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post #1801 of 3585 Old 03-06-2012, 10:16 AM
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Thanks nezff for your picture, so in your picture MARK 1 is cable pants, MARK 2 is shrink tubing?

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Thanks nezff for your picture, so in your picture MARK 1 is cable pants, MARK 2 is shrink tubing?

yes. the pants are exactly that, little pants with legs that cover the cable legs. The shrink is just something that you can use for finishing.
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I just wanted to post my own (art) work:



This is braided cable based on a variation of the project I found on the web (Google Low Inductance DIY Speaker Cables)
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Nice work!
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I have bought both the sawtooth model and the locking model from Nak. Haven't had a chance to use them yet, but first reaction is that the locking ones seem a bit sturdier/better built. The sawtooth ones are quite a bit smaller in comparison and seem a little fragile. But, as I say, I haven't actually applied either yet - just finishing up my room and will be a few more weeks before I get to building up my cables.

Were you able to track the package from Nakamichi site?

They send me tracking number but it's not showing up on HK post tracking site.
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has anyone done a poll yet to see what connectors seem to work best? ive read through a lot of this thread. Looking to order some up soon, thinking either GLS locking or nak locking.
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I have always used GLS. If you ever have a problem, Eric will take care of it for you.
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has anyone done a poll yet to see what connectors seem to work best? ive read through a lot of this thread. Looking to order some up soon, thinking either GLS locking or nak locking.

I have both the Nak and locking GLS. I think the GLSs look nicer and work better for my application. Solidly built as well.
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This is the first I've seen this thread. I recently had nezff make a set of cables for my system. I couldn't be happier and I definitely recommend him if you don't have the time, patience, or skill to do this yourself.

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I have both the Nak and locking GLS. I think the GLSs look nicer and work better for my application. Solidly built as well.

i like the look of the gls also, seems like they have good customer service. gls it is then, thanks!
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starting on a new set of garden hose sized cables for my mains.. 12/4 rubber coated wire from home depot, monster tech flex, still need to pick up some pants and banana plugs for these.. the knuconcepts 12/4 pants won't fit over the huge coating on these wires so I'm not sure what I'm going to do there.


a small slab of wire with mono price 12/2 in wall to show the size difference



going to try out bi amping my kef's
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is that hd wire, the extension cord stuff off the big spools?
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hey guys...

quick size questions for techflex and pants...

- plain jane 14 gauge zip cord...

- in wall 12 gauge monoprice...

tia.

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hey guys...

quick size questions for techflex and pants...

- plain jane 14 gauge zip cord...

- in wall 12 gauge monoprice...

tia.

Hey Chris-

Not sure about the zip cord, but for the Monoprice 12/2 inwall speakerwire I've used 3/8" techflex and 10mm cable pants (Parts Express). I'm sure Barry (Furryletters/eBay) can answer the techflex question for zip cord, and you may need to call Parts Express about the pants.

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^^^

thanks mate... finally getting around to doing this...

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10mm pants 3/8 flex.
1/4 clean cut can be used over smaller wire.
9mm pants can be used but seem too get too tight.
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is that hd wire, the extension cord stuff off the big spools?



its bigger than the extension cord stuff by id say about 1/4 its heavy duty stuff for i presume construction workers
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Here are a few pics of my DIY cables:

Canare 4s11 with black tech-flex
Flex-wave type bananas on both ends
Simple but clean and works very good, well recomended cable bought in bulk from Blue Jeans Cable.
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Ordered banana plugs from nakamichi plug on the 18th. Still not here. Have everything else to get these things built.

Anyone know where nakamichi plug ships from or how long it took to get their order? Seems a little ridiculous that it's taking this long. Getting frustrated.

Not sure which Naks you are interested in...but I got mine on ebay from a USA seller.

Received them in days....Zero problems.

I tried the HK site...sent them (2) emails, they never responded, so I wasn't very comfortable with doing business there. ... but YMMV.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/24-100-Nakam...item2a0df1d600
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Quick question - has anyone found techflex in either brown or beige? I'm considering dressing my homemade BJC 12 speaker cables, but would like for them to blend in with the carpet.

Also, for this cable, is 3/8" techflex the correct size? I know I saw it somewhere in this thread, but too lazy go go back.

Thanks in advance!

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Quick question - has anyone found techflex in either brown or beige? I'm considering dressing my homemade BJC 12 speaker cables, but would like for them to blend in with the carpet.

Also, for this cable, is 3/8" techflex the correct size? I know I saw it somewhere in this thread, but too lazy go go back.

Thanks in advance!

Rattlesnake or the brownish/beige camo
Yes, 3/8 works best for 12 gauge monoprice cable.

I plan on possibly using the rattlesnake when I get all my new speakers to blend a little better with my carpet also.
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Thank you sir for the prompt reply. For my rears and surrounds I will be using monoprice 14/2 in-wall (as this is what is run to the wall jacks). Might I get a techflex diameter size? As I recall the only time 14 gauge wire was mentioned it was 4 wire.

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I use 3/8. The next size down IMHO is too small unless you use clean cut.
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Wow, Barry (furryletters on ebay) is probably the nicest, most helpful guy ever.

I went with rattlesnake. Fortunately wife did not see the hot pink.

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KnuKoncepts or Parts Express cable pants? Is one better than the other, fit better on BJC 12/2 cable?

Gracias.

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Wow, Barry (furryletters on ebay) is probably the nicest, most helpful guy ever.

Yeah, nice guy. I think he took my order once while he was at the grocery store.

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[b]HARMONIC TECH - MAGIC TWEETER 8FT SPEAKER WIRE PR

Yes, I was a sucker. I paid $800 for their first ever cable back in the 90's. Those bastards! Now I make my own
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Yes, I was a sucker. I paid $800 for their first ever cable back in the 90's. Those bastards! Now I make my own

You need to give Barry a call

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Yeah, nice guy. I think he took my order once while he was at the grocery store.

yea nice guy, when i received my order i got double what i ordered. SWEET

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