Show me your CABLES!! Please...

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  1. Tim64

    Tim64 Super Member

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    That is some neat looking stuff. I am going to see if Michael's craft store carries this I have some interconnect projects coming up. If they don't their's always Amazon.
     
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  2. Poultrygeist

    Poultrygeist Lunatic Member

    I use these DIY white lightning speaker cables and the mesh fits them perfectly. The black/silver mesh looks stunning over the white cables. Sorry no pictures.

    http://www.6moons.com/audioreviews/whitelightning/moonshine.html
     
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  3. Tim64

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    Well I made another power cord, this one is for my Denon multi-format player. The Denon uses a IEC style but without the ground so this is what I did. I used 14 gauge wire with a shield and red tech flex covering. The shield is attached to ground on the plug end and isolated from the IEC end. The center pin of the IEC has been removed. Like the last one this is a nice flexible cable and should last along time.
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  4. Joe Dawson

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    "V" interconnects.

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  5. Tim64

    Tim64 Super Member

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    I did a search for V interconnects and came up with no info, did you make these or is it a outfit out of the main stream?
     
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  6. Poultrygeist

    Poultrygeist Lunatic Member

    Decor Mesh Tubing from the local craft store fits perfectly over the White Lightning Moonshine ( aka Woods Patio Cord ) speaker cables.

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  7. Delta77

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  8. Joe Dawson

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    SAS Audio Labs, a small company in Illinois. They made the ic cables using 6N cyrod wire, and tweaked Vampire all copper plugs. The outside has some krinkles, but sound very very nice.

    cheers

    steve
     
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  9. WhiteSE

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    I use a varied combination:

    speaker wire for SS amp is Anticables 2.1
    IC's are Vampire wire (the old style where you can see the copper braiding thru the transparent jacket, Anticables, Van den Hul and Grover Hoffman cables...
     
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  10. Joe Dawson

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    Any specs on the ics and speaker cables? I am asking since not only does the materials, terminations matter, but capacitance of ics, and inductance/capacitance matters with speaker cable.

    Mine are 39pf per meter. Inductance doesn't really matter with ics in audio equipment, except in one or two extreme cases of matching impedances (Z).

    keep on truckin

    joe
     
  11. Smokering

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    My current cable setup:
    3 Monster 100 interlinks ($3 or $4 each at goodwill/habitat for humanity)
    14 gauge in wall speaker cable from Lowe’s
    Saved enough to buy a built in fridge full of beer.

    After I drink enough beer, I bet I will buy Some real speaker wires. Problem is they won’t fit under the floor molding.

    Cheers!
     
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  12. boza

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    I'm giving my system a clean so thought i would post my cables.
    Interconnects
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    From left to right
    First two pair are diy van damme silver plate cable's
    The ones with the stripe are epiphany acoustics
    Next is monster interlink 250
    The white ones are QED quinex 2.

    Speaker cable is QED silver anniversary
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    Got everything back in place .
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  13. boza

    boza Super Member

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    Here's the cable i made to connect a cd player to my headphone amp.
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    Here it is in use
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  14. mikeybc

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    New setup and mainly using digital source cables now. Cardas Clear USB from laptop, Cardas Parsec Digital from a sub $100 Sony/Walmart DVD player (soon to be replaced). and an Acoustic Research optical cable from a Teac iPhone dock. Existing cables were the Cardas Quadlink power and Tara Labs RSC Reference Gen2 peaker cable. Cable on the right is the Stock Rega turntable connection.

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  15. Condorsat

    Condorsat Audio Enthusiast

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    Morrow Audio Speaker cables (banana plugs) SP 3

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    Morrow Audio RCAs MA 1.1 & MA 2
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    Wireworld Starlight 7 2.0 USB

    Other cables:

    AQ Evergreen RCA's
    AQ Forest Toslink
    BJC subwoofer cable
     
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  16. Tim64

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    I have some new cable to experiment with and I when I get time will build a pair and post pictures and impressions.
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  17. Tim64

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    It looks like I found the time this Sunday morning thanks to my aching shoulder waking me up at 6:00 am. The wire I used in the above picture uses small gauge rectangular solid copper conductors. I removed the clear sleeving as I sleeved the new blue tech flex on other wise the cable will fall apart if you just remove it. Sound wise it sounds about the same as a similar cable I made of larger diameter but this one is much more flexible which is what I wanted. I have found this type of conductor has a nice neutral sound nothing added nothing lost. For my stereo these cables I make are more than enough for my budget components.
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