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#1 of 7 OFFLINE   Robert

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Posted December 03 2003 - 06:19 AM

I am interested in making some cables for my HT.
The cables will run from my PJ to my reciever to deliver
the digital signal.
I am thinking of using Belden RG-6...any info ???
Is RG-6 better than RCA ???

Has anyone ever made these type of cables @home??
Any hints ??? Pics???
Also, is there special connector used to make these connections or can i get them @RS or Parts Express ??
My equipment:

Onkyo TX-SR702E reciever
Onkyo SKS-HT520 speakers
Sony Prog. scan DVDMicrosoft X-boxDirectTV reciver10x8 glass particle screenMonster component cable

#2 of 7 OFFLINE   Chu Gai

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Posted December 03 2003 - 09:01 AM

This will get you going:
http://www.bus.ucf.e...er/diycable.htm

RCA is a type of connector, which presumably you'll be using.

#3 of 7 OFFLINE   DaveLenhert

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Posted December 03 2003 - 10:23 AM

You can also look at my site (see link below), but its very simular to Chris Whites, just a few more pictures.

Also, someone who found my page emailed me about the Canare Tools (which are expenisive), and he found the "Paladin 1300 series" brand tool that is $45 and with with several die options and worked extremely well for the Canare LV77S cable & termination. I have a few pictures that he took, and his cables came out great, he has no complaints about the tools.

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#4 of 7 OFFLINE   Michael S

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Posted December 03 2003 - 11:34 AM

Robert--you have been provided by others responding to your question several great links and since I have not posted the required minimum numbered of times, I am not permitted to add a link below like they did, but in sentence form, here is another Web site with photos regarding DIY coax cables:

http://home.new.rr.c...dio-cables.html

#5 of 7 OFFLINE   PaulT

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Posted December 03 2003 - 11:53 AM

This will save the cut/paste/delete from Michael's post above;

http://home.new.rr.c...dio-cables.html

Thanks for that link Michael Posted Image
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#6 of 7 OFFLINE   Robert

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Posted December 04 2003 - 04:48 AM

That's gr8 !!
All the info & links Posted Image So much info...
i can't thank you enough.
Dave thanks for the link to DIY cables, i recommend
this site to anyone.
My equipment:

Onkyo TX-SR702E reciever
Onkyo SKS-HT520 speakers
Sony Prog. scan DVDMicrosoft X-boxDirectTV reciver10x8 glass particle screenMonster component cable

#7 of 7 OFFLINE   Calin

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Posted December 05 2003 - 04:13 AM

Robert:

It sounds like you got some good advise here, but I use revotech.net connectors for my coaxial.