Originally Posted by p3Orion
Anyone?...Anyone?... Bueller?... Bueller?... Bueller?
Seriously, I could use some input. I have never made cables before so I can only visualize the process. I want to know if putting the techflex over the wire now, with just the banana plugs, would make it more difficult to add the wire pants and heat shrink later. The alternative is to use only the wire and banana plugs until I get the other parts. Which way would you do it?
Yes, you can do that!
Put the flextech over the wire, secure one end with electric tape, strech the techflex by pulling it from the end with the electric tape towards the end that is not secured yet. That way you will ensure the techflex is snug (not loose in the middle), then secure the other end with electric tape.
Then you can add your banana plugs and you are ready to go (is not going to look nice, but it is just a temp solution).
When you receive your cable pants and heat shrink, you just need to remove the banana plugs to expose the speaker wire, then you insert the cable pants right over the speaker wire and techflex. Yes, you will need to leave a portion of the copper wire visible at the end of the cable pants, so you can use it for the banana plugs. If your cable pants fits perfectly, then you might not need to install heat shrink.
I hope this helps!