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post #2581 of 3528
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Originally Posted by joe801 View Post

I want to apologize if i broke the rule. To be honest, I took a glance at the rules. So obviously I missed it. I seriously dont have the time to do this. And it looks like it doesn't even take much time to do. But my time is spent at work or with the family. Im sure my wife wouldn't appreciate if I took time away from the family.

Amazon sells the Mediabridge cables in black and white in lengths of 6', 12', 25' at $15, $25, and $33 respectively. The only real caveat is that the gauge is only 16AWG, which for most is acceptable.

I did a comparison and by the time I buy the cable, techflex, pants, heat shrink, and banana plugs for several cables, the cost ends up about the same. So if you don't have the time or desire to make your own and don't mind 16AWG and being limited in color, these were about the best value I could find when I searched.
post #2582 of 3528
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Originally Posted by crussader View Post

That could be argued if you made one or two sets of cables. But what about 10 sets a week? 50? 1000? At what point do you become a manufacturer?
By personal item they mean something that the member has actually used (or intended to do so), not something made strictly for the purpose of selling.


It would be nice if there was a way to allow the entrepreneurs among us to develop these new concepts while not shortchanging the forum's paid sponsors. Dell was launched in a dorm room. Wouldn't it be nice if a business launched from here to become a fully paid sponsor of the forum?

Those are good points. It is all about interpretation as usual, lol.
post #2583 of 3528
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Originally Posted by DustinLH00 View Post

Amazon sells the Mediabridge cables in black and white in lengths of 6', 12', 25' at $15, $25, and $33 respectively. The only real caveat is that the gauge is only 16AWG, which for most is acceptable.

I did a comparison and by the time I buy the cable, techflex, pants, heat shrink, and banana plugs for several cables, the cost ends up about the same. So if you don't have the time or desire to make your own and don't mind 16AWG and being limited in color, these were about the best value I could find when I searched.
Just checked them out through mediabridge site. And ordered 7 sets of them. Thanks a lot for the help.
post #2584 of 3528
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Originally Posted by joe801 View Post

Just checked them out through mediabridge site. And ordered 7 sets of them. Thanks a lot for the help.

No problem! Let me know how you like them when you get them.
post #2585 of 3528
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Originally Posted by nezff View Post

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Just sayin' ;-)
post #2586 of 3528
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by DustinLH00 View Post

Not to be argumentative, but this rule doesn't apply. A forum member is not a "dealer, reseller, or manufacturer" and the assembled cable being sold by the forum member is a "personal item for the benefit of the members".

Also, if you go to the classified section, it does not appear that the users posting items for sale there are paying members.

Well... I got banned for this very thing...so I'm just warnign you guys.
post #2587 of 3528
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by crussader View Post

That could be argued if you made one or two sets of cables. But what about 10 sets a week? 50? 1000? At what point do you become a manufacturer?
By personal item they mean something that the member has actually used (or intended to do so), not something made strictly for the purpose of selling.


It would be nice if there was a way to allow the entrepreneurs among us to develop these new concepts while not shortchanging the forum's paid sponsors. Dell was launched in a dorm room. Wouldn't it be nice if a business launched from here was to become a fully paid sponsor of the forum?

I agree..but since they banned me for offering to make someone here cables (I was kinda set up actually by a mod) I'm just saying that it could happen to anyone. This is why I don't do it. HELL they'll probably ban me for warning you guys.
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And a fair warning, thank pure evil. After doing a bunch of research online at work. It's unbelievable how easy it is. I should have just ordered the stuff needed. And did it at work. I'm so clueless I didn't even think about it. Till the amount of money I spent on the mediabridge product.
post #2589 of 3528
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Originally Posted by joe801 View Post

And a fair warning, thank pure evil. After doing a bunch of research online at work. It's unbelievable how easy it is. I should have just ordered the stuff needed. And did it at work. I'm so clueless I didn't even think about it. Till the amount of money I spent on the mediabridge product.

good project to do with the family kids as well!

cheers..
post #2590 of 3528
where is all the new cables? the thread as gone silent..

