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post #1951 of 3532
Those are nice Holty.

Here's a question that may have already been addressed; what is a good cable to use for the sub, the RCA connection to the receiver?
post #1952 of 3532
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Originally Posted by Geoff4RFC View Post

Those are nice Holty.

Here's a question that may have already been addressed; what is a good cable to use for the sub, the RCA connection to the receiver?

Blue jeans
post #1953 of 3532
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Originally Posted by nezff View Post

Blue jeans

Thanks bro.
post #1954 of 3532
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Originally Posted by holt7153 View Post

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

Attachment 246313

niiiiice. reminds me of Transparent(tm) speaker cables. Very clean look. I think I'll be happy with mine.
I'm actually doing two sets of 3 cables. one 12awg bi-wire, and one set 8awg 2C

thanks for the image
post #1955 of 3532
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Originally Posted by Geoff4RFC View Post

Those are nice Holty.

Here's a question that may have already been addressed; what is a good cable to use for the sub, the RCA connection to the receiver?

yup blue jean LC-6 is what I use when I make interconnects, too.
same basic treatment. LC-6 coax, techflex, heatshrink, locking RCA plugs (my preference anyway)
the other route is to do twisted pair, if you have a cable twisting rig set up. I have one just because I used to use it for making braided rope when I was in boy scouts years ago. then with that jig, I can use pure silver wire and make silver twisted pair interconnects, too.

Just fun to mess around with different ideas.
post #1956 of 3532
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Originally Posted by Pure-Evil View Post

Oh snap!!! Order placed! Plus a $2000 power cable!!! Hahaha

Better than Denon's 500 dollar 1 foot hdmi cable,read the reviews on amazon-good laugh is guaranteed.
post #1957 of 3532
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I would never order those plugs. They are not worth your time or money.

It doesn't matter since I had ordered a different type, but I was specifically commenting on the seller
post #1958 of 3532
Finished with my custom cables. I didn't do anything too extravagant because I didn't want them to stand out, but I'm happy with the end result.
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post #1959 of 3532
Looks good.
post #1960 of 3532
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Originally Posted by B&W_Elit3 View Post

Finished with my custom cables. I didn't do anything too extravagant because I didn't want them to stand out, but I'm happy with the end result.

Great job there......congrats!
post #1961 of 3532
Thanks, I hooked them up last night, sounds great!
post #1962 of 3532
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Originally Posted by B&W_Elit3 View Post

Thanks, I hooked them up last night, sounds great!

Great! So, what is next for your? Power cords?
post #1963 of 3532
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Originally Posted by cr136124 View Post


Great! So, what is next for your? Power cords?

Idk, that seems like itd be more involved but I haven't looked into it at all. Right now all the power cords are hidden but eventually I will, are there any guides to making them on here?
post #1964 of 3532
Has anyone used the Chrome Techflex or the Mylar seems to look similar to the Chrome techflex???

It got me worried that it says conductive and I wasn't sure if that would be good for speaker wires...please pardon my ignorance in that assumption.

any help is appreciated,
post #1965 of 3532
Does anyone know where I can get 9mm inside width spades? I want to terminate some spade jumpers for my Swan Diva 6.2F speakers and they have giant 9mm terminals. The largest I have found is 5/16" or around 8mm. I would also like to terminate my speaker cables with the same spade.

My requirement is that the spade must be copper base material, plate can be anything from gold, rhodium, or silver.
post #1966 of 3532
the great room rewiring is almost done, so i hadda finally break down and finish up some cabling...

first off, cat proof power cables for the subwoofers... little sucker won't pull these out of the wall... neutrik powercon connectors on one end, locking plug on the other...







post #1967 of 3532
speaker cables... speakons on one end, gls safe connect bananas on the other... if someone is going to go the speakon route, i STRONGLY suggest using the spx series over the fc series, they are much easier to put together and appear to be a bit more robust... if you need TRUE robustness, the stx series is even better... i didn't need that

no more purple...







post #1968 of 3532
the objective of the great rewiring project was to hide the wires going around to the front of the room (pics to come on that in my build thread)...

high quality made in america snake... speaker wires, sub connection, ethernet cable and rg-6 for cable tv...



as long as it's a snake, might as well make it look like one...





post #1969 of 3532
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Originally Posted by jgourlie View Post

Has anyone used the Chrome Techflex or the Mylar seems to look similar to the Chrome techflex???

It got me worried that it says conductive and I wasn't sure if that would be good for speaker wires...please pardon my ignorance in that assumption.

any help is appreciated,

as long as you don't actually connect your speaker wire to it (or somehow short it while putting it on), you will be fine...
post #1970 of 3532
May as well make a snake look like a snake .

I posted in another thread that I finally had the chance to listen to your Submersive HP and I'm still in awe. Fantastic sub.
post #1971 of 3532
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Originally Posted by B&W_Elit3 View Post

Finished with my custom cables. I didn't do anything too extravagant because I didn't want them to stand out, but I'm happy with the end result.

what is the color of that techflex? I like that. I may have to steal that idea for some cables I'll be making later on. I've been using white for speaker cable.

