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post #2431 of 3539
new nakamichi bananas for my cables.. they hide the pant leg inside the banana cover a bit so you cant see the wire at all.. very secure with the double screws on the wire..
these bananas are also alot lighter in wieght than the mono ones..



post #2432 of 3539
whats this heat shrink you guys are talking about to help keep the sleeve inside the pants?
post #2433 of 3539
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Originally Posted by moogs View Post

whats this heat shrink you guys are talking about to help keep the sleeve inside the pants?

it makes a nice finish and helps tie down the tech flex.. you could tape it down under the pant as well.. my pants where 1mm to big
so the heat shrink hides that well.. its the black stuff at the end of the pant onto the tech flex nylon cover..
post #2434 of 3539
What size heat shrink tubing r u using?
post #2435 of 3539
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Originally Posted by Pat315 View Post

What size heat shrink tubing r u using?

That will depend on the gauge of your cable. I use 12 gauge cable with 1/2" shrink wrap.
post #2436 of 3539
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What size heat shrink tubing r u using?

i use 1/2 inch heat shrink 3 to 1 stuff..with adhesive..
post #2437 of 3539
Ok thanks the techflex can that be cut with a scissors?
post #2438 of 3539
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Originally Posted by Pat315 View Post

Ok thanks the techflex can that be cut with a scissors?

yes, or a hot knife. You can also wrap electrical tape around the spot you want to cut as it helps with fraying.
post #2439 of 3539
I'm having difficulty getting the sleeve to slide over the cable. Any tricks to this? I dunno how some of you managed with a 50ft cable. I'm having trouble with just a 3ft one.
post #2440 of 3539
nevermind. it squishes like a slug haha
post #2441 of 3539
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Originally Posted by moogs View Post

nevermind. it squishes like a slug haha

I assumed it was more like a Chinese finger trap...
post #2442 of 3539
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Originally Posted by Pat315 View Post

Ok thanks the techflex can that be cut with a scissors?

i cut mine with scissors.. then i carefully burnt dont the ends to stop the fraying.. on the hot stove.. dont breath the gas...

cheers
post #2443 of 3539
there is clean cut techflex that can be cut with scissors, but the others really need a hot knife, to do it correct.
post #2444 of 3539
i cut the non-cleancut stuff with just scissors, and had no fraying what so-ever...but if i wasnt using the roll of TF for a while i did burn it quickly with a flame...to protect the end
post #2445 of 3539
I guarantee you it will fray while messing with it if not burned.
post #2446 of 3539
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Originally Posted by nezff View Post

I guarantee you it will fray while messing with it if not burned.

soo what is your guarantee...since i did not have any...??
post #2447 of 3539
I cut mine with scissors, and at the end I used shrink wrap. I didn't notice any fraying. biggrin.gif
post #2448 of 3539
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Originally Posted by deltadube View Post

new nakamichi bananas for my cables.. they hide the pant leg inside the banana cover a bit so you cant see the wire at all.. very secure with the double screws on the wire..
these bananas are also alot lighter in wieght than the mono ones..




Did you get these from the ebay guy? I went to the Nakamichi website, and I got a warning about the website not being secured to make a payment. So, I ended up not ordering from the website. It appears that the ones that are being sold on ebay are cheaper and of the same quality.
post #2449 of 3539
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Originally Posted by GusGus748s View Post

Did you get these from the ebay guy? I went to the Nakamichi website, and I got a warning about the website not being secured to make a payment. So, I ended up not ordering from the website. It appears that the ones that are being sold on ebay are cheaper and of the same quality.

I have some of the Nakamichi sawtooth plugs. Replaced them with the Sewell deadbolt plugs which I think are much quicker to install and better quality.
http://sewelldirect.com/Sewell-Deadbolt-Banana-Plugs-12-Pair.asp


The Nakamichi's are now installed on my dad's system.
post #2450 of 3539
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Originally Posted by afrogt View Post

I have some of the Nakamichi sawtooth plugs. Replaced them with the Sewell deadbolt plugs which I think are much quicker to install and better quality.
http://sewelldirect.com/Sewell-Deadbolt-Banana-Plugs-12-Pair.asp


The Nakamichi's are now installed on my dad's system.

