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post #3631 of 4084 Old 08-12-2015, 06:24 AM
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I have some older Infinity SM 82/85 speakers with spring loaded terminals instead of banana.
Sewell just introduced a new plug for spring load terminals called the SilverBack Flex Pin.

Ferb, I know what we are doing this weekend!

https://sewelldirect.com/SilverbackSL-12-pack

Kind of excited to finish some bare cables for the outdoor setup!

(Not affiliated with Sewell btw, just sharing this find)

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Here's my new subwoofer cable for my DIY subwoofer (using speakOn connectors with a Pro Amp).






I was even able to find a speakOn connector in purple to go along with the purple subwoofer color code.

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Here's my new subwoofer cable for my DIY subwoofer (using speakOn connectors with a Pro Amp).

I was even able to find a speakOn in purple to go along with the purple subwoofer color code.
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That is one sweet looking cable. Nice work.

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I'm using Canare 4S11 cable and I purchased the largest pants from Parts Express:

https://www.parts-express.com/cable-...0-pcs--082-782

It slipped onto the outer jacket just fine, but when I twisted 2 pairs to form a single conductor, it wouldn't fit into the pant. And no, I'm not trying to shrink the pants. I reached out to Knukonceptz through eBay and they didn't felt that they don't have a pant that would fit my Canare 4S11 cable, so I figured that others must have ran into this issue, so that's why I posted here.
I had a similar issue. The amp end (the combined twisted wire end) was too large to fit through the pants. Trying different sizes did not make the dual end of the pants any larger. In the end I was able to make mine work by stripping the insulation off of all the wires. I then twisted the bare wire together and pushed that through the dual end. It worked fine, but I would check the cable with a meter to make sure you don't have a random short or bare wire in the wrong spot.

Top Tip: Strip off 3-4x more length then you will need for the twisted pair. The ends of the wire will be messed up and this will allow you to trim off the excess and get a neat connector. Also trim off the insulation as close to the Y as possible. This will minimize the likelihood of a short between leads.

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Here is my latest iteration of DIY RCAs. These were actually built for my car and they are 100% noise free in that environment (one of the worst). The car audio shop who did my install does very high end builds and was so impressed they have contracted with me to build their RCAs. This makes the investment in the Canare TC-1 crimper, die for the RCA, and Canare 100U stripper for Belden 1505A cable and Canare RCA connectors well worth it. They certainly are no cheaper than many off the shelf options but the performance is there. I can do these in any color/length. Although for longer lengths I would need to step up to an RG6 cable and a different die.

For the record these are a hell of a lot easier to make than the cables I was previously soldering.

Yes, these definitely are a BlueJeansCable clone.





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It's nice to see this thread still alive and kicking!!! Keep up the good work guys!!! I don't drop into this forum much anymore...just have no time...but I'll try now and then.
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Would love to know folks tricks for getting cables through the tech-flex, I can do it but man it takes forever!
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Would love to know folks tricks for getting cables through the tech-flex, I can do it but man it takes forever!
I think the nature of TechFlex forces everyone to do it the same way... slinking it on a little at a time. It doesn't take long for cables under 12' in length, but I'd imagine it takes a while for 30' and longer cables. Only thing I do is keep the cable as straight as possible and have the TechFlex rolled out so that I can pull it over the cable.

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its been awhile for me, been working on finishing a new basement all year, and it will be time to work on those cables soon.

last time, for a 12/2 in wall cable, I used 11mm cable pants and never got the chance to buy and use the 3/8 techflex.

this time , Im using 14/2 audioquest cl2 cables, what would be a good size cable pants and techflex? (edit: nevermind for techflex, seems like 3/8 will fit nicely)
I liked the fit of the last one, so nothing too tight. 9 or 10 mm cable pants?

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Hey guys!

Ya'll inspired me to re-do my cables - and in doing so I have done a ton of research on cables and connectors that has both shocked and horrified me seeing how much some of these things can be sold for. I guess thats why we DIY Right?

Anyways - I looked at some cable designs that I liked and was trying to find what kind of tech flex they used to get this effect but havent had much luck. Specifically, its the outer black "web" that covers the colored cable (maybe a tighter weave tech flex?). It would also be interesting to see how they did that gold metal thingy where the cable splits into 2. The image is attached to this post.
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Hey guys!

Ya'll inspired me to re-do my cables - and in doing so I have done a ton of research on cables and connectors that has both shocked and horrified me seeing how much some of these things can be sold for. I guess thats why we DIY Right?

