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6moons says at the end of the article, " Give both about a 100 hours to settle down and sound their best and then enjoy your music!"

more like, "another taken"
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Question for the pros here:

I bought some new wires from Monoprice, specifically the Nimbus Series 12AWG 2-Conductor CMP-Rated Speaker Wire. I'm planning on modifying the sleeving like this:



Source: https://www.avsforum.com/forum/89-spe...l#post24787351

Can anyone tell me what thickness I'll need the TechFlex sleeve for the outer cable, thickness of cable pants and the inner red/black wire as well? The guy in the post above mentions he got '12 gauge Mono Price in wall 2 conductor wire' but I'm not sure if that's the same thickness as the one I got.

I'm assuming the correct TechFlex sleeve is any of these colours:
https://www.techflex.com/prod_pet.asp

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When I made them, I used 3/8 flex with 12 gauge monoprice wire.
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Likewise, the 3/8" for 12 gauge jacketed cable. If done like the photo, you also need their smallest, the 1/8" for the separate leads, cable pants (I get mine from KnuKoncepts via eBay), and a couple different sizes of heat shrink tubing.

For the banana plugs, I use Blue Jeans Cable Locking Banana plugs.

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When I made them, I used 3/8 flex with 12 gauge monoprice wire.
Thanks! What about the cable pants?

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Thanks! What about the cable pants?
10mm parts express when I made mine a long time ago.

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Well it’s been a while since there was any activity here so I thought I would post my latest work. My son and I made up 3 speaker cables from parts I already had on hand. We ended up mixing Mediabridge spade lugs and Nakamichi banana plugs.
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Well it’s been a while since there was any activity here so I thought I would post my latest work. My son and I made up 3 speaker cables from parts I already had on hand. We ended up mixing Mediabridge spade lugs and Nakamichi banana plugs.

Thanks for posting the pictures, look very good


On the last picture, your son Thumb is not part of the project
You should remove that weird FlexTech


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Thanks for posting the pictures, look very good


On the last picture, your son Thumb is not part of the project
You should remove that weird FlexTech


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Thanks! His thumb was actually a casualty of the project and he wanted be in a picture anyway lol!
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Thanks! His thumb was actually a casualty of the project and he wanted be in a picture anyway lol!

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I’m planning on buying the GLS banana plugs but why do they have bad reviews on Amazon?

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I’m planning on buying the GLS banana plugs but why do they have bad reviews on Amazon?

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B000O8AHLA..._pxAKAbDE9MC3V

Bad reviews? They're rated 4 out of 5 stars.


There are 14 negative reviews out of 109. That is less than 13% of the total.


That being said, read the reviews if you want to know why.
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I’m planning on buying the GLS banana plugs but why do they have bad reviews on Amazon?

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B000O8AHLA..._pxAKAbDE9MC3V
Well, it just varies from person to person, obviously. I wouldn't read too much into those reviews. That said, I do have the GLS Audio Chromes in my system on a few speakers, and I did have one fail. One of the things just bloody came apart when removing from one of my amps back in December. No idea why. Just plan failed. I do have these connected to my L / R speakers, and they've been unplugged and replugged a fair amount and have held up well. So maybe I had a fluke in the one that failed. Generally speaking, I think GLS is pretty good.

BUT - I do like the Sewell Silver Backs as well as their spade type connectors. (GLS makes a spade too....). I think both brands are pretty good.
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Bad reviews? They're rated 4 out of 5 stars.


There are 14 negative reviews out of 109. That is less than 13% of the total.


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Well, it just varies from person to person, obviously. I wouldn't read to much onto those reviews. That said, I do have the GLS Audio Chromes in my system on a few speakers, and I did have one fail. One of the things just bloody came apart when removing from one of amps back in December. No idea why. Just plan failed. I do have these connected to my L / R speakers, and they've been unplugged and replugged a fair amount and have held up well. So maybe I had a fluke in the one that failed. Generally speaking, I think GLS is pretty good.

BUT - I do like the Sewell Silver Backs as well as their spade type connectors. (GLS makes a spade too....). I think both brands are pretty good.
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I’m planning on buying the GLS banana plugs but why do they have bad reviews on Amazon?

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B000O8AHLA..._pxAKAbDE9MC3V

As the above two quote, there will always some Bad review somewhere


For my-self, I like the Sewell products, especially the one call Dead Bolt been cheaper and do the same thing.
https://www.amazon.ca/s/?ie=UTF8&key...l_2yta2082ye_e
But any choice you will make, most complain is about the screws getting loose over time.

A drop of Blue-thread lock will take care of that, Blue been not permanent, but if using a Red one, say good bye to your Banana Jack if you want to do some changes, when they say permanent, they mean-it.
https://www.uline.ca/BL_8551/Loctite...UKMQ&gclsrc=ds
Similar products can be found at your local hardware store for cheaper.

