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Some I made for my recent room.


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Some I made for my recent room.

Cool! That pattern reminds me of a rattlesnake!

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Thank you! It was too damned hot to go out for a motorcycle ride so working on those for a few hours while listening to fine music was satisfying. Not exciting like a ride, but I accomplished something I'd put off for too long.
LOL, I totally get that!!!

On super hot race days, I'd drop a Gatorade bottle size worth of cold water down the front and back of my leathers just before rolling out to pre-grid. With my leathers being fully perforated, it felt like air conditioning for the first couple of laps

But dude, really, your cables look great. The twist is pretty sweet!!

I also notice the extra long leads to the terminated ends. I make sure that one end of my cable has extra long leads to keep the bulk of the cable away from the equipment.
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LOL, I totally get that!!!

On super hot race days, I'd drop a Gatorade bottle size worth of cold water down the front and back of my leathers just before rolling out to pre-grid. With my leathers being fully perforated, it felt like air conditioning for the first couple of laps

But dude, really, your cables look great. The twist is pretty sweet!!

I also notice the extra long leads to the terminated ends. I make sure that one end of my cable has extra long leads to keep the bulk of the cable away from the equipment.
Thanks Geoff!

I also have perforated leather gear, plus armored mesh textile and all kinds of other gear. It does help and is actually cooler than riding around in just a T-shirt because the sweat evaporates immediately on an exposed T-shirt, while it cools longer when still damp under the textile or perforated leather.

As for the longer leads, exactly right and why I do it too! The twist of the twin 14ga wires is quite a workout for finger muscles. Next time I'm just going to put my electric drill motor in my bench vise and grab the ends in its chuck. Start it at a slow speed and they twist right up.

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I really like the red one. I am new to the making my own wires. Is this easy to do? I tried it a couple times but I always get the wrong size sleeves with wires

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I really like the red one. I am new to the making my own wires. Is this easy to do? I tried it a couple times but I always get the wrong size sleeves with wires

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Not hard at all. Just find out what size speaker wire you want to go with, and we can go from there.
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Not hard at all. Just find out what size speaker wire you want to go with, and we can go from there.
I have a brand new roll 100 feet of the Mediabridge 14 AWG 2-Conductor Speaker wire. The banana plugs I bought suck so I am looking for new ones, recommendations would be awesome aswell as the sleeves.


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I have a brand new roll 100 feet of the Mediabridge 14 AWG 2-Conductor Speaker wire. The banana plugs I bought suck so I am looking for new ones, recommendations would be awesome aswell as the sleeves.
I like Sewell Silverbacks for bananas:

https://sewelldirect.com/products/si...15164857286702

and I like their Deadbolt spades where they'll work:

https://sewelldirect.com/products/de...15164965060654

I didn't have the best experience with the Deadbolt bananas however. The banana part is not as resilient as I think they should be.

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I like Sewell Silverbacks for bananas:

https://sewelldirect.com/products/si...15164857286702

and I like their Deadbolt spades where they'll work:

https://sewelldirect.com/products/de...15164965060654

I didn't have the best experience with the Deadbolt bananas however. The banana part is not as resilient as I think they should be.
Those banana plugs are exactly how I would like the wire to sit in plus I can screw from the side to keep the wire from coming out. Thank you ordering thos.

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I like Sewell Silverbacks for bananas:

https://sewelldirect.com/products/si...15164857286702

and I like their Deadbolt spades where they'll work:

https://sewelldirect.com/products/de...15164965060654

I didn't have the best experience with the Deadbolt bananas however. The banana part is not as resilient as I think they should be.
Those banana plugs are exactly how I would like the wire to sit in plus I can screw from the side to keep the wire from coming out. Thank you ordering thos.

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I've used 3/8th in the past with good luck. Gls audio plugs
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Do you remember where you got the red sleeve and the end rubber that connect the sleeve and banana plug?

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Do you remember where you got the red sleeve and the end rubber that connect the sleeve and banana plug?

