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post #241 of 3539
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Originally Posted by handruin View Post

i got the 12ga boot/pant for 12ga wire and i also wrapped mine with electrical tape just for a little bit tighter fit. I would think this should work fine for 14ga.

I agree. On the last pair of cables I made I covered up the seam with heatshrink anyway. I used the electrical tape to make it more snug and also to adhere the techflex to the outer cable.

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post #242 of 3539
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Originally Posted by handruin View Post


I got the 12ga boot/pant for 12ga wire and I also wrapped mine with electrical tape just for a little bit tighter fit. I would think this should work fine for 14ga.

Dude. Use heat Shrink! Lowes $5
post #243 of 3539
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Originally Posted by Pure-Evil View Post

Dude. Use heat Shrink! Lowes $5

My electrical tape went under the KnuKonceptz so you can't even see it. :-) If I was making these for lots of people, I would use the heat shrink like you suggested.
post #244 of 3539
Based on monoprice spec 14AWG speaker wire's outer diam is 7.5mm

I found these at Parts-Express but they are 8mm entry size
http://www.parts-express.com/pe/show...number=082-776

and these are 7mm entry size.
http://www.parts-express.com/pe/show...number=082-774

which one should I use for 14AWG, can 7mm expand to 7.5 because I would like to see it nice and tight fit...?

Now Techflex question, 7.5mm diameter comes to around .296 inches.

So if I buy 1/4" expandable techflex it can expand upto 7/16" inches (based on parts-express specs), this should work for my 14guage speaker wire correct?
http://www.parts-express.com/pe/show...number=082-320

I actually liked the techflex from the OP suggested ebay seller because his techflex is cleancut vs part-express which are not cleancut.
http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/1-4-B...item35a5677f25
post #245 of 3539
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Originally Posted by avsnoob10 View Post
Based on monoprice spec 14AWG speaker wire's outer diam is 7.5mm

I found these at Parts-Express but they are 8mm entry size
http://www.parts-express.com/pe/show...number=082-776

and these are 7mm entry size.
http://www.parts-express.com/pe/show...number=082-774

which one should I use for 14AWG, can 7mm expand to 7.5 because I would like to see it nice and tight fit...?

Now Techflex question, 7.5mm diameter comes to around .296 inches.

So if I buy 1/4" expandable techflex it can expand upto 7/16" inches (based on parts-express specs), this should work for my 14guage speaker wire correct?
http://www.parts-express.com/pe/show...number=082-320

I actually liked the techflex from the OP suggested ebay seller because his techflex is cleancut vs part-express which are not cleancut.
http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/1-4-B...item35a5677f25
looks like the techflex from Parts Express is out of stock, but I recommend the eBay guy anyway--he's great. Call his cell and he'll do custom lengths for you. In terms of you wanting a nice and tight fit, will you be covering it with heat shrink? If so, if it's a little loose you won't even notice. I wouldn't be overly concerned with it being perfectly snug--you can always put a piece of heat shrink or electrical tape underneath (inside the cable pants) that you'll never see.
post #246 of 3539
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Originally Posted by holt7153

looks like the techflex from Parts Express is out of stock, but I recommend the eBay guy anyway--he's great. Call his cell and he'll do custom lengths for you. In terms of you wanting a nice and tight fit, will you be covering it with heat shrink? If so, if it's a little loose you won't even notice. I wouldn't be overly concerned with it being perfectly snug--you can always put a piece of heat shrink or electrical tape underneath (inside the cable pants) that you'll never see.
That's what I do when I make my cables.
post #247 of 3539
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Originally Posted by holt7153 View Post
looks like the techflex from Parts Express is out of stock, but I recommend the eBay guy anyway--he's great. Call his cell and he'll do custom lengths for you. In terms of you wanting a nice and tight fit, will you be covering it with heat shrink? If so, if it's a little loose you won't even notice. I wouldn't be overly concerned with it being perfectly snug--you can always put a piece of heat shrink or electrical tape underneath (inside the cable pants) that you'll never see.
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Originally Posted by Pure-Evil View Post
That's what I do when I make my cables.
Heat shrink???

@pure-evil: On the first page of this thread you posted pics of two different types of banana plugs at monoprice - closed type screw and open screw type? Open type seems easy to connect, is there another method of connecting closed type banana plugs other than monoprice instructions?

http://www.monoprice.com/manual/INST...NANA PLUGS.pdf
post #248 of 3539
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Originally Posted by avsnoob10 View Post
Heat shrink???