need some pics everyone likes a pic.. LOL

post #2591 of 3528
Well, I ended up ordering the Sewell Dealbot banana plugs. The monoprice banana plugs tips bend too easily, which cause for two of my speaker wire cable to be touching, which then caused my receiver to shutdown. Another issue that I am having is that I the Parts Express speaker wire boots legs are too short, which is cause to put more stress on the banana plugs. I am hoping the Sewell Deadbolt banana plugs work better.
post #2592 of 3528
Well, I made these a year ago and I never bothered to post any pictures until now, even though this thread inspired me to make them. I used GLS banana plugs, Knukonceptz cable pants, 12 gauge speaker wire from Blue Jeans Cable, which was made by Belden and black Techflex with a purple stripe from Furryletters. They were a lot fun to make, though they are out of sight on top of my entertainment center.
Edited by Retspin - 3/3/13 at 6:19pm
post #2593 of 3528
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Originally Posted by deltadube View Post

where is all the new cables? the thread as gone silent..

need some pics everyone likes a pic.. LOL


I'm making some soon. My package got lost though so I'm waiting frown.gif. I still need the braids. I wish I knew about this thread earlier I love things looking neat and aesthetic. This is my kind of thing.]

Edit: Very jealous of that 10 TB of storage Gus Gus. I gotta step my game up and order some 4 TB externals and strip em down.
post #2594 of 3528
great looking cables Retspin..
post #2595 of 3528
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Originally Posted by tential View Post

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Originally Posted by deltadube View Post

where is all the new cables? the thread as gone silent..

need some pics everyone likes a pic.. LOL


I'm making some soon. My package got lost though so I'm waiting frown.gif. I still need the braids. I wish I knew about this thread earlier I love things looking neat and aesthetic. This is my kind of thing.]

Edit: Very jealous of that 10 TB of storage Gus Gus. I gotta step my game up and order some 4 TB externals and strip em down.

what braids you going to use.. ?
post #2596 of 3528
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Originally Posted by tential View Post

I'm making some soon. My package got lost though so I'm waiting frown.gif. I still need the braids. I wish I knew about this thread earlier I love things looking neat and aesthetic. This is my kind of thing.]

Edit: Very jealous of that 10 TB of storage Gus Gus. I gotta step my game up and order some 4 TB externals and strip em down.

Thanks. I just bought a 3 TB HDD. I will be replacing my parity drive with it so I can start using 3 TB drives. By tomorrow it should be 12 TB smile.gif
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Thanks. I just bought a 3 TB HDD. I will be replacing my parity drive with it so I can start using 3 TB drives. By tomorrow it should be 12 TB smile.gif

Man I guess it's time for me to hop on some new ones as well. I hate this new way of buying harddrives where you have to buy an external harddrive and then strip it down. It's ridiculous that internal hard drives cost more than external hard drives now.
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Originally Posted by deltadube View Post

what braids you going to use.. ?

http://www.parts-express.com/pe/showdetl.cfm?partnumber=082-316

That's what we're supposed to use right?
post #2598 of 3528
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Originally Posted by tential View Post

Man I guess it's time for me to hop on some new ones as well. I hate this new way of buying harddrives where you have to buy an external harddrive and then strip it down. It's ridiculous that internal hard drives cost more than external hard drives now.
http://www.parts-express.com/pe/showdetl.cfm?partnumber=082-316

That's what we're supposed to use right?

Well, I got lucky Best Buy was having a sale on the hard drive yesterday. I bought a 3TB HDD for $104 dollars, which included a $25 dollar gift card. So, the actual cost was $129.

I use TechFlex from ebay seller furryletters.
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Originally Posted by GusGus748s View Post

Well, I got lucky Best Buy was having a sale on the hard drive yesterday. I bought a 3TB HDD for $104 dollars, which included a $25 dollar gift card. So, the actual cost was $129.

I use TechFlex from ebay seller furryletters.

That's not a bad deal at all. I think I'm going to jump on the 4 TB Seagate drives for 150. 3 of those for 450 dollars isn't bad that's 12 TB of storage. Probably purchase it during my last month of school while I can still use the internet before I'm off on my own.

And I'll be using that from furry letters as well. The shipping on that website was more than the product.
post #2600 of 3528
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Originally Posted by tential View Post

Man I guess it's time for me to hop on some new ones as well. I hate this new way of buying harddrives where you have to buy an external harddrive and then strip it down. It's ridiculous that internal hard drives cost more than external hard drives now.
http://www.parts-express.com/pe/showdetl.cfm?partnumber=082-316

That's what we're supposed to use right?

what are you covering? 1/4 is pretty small.
post #2601 of 3528
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Originally Posted by nezff View Post

what are you covering? 1/4 is pretty small.

