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I used GLS Locking banana plugs, they're quite secure.

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Wow that is a lot cheaper than what I had seen them for, I will most likely go that route now.
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Thanks! Since you've done this before, I'll bug you with one more question, what banana plugs would you recommend? They don't have to be super cheap, I wanna be sure they'll hold up over time.

I bought a bunch of the emotiva kits for $5 each a couple months ago. Dunno if they are still on sale. I can't comment on how good they are though since I have been too lazy to make fancy cables and haven't even bought any tech flex yet

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Well I ordered everything, hopefully I'll be using my custom cables by the weekend!
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hey guys... what size techflex for .6 inch diameter cable?

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Chris-

Looks like .6" is roughly twice as thick as Monoprice 14/2 in-wall, and I use 3/8" techflex for that. Providing my math is correct (please doublecheck), it looks like 3/4" techflex might work.

It's probably best to give Barry a call on his cell-his number is somewhere in this thread or I can PM it to you.

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^^^

thanks steve, i dropped him an email too... i'll give him a ringy in the morning if i don't hear back from him before then... his number is on his listings, so i'm good there...

btw, your math sounds right to me...

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there have been a few posters lately who have been tempting him to make another appearance... :d

Yep, I fear he could soon be making an evil "Hulk-style" return .

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lol! i gotta see if i can fit that into an avatar...

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hey guys... what size techflex for .6 inch diameter cable?

Do you have a pic of the cable your using or a link?
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Hey-what happened to Evil Chris??



[quote=holt7153;22004182]Yep, I fear he could soon be making an evil "Hulk-style" return .


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evil chris has retreated back into his cave from an extended session of debauchery... however, there have been a few posters lately who have been tempting him to make another appearance...

He wont be making a appearance in this thread any longer.


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^^^

i'll look... it's "normal" 12/3 sjoow power cord... i need to make some "aftermarket" power cords for a few things...

edit: no, this is a nice friendly thread... no need for evil chris to show his face around these parts...

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i'll look... it's "normal" 12/3 sjoow power cord... i need to make some "aftermarket" power cords for a few things...

Uh oh, a new snake oil business?

While I jest, it could be lucrative.

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i'll look... it's "normal" 12/3 sjoow power cord... i need to make some "aftermarket" power cords for a few things...

edit: no, this is a nice friendly thread... no need for evil chris to show his face around these parts...

I actually just made one for my sub.

Remember 1/2 and 3/4 is bigger than you think. I would try a scrap piece on it if possible. I have used 3/8 on my Belden 14/3 power cable before.


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Uh oh, a new snake oil business?

While I jest, it could be lucrative.

not a bad idea... "ccotenj and nethawk's exotic cable company"...

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I actually just made one for my sub.

Remember 1/2 and 3/4 is bigger than you think. I would try a scrap piece on it if possible. I have used 3/8 on my Belden 14/3 power cable before.

cool. yea, that's what these are for... i need a couple of "shorties" for my subs...

i'll experiment... i think i've got some lying around somewhere in my shed, the trick will be finding it...

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This is the one I just converted. Its a two prong stock cable which I put a Wattgate end on.


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i like that... which techflex "color" is that one?

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Just ordered some parts to do the finishing work on some speaker cables. I'll post some pics when they're done.

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Ok, I got all of the stuff I need to make mine. Can someone run me through how to get the cable pants to shrink? Or point me to the post that describes this? I bought enough stuff to try a mulligan.
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cable pants dont shrink.

Heat shrink does


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What do you guys think of these plugs? Basically the exact same price as Monoprice for these cause shipping is free. $44.00 shipped for 25 pairs



http://www.nakamichiplug.com/product-0534E50.html

For what my warning is worth, I ordered from this site and never received my plugs. He never responded to my emails so finally had to file and get a full refund from paypal.

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cable pants dont shrink.

Heat shrink does

Crap. So where do I get heat shrink
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You can get a pack of assorted length/size heat shrink from most hardware stores (Lowe's, Home Depot, etc.). I've seen heat shrinkable cable pants online but never used them.

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For what my warning is worth, I ordered from this site and never received my plugs. He never responded to my emails so finally had to file and get a full refund from paypal.


I would never order those plugs. They are not worth your time or money.

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Crap. So where do I get heat shrink

You can get heatshrink from av outlet.

If you need to contact me, do so. It sounds you need some guidance before you venture any further and mess your cables up. lol


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my cables consist of 12 gauge Karma bi-wire and "cable pants" to match from Knu, along with white techflex and white heat shrink tubing from eBay, and a 24 pack of Sewell Silverback banana plugs from Amazon. The techflex will cover the main run of wire, the 'pants' will go where the outer insulation is stripped back, and the heat shrink will secure the techflex to the 'pants'.

This wiring will be for my front 3 speakers (KEF 104/2 bi-wire, and 200C bi-wire center) that go to a wall plate beneath the HDTV. I have CL3 in-wall 12awg 2C and 4C wire to go in-wall to the plates and the AV rack in the next room.

I think some nice white cable with black boots at the speakers and plate will look classy, and should work well for my bi-wire setup as well.

Incidentally, those Nak plugs look just like the eKs banana plugs Knu sells, too. Same split design. I've used some, and they do provide a very tight fit in a binding post, but they're a bit weak, too. I had one break on me before I even had it secured on the end of the wire, when I was constructing some cables once. Now I just use conventional silver or gold plugs instead, and locking RCA connectors for interconnects.

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Ok, I got all of the stuff I need to make mine. Can someone run me through how to get the cable pants to shrink? Or point me to the post that describes this? I bought enough stuff to try a mulligan.

cable pants with gloss heat shrink on the end.

2:1 ratio shrink.


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my cables consist of 12 gauge Karma bi-wire and "cable pants" to match from Knu, along with white techflex and white heat shrink tubing from eBay, and a 24 pack of Sewell Silverback banana plugs from Amazon. The techflex will cover the main run of wire, the 'pants' will go where the outer insulation is stripped back, and the heat shrink will secure the techflex to the 'pants'.

This wiring will be for my front 3 speakers (KEF 104/2 bi-wire, and 200C bi-wire center) that go to a wall plate beneath the HDTV. I have CL3 in-wall 12awg 2C and 4C wire to go in-wall to the plates and the AV rack in the next room.

I think some nice white cable with black boots at the speakers and plate will look classy, and should work well for my bi-wire setup as well.

Incidentally, those Nak plugs look just like the eKs banana plugs Knu sells, too. Same split design. I've used some, and they do provide a very tight fit in a binding post, but they're a bit weak, too. I had one break on me before I even had it secured on the end of the wire, when I was constructing some cables once. Now I just use conventional silver or gold plugs instead, and locking RCA connectors for interconnects.

I made some white with pearl RCAs a while back with white shrink.


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I think some nice white cable with black boots at the speakers and plate will look classy, and should work well for my bi-wire setup as well.

Back when I was bi-wire curious I made this set (sorry about the dog hair on the carpet )

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