that these Nak style bananas seem to be very good quality. I like the fact they have 2 screws to tighten top and bottom. Also the connection part, is flexible and works very well. Stays tight in the terminal but will pull out without too much stress to the terminal. Can't wait to get my GLS ones and compare them to the Naks.

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I should also note that these Nak style bananas seem to be very good quality. I like the fact they have 2 screws to tighten top and bottom. Also the connection part, is flexible and works very well. Stays tight in the terminal but will pull out without too much stress to the terminal. Can't wait to get my GLS ones and compare them to the Naks.

Solid-nice work. Is that black and red Techflex from Furry Letters? I just placed on order on black/red yesterday. Since I haven't used the Nak plugs I can't compare them to the GLS bananas. I like the GLS ones but they're only one screw and not two. The black chrome ones will also show scratches and scuffs so be careful.

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Solid-nice work. Is that black and red Techflex from Furry Letters? I just placed on order on black/red yesterday. Since I haven't used the Nak plugs I can't compare them to the GLS bananas. I like the GLS ones but they're only one screw and not two. The black chrome ones will also show scratches and scuffs so be careful.

Ya it's from furryletters. It's very sharp looking too! I also bought a bunch of shrink tube from furry also, I'm pretty sure it's 2 to 1 shrink, no glue on the inside but it works good and it's cheap. I have a couple sets of black vampire bananas that were ($12.50 for 2) and the quality is not as good as the Nak ones. Pretty sad IMO. I bought those 5 years ago or so so meh. lol
But they scratched fairly easy too, so I'd assume the GLS ones will be the same.
I'm not loving the color of the Nak ones though, if they had black, that would be sweet.

I did have to take a pair of pliers and squish a couple of the nak bananas to fit into my wall plates though (just a very small amount). Not really a big deal as it took 2 seconds to do but I actually like that because the fit is very snug. It was the monoprice wall plates, just an FWI.

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Ya it's from furryletters. It's very sharp looking too! I also bought a bunch of shrink tube from furry also, I'm pretty sure it's 2 to 1 shrink, no glue on the inside but it works good and it's cheap. I have a couple sets of black vampire bananas that were ($12.50 for 2) and the quality is not as good as the Nak ones. Pretty sad IMO. I bought those 5 years ago or so so meh. lol
But they scratched fairly easy too, so I'd assume the GLS ones will be the same.
I'm not loving the color of the Nak ones though, if they had black, that would be sweet.

I did have to take a pair of pliers and squish a couple of the nak bananas to fit into my wall plates though (just a very small amount). Not really a big deal as it took 2 seconds to do but I actually like that because the fit is very snug. It was the monoprice wall plates, just an FWI.

Interesting about the MP wall plates. I was about to convert the speakerwire coming from a cheap scoop to a MP wall plate until I went a different direction (disconnecting my in-walls and putting floorstanders in front of them). Probably not the smartest thing I've ever done, but I've definitely done dumber things. The difference in sound quality is astounding but I still have in-walls for rears. I'd switch them out in a heartbeat but I've got wiring issues/decisions. Live and learn...

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They will fit in the wall plate without using pliers but it was a pretty good push to get it in there. I figured the plate could break if you push it to hard since it's just plastic. They fit into my denon 3311, all my JTR stuff, all my MA stuff and the onkyo 607 upstairs without any issues. The MP plates must be a tiny bit smaller than the average.

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Damn!!! Still no nakamichi plugs!!!
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Speaking of plugs... one crappy plug broke when I was pulling it out of my Dynaudio C1... the "shaft" got stuck inside the speaker terminal. Was some task to get it out. Bah! Should've known those particular type of plugs would cause trouble.
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Damn!!! Still no nakamichi plugs!!!

Did you guys who are waiting for the Nakamichi plugs order them from overseas? I saw a USA seller on eBay selling some cool ones-take a look at the links.

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Those are good prices too and yes I ordered from over seas.

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With the assistance of the posters here and my new Dark Lord and
Pure-Evil Master, I've made some progress. This is my first time
assembling a cable and, while it's ultimately simple, I'm not mechanically
inclined. So, I thought I'd post of a few of my findings for others starting
out partly because nobody else seems to be using zip-cord.

I bought these.

14AWG Enhanced Loud [sic] Oxygen-Free Copper Speaker Wire Cable [a/k/a zip-cord]

http://www.monoprice.com/products/pr...seq=1&format=2

Techflex 1/4" Expandable Sleeving Carbon

http://www.parts-express.com/pe/show...number=082-320

Cable Pants 9mm 2-Conductor Black 10 Pcs.

http://www.parts-express.com/pe/show...number=082-778

This is what I learned.

MonoPrice's 14AWG zip-cord is spec'd at 8mm x 4mm and Parts Express'
8mm cable pants are spec'd at 4mm ID; I can't get the individual
conductors even 1/4" into the legs. With their 9mm pants, it's a tight fit
but workable.

I allowed the cable to twist while "walking" the TechFlex over it. The
TechFlex adheres (mechanically) to the cable's insulation preventing the
cable from lying flat. This was only aesthetic. On a cable with a
more-circular cross-section, it might not be noticeable.