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tech flex can be had many places.
heat shrink tubing can be had from numerous places also. Av outlet is where I got the heat shrink when I was making mine.
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I'm about to embark on customizing my cables - I've practiced a bit, but I can't quite get the hang of removing the outer CL2 casing without accidentally cutting into the inner wire shielding. Anyone have any tips on a failsafe method? I know that one method is to bend the cable, and gently rock a utility knife/box cutter across the cable, but the tricky part is getting the amount of pressure you press down with the blade right.

I have some non-fray tech flex, and a bunch of cable pants coming (I already have some of the heat shrink tubing) to ultimately build ones that will look like the ones with the orange casing. I would love to find a Canadian source for some of the more interesting tech flex patterns/colours (that snake skin-looking one is really nice). If this works out, I think I will consider designing some more complex-looking cables later on, though I don't think I would ever go as far as to solder/tin my cables.

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I'm about to embark on customizing my cables - I've practiced a bit, but I can't quite get the hang of removing the outer CL2 casing without accidentally cutting into the inner wire shielding. Anyone have any tips on a failsafe method? I know that one method is to bend the cable, and gently rock a utility knife/box cutter across the cable, but the tricky part is getting the amount of pressure you press down with the blade right...
The best option is to practice with a sharp razor knife until you get the feel for the proper depth of cut. Most sheaths need only be scored by the knife, and then flexing the sheath breaks it the rest of the way.
Barring that, you can cut the sheath lengthwise, and pull it back until it rolls over itself. Then cut the rolled part from the inside out, using the unrolled part as a backer in case you cut too deep.

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The best option is to practice with a sharp razor knife until you get the feel for the proper depth of cut. Most sheaths need only be scored by the knife, and then flexing the sheath breaks it the rest of the way.
Barring that, you can cut the sheath lengthwise, and pull it back until it rolls over itself. Then cut the rolled part from the inside out, using the unrolled part as a backer in case you cut too deep.
I'll just keep practicing. I know it's not something that I'll be able to master right away, but was curious whether there were other techniques that weren't as "risky" that I was not aware of.

If you happen to nick the inner wire shielding without going down to the actual wire, is there cause for concern?
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I'm about to embark on customizing my cables - I've practiced a bit, but I can't quite get the hang of removing the outer CL2 casing without accidentally cutting into the inner wire shielding. Anyone have any tips on a failsafe method?

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I will see how I do with using a utility knife/box cutter, but yeah... that looks like the perfect tool, if not just to score that outer casing just enough without cutting all the way through to be able to bend the cable to force the outer casing open.

I do have a similar tool, but it doesn't work so well with the CL2 cable because it's too pliable, and the tool just squishes the outer casing, and just twists it when you try to rotate the tool.

Also to note I found a good, cheap Canadian source for tech flex of all kinds of colours/patterns (including that great snake pattern). I am kind of excited about that for the next time I decide to make my own cables. I like the idea of colour-coordinating each cable. I also like the idea of using the 4-wire CL2 cable, but I do not feel confident enough to tin the cables - which I know isn't necessary, but I am always after the best possible connection for whatever cable I happen to use.

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I'll just keep practicing. I know it's not something that I'll be able to master right away, but was curious whether there were other techniques that weren't as "risky" that I was not aware of.

If you happen to nick the inner wire shielding without going down to the actual wire, is there cause for concern?
No, especially for speaker wire, which doesn't need shielding. EDIT: If by shielding, you mean insulation, then yes, it is a cause for concern. Keep practicing.

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No, especially for speaker wire, which doesn't need shielding. EDIT: If by shielding, you mean insulation, then yes, it is a cause for concern. Keep practicing.
Yeah, I mean the red or black plastic sheath of the actual wire in the CL2 cable. And I also mean just grazing it without actually exposing any of the copper wire (even if you bend the wire, it doesn't expose the copper). Obviously I know to not use it if I've accidentally cut down to the bare wire.

And if one wanted to make their own subwoofer cable - recommended RG6 cable I could possibly get in Canada?

