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would bending effect the coating (i.e. make it crack)?

Not really, it is pretty flexible... In fact, if you could get the original pourable version in a can (made to dip handles of tools), you could actually dip-coat the ends after you put on the tech flex and tape the ends
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Here is my first attempt at my own cable. I used carbon and I have yet to scrub off the wording from the speaker pants. Wife likes how it looks so that is all that matters and she thinks they look high end. I noticed that many of you used shrink wrap and I didn't even think about it with this. I will certainly have to remember to do it on my 10 foot cables.

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Nice work! I love the look of that carbon cable.
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Nice work! I love the look of that carbon cable.

Thank you. I wish I would have looked at more to see how long people would make the pants. I took an inch off and they are still really long. It doesn't bother me but I think I would prefer a shorter look. Overall, I am happy with the initial cable, but there is a lot of tweaking I can do to get future cables looking solid.
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Originally Posted by flashman03 View Post

Here is my first attempt at my own cable. I used carbon and I have yet to scrub off the wording from the speaker pants. Wife likes how it looks so that is all that matters and she thinks they look high end. I noticed that many of you used shrink wrap and I didn't even think about it with this. I will certainly have to remember to do it on my 10 foot cables.


great looking cables.. you can always add the shrink wrap.. i used the 3 to 1 stuff and a blow dryer on high worked well enough.. just have to undo the banana.. to get it on..

where did you get that carbon from its alot more blue looking than mine looks good ...

cheers

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Thank you. I wish I would have looked at more to see how long people would make the pants. I took an inch off and they are still really long. It doesn't bother me but I think I would prefer a shorter look. Overall, I am happy with the initial cable, but there is a lot of tweaking I can do to get future cables looking solid.

I like the longer spearker wire pant look. I bought some speaker wire pants from Parts Express, and those are pretty short. Probably more than half shorter than KnuKonceptz. I like KnuKonceptz speaker wire pants better because you can cut them to your liking.
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thats funny cause i bought PE speaker pants and actually cut them down. Im not a fan of long pants on the wires...but to each his own smile.gif
post #2408 of 3537
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Originally Posted by Brian Fineberg View Post

thats funny cause i bought PE speaker pants and actually cut them down. Im not a fan of long pants on the wires...but to each his own smile.gif


I made my cables a few months back (after reading the tips in this thread); I used the Knukonceptz pants and I too cut them down. I ordered a few extra, so I took one and played around with lengths to figure out what I liked before cutting wires, etc. I think those pants have legs which are like 5" or 6" long?? - I cut mine down to like 2" or 2.5" legs; once you get the banana on I found that to be plenty long. I wanted them just long enough so that I wasn't having to fight to get both bananas into the binding posts.
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Originally Posted by Brian Fineberg View Post

thats funny cause i bought PE speaker pants and actually cut them down. Im not a fan of long pants on the wires...but to each his own smile.gif


I made my cables a few months back (after reading the tips in this thread); I used the Knukonceptz pants and I too cut them down. I ordered a few extra, so I took one and played around with lengths to figure out what I liked before cutting wires, etc. I think those pants have legs which are like 5" or 6" long?? - I cut mine down to like 2" or 2.5" legs; once you get the banana on I found that to be plenty long. I wanted them just long enough so that I wasn't having to fight to get both bananas into the binding posts.

i order the parts express pants they are short.. but they work just right at the speakers and avr.. having longer legs always gives you options to play and i do like women with longer legs LOL

one thing tho about shorter legs is that it is harder for the bananas to touch. when you attach the bananas so they are naturally away from each other.. the shorter pants i think would naturally help keep
them apart.. witch is a good thing if you dont turn off the power supply..

cheers.
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Originally Posted by flashman03 View Post

Here is my first attempt at my own cable. I used carbon and I have yet to scrub off the wording from the speaker pants. Wife likes how it looks so that is all that matters and she thinks they look high end. I noticed that many of you used shrink wrap and I didn't even think about it with this. I will certainly have to remember to do it on my 10 foot cables.


great looking cables.. you can always add the shrink wrap.. i used the 3 to 1 stuff and a blow dryer on high worked well enough.. just have to undo the banana.. to get it on..

where did you get that carbon from its alot more blue looking than mine looks good ...

cheers


It is probably just the distance from the camera and the background of my carpet playing tricks. It isn't blueish in person. I got the carbon from the ebay seller many people have recommended.
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i order the parts express pants they are short.. but they work just right at the speakers and avr.. having longer legs always gives you options to play and i do like women with longer legs LOL

 

Parts Express' pants have a sort of variable length. In early 2011, I posted pictures of their 6-, 8- and 9mm pants.

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Originally Posted by Hamilcar Barca View Post

I purchased 6mm, 8mm, and 9mm cable pants from PartsExpress. The 9mm

are shorter than even the 6mm variety. I suspect that the length of the

pants depends on the batch they've purchased. I chose two of each size

at random and the pants are labeled with the month I ordered them.





I don't know why the background is blue. It's actually a piece of white

copier paper. Maybe next time.

cool pic of the pants.. i used the 10 mm because they where out of the 9 at the time not sure if 8 would fit.. for cl 12 awg and 3/8 flextech...

the 10mm are short 1.75 inch to the y of the legs..
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Originally Posted by deltadube View Post

cool pic of the pants.. i used the 10 mm because they where out of the 9 at the time not sure if 8 would fit.. for cl 12 awg and 3/8 flextech...

the 10mm are short 1.75 inch to the y of the legs..