@pure-evil: On the first page of this thread you posted pics of two different types of banana plugs at monoprice - closed type screw and open screw type? Open type seems easy to connect, is there another method of connecting closed type banana plugs other than monoprice instructions?

http://www.monoprice.com/manual/INST...NANA PLUGS.pdf
Why? that's about as easy as easy gets.
post #249 of 3539
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ya the closed banana plugs are VERY easy to use and put on your cables.
post #250 of 3539
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Another beautiful pair of 13 ft cables sold!
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post #251 of 3539
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Just did up some bi-wire 10 ft for another customer. How do they look? He needs pins on the bi wire ends so I'll get those tomorrow. Thoughts?
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post #252 of 3539
I think all of your cables look very nice. Keep up the attention to detail, such as keeping the ends even, which you're already doing. Also evenly zip tying the cables for delivery is a nice touch. It looks nicer than just winding them loosely and stuffing them in a box. These little things do make a difference when the things you are making have your name all over them even though it's not written all over them. Im a bit of a perfectionist and have a thing for details.
post #253 of 3539
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Originally Posted by Secret Squirrel View Post

I think all of your cables look very nice. Keep up the attention to detail, such as keeping the ends even, which you're already doing. Also evenly zip tying the cables for delivery is a nice touch. It looks nicer than just winding them loosely and stuffing them in a box. These little things do make a difference when the things you are making have your name all over them even though it's not written all over them. Im a bit of a perfectionist and have a thing for details.

Agreed. I'm an attention freak too. That's why I started doing these in the first place. Lol
post #254 of 3539
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Originally Posted by Pure-Evil View Post

Agreed. I'm an attention freak too. That's why I started doing these in the first place. Lol

Looking good, Evil-keep up the good work. Since we're on the subject of being an attention freak, somebody mentioned keeping the ends the same length. I did a little experiment on the last pair of bi-wire/bi-amp cables and intentionally made 2 of the cable ends about an inch shorter than the other 2 ends (the ones connecting to the speaker--not the receiver). Doing this allows the speakerwire to lie flatter to the back of the speaker as opposed to shooting out at more of a right angle. It takes a little more work but can result in a cleaner look, especially if you're looking at the speaker from the side and not straight on. I'm a bit anal as well and I hate seeing cable clutter. Something to think about...
post #255 of 3539
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Originally Posted by holt7153 View Post


Looking good, Evil-keep up the good work. Since we're on the subject of being an attention freak, somebody mentioned keeping the ends the same length. I did a little experiment on the last pair of bi-wire/bi-amp cables and intentionally made 2 of the cable ends about an inch shorter than the other 2 ends (the ones connecting to the speaker--not the receiver). Doing this allows the speakerwire to lie flatter to the back of the speaker as opposed to shooting out at more of a right angle. It takes a little more work but can result in a cleaner look, especially if you're looking at the speaker from the side and not straight on. I'm a bit anal as well and I hate seeing cable clutter. Something to think about...

Good idea. Thx man
post #256 of 3539
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Originally Posted by holt7153 View Post

Looking good, Evil-keep up the good work. Since we're on the subject of being an attention freak, somebody mentioned keeping the ends the same length. I did a little experiment on the last pair of bi-wire/bi-amp cables and intentionally made 2 of the cable ends about an inch shorter than the other 2 ends (the ones connecting to the speaker--not the receiver). Doing this allows the speakerwire to lie flatter to the back of the speaker as opposed to shooting out at more of a right angle. It takes a little more work but can result in a cleaner look, especially if you're looking at the speaker from the side and not straight on. I'm a bit anal as well and I hate seeing cable clutter. Something to think about...

That's a very good idea for bi-wire applications.
post #257 of 3539
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Originally Posted by Secret Squirrel View Post

That's a very good idea for bi-wire applications.

I'm just waiting for Pure-Evil to unveil his "Evil Pants" with right angle ends.
post #258 of 3539
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Originally Posted by holt7153 View Post

I'm just waiting for Pure-Evil to unveil his "Evil Pants" with right angle ends.

I have not looked into customized cable pants yet...but I'm thinking about it. I am really anxious about getting these Nakamichi plugs...I really hope they show up soon!!!
post #259 of 3539
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Originally Posted by Pure-Evil View Post

I have not looked into customized cable pants yet...but I'm thinking about it. I am really anxious about getting these Nakamichi plugs...I really hope they show up soon!!!

