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I've used 3/8 on all my cables. Speaker cable and rcas were white and you can't see through them.


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If you're taking about the jacketed 14/2 speakerwire I believe 7.5mm is accurate. I've posted two sets of pictures on this thread (white for my fronts and black for my center) and both have been with speakerwire that's slightly larger at at 9.0mm (12/4), and I used 3/8" techflex for both.

In the mail today I received my Monoprice order for 14/2 jacketed speakerwire, and I'm hoping to use 3/8 techflex for that as well. I wanted to get some slightly thinner wire as I have to thread it down the column of speaker stands in a separate 2.1 setup. At first glance the 3/8" techflex is a little loose for the 14/2 wire but it's not a big deal.

I hate to say it but I think 1/4" techflex MAY be a little too tight for 7.5mm Monoprice wire, but maybe PE or someone else can weigh in. Give it a shot.

A couple quick shots of cables I made today for my bookshelves with right angle bananas, MP 14/2 wire, and 3/8" black/gold techflex.

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A couple quick shots of cables I made today for my bookshelves with right angle bananas, MP 14/2 wire, and 3/8" black/gold techflex.

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Are those 8mm pants? Nice work, never heard about right angle banana plugs.
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A couple quick shots of cables I made today for my bookshelves with right angle bananas, MP 14/2 wire, and 3/8" black/gold techflex.

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Those are cool!!!! Where'd you get the plugs?

Btw I still don't have my Nakamichi plugs! Damn it!!!
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Are those 8mm pants? Nice work, never heard about right angle banana plugs.

Thanks, and yes-8mm pants. It's been bugging me how the custom cables I did for my mains shoots out perpendicularly and I wanted to do something more low-profile for my bookshelves. I'm fairly happy how these came out but it was a little challenging because I haven't worked with compression connectors before.

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Those are cool!!!! Where'd you get the plugs?

Btw I still don't have my Nakamichi plugs! Damn it!!!

They look like these, though of course could have been from another source:

http://www.broadbandutopia.com/rianbatip.html
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They look like these, though of course could have been from another source:

http://www.broadbandutopia.com/rianbatip.html

Yes, I got them from Broadband Utopia. They're not the easiest things to find unless you buy them in bulk, and they're considerably cheaper that way. I THOUGHT I only needed 4 so I bought them from Broadband Utopia, but I screwed up one of the compression connectors so now I need one more.

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Those are cool!!!! Where'd you get the plugs?

Btw I still don't have my Nakamichi plugs! Damn it!!!

After they gave me my money back, they said they are sending me out "another" set of what I ordered because of the "ordeal" I went through LOL. I guess we will see if they make it here this time. Although I guess they are free so I don't really care if they do or not.

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I'm gonna buy Cheap radioshack wire, for $10.00 and change the sticker on the sphool dnad sell it for $5,000.00

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well guys supposedly my Nakamichi plugs are here...or so they said in an email when I asked for a refund. I'll check my mail in the morning and report back.
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Here are some pics from my finished cables with the GLS locking banana connectors. The bottom pictures are connected to my B&W CM9s. I chose to cut the extra length off the wire pant boots because I felt it looked disproportional.



I usually stay hidden in the bushes, watching some of the great work on this thread. These impressed me as being a super-clean design with exceptional attention to detail.

So! I'll happily order my parts and steal your design (maybe shorten the pants a little more.)

By the way, while I like the locking feature of the bananas a lot I wonder if the blades close back up properly when you loosen them (concern about one of them getting jammed in the speaker. Have you tried to remove them after locking?)

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I usually stay hidden in the bushes, watching some of the great work on this thread. These impressed me as being a super-clean design with exceptional attention to detail.

So! I'll happily order my parts and steal your design (maybe shorten the pants a little more.)

By the way, while I like the locking feature of the bananas a lot I wonder if the blades close back up properly when you loosen them (concern about one of them getting jammed in the speaker. Have you tried to remove them after locking?)

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I took the design from Pure-Evil, so I can't even take credit for it. :-) I just assembled the pieces. I hope yours come out good. I've connected and removed the GLS multiple times without any major problem. Only on one of my receiver terminals did one of the plugs tug a little, but that could be the terminal or maybe I didn't unscrew the connectors enough. I was still able to remove it without any tools or damage, so I wouldn't worry about it.
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Handruin, do the cable pants you ordered have writing on them? I didn't see any in your pics, but I thought somewhere in this thread someone said they have writing on them and the PE ones didn't. The pics of the knukonceptz look like they do on their website.

