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made some speaker cables

Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by Chriss M, Jan 19, 2002.

  1. Chriss M

    Chriss M Second Unit

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    just finished making these to hook up my new Paradigm Studio 40's, which are on their way to me. It ended up taking alot longer than expected, but i think they came out pretty nice. I havent hooked them up yet to see how they sound, or even if there will be any difference at all from my current 12ga. wire, but i think they look alot better [​IMG]
    here's a pic
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    Total cost was about $50 for the 12ft pair.
     
  2. Roy Wallace

    Roy Wallace Stunt Coordinator

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    Nice!

    What make are the banana jacks, and where did you get them?

    RW
     
  3. Chriss M

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    The banana jacks are the ones available on ebay. They are 8 dollars for 4 plugs. These are the ones - http://cgi.ebay.com/aw-cgi/eBayISAPI...tem=1323194506
    The wire is 8 gauge twisted speaker wire available from the same guy for $ 1.50 /ft. It's HUGE. definitely not good if you want to keep your speaker wire discrete and hidden [​IMG]
     
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    Charles J P Cinematographer

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    I take it those are not bi-wires [​IMG]
     
  5. Kevin Coleman

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    Very nice Chriss. Maybe you could post some instructions.
    Kevin C. [​IMG]
     
  6. Chriss M

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    no not biwires [​IMG] i thought about it, but im not quite sure how i would pull it off with that wire, and also i have my doubts about any advantage biwiring might provide (although that is a discussion for another thread [​IMG] )
    as for instructions...well it's really very simple. Only reason is took me so long is because it took me FOREVER to strip back the outside casing that holds the 2 8-gauge wires. Once you get that peeled back, you just need to stip the ends and insert them into the bananas. I also used some shrinkwrap to make the wires fit perfectly flush with the opening of the banana plug.
     

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