Those deadbolt look pretty nice. Do the speaker wire pant leg fit into them like the Nakamichi?
post #2451 of 3539
yes they do. What guage wire are you using? I use Monoprice 12ga and it fits.
post #2452 of 3539
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Originally Posted by afrogt View Post

yes they do. What guage wire are you using? I use Monoprice 12ga and it fits.

Using Mono 12 gauge CL2 wire. Excellent. Now, I'll have to convince my wife I really need some of these lol.
post #2453 of 3539
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Originally Posted by GusGus748s View Post

Quote:
Originally Posted by deltadube View Post

new nakamichi bananas for my cables.. they hide the pant leg inside the banana cover a bit so you cant see the wire at all.. very secure with the double screws on the wire..
these bananas are also alot lighter in wieght than the mono ones..




Did you get these from the ebay guy? I went to the Nakamichi website, and I got a warning about the website not being secured to make a payment. So, I ended up not ordering from the website. It appears that the ones that are being sold on ebay are cheaper and of the same quality.

i bought mine on ebay using pay pal.. i got em in the mail too.. wonder how many orders get lost in the postmans pockets..
post #2454 of 3539
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Originally Posted by afrogt View Post

Quote:
Originally Posted by GusGus748s View Post

Did you get these from the ebay guy? I went to the Nakamichi website, and I got a warning about the website not being secured to make a payment. So, I ended up not ordering from the website. It appears that the ones that are being sold on ebay are cheaper and of the same quality.

I have some of the Nakamichi sawtooth plugs. Replaced them with the Sewell deadbolt plugs which I think are much quicker to install and better quality.
http://sewelldirect.com/Sewell-Deadbolt-Banana-Plugs-12-Pair.asp


The Nakamichi's are now installed on my dad's system.

my nakamichi's wave flex bananas are a better set up imho.. better banana contact and the wire is more secure and better contact with the banana better all around..

cheers..
post #2455 of 3539
I just finished making my wires just waiting for banana plugs. Can you see the white wire through the tech flex or is it my imagination?
post #2456 of 3539
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Originally Posted by Pat315 View Post

I just finished making my wires just waiting for banana plugs. Can you see the white wire through the tech flex or is it my imagination?

i could not see the white with the carbon and blue tech flex cover..

used 3/8 tf over cl2 12awg from mono...

cheers
post #2457 of 3539
I have some KnuKonceptz 12 gauge speaker wire pants along with monoprice 12 AWG speaker wire. To feed these through, do you need bare speaker wire or still encapsulated?
post #2458 of 3539
Just finished one of my cables

This was done with dark purple TechFlex and using this DIY plan for low-inductance cables

http://diyaudioprojects.com/Power/Low-Inductance-DIY-Speaker-Cables/

I'm running ESLs so will be interesting to see if it makes any kind of difference.

Let me know what you think!


Edited by BB1111 - 2/15/13 at 5:34pm
post #2459 of 3539
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Originally Posted by Brian Fineberg View Post

soo what is your guarantee...since i did not have any...??

Exactly what I stated. The flex will fray if you mess with it long enough if, notice the if, it's not burnt. Clean doesn't do it quite as bad and sometimes not at all. The flex when not burnt will fray with higher percentage if messed with long enough while working on your cables.

I sense a bit of sarcasm but then again I have no experience of course with making cables so what do I know.

Good luck.
post #2460 of 3539
Haha yes I was just playing with you. I honestly didn't have any fraying. But it was very easy for me to fish the wire through the techflex. So not much handling wa done My longest wire was about 8 feet.

Guess I'm just a natural wink.gif
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