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The Blue Jeans Cable locking banana plugs look almost exactly like those GLS ones. They could perhaps be the same though cost a lot more. The thing is I've got nothing but good things to say about the BJC ones. I've never had any kind of failure.
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Media bridge makes dead bolt type plugs like Sewell but with a metal body. I have had the Sewell ones fail when tightening them. The media bridge version is much stronger.



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Media bridge makes dead bolt type plugs like Sewell but with a metal body. I have had the Sewell ones fail when tightening them. The media bridge version is much stronger.
That is good to know. Haven't had any Sewell failures in that regard, but if I ever do, good to know about the Media Bridge ones.

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Have a look at these Beauties!!!! How to make your OWN "High End" Cables!!!

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Cheap alternative Audtek 12/2 250ft $40

Hello everyone

I've read the whole thread and I've thoroughly salivated at some of the outcomes. I see the budget wire of choice is Monoprice 12/2 100ft for $36. I'm curious if anyone's tried Audtek 12/2 from PartsExpress? It's a 250ft roll for only $40. Its outer diameter is slightly skinnier at .315 but should still work with 3/8 techflex.

I mostly want to buy this because 1) its half the price 2) I'd have left over to do some 12/4 braided wire.

Thoughts?
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Hello everyone

I've read the whole thread and I've thoroughly salivated at some of the outcomes. I see the budget wire of choice is Monoprice 12/2 100ft for $36. I'm curious if anyone's tried Audtek 12/2 from PartsExpress? It's a 250ft roll for only $40. Its outer diameter is slightly skinnier at .315 but should still work with 3/8 techflex.

I mostly want to buy this because 1) its half the price 2) I'd have left over to do some 12/4 braided wire.

Thoughts?
The parts express stuff is CCA, the price difference is the (claimed) pure copper on the monoprice stuff.



I added the () because I've seen posts about some people getting CCA wire from monoprice, although not recently. Unlike most cable claims pure copper is a much better conductor than CCA so for the relatively small dollar difference I would be inclined towards the monoprice.
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Thank you, can't believe i didn't see that. Especially after reading all of this. Thank you for saving me making a mistake. Ill go with the monoprice 12/2 100ft ($50 After shipping) and some 3/8inch techflex from ebay which comes out to .30$ a foot

(edit cant link to ebay but found 25ft sections of 3/8 techflex for $7.30 shipped)
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No activity in here for awhile. I'll post my last efforts. I have new materials on hand and will make a new pair of stereo cables. They will be black and sport the cable separators that are in the following pics. Thanks for looking!

Oh yeah, I added some DIY RCA interconnects as well.
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got inspired to make some of my own after seeing a post on another thread on here then reading this entire thread. Didn't end up doing what i really wanted (not skilled enough yet) but these turned out ok in my opinion. The short center channel I may go back and put some shrink wrap on where the pants meets the techflex like the longer one. Made three total for now, center and two 8' for my fronts. Pics are of the center and the first L/R cable that was made. the banana plugs are the GLS black chrome. Really solid plugs, took a bit of extra force to get them in the connnectors on the speakers and AVR. they're not coming out easily that's for sure.
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got inspired to make some of my own after seeing a post on another thread on here then reading this entire thread. Didn't end up doing what i really wanted (not skilled enough yet) but these turned out ok in my opinion. The short center channel I may go back and put some shrink wrap on where the pants meets the techflex like the longer one. Made three total for now, center and two 8' for my fronts. Pics are of the center and the first L/R cable that was made. the banana plugs are the GLS black chrome. Really solid plugs, took a bit of extra force to get them in the connnectors on the speakers and AVR. they're not coming out easily that's for sure.
Look very nice, for your first cable.
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No activity in here for awhile. I'll post my last efforts. I have new materials on hand and will make a new pair of stereo cables. They will be black and sport the cable separators that are in the following pics. Thanks for looking!

Oh yeah, I added some DIY RCA interconnects as well.

While I know, you have been making cables before.
Those look Outstanding!!!
Just as nice, if not better. Than those cables sold for a very expensive price, in those exotic Audio store.
My favorite one, is the fourth picture. Those Furez connector look Sooo Nice

Thanks for sharing with us, with these pictures.


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got inspired to make some of my own after seeing a post on another thread on here then reading this entire thread. Didn't end up doing what i really wanted (not skilled enough yet) but these turned out ok in my opinion.
Very good effort indeed, much better than my first set of cables!!

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Those look Outstanding!!!
Just as nice, if not better. Than those cables sold for a very expensive price, in those exotic Audio store.
My favorite one, is the fourth picture. Those Furez connector look Sooo Nice

Thanks for sharing with us, with these pictures.


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Very high praise indeed! Thank you kind sir for the kind words! I'm glad you like the fourth pic, that was a big venture for me using solder for the first time.

My interconnects were made from materials from Douglasconnection proved to be way worth it. The cable alone was double shielded using 16g copper conductors. The Furez connectors are silver plated copper. They worked great in my system!

Maybe one day I can use one of those exotic audio stores to sell mine on consignment
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