Those cables look nice Jesster. Is that the desert camo techflex? I've been hoping that someone would post a close up picture of that flex for a while. What do you mean you "curled the ends"?
Yes, that is Desert Camo. My basement has earthy tones so I think it matches very well. I'll take a close up macro shot of it so you can really see what it looks like.
I meant to say crimped instead of curled. See how the cable pants swirl up to the banana plug. I did that by crimping the actual cable underneath. I just made another set a different way. I think it looks better and I will post pics later on. I used the Emotiva heat shrink over half of the banana plug.
They actually will all go over 12 and 14 gauge, but you have to take into consideration how tight do you want them after the flex or whatever else you apply. My thing is, when I make them, I dont the pants being so tight that you see anything underneath them showing through. I have 9,10, and 11mm pants here and i tried them on 12/2 and 14/4 and they go over them, but like I said, give yourself a little room to play with.
According to Mr. Sunda " Yes, they are 24k gold plated."
I have the GLS wave flex plugs like nezff showed a pic of and I can say that the plating is very good. One of the plugs I got was not perfectly round and didn't want to fit right in my binding post. I'd guess they got bent in shipping, but I worked it over with a pair of pliers to make it fit better and even after doing that the plating looks fine.