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Just a teaser!

 

I'll have the rest of the pics up soon. :popcorn:

 

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Specs:

 

Length: 8'

Canare 4S11 / 14AWG / star-quad

Gold plated banana plugs

Black 1/2" Nylon multifilament sleeving / black heatshrink

 

 

It took about 3 hours worth of time. Well worth it!

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Looks amazing! Do you speakers not support bi-wiring though ? Just curious as to why two cable sources to each connection.

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Looks amazing! Do you speakers not support bi-wiring though ? Just curious as to why two cable sources to each connection.

 

Not the speakers I currently have. Eventually, that'll change :thumbsup:

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Would I be correct in assuming that those are radioshack connectors? Looks great :)

 

Nope! Nothing from radioshack. I ordered just about everything from here: http://www.performanceaudio.com/cgi/product_view.cgi?products_id=14932

 

The banana plugs are Marshall Electronics, if that means anything. http://www.mars-cam.com/cables/generic_con/me_p26.html

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Nope! Nothing from radioshack. I ordered just about everything from here: http://www.performanceaudio.com/cgi/product_view.cgi?products_id=14932

 

The banana plugs are Marshall Electronics, if that means anything. http://www.mars-cam.com/cables/generic_con/me_p26.html

 

aww, my eyes failed me. oh well - still look great!

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Tools used

Wire strippers

Scissors

Diagonal cutters

Heat gun

Tape measure

 

 

Cut to length:

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Supplies:

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post-32176-12763514689838_thumb.jpg *note...1/2" shrinkwrap, over something that is nearly 1/2" thick, requires too much work!

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Figure out where to put the "crotch" of the "cable pants"

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Well...bummer. I've got static on my receiver's left channel. Our cats have a habit of...well, jumping behind my audio equipment and getting stuck...and of course, ripping wires out while trying to get out :wacko:

 

I had a feeling I'd be going back to an amplifier sometime; however, I didn't really think it would be because of a reason like this. Guess it's time to craigslist the 'pioneer and look for something else. I've had my eye on an onkyo A-9555 for some while now ('bout $450). We'll see. I'll probably build a temporary enclosure to keep the furry critters out...

 

 

Oh yeah, more pics! Excuse my furry legs!

 

Strip!

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Put pants on (much easier with packing tape on the wires!):

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Terminate:

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Heat shrink:

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One done:

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Useful hint:

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Post some pics of your system. I used to run a pair of Thiel 2.3 speakers from a Jolida tube amp. Sounded amazing for music and surprising it was amazing for movies as well.

 

Also, check out this website. It is a community of Audiophiles that sell their used gear. You can pick up some of the best brands around at a great price. Used to be where I got all my gear. http://www.audiogon.com/

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Post some pics of your system. I used to run a pair of Thiel 2.3 speakers from a Jolida tube amp. Sounded amazing for music and surprising it was amazing for movies as well.

 

Also, check out this website. It is a community of Audiophiles that sell their used gear. You can pick up some of the best brands around at a great price. Used to be where I got all my gear. http://www.audiogon.com/

 

Yeah, I was just browsing audiogon today. None of my current stuff is really high end...and I'm probably going to wait until I'm out of apartment living before I fully consider changing that.

 

My gear is currently messy, so, I'll refrain from posting pictures about that until I build (or buy) a moderate enclosure. My speaker stands are computer cases at the moment :whistling: That, and the desk that we use is barely large enough for my HDTV, no place for the keyboards or mice (yes, plural).

 

Current gear:

Pioneer VSX-515k

BIC-DV62si bookshelves

Source: HTPC / digital out

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