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maybe this one

I skimmed through this thread (Speaker cable sleeving DIY). The guy has the wire stripper, but he stripped the wire with razor blade. The guy have wood floor, but he placed the heat gun directly on the carpet rug. With all that said, I gave him a lot of credit for sharing his work.
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Oh, one other note. I read a lot of posts that some posters had problem when they connects their new newly built speaker cable on their A/V component.

Do any of you check your new cable with multimeter, NWA (this over the top), etc before install it in your expensive A/V component? It'll save time and minimize damaging the expensive A/V component.
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I skimmed through this thread (Speaker cable sleeving DIY). The guy has the wire stripper, but he stripped the wire with razor blade. The guy have wood floor, but he placed the heat gun directly on the carpet rug. With all that said, I gave him a lot of credit for sharing his work.

I definately dont like the clear heatshrink he used.

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Oh, one other note. I read a lot of posts that some posters had problem when they connects their new newly built speaker cable on their A/V component.

Do any of you check your new cable with multimeter, NWA (this over the top), etc before install it in your expensive A/V component? It'll save time and minimize damaging the expensive A/V component.

what problems? Meaning they could have hooked them up wrong etc..?


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O, I thought you said you found it. sorry.

Did you eat the crawfish?

I'll keep looking, thanks guys for trying to help me find it...

Didn't do the crawfish, they weren't "in season" and they wanted me to have fresh. Maybe next time down. I did have boudin, gumbo, jambalaya and shrimp etouffee.
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I'll keep looking, thanks guys for trying to help me find it...

Didn't do the crawfish, they weren't "in season" and they wanted me to have fresh. Maybe next time down. I did have boudin, gumbo, jambalaya and shrimp etouffee.

O, fried boudin balls are awesome. gumbo I eat all the time, crawfish etouffee is great!


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what problems? Meaning they could have hooked them up wrong etc..?

It is mostly operator error type of issues, because they don't tight conductor snugly in the banana plug. It ends up falling out or getting inconsistent sounds when it vibrated.

For me, I verified all my homemade cables. I connected each end of the cable with banana clip. While testing the continuity, I shake each end to mimic the vibration to make sure it is tightly snug in the banana plug. Sometime, I went the extra mile on some cables. I use the NWA (it is unnecessary) to verify it during coffee time.
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It is mostly operator error type of issues, because they don't tight conductor snugly in the banana plug. It ends up falling out or getting inconsistent sounds when it vibrated.

For me, I verified all my homemade cables. I connected each end of the cable with banana clip. While testing the continuity, I shake each end to mimic the vibration to make sure it is tightly snug in the banana plug. Sometime, I went the extra mile on some cables. I use the NWA (it is unnecessary) to verify it during coffee time.

Ok. I figured that. I feel real good about my cables. I have never had a single problem (knocking on wood). I usually strip back enough wire to go inside the first screw head on the banana plug. The second screw is mainly for extra hold.


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Ok. I figured that. I feel real good about my cables. I have never had a single problem (knocking on wood). I usually strip back enough wire to go inside the first screw head on the banana plug. The second screw is mainly for extra hold.

If your using the GLS locking ones the first screw is to make contact w/ the wire, the second is to hold onto the insulation part of the wire....


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If your using the GLS locking ones the first screw is to make contact w/ the wire, the second is to hold onto the insulation part of the wire....

yes, I know. Ive been working with GLS locking bananas for quite sometime now.


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@nezff

I really like the look of your speaker connections. What size O.D. speaker cable did you use and what size MM pants did you end up using? I know you said that the Tech flex was 3/8" and the heat shrink was 1/2". One other thing, where did you find the really colorful Tech Flex you used in your earlier DIY power cords?

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I really like the look of your speaker connections. What size O.D. speaker cable did you use and what size MM pants did you end up using? I know you said that the Tech flex was 3/8" and the heat shrink was 1/2". One other thing, where did you find the really colorful Tech Flex you used in your earlier DIY power cords?

Thanks...

I use monoprice 12 AWG cable. Cable pants are 9mm. I ordered 8mm to see if the pants part is longer. The other stuff is made by ViaBlue. Avoutlet has it. I still have a bunch of it from three years ago.