Anyways - I looked at some cable designs that I liked and was trying to find what kind of tech flex they used to get this effect but havent had much luck. Specifically, its the outer black "web" that covers the colored cable (maybe a tighter weave tech flex?). It would also be interesting to see how they did that gold metal thingy where the cable splits into 2. The image is attached to this post.
From what I've read in this thread so far, I believe you need the techflex that measures 1/8 for that end section.
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It's nice to see this thread still alive and kicking!!! Keep up the good work guys!!! I don't drop into this forum much anymore...just have no time...but I'll try now and then.

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You started this thread, this is because of you I have made my own, like many others.


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Hey guys!

Ya'll inspired me to re-do my cables - and in doing so I have done a ton of research on cables and connectors that has both shocked and horrified me seeing how much some of these things can be sold for. I guess thats why we DIY Right?

Anyways - I looked at some cable designs that I liked and was trying to find what kind of tech flex they used to get this effect but havent had much luck. Specifically, its the outer black "web" that covers the colored cable (maybe a tighter weave tech flex?). It would also be interesting to see how they did that gold metal thingy where the cable splits into 2. The image is attached to this post.
I don't think that's necessarily a special weave, I think it may just be the way the techflex is compressed, as long as you start with the proper size (that will take some experimenting) you can compress or stretch techflex to give you either a tighter or looser weave pattern, but that is a pretty loose weave, I'd experiment and see what you can come up with.
The gold pieces are just a specific metal Cable Pant.

They do look really nice with the red cable though.

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What size flex sleeve is recommended for monprice 16AWG CL2 cable(http://www.monoprice.com/Product?c_i...6cp_id%3D10239), 3/8 or smaller?

Also what size heat shrink to join the cable/flex sleeve and pants (http://www.ebay.com/itm/KnuKonceptz-...7KOlMUXy14wQ)?

12AWG seems to be the popular choice here but I'm going with 16AWG for easier management.

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Would love to know folks tricks for getting cables through the tech-flex, I can do it but man it takes forever!

I think the trick that most of use is to put a lot of the tech flex on at once (bunch it up) and then when you let the end that's on the cable go it shoots forward and covers quickly.
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Gentlemen/Cabling Wizards , a question on sleeving. Furry letters sells a pearlescent sleeve that he lists as fragile,has anyone used this product? I would also value your opinions on how this sleeve might look on top of bright yellow soj cable with white pants? I'm new here,starting the learning process
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Gentlemen/Cabling Wizards , a question on sleeving. Furry letters sells a pearlescent sleeve that he lists as fragile,has anyone used this product? I would also value your opinions on how this sleeve might look on top of bright yellow soj cable with white pants? I'm new here,starting the learning process🤓
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Gentlemen/Cabling Wizards , a question on sleeving. Furry letters sells a pearlescent sleeve that he lists as fragile,has anyone used this product? I would also value your opinions on how this sleeve might look on top of bright yellow soj cable with white pants? I'm new here,starting the learning process������

I use some from these guys, a little expensive.
http://www.avoutlet.com/index.php?di...ategory_id=577
But have the advantage of been made with a combination of plastic and material if I recall.
Here's the description from their site.


The Furez Products "FZ100BS" is manufactured by ViaBlue specifically for Furez Products. The FZ100BS has the same construction characteristics of the ViaBlue braided sleeve products. Aside from the obvious aesthetic enhancements, a braided sleeve helps protect cables against abrasion, bending and incident light radiation.

The braided sleeve manufactured by ViaBlue, as this particular model is for Furez Products, is designed significantly differently than competing braided sleeves. The approach taken here provides nearly a one size fits all scenario. This is achieve but using expanding fabric fillers within the sleeve along with monofilaments. As the sleeve expands and contracts so does the fabric. This dramatically reduces the see through effect found in monofilament designs.




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Can't post pic's yet. Question secret to get cable color to show through sleeve is tight fitting cable?
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I think I can post picture now?
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Thinking of running bright yellow cable through above cables,opinions?
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Hey Guys I haven't read or participated in this thread, but I want to pass along a good product I have received recently.


http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...ilpage_o04_s00




These say crimp on but they are perfect for soldering. They are a perfect fit for the 10 AWG belden speaker cable. Anyways just an FYI of a nice banana at a good value IMHO, no affiliation
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Is this what you guys use to cut sleeve?https://www.dropbox.com/s/2ak6e0vlq3...45.28.jpg?dl=0
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if you want the cable color to show through, get smaller flex.
Red with black over it.
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The pearl will let color show through on its own. Thats just the way its made.
The second one is green/black flex with black smaller flex over.
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