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post #151 of 3528
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Originally Posted by Pure-Evil View Post

WTF are those supposed to be? Lol

Those are ugly for one.

Second, they are electrical (Copper ok'd) bullet connectors.
They also happen to be 4.95mm which fits perfectly into banana inputs.
They also only cost $2.95 for 50 of them.

As far as SQ goes, no different than bare copper wire.

So yea, there ugly, not very cool, but cost effective....lol

Test,
post #152 of 3528
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Originally Posted by Dr_Mark View Post

Has anyone tried any other speaker wire? Anything good out there that would be a step up, still in the 12AWG?

It'll cost you

Belden 5000UE or Canare 4S11

http://www.bluejeanscable.com/store/speaker/

Canare 4S11 single-wired results in 11AWG. You could use Canare 4S8 single-wired and get 13AWG

Here's an old thread

http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showthread.php?t=776636
post #153 of 3528
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by test4echo101 View Post


Those are ugly for one.

Second, they are electrical (Copper ok'd) bullet connectors.
They also happen to be 4.95mm which fits perfectly into banana inputs.
They also only cost $2.95 for 50 of them.

As far as SQ goes, no different than bare copper wire.

So yea, there ugly, not very cool, but cost effective....lol

Test,

Lol. Ok. Cool
post #154 of 3528
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Originally Posted by Pure-Evil View Post

Lol. Ok. Cool

My wife won't let me spend 60 bucks on new cables ok.....lol...there i said it..:-(

I tweak around so much that even...yes...those ugly bastads help.
Way easier than bare wire.

You gotta do what you gotta do. :-)

Test
post #155 of 3528
Thread Starter 
$60??? Dude!!! You can make the cables I did for less than $25 and I'm talking 50ft!!!
post #156 of 3528
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Originally Posted by Pure-Evil View Post

$60??? Dude!!! You can make the cables I did for less than $25 and I'm talking 50ft!!!

So your saying that I can get 65 feet of cable (about what i need) and 12 pairs of banana plugs for $30 bucks?

What about shipping fee's brokerage fee's?

If that's the case then hell yea.

Test,
post #157 of 3528
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by test4echo101 View Post


So your saying that I can get 65 feet of cable (about what i need) and 12 pairs of banana plugs for $30 bucks?

What about shipping fee's brokerage fee's?

If that's the case then hell yea.

Test,

Yes. Monoprice 12gwg cable 27.00 bananas 1.00 per pair boots on eBay 1.00 each. Cheap!
post #158 of 3528
Now you've got to figure out how to get some kind of Evil logo on the cables.
post #159 of 3528
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Originally Posted by Chu Gai View Post

Now you've got to figure out how to get some kind of Evil logo on the cables.

Good idea!!!
post #160 of 3528
There was this company a few years back called Cat Cables and the guy would paint some kind of a cat logo on them. I swear, there were grown men, at least I think they were, that would buy them, post their impressions on a forum, and then write..."Meowww". Go for it! Now, if you want a place where you can buy unique cables (you'll have to finish them yourself) where some of the audiophile labels used to or still go, drop me a PM and I'll give you a heads up.
post #161 of 3528
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by test4echo101 View Post

So your saying that I can get 65 feet of cable (about what i need) and 12 pairs of banana plugs for $30 bucks?

What about shipping fee's brokerage fee's?

If that's the case then hell yea.

Test,

My fellow Windsorite...you have a PM.
post #162 of 3528
I purchased the Monoprice cable and
BJC Ten White Speaker Cable, unterminated
Canare 4S11 Speaker Cable, unterminated
forget the model number high end monster cable.
So, when they get here, time to have a listening party. Lets see if with some serious listening and a little SPC, we can find a better cable.
post #163 of 3528
Don't forget to test a metal coat hanger unraveled! :-)
post #164 of 3528
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Originally Posted by handruin View Post

Don't forget to test a metal coat hanger unraveled! :-)

lol....
Already did that and put bullet connectors on those too! :-)

I don't think this is about how cable's sound better.
Just functional, good looking cables at a good price.

Test,
post #165 of 3528
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Originally Posted by test4echo101 View Post

lol....
Already did that and put bullet connectors on those too! :-)

I don't think this is about how cable's sound better.
Just functional, good looking cables at a good price.