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Yeah, I mean the red or black plastic sheath of the actual wire in the CL2 cable. And I also mean just grazing it without actually exposing any of the copper wire (even if you bend the wire, it doesn't expose the copper). Obviously I know to not use it if I've accidentally cut down to the bare wire.
In that case, you could give it a wrap of electrical tape, which would be hidden under the heat shrink or splitter can.

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In that case, you could give it a wrap of electrical tape, which would be hidden under the heat shrink or splitter can.
I do have electrical tape. Practice makes perfect, and hopefully I won't ever have to use that.
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I will see how I do with using a utility knife/box cutter, but yeah... that looks like the perfect tool, if not just to score that outer casing just enough without cutting all the way through to be able to bend the cable to force the outer casing open.



I do have a similar tool, but it doesn't work so well with the CL2 cable because it's too pliable, and the tool just squishes the outer casing, and just twists it when you try to rotate the tool.


It sounds like your existing tool may just have a dull blade or be binding somewhere. (The blade should rotate). Maybe you can get a replacement blade?

Also, don’t tin the cables. If you feel like you need something besides bare wire, crimp one of those barrel-shaped cable sleeves on the end.

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It sounds like your existing tool may just have a dull blade or be binding somewhere. (The blade should rotate). Maybe you can get a replacement blade?

Also, don’t tin the cables. If you feel like you need something besides bare wire, crimp one of those barrel-shaped cable sleeves on the end.
Nah, it's barely been used, and it works fine with the inner black/red wires. It's definitely binding somewhere, but mostly it clamps down too tight onto the outer shel where it literally squishes.

I don't think I will ever go the tinning route because I don't have the equipment (nor the proper space do it in), and I don't trust myself.
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And to reiterate a posed question that went under the radar:

Is there any recommendations on some RG6 cable to possibly make my own subwoofer cable? I've found solderless connectors, and I have RG6 cable, but it's very stiff so i would be looking for something with a softer/more flexible.

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And to reiterate a posed question that went under the radar:

Is there any recommendations on some RG6 cable to possibly make my own subwoofer cable? I've found solderless connectors, and I have RG6 cable, but it's very stiff so i would be looking for something with a softer/more flexible.

I can't make a specific recommendation as I'm just not familiar, but check out what Bluejeans Cable has to offer.....

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I can't make a specific recommendation as I'm just not familiar, but check out what Bluejeans Cable has to offer.....
I know they're pretty reputable, but it's all in USD - which adds at least 30-40% to the cost with the exchange rate plus any duty I would have to pay on top of that. If I can find a Canadian source, that'd be better.
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Seeking fabric cable sleeves. Canadian sources only. Made my custom cables with the stuff I recently had shipped, but would love to find cable sleeving that wasn't plastic. I found this place: https://vintageelectricsupply.com/ but it's USD, and I don't want to have to pay 30-40% more as well as duty on top of all of that (plus, it's expensive, and don't want to pay $120USD for cable sleeving).

I know paracord has been used, but I would prefer to not fuss with having to remove the core. I've found coreless 650 paracord on amazon.ca, but am a little skeptical that the diameter is large enough to fit over the 12 AWG CL2 cable I'm using (roughly 7-8mm in diameter). I've seen that coreless paracord listed as 4 or 5mm, which might be fine with if it stretches/expands like techflex.

It would be wonderful if I can find cotton sleeving instead of nylon, but I have a feeling that that's gonna be pricey no matter what.

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Is it possible to build a cable that's 1 male RCA connector to banana plugs (solderless)? Asking because (as some people may know) I'm trying to establish a simple, 2 or 2.1ch music set up. I have a phono pre-amp, and I'm looking at a small 2.1 amp, but that amp has banana plug outputs for a sub instead of a standard RCA output. If I end up getting a sub, I'd look for one with high/low level in/outputs, but one sub I am thinking of (if I do decide to get a sub at a later date) only has the RCA input.

I would also like to avoid causing an explosion, too, so if there's a Canadian source to just buy one I would be interested to hear any options.

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