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Originally Posted by Greg121986 View Post

Does anyone know where I can get 9mm inside width spades? My requirement is that the spade must be copper base material, plate can be anything from gold, rhodium, or silver.


These are the spades I use. I don't know if they meet your criteria, but I really like them, myself:
Sewell spade connectors
These come as pairs, or in 6, and 12-pair packs. I use their silverback banana plugs, too.

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Originally Posted by ccotenj View Post

the great room rewiring is almost done, so i hadda finally break down and finish up some cabling...

first off, cat proof power cables for the subwoofers... little sucker won't pull these out of the wall... neutrik powercon connectors on one end, locking plug on the other...

As an avid cat-collector myself, I can attest to using locking AC plugs and plates to prevent the little guys from dislodging them. I use locking RCA connectors for interconnects, as well. It's truly astouding just how clever a cat can be when it comes to disconnecting things.

Here's one trying to figure out how to unlock and open a 36U A/V rack.

post #1972 of 3532
@steve...

i kinda thought the "snake" idea was cool... a portion of it will be hidden behind the molding, but it will be exposed along the back wall (anchored in place though)...

was that at that socal gtg? you guys have all the fun...

glad you liked the subm... when i got my first one (original model), i pretty much knew right away that i wasn't gonna have to be looking for "the next sub" any longer... the second one was a result of mark making me a godfather offer, and i'm real glad he did... one alone, along with an antimode and xt, was real good in here... the duals, with xt32/aud pro and a bit of tweaking/patience, produce a result that definitely does not suck...

the hp upgrade for the pair was pure indulgence...
post #1973 of 3532
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Originally Posted by GlassWolf View Post

what is the color of that techflex? I like that. I may have to steal that idea for some cables I'll be making later on. I've been using white for speaker cable.




These are the spades I use. I don't know if they meet your criteria, but I really like them, myself:
Sewell spade connectors
These come as pairs, or in 6, and 12-pair packs. I use their silverback banana plugs, too.



As an avid cat-collector myself, I can attest to using locking AC plugs and plates to prevent the little guys from dislodging them. I use locking RCA connectors for interconnects, as well. It's truly astouding just how clever a cat can be when it comes to disconnecting things.

Here's one trying to figure out how to unlock and open a 36U A/V rack.

http://i632.photobucket.com/albums/u...udio/002-1.jpg

Nice rack and cute cat. Post more cat pictures
post #1974 of 3532
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Originally Posted by GlassWolf View Post


what is the color of that techflex? I like that. I may have to steal that idea for some cables I'll be making later on. I've been using white for speaker cable.

These are the spades I use. I don't know if they meet your criteria, but I really like them, myself:
Sewell spade connectors
These come as pairs, or in 6, and 12-pair packs. I use their silverback banana plugs, too.

As an avid cat-collector myself, I can attest to using locking AC plugs and plates to prevent the little guys from dislodging them. I use locking RCA connectors for interconnects, as well. It's truly astouding just how clever a cat can be when it comes to disconnecting things.

Here's one trying to figure out how to unlock and open a 36U A/V rack.

I used 12AWG speaker wire with white PVC exterior from monoprice and 3/8" black and gold techflex(http://www.ebay.com/itm/3-8-BRAIDED-...r#ht_501wt_689)
post #1975 of 3532
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Originally Posted by ccotenj View Post

was that at that socal gtg?

Yep, and another guy had dual LMS 5400s, which were also very nice. I dragged one of my Rythmiks out there and it got some good praise for a smaller sub. I'm glad I don't have a 10,000 cu ft room to deal with like the host .

Nice guys in the L.A. Home Theater Group, but those bastards have influenced me to go with a PJ so I'll be reading your build thread very soon and possibly harrassing you with questions .
post #1976 of 3532
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Originally Posted by holt7153 View Post


Yep, and another guy had dual LMS 5400s, which were also very nice. I dragged one of my Rythmiks out there and it got some good praise for a smaller sub. I'm glad I don't have a 10,000 cu ft room to deal with like the host .

Nice guys in the L.A. Home Theater Group, but those bastards have influenced me to go with a PJ so I'll be reading your build thread very soon and possibly harrassing you with questions .

Pj? What the
post #1977 of 3532
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Originally Posted by pokekevin View Post

Pj? What the

yeah man, the 58's looking small .

Sorry for the offtopic.
post #1978 of 3532
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Originally Posted by its phillip View Post

Nice rack and cute cat. Post more cat pictures

Maybe I should start a cats on AV gear thread. Ya think?

Thanks for the compliment, too. The black AV rack is a Sanus Foundations 36U model. The wood one next to it, I made myself from maple and cedar, and had the tempered glass shelves made by a glass shop to my specs.



B&W, Thanks for the tip on the techflex color. that black with gold trace looks really nice.
post #1979 of 3532
wow-nice handiwork on the maple/glass rack.
post #1980 of 3532
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Originally Posted by ccotenj View Post


What's that red stripe on the safe connect end? Is that heat shrink with a red stripe or is that just the jacket of the cable? I like the look of that.
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