Test,

Absolutley, I agree. I was just joking with Dr_Mark and his audio test comparison. I'm waiting for my monoprice cable to arrive so I can assemble some of my own, based on the info in this thread!
post #166 of 3528
Has anyone used the GLS Audio Safe-Connect "Generation II" banana plugs? I see they don't use a set screw to hold the wire in like the black chrome model. The wire is fanned over the inner casing, but what keeps it from being pulled back out? Does it get clamped on from the top when the plug is assembled?

post #167 of 3528
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Originally Posted by handruin View Post

Has anyone used the GLS Audio Safe-Connect "Generation II" banana plugs? I see they don't use a set screw to hold the wire in like the black chrome model. The wire is fanned over the inner casing, but what keeps it from being pulled back out? Does it get clamped on from the top when the plug is assembled?


Isn't that how all closed-type banana plugs screw in? That's how the closed monoprice plugs do, at least. when you screw it down it pretty much clamps the wire, securing the plug and wire together. Of course, if you pulled VERY hard it could come out.
post #168 of 3528
Thread Starter 
Those gls ones are sold out right now.
post #169 of 3528
I noticed they all went out of stock very recently. Did you buy them all up for your new cable-making business? ;-)
post #170 of 3528
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Originally Posted by handruin View Post

I noticed they all went out of stock very recently. Did you buy them all up for your new cable-making business? ;-)

Nope. But I am trying to get some for myself.
post #171 of 3528
Yes, but get rid of the GLS label and replace it with EvilCables.
post #172 of 3528
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Originally Posted by handruin View Post

Absolutley, I agree. I was just joking with Dr_Mark and his audio test comparison. I'm waiting for my monoprice cable to arrive so I can assemble some of my own, based on the info in this thread!

I'm one of those who believe they can hear the difference. So I figure, get a few of the bulk cables out there and do a shoot-out. If there is one that is better lets use it.
post #173 of 3528
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Originally Posted by Dr_Mark View Post


I'm one of those who believe they can hear the difference. So I figure, get a few of the bulk cables out there and do a shoot-out. If there is one that is better lets use it.

I'll be interested in your test results. As long as it's a double blind test I think you'll find no audible differences.
post #174 of 3528
I did this last year. I favor the BJC bananas over the GLS Audios. I had a much easier time getting the screws to take hold with the BJCs.


post #175 of 3528
Here is what I was thinking. I will give an excel spreadsheet to each person. Columns to pick Left/Right/no difference. I will have the group leave the room and hook up either different wires to each speaker, or 2 of the same to each speaker. Do this at random for 10 or more shots. Let them select on the spreadsheets and run the numbers. If 1 or 2 seem to be a clear winner at the end, then run the 2 and see if there is still a clear winner.
Ideas?
post #176 of 3528
The other article I read suggested using a musical piece that no one is familiar with to remove bias. I don't know how important that is to your test, but it was something done in the coat hanger test.
post #177 of 3528
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Originally Posted by Dr_Mark View Post

I'm one of those who believe they can hear the difference. So I figure, get a few of the bulk cables out there and do a shoot-out. If there is one that is better lets use it.

If you're so sure of yourself you should enter one of those challenges where you'll get a bunch of money (up to 1 million dollars) if you can tell the difference between speaker cables in an ABX test. Many have tried, and so far nobody's succeeded.

You might be the first!

Cheers,
SB
post #178 of 3528
Thread Starter 
I think as long as the cables are good quality there should be no difference at all
post #179 of 3528
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Originally Posted by SpotcheckBilly View Post
If you're so sure of yourself you should enter one of those challenges where you'll get a bunch of money (up to 1 million dollars) if you can tell the difference between speaker cables in an ABX test. Many have tried, and so far nobody's succeeded.

You might be the first!

Cheers,
SB
I am sure enough to have put $30k of my own money on the line. As for no one has succeeded. I think Krell, emotiva and a lot of other companies that sell based on the wiring, connectors, power suppliers, etc., inside have. Otherwise, why are you buying this stuff? Just hit home depot and buy lamp cord.
post #180 of 3528
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Originally Posted by Dr_Mark View Post
I am sure enough to have put $30k of my own money on the line. As for no one has succeeded. I think Krell, emotiva and a lot of other companies that sell based on the wiring, connectors, power suppliers, etc., inside have. Otherwise, why are you buying this stuff? Just hit home depot and buy lamp cord.
Good tning you didn't put your money on the Vikings, Twins, or Timberwolves!
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