2 wires, most likely 12 or 14 ga when i order them.
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Originally Posted by tential View Post

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Originally Posted by GusGus748s View Post

Thanks. I just bought a 3 TB HDD. I will be replacing my parity drive with it so I can start using 3 TB drives. By tomorrow it should be 12 TB smile.gif

Man I guess it's time for me to hop on some new ones as well. I hate this new way of buying harddrives where you have to buy an external harddrive and then strip it down. It's ridiculous that internal hard drives cost more than external hard drives now.
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Originally Posted by deltadube View Post

what braids you going to use.. ?

http://www.parts-express.com/pe/showdetl.cfm?partnumber=082-316

That's what we're supposed to use right?

your going with black... i like the carbon myself..

cheers...
post #2603 of 3528
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Originally Posted by tential View Post

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Originally Posted by nezff View Post

what are you covering? 1/4 is pretty small.

2 wires, most likely 12 or 14 ga when i order them.

go for the 12 awg.. at mono will do fine..

cheers..
post #2604 of 3528
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Originally Posted by tential View Post

2 wires, most likely 12 or 14 ga when i order them.

without the sheathing?
post #2605 of 3528
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Originally Posted by deltadube View Post

your going with black... i like the carbon myself..

cheers...

I am thinking of other colors. I may not use the black because I think it may stand out more than carbon. Black works now because my dorm room is black with feather white painting (no clue why I didn't paint it), but I'm thinking of carbon for when I move because most likely I won't have a dark room. I do want my room painted red though but who knows if I'll ever do that. I hate painting.

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Originally Posted by deltadube View Post

go for the 12 awg.. at mono will do fine..

cheers..

Why do I neeed 12 gauge wire again? I know everyone here is using something like that but I always thought 18 gauge wire was good to go. Just curious.

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Originally Posted by nezff View Post

without the sheathing?

I'm unsure what you mean by this please explain.
post #2606 of 3528
12 gauge is plenty fine for just about anything. Why go with something smaller, unless you go 14/4. No need to go cheap on wiring.

Sheathing is the outer covering over the two wires. I was unsure if you were covering 12 or 14 gauge monoprice wire, then 1/4 might be a tad small.
post #2607 of 3528
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Originally Posted by nezff View Post

12 gauge is plenty fine for just about anything. Why go with something smaller, unless you go 14/4. No need to go cheap on wiring.

Sheathing is the outer covering over the two wires. I was unsure if you were covering 12 or 14 gauge monoprice wire, then 1/4 might be a tad small.

That's what I had planned to do but I didn't know what size to use. I had heard 3/8s was the best right? I do want to know the difference in wiring though as I was always told 18 ga was good as long as the distance wasn't long.
post #2608 of 3528
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Originally Posted by Retspin View Post

Well, I made these a year ago and I never bothered to post any pictures until now, even though this thread inspired me to make them. I used GLS banana plugs, Knukonceptz cable pants, 12 gauge speaker wire from Blue Jeans Cable, which was made by Belden and black Techflex with a purple stripe from Furryletters. They were a lot fun to make, though they are out of sight on top of my entertainment center.

Aside from rattlesnake techflex to match baseboard, carpet and furniture this is what I used for my homemade project. I've used quite a few banana plugs, the GLS locking plugs are the best, most secure I've experienced. I agree, reading through this thread and making the cables was great fun, the personal rewards significant (even though everything is hidden).
post #2609 of 3528
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Originally Posted by tential View Post

That's what I had planned to do but I didn't know what size to use. I had heard 3/8s was the best right? I do want to know the difference in wiring though as I was always told 18 ga was good as long as the distance wasn't long.

I use 3/8 for 12/2, 12/4, 14/2, 14/4, and 10/2.

Speaker wire gauge article
Edited by nezff - 3/4/13 at 7:02pm
post #2610 of 3528
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Originally Posted by tential View Post

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Originally Posted by nezff View Post

12 gauge is plenty fine for just about anything. Why go with something smaller, unless you go 14/4. No need to go cheap on wiring.

Sheathing is the outer covering over the two wires. I was unsure if you were covering 12 or 14 gauge monoprice wire, then 1/4 might be a tad small.

That's what I had planned to do but I didn't know what size to use. I had heard 3/8s was the best right? I do want to know the difference in wiring though as I was always told 18 ga was good as long as the distance wasn't long.

18 is a bit lite.. go cl2 12 awg you got cable for life... cl2 14 will do a find job as well..

cheers..
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