or Connect
AVS › AVS Forum › Audio › Speakers › Have a look at these Beauties!!!! How to make your OWN "High End" Cables!!!
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

Have a look at these Beauties!!!! How to make your OWN "High End" Cables!!! - Page 80

post #2371 of 3536
Quote:
Originally Posted by cr136124 View Post

Whaaatttt!?!?!?


Where did you purchase that lovely cherry techflex? Do you mind to share that info?

Perfect color to wrap my subwoofers interconnects....cool.gif

Made that color up myself for a buddy that wanted to match his paint color for the WAF. biggrin.gif
post #2372 of 3536
Quote:
Originally Posted by nezff View Post



I still have the blue wires with spade ends you made me around two years ago. Just no way for me to feed them into the hole on my Paradigm J29 stands.
post #2373 of 3536
The wire wont fit, or the ends?



post #2374 of 3536
I love that cherry!
post #2375 of 3536
How do you make up your own color techflex?
post #2376 of 3536
All of those speakers look wonderful! Great job.
post #2377 of 3536
Quote:
Originally Posted by cr136124 View Post

Quote:
Originally Posted by nezff View Post

Cherry color:

Whaaatttt!?!?!?


Where did you purchase that lovely cherry techflex? Do you mind to share that info?

Perfect color to wrap my subwoofers interconnects....cool.gif

Hey CR13

i found this site had the largest selection of colours...

http://www.wirecare.com/Braided-Sleeving.asp

cheers
post #2378 of 3536
expenisive.
post #2379 of 3536
Quote:
Originally Posted by deltadube View Post

Hey CR13

i found this site had the largest selection of colours...

http://www.wirecare.com/Braided-Sleeving.asp

cheers

Thanks for sharing it!
post #2380 of 3536
Quote:
Originally Posted by nezff View Post

expenisive.

what is expensive?

cheers
post #2381 of 3536
Quote:
Originally Posted by deltadube View Post

what is expensive?

cheers

the prices per foot
post #2382 of 3536
Quote:
Originally Posted by nezff View Post

The wire wont fit, or the ends?




hey where did u get blue/black?
post #2383 of 3536
hong kong
post #2384 of 3536
So I am wanting to bury some cable under baseboards and/or carpet to make their way to my surrounds. My question is, would the in-wall rated 12 gauge wire be too thick or difficult to do that? I know flat wire would probably be easier to conceal, however, is the audio just as clean/crisp from that or am I sacrificing sound?
post #2385 of 3536
Quote:
Originally Posted by MNaudioguy View Post

So I am wanting to bury some cable under baseboards and/or carpet to make their way to my surrounds. My question is, would the in-wall rated 12 gauge wire be too thick or difficult to do that? I know flat wire would probably be easier to conceal, however, is the audio just as clean/crisp from that or am I sacrificing sound?

When I first wired up my room, I used 12 gauge monoprice cable and buried them under the baseboard. I have carpet and the base isnt super tight on to the floor, so I had room. When I upgraded to Belden 10 gauge, I ran it under the base and into the little crawl space I have on each side of my room, then back in where my components are. Depending on how tight your base is, will dictate how thick of a wire you can use. Also, flat wire comes in gauges also, so the same copper flat is the same copper round. I actually have a roll from my old house living room setup.
post #2386 of 3536
There is usually plenty of room behind the baseboard to fit the 12 gauge Monoprice in-wall wire.
post #2387 of 3536
Quote:
Originally Posted by nezff View Post

When I first wired up my room, I used 12 gauge monoprice cable and buried them under the baseboard. I have carpet and the base isnt super tight on to the floor, so I had room. When I upgraded to Belden 10 gauge, I ran it under the base and into the little crawl space I have on each side of my room, then back in where my components are. Depending on how tight your base is, will dictate how thick of a wire you can use. Also, flat wire comes in gauges also, so the same copper flat is the same copper round. I actually have a roll from my old house living room setup.

Thank you, do you get the same audio performance from flat wire?
post #2388 of 3536
Quote:
Originally Posted by MNaudioguy View Post

Quote:
Originally Posted by nezff View Post

When I first wired up my room, I used 12 gauge monoprice cable and buried them under the baseboard. I have carpet and the base isnt super tight on to the floor, so I had room. When I upgraded to Belden 10 gauge, I ran it under the base and into the little crawl space I have on each side of my room, then back in where my components are. Depending on how tight your base is, will dictate how thick of a wire you can use. Also, flat wire comes in gauges also, so the same copper flat is the same copper round. I actually have a roll from my old house living room setup.