I had to use the Parts Express 10 mm as well, and I don't like them. They are way shorter compare to KnuKonceptz.
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cool pic of the pants.. i used the 10 mm because they where out of the 9 at the time not sure if 8 would fit.. for cl 12 awg and 3/8 flextech...

the 10mm are short 1.75 inch to the y of the legs..

I had to use the Parts Express 10 mm as well, and I don't like them. They are way shorter compare to KnuKonceptz.

they work.. you can always change em up.. now that your a master at the do it yourself cables Gus....

cheers..
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Originally Posted by deltadube View Post

they work.. you can always change em up.. now that your a master at the do it yourself cables Gus....

cheers..

I do agree that they do work. Thanks, but I couldn't of done it without the help you guy's help.
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the 8mm worked on 16awg (slightly loos where it reaches the techflex...but nothing a wind of electrical tape couldn't fix.

I am looking forward to making some with 12awg this summer. Arts and crafts is fun wink.gif but i DO want to make them that Cherry color ...HOW????

second option is the dark blue
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Originally Posted by Brian Fineberg View Post

the 8mm worked on 16awg (slightly loos where it reaches the techflex...but nothing a wind of electrical tape couldn't fix.

I am looking forward to making some with 12awg this summer. Arts and crafts is fun wink.gif but i DO want to make them that Cherry color ...HOW????

second option is the dark blue

tons of colours here but have not seen the cherry other than that pic back a bit...

http://www.wirecare.com/Braided-Sleeving.asp
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they work.. you can always change em up.. now that your a master at the do it yourself cables Gus....

cheers..

I do agree that they do work. Thanks, but I couldn't of done it without the help you guy's help.

you helped me make mine Gus thanks so much eh..
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Originally Posted by Brian Fineberg View Post

the 8mm worked on 16awg (slightly loos where it reaches the techflex...but nothing a wind of electrical tape couldn't fix.

I am looking forward to making some with 12awg this summer. Arts and crafts is fun wink.gif but i DO want to make them that Cherry color ...HOW????

second option is the dark blue

dark blue would look nice
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I wish I would of gone with the rattle snake color rather than the flat black and black / red.
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Originally Posted by deltadube View Post

you helped me make mine Gus thanks so much eh..

No problem.
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What color are the ones in the first pic. I ordered blue but they're just a little too bright for me.
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Originally Posted by GusGus748s View Post

I wish I would of gone with the rattle snake color rather than the flat black and black / red.

make another set ... one thing about the colours.. they do look different once you get them, than on the computer..

the fire ones look good to me on the puter but.. like to feed my speakers fire.. lol

i have no mains been shopping for a set of mains in 3000k range any picks here..? rx 8 studio 60 100 gx 200 300 a bit high..

cheers..
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Finished my speaker cables. Simple as could be. I just have to buy some shrink wrap to keep the pants from moving on me. Here is a picture that is closer so you can see the carbon color better. I think they look good. I just wish I had more room in my basement so I could space my speakers farther apart.

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They look great! Live the color. I am starting to think about heat shrinking mine too. Idk
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Originally Posted by flashman03 View Post

Finished my speaker cables. Simple as could be. I just have to buy some shrink wrap to keep the pants from moving on me. Here is a picture that is closer so you can see the carbon color better. I think they look good. I just wish I had more room in my basement so I could space my speakers farther apart.


This is a really cool color!

I like this picture much better and if this is more like the true color of these than the previous picture I'm going to have to get some of this carbon. There's something about the simplicity of this color that's appealing to me. I've been following this thread for some time now and trying to make up my mind which color I prefer of all the nice ones I've seen and it hasn't been easy trying to decide. So far, I think this color suit's me best.

Al
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Originally Posted by flashman03 View Post

Finished my speaker cables. Simple as could be. I just have to buy some shrink wrap to keep the pants from moving on me. Here is a picture that is closer so you can see the carbon color better. I think they look good. I just wish I had more room in my basement so I could space my speakers farther apart.


Nice work!
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Originally Posted by Brian Fineberg View Post

They look great! Live the color. I am starting to think about heat shrinking mine too. Idk

I think heat shrinking will just help keep the pants good and up against the banana plugs and keep the flex from possibly coming out, even just a little. I really do like the color too!
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Finished my speaker cables. Simple as could be. I just have to buy some shrink wrap to keep the pants from moving on me. Here is a picture that is closer so you can see the carbon color better. I think they look good. I just wish I had more room in my basement so I could space my speakers farther apart.


This is a really cool color!

I like this picture much better and if this is more like the true color of these than the previous picture I'm going to have to get some of this carbon. There's something about the simplicity of this color that's appealing to me. I've been following this thread for some time now and trying to make up my mind which color I prefer of all the nice ones I've seen and it hasn't been easy trying to decide. So far, I think this color suit's me best.

Al

I think it is really nice. It is very universal for a lot of applications. Other colors look really good but the problem becomes what kind of application do you have in your home. I went for something that could be used with any type of speaker color and it flows well with my setup smile.gif.
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Finished my speaker cables. Simple as could be. I just have to buy some shrink wrap to keep the pants from moving on me. Here is a picture that is closer so you can see the carbon color better. I think they look good. I just wish I had more room in my basement so I could space my speakers farther apart.


Nice work!

Thank you!
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Originally Posted by flashman03 View Post

Finished my speaker cables. Simple as could be. I just have to buy some shrink wrap to keep the pants from moving on me. Here is a picture that is closer so you can see the carbon color better. I think they look good. I just wish I had more room in my basement so I could space my speakers farther apart.


those look like my carbons now..

you have good taste LOL

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Will the 1/4" techflex fit 14ga monoprice wire and does the white wire show through the techflex?
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