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I confimed this morning that the logo on the KnuKoncept cable pants does come off rather easily. I actually rubbed some of it off with my fingernail.


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Didn't do the crawfish, they weren't "in season" and they wanted me to have fresh.
Mud bugs! We used to stop at the roadside stands on the way home from work.
The trappers would throw whatever you bought from them in a big pot of boiling
water -- with tabasco if we dared -- and we'd get home five minutes later with
a fresh(!) hot(!!) meal.

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I did have boudin, gumbo, jambalaya and shrimp etouffee.
And even red beans and rice, when I could get away with sleeping at work.
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Gotta get you some louisiana hot sauce to go with them, and of course BEER!


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Gotta get you some louisiana hot sauce to go with them, and of course BEER!

And in Monroe, Johnny's "Sweep the Swamp" Pizza, with andouille sausage,
crayfish, and itty-bitty slices of tabasco peppers. What a greasy, disgusting,
delicious mess.

Damn it! Three more hours until lunch and no cajun food for hundreds of miles.
DIY cables don't usually make me hungry.
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And in Monroe, Johnny's "Sweep the Swamp" Pizza, with andouille sausage,
crayfish, and itty-bitty slices of tabasco peppers. What a greasy, disgusting,
delicious mess.

Damn it! Three more hours until lunch and no cajun food for hundreds of miles.
DIY cables don't usually make me hungry.

you are making me hungry, I think Im going down the road and get some boudin!


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you are making me hungry, I think Im going down the road and get some boudin!

I'm going to do the same except around here boudin is spelled 'chorizo'.
Every place worth living has something delicious to recommend it.

Thanks for the memories of the good food I last had 15 years ago.
I apologize for the dethreading time I spent in reminiscing.
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Jesus Christ..! It is turning into food thread now. Louisiana crawfish/ beer is making me hungry too.
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well you can only say so much about cables after all.
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well you can only say so much about cables after all.
Since I was the one that got it started in the wrong direction (cajun cuisine), let me get it back on track by asking if anybody has measured the KnuKonceptz cable pants in MM for comparison to other manufacture's specs?

KnuKonceptz list their sizes by cable guage and not MM (at least the ones I looked at).

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I did get my sample from knukoncept I ordered this morning. Not sure of the size, but it seems too fit tight. The logo does rub off easily.


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I did get my sample from knukoncept I ordered this morning. Not sure of the size, but it seems too fit tight. The logo does rub off easily.

What size (gauge) did you order?
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what size (gauge) did you order?

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the Knukonceptz pants fit perfectly on 12gwg cables with the white jacketing from monoprice. not sure what you're talking about. they are an absolute perfect fit.
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the Knukonceptz pants fit perfectly on 12gwg cables with the white jacketing from monoprice. not sure what you're talking about. they are an absolute perfect fit.

And I have no idea what you are talking about either. I never stated that the pants didn't fit. I actually said that they DID fit tight and the logo does rub off easy.


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And I have no idea what you are talking about either. I never stated that the
pants didn't fit. I actually said that they DID fit tight and the logo does rub
off easy.

Personally, I misinterpreted your original remark. When you wrote,
but it seems too fit tight I read fit too tight.
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the Knukonceptz pants fit perfectly on 12gwg cables with the white jacketing from monoprice. not sure what you're talking about. they are an absolute perfect fit.

Is that with or without Tech Flex?
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^ Thats with the Techflex. In fact, I put electrical tape over the techflex to hold it in place, then put the wire pants on.
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I ordered the cable pants from Knokonceptz last week. Got around to putting one on last night. Ugh!! What a pain that was and my finger tips are in pain right now. I have the regular monoprice 12awg speaker wire and I had to trim quite a bit of the pant just to get the wire somewhat in. (Yes it was the 12 gauge pant) Do you guys have that problem with the in wall wiring? If not I may just to say the hell with what I've done so far and go ahead and order the in wall 12awg and re do my wiring. Luckily I've only ordered enough for my front three and have done techflex to just those three. But if its that much easier to get that mess in there I will definitely be buying the in wall.


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I didn't have a problem at all.


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