Thank you, do you get the same audio performance from flat wire?

i think with the wire ... insulation factor.. how close are you running to other house wires is important.. also strand count of the wire is important.. the more strands the better..

what are the specs of the flat wire.. ?

cheers..
post #2389 of 3536
Quote:
Originally Posted by deltadube View Post

also strand count of the wire is important.. the more strands the better..
The strand count makes no difference, it can be one or a thousand and it will function exactly the same within the audio frequency bandwidth. Shape doesn't matter either. You could use copper foil so long as the gauge is sufficient.
Pardon this sidetrack to sanity. Carry on. wink.gif
post #2390 of 3536
Quote:
Originally Posted by MNaudioguy View Post

Quote:
Originally Posted by nezff View Post

When I first wired up my room, I used 12 gauge monoprice cable and buried them under the baseboard. I have carpet and the base isnt super tight on to the floor, so I had room. When I upgraded to Belden 10 gauge, I ran it under the base and into the little crawl space I have on each side of my room, then back in where my components are. Depending on how tight your base is, will dictate how thick of a wire you can use. Also, flat wire comes in gauges also, so the same copper flat is the same copper round. I actually have a roll from my old house living room setup.

Thank you, do you get the same audio performance from flat wire?

Get flat wire with the same wire gauge. I've found that flat 10 and 12 gauge wire is pretty rare, but flat 14 gauge works well unless your speakers are strange or the cable lengths are long.

If your cable lengths or speakers are such that you really need 10 or 12 gauge performance, you can obtain it by paralleling runs of 14 gauge. Two 14s in parallel is the equivalent of 11 gauge, for example.
post #2391 of 3536
Quote:
Originally Posted by arnyk View Post

Get flat wire with the same wire gauge. I've found that flat 10 and 12 gauge wire is pretty rare, but flat 14 gauge works well unless your speakers are strange or the cable lengths are long.

If your cable lengths or speakers are such that you really need 10 or 12 gauge performance, you can obtain it by paralleling runs of 14 gauge. Two 14s in parallel is the equivalent of 11 gauge, for example.

Thanks, i think i will be fine with 14 or 14 gauge. However, man this stuff is expensive!! I might as well buy cheaper 12 gauge and pay someone to run it for me. Is there a good place to get flatwire at a decent price? I need probably 30-50ft after I account for corners and running up the walls.

Thanks all!
post #2392 of 3536
I read through about 6 pages but was hoping some people that have been more active in this thread can answer some questions.

- There's been a lot of talk of what banana plugs to buy. Some people are happy with the monoprice ones, other people hate them. Is there a general consensus on ones that are decent yet not too expensive?
- Anyone have a link to some cable pants that fit the monoprice speaker cable well?
- What heat shrink size would fit well around the techflex + pants? 3/8" seems to be the techflex size but that size heat shrink wouldn't work, so 7/16?
- I'm not too familiar with the connectors and when you use what. So when would you use banana plugs vs spade terminals?
- Any good site to look through a variety of techflex colors and patterns that aren't too expensive or should I just look on ebay?
post #2393 of 3536

post #2394 of 3536
Quote:
Originally Posted by nezff View Post



Nice, how much of that stuff do you have left, what gauge and you looking to sell it?
post #2395 of 3536
thats what I have left right there. Its 12 gauge. I wanna say it was two 50 foot rolls, but one has been used.
post #2396 of 3536
Quote:
Originally Posted by nezff View Post

thats what I have left right there. Its 12 gauge. I wanna say it was two 50 foot rolls, but one has been used.

so do you have one continuous 50ft roll left? Are you looking to part with it?
post #2397 of 3536
Quote:
Originally Posted by MNaudioguy View Post

so do you have one continuous 50ft roll left? Are you looking to part with it?

I would have to measure them both to be sure, but sure, they are just sitting here doing nothing. rolleyes.gif
post #2398 of 3536
sleeving Im trying from Germany

Edited by nezff - 2/4/13 at 10:54am
post #2399 of 3536
Quote:
Originally Posted by nezff View Post

sleeving Im trying from Germany

Where can you order it from?
post #2400 of 3536
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Speakers
AVS › AVS Forum › Audio › Speakers › Have a look at these Beauties!!!! How to make your OWN "High End" Cables!!!