The two wires in the zip-cord are clearly visible through the 1/4" Carbon
TechFlex. If I hold the cable up to a light, I can even see through the
center portion of the cable's clear insulation. I wanted the sheathing to
be opaque. However, it's way more than good enough for a single cable
(especially my first) and maybe I'll grow to like it.

Finally, I've always received good service from MonoPrice. This week I
placed my first direct order through Parts Express; I'd order from them
again.
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With the assistance of the posters here and my new Dark Lord and
Pure-Evil Master, I've made some progress. This is my first time
assembling a cable and, while it's ultimately simple, I'm not mechanically
inclined. So, I thought I'd post of a few of my findings for others starting
out partly because nobody else seems to be using zip-cord.

I bought these.

14AWG Enhanced Loud [sic] Oxygen-Free Copper Speaker Wire Cable [a/k/a zip-cord]

http://www.monoprice.com/products/pr...seq=1&format=2

Techflex 1/4" Expandable Sleeving Carbon

http://www.parts-express.com/pe/show...number=082-320

Cable Pants 9mm 2-Conductor Black 10 Pcs.

http://www.parts-express.com/pe/show...number=082-778

This is what I learned.

MonoPrice's 14AWG zip-cord is spec'd at 8mm x 4mm and Parts Express'
8mm cable pants are spec'd at 4mm ID; I can't get the individual
conductors even 1/4" into the legs. With their 9mm pants, it's a tight fit
but workable.

I allowed the cable to twist while "walking" the TechFlex over it. The
TechFlex adheres (mechanically) to the cable's insulation preventing the
cable from lying flat. This was only aesthetic. On a cable with a
more-circular cross-section, it might not be noticeable.

The two wires in the zip-cord are clearly visible through the 1/4" Carbon
TechFlex. If I hold the cable up to a light, I can even see through the
center portion of the cable's clear insulation. I wanted the sheathing to
be opaque. However, it's way more than good enough for a single cable
(especially my first) and maybe I'll grow to like it.

Finally, I've always received good service from MonoPrice. This week I
placed my first direct order through Parts Express; I'd order from them
again.

Please post your pics. Don't be embarrassed to post photos-the 1st cables I made were before I ever saw this thread and they were a debacle. That's the best thing about this thread-people are here to help. I never knew cable pants existed until PE started this thing.

I've posted "I love Monoprice but I don't like their banana plugs" a few times. Let me add to that--I think their speakerwire is great, but their measurements are off. If you look closely you'll see that their some of their 14/4 speakerwire is listed as 10mm but their 12/4 is 9mm. Figure that one out. You'll also notice that some of the diameters of of their 100' lengths differ from the diameter of the same cable @ 250'. I've confirmed this with them and asked them to correct their website, but we'll see if that actually happens.

Yes I'm being anal, but I also have 12AWG MP wire that works fine for my HT setup but won't fit down the column of my speaker stands in my music room, and I'm trying to get precise measurements so my upcoming orders from Parts Express and Furry Letters work well. I've also got den and garage setups I'd like to dress up. Sorry for the rant but I've got $70 worth of supplies on the way and a case of cold beer and I'm ready to get down to business!

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Can someone recommend some inexpensive (preferably) terminators for
my baby cable? I'm asking because I have two concerns.

First, my speaker terminals are arranged vertically rather than
horizontally. Second, I want the terminator to be attached securely to the
cable to reduce the possibility the techs at work will damage it. The last
time they assisted me, they physically(!) broke my personal, $150
Monster DVI-D cable. Fortunately, I only paid $14 for it.

Originally, I purchased a set of Monster spade terminals, QuickConnect2
IIRC. They're heavy enough that I'm hesitant to try to tighten the
terminals enough to keep them from twisting or falling out and shorting.
They twist because of the terminals' vertical orientation

Then, I purchased three different sets of banana plugs. The speaker
terminals won't accept banana plugs unless they're mini-bananas. I gave
up looking for those weeks ago.

This week, I purchased a set of Dayton compression-type pin
terminators* without paying much attention to what I was getting.
  • They'll accept 8AWG wire but that's a big opening for my 14AWG cable.
  • Parts Express' 8mm cable pants provide a tight fit in the terminator's
    opening except I can't get the cable through the pants.
  • Parts Express' 9mm cable pants are too big for the terminator's opening.
  • The difference between the diameters of the terminators and the cable
    mean a piece of (3:1) heat-shrink tubing which fits over the terminator
    won't shink nearly enough to 'grab' the cable itself.
Should I simply rely on the terminators' compression screws to bind the
cable?

Is there an easy way to provide a little more security for the terminators?

Is there a more-suitable set of terminators? I wouldn't mind having two
or maybe four angled pins.

In any case, I could just strip the insulation from the cable ends and put a
little solder on them. It doesn't look as good as I would like, but it should
keep individual conductors from breaking off and prevent oxidation. Does
no one else do this?

* http://www.parts-express.com/pe/show...umber=091-1255
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