I'm thinking about modding out some cable pants, but I'm not sure exactly what I want to do. I've been busy lately beating myself up with subwoofer placement, etc. I'm anxious to see your work with Nakamichi plugs. I found a guy on eBay selling GLS bananas for cheap so when I get them that's my next project.
post #260 of 3539
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Originally Posted by Pure-Evil View Post

I have not looked into customized cable pants yet...but I'm thinking about it. I am really anxious about getting these Nakamichi plugs...I really hope they show up soon!!!

Me too, mine STILL aren't here. If they don't show up this week, I'm gonna burn someones house down!
post #261 of 3539
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Me too, mine STILL aren't here. If they don't show up this week, I'm gonna burn someones house down!

You ordered from Nakamichi Plug.com as well? damn...they said 10 days....from Hong Kong...but I hope it's not that long. it's already been a week.
post #262 of 3539
Just an FYI - all the GLS Audio plugs are back in stock. We were working on the next generation design and they are now available. Pictures attached.

Take care,
Eric Sunda
GLS Audio, Inc.
http://www.SpeakerRepair.com/
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post #263 of 3539
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Originally Posted by GLS Audio View Post

Just an FYI - all the GLS Audio plugs are back in stock. We were working on the next generation design and they are now available. Pictures attached.

Take care,
Eric Sunda
GLS Audio, Inc.
http://www.SpeakerRepair.com/

Glad they're back in stock--I had to buy the older generation ones on eBay!
post #264 of 3539
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Originally Posted by GLS Audio View Post

Just an FYI - all the GLS Audio plugs are back in stock. We were working on the next generation design and they are now available. Pictures attached.

Take care,
Eric Sunda
GLS Audio, Inc.
http://www.SpeakerRepair.com/

You have pm
post #265 of 3539
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Originally Posted by holt7153 View Post

I'm thinking about modding out some cable pants, but I'm not sure exactly what I want to do. I've been busy lately beating myself up with subwoofer placement, etc. I'm anxious to see your work with Nakamichi plugs. I found a guy on eBay selling GLS bananas for cheap so when I get them that's my next project.

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Glad they're back in stock--I had to buy the older generation ones on eBay!

Holt7153,

I'm afraid the ones you bought "cheap" off eBay may be counterfeit and not actual GLS Audio plugs. Was the seller's name "rhinofast" by any chance? If so, there are not GLS Audio. We only sell direct, so if you ever see new GLS Audio being sold by another seller then I'd run for the hills.

Eric
post #266 of 3539
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Originally Posted by GLS Audio View Post

Just an FYI - all the GLS Audio plugs are back in stock. We were working on the next generation design and they are now available. Pictures attached.

Take care,
Eric Sunda
GLS Audio, Inc.
http://www.SpeakerRepair.com/

Eric,

Is there anything different about them besides the logo change?
post #267 of 3539
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Originally Posted by GLS Audio View Post

Holt7153,

I'm afraid the ones you bought "cheap" off eBay may be counterfeit and not actual GLS Audio plugs. Was the seller's name "rhinofast" by any chance? If so, there are not GLS Audio. We only sell direct, so if you ever see new GLS Audio being sold by another seller then I'd run for the hills.

Eric

No, the seller was not "rhinofast." You only sell direct? What about Amazon.com?
post #268 of 3539
When I looked on amazon, it says the order is fulfilled through them (Orange County), so I guess that's still somewhat direct.
post #269 of 3539
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Originally Posted by GLS Audio View Post

Just an FYI - all the GLS Audio plugs are back in stock. We were working on the next generation design and they are now available. Pictures attached.

Take care,
Eric Sunda
GLS Audio, Inc.
http://www.SpeakerRepair.com/

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Originally Posted by kissell View Post

Eric,

Is there anything different about them besides the logo change?

I don't see much being different other than the logo either. Looks like the thin red and black labels that surround the black canister are gone and now GLS is printed on it. I've included a picture of mine that I just received this past Friday.
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post #270 of 3539
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Originally Posted by handruin View Post

When I looked on amazon, it says the order is fulfilled through them (Orange County), so I guess that's still somewhat direct.

aah, thanks. I ordered my 1st batch directly from Orange County Speaker but bought from eBay on my 2nd since they were out of stock.
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