Yours look awesome. And thanks to Pure Evil for this thread!!
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Handruin, do the cable pants you ordered have writing on them? I didn't see any in your pics, but I thought somewhere in this thread someone said they have writing on them and the PE ones didn't. The pics of the knukonceptz look like they do on their website.

Yours look awesome. And thanks to Pure Evil for this thread!!

Yes, they have white lettering on them that says KnuKonceptz.
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Handruin, do the cable pants you ordered have writing on them? I didn't see any in your pics, but I thought somewhere in this thread someone said they have writing on them and the PE ones didn't. The pics of the knukonceptz look like they do on their website.

Yours look awesome. And thanks to Pure Evil for this thread!!

Correct, the pants from Parts Express are solid black without lettering.

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My nakamichi plugs are here! I'll post thoughts soon
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My nakamichi plugs are here! I'll post thoughts soon

Will be interested in your thoughts regarding the Nakamichi plugs vs the GLS Locking plugs.
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Will be interested in your thoughts regarding the Nakamichi plugs vs the GLS Locking plugs.

I still haven't received my sample gls so csnt say yet
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The GLS plugs are great. orange county also has great customer service. If you ever have a problem with one, they will send you more asap.


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So I just got my GLS plugs today. I gotta say, the Nak plugs seem to be made much better. The GLS ones seem very cheaply made and are flimsy paper thin housings. The Nak ones are much thicker and feel much stronger and have the dual set screws. the gLS ones squeak when you tighten the plug to the housing and come loose without much effort (The nak ones do this also but on the outer sleeve)

All in all, I will not be buying any GLS plugs again, as the Nak ones are cheaper, have better build quality (IMO) and have a tighter fit.

O well, I found a guy on Canuckaudiomart.com that sell them at pretty much the same price as the Nak plug store does anyways.

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I have never had a plug come loose and the GLS have dual set screws.
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So I just got my GLS plugs today. I gotta say, the Nak plugs seem to be made much better. The GLS ones seem very cheaply made and are flimsy paper thin housings. The Nak ones are much thicker and feel much stronger and have the dual set screws. the gLS ones squeak when you tighten the plug to the housing and come loose without much effort (The nak ones do this also but on the outer sleeve)

All in all, I will not be buying any GLS plugs again, as the Nak ones are cheaper, have better build quality (IMO) and have a tighter fit.

O well, I found a guy on Canuckaudiomart.com that sell them at pretty much the same price as the Nak plug store does anyways.

I have not received my samples from GLS yet, but I did test fit the Nakamichi quickly in one of my speaker terminals on my Onkyo TX-NR1007 and I must say they are a VERY snug fit....which I liked. I'm thinking these tubed style banana's will get excellent contact. I'm impressed with the build quality from the looks of them, dual set screws etc.

as for finding them on CanuckAudioMart for the same price...are you SURE? I'm on there all the time and I've yet to see anyone offer them for $43.00 for 50 banana's...which is what I paid for mine online. The shipping took a while, but hey, they are coming from HK after all.
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I have never had a plug come loose and the GLS have dual set screws.
To each his own.

No, the black chrome ones have a single set screw and a 3 part housing. I'm not talking about the locking ones. Doesn't matter anyways, they were too long for my stuff in my upstairs HT and they found their way to the recycle bin last night.

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I have not received my samples from GLS yet, but I did test fit the Nakamichi quickly in one of my speaker terminals on my Onkyo TX-NR1007 and I must say they are a VERY snug fit....which I liked. I'm thinking these tubed style banana's will get excellent contact. I'm impressed with the build quality from the looks of them, dual set screws etc.

as for finding them on CanuckAudioMart for the same price...are you SURE? I'm on there all the time and I've yet to see anyone offer them for $43.00 for 50 banana's...which is what I paid for mine online. The shipping took a while, but hey, they are coming from HK after all.

I paid at the nak store, $36.48 for 50 plugs. http://www.nakamichiplug.com/product-0534B50.html

He says he can get them at $43 for 50 and has them in stock. It's looks to be take5audio but not the regular guy who's usually on there as I've bought TONS of stuff from Take5 over the last 2 years.
I guess I will see if it actually happens or not. I don't have a problem ordering from Ebay or from Nak plug again for their good prices if it comes down to it.

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Just tried a pair of the Nakamichi plugs....very good fit. Excellent product!!!

Also the cable pants fit right into the back of the plug which is very nice!!!!
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ya the gls ones won't fit over a pant, so that was also a

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Hopefully you can see this

The set screws hold very tightly and the connection is excellent. I'm very impressed
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Need to get you a flash bro. I hope the sound quality isn't as grainy as that picture. ;-)
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