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Show me your CABLES!! Please...

Discussion in 'The Cutting Edge' started by Delta77, Aug 6, 2017.

  1. Tim64

    Tim64 Super Member

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    I've shown some of the cables I have made so I figured I may as well show them all hooked up in my stereo. The only one I did not make is the shorty on the headphone amplifier that is a future cable to make.
     

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  2. Damn... The cabling in some showrooms doesn't look that good. Excellent job, Tim64!
     
  3. Tim64

    Tim64 Super Member

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    Thank You, I enjoy experimenting with different designs and this type of cable as shown seems to have the best balance in sound. They are unshielded but RF has not been a issue so far.
     
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  4. mikeybc

    mikeybc Listener

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    A pic of my cables hooked up.

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  5. Tim64

    Tim64 Super Member

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  6. Poultrygeist

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    TPA 3116/Astron psu with Zu cables

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  7. Poultrygeist

    Poultrygeist Lunatic Member

    TPA 3116 dual chip/Pyramid psu with Zu cables P7190037.jpg
     
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  8. Poultrygeist

    Poultrygeist Lunatic Member

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    Blue Jean cables
     
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    Blue Jeans and Zu cables
     
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  11. Blue Shadow

    Blue Shadow I gotta get me a new title

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    I don't know if it works for more than his speakers but the golden eared listener in our group researched and found that the main wire to the speakers should go to the tweeter and the jumper to the woofer. Doubt I could hear that difference but if he can and can explain it well enough for me to get an idea...well just glad I don't have to use jumpers like that on my speakers, I guess. Then I don't have to be able to hear the difference.
     

     

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  12. Wildcat

    Wildcat Audio Sommelier

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    Some speakers ship with brass jumpers, and brass is a poor conductor. The IACS rating of copper is 100%, whereas brass is 28%. I would think that has a chance of being audible. This is why some companies sell replacement jumpers made of copper wire.
     
  13. Archguy

    Archguy Official Roiurama Factory Rep Subscriber

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    I've read that, and I don't understand it. Because brass is usually 80-95% copper. Does the zinc kill something?? [​IMG]

    Oh. Your link goes on to explain...

    Well! I still don't quite understand, but at least now I know. Thanks
     
  14. Wildcat

    Wildcat Audio Sommelier

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    True...I let the experts figure that stuff out. :D

    Back in January, I was reading up on how a battery desulfator works, and found a blog post describing an issue with a battery they were trying to revive. It's a lengthy read, but when I first read it, I had that "aha!" moment when I saw the brass posts mentioned (about the 5th paragraph in the post), and sure enough, towards the bottom of the post, an employee suggested changing the brass posts for leaded, and things worked properly again.

    https://www.impactbattery.com/blog/2016/11/did-we-just-revive-a-3-year-old-abandoned-car-battery/

    That just reinforced my gut feeling that brass in audio connectors is not a good thing... ;)
     
  15. Archguy

    Archguy Official Roiurama Factory Rep Subscriber

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    Then again, to belabor the point a bit, 1) brass terminal jumpers are often proportionately larger in mass than copper wire (obviously copper wire gauge varies) and 2) that particular expert assigns a specific value to brass whereas brass varies in composition. Bronze also varies. I'm not gonna sweat this one too much, though I can certainly see the point.

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  16. Delta77

    Delta77 Active Member

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    Just got a “Cullencable” Power Box..
    Not much on looks..(will insert it into a custom wooden box some day)
    10 awg. Silver coated Copper (power cable)
    Carbon Fiber connector (wall plug)
    No switches, or removable cable.. (less connection points)
    20 amp RF/EMI filter ..(inside box)
    12 Awg 99.99% Pure Silver Plated Wires..(inside box)
    3 Pass & Seymour Audio Grade Receptacles..

    Now my entire system goes in and of One 10 awg. cable ,,
    Per some Audiophiles , “Unites all of the grounds from every component in the system to One grounding Point”..!!

    Still kinda messy, ..!!

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  17. Delta77

    Delta77 Active Member

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    Trying to keep them separated
    In, out ,power.!!



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  18. JClarkStereo

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    Music Conductor power cords and Music Conductor argon gas dielectric speaker cables.
     
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  19. Bosphrous

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    P2160054_01.JPG Blue Jeans 10 guage w/ pin connectors.
     
  20. Tim64

    Tim64 Super Member

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    Really surprised by the difference between copper and silver and really surprised the aluminum is a better conductor than silver.
     

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