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DIY RCA Cable terminations


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#1 of 5 chaostoday

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Posted April 29 2013 - 07:57 AM

Ok, I'm very new to DIY but I love experimenting with cables!!!
I have several hundred feet of Belden 8241 and would love to build some RCA's .and digital video cables that I hope will be dynamite!
I currently have at least 10 or 12 switchcraft 3502 RCA's but have never soldered a connector on 75OHM Coax. I have silver solder and a nice re-work station but lack the confidence to do it.
Can anyone recommend some other budget terminations?
I would love to try the Canare RCAP-C4A plug but have questions. Where can I get the best price? Do I need the Canare crimp tool (expensive) to terminate the plugs properly?
What about Neutrik or WBT?
I wanna have some fun with this and I have plenty of cable to do it. I would love to try soldering vs. crimp but need some advice on it and maybe a step by step...

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Posted April 29 2013 - 01:10 PM

No point in using "esoteric" ends on copper-clad steel RG59.

 

If this were all copper RG6...sure, knock yourself out. Just cut some 6" sections off and practice. The best "connectors" are the ones you don't screw up. As in, buy some...put them on...and the ones "easiest for you not to screw up" are the best.



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Posted April 29 2013 - 07:53 PM

Belden 8241 is a very "esoteric" cable.
If you want to maximize the quality of the IC then you need ends that won't kill the potential of the cable. Some of the finer IC's produced today are made from belden 8241, 1505 and 89259

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Posted April 29 2013 - 08:13 PM

Copper clad steel RG59 is not esoteric.

Every source for it (currently looking at Markertek) describes it...

"Standard 75ohm analog video coax"

How do you get esoteric from that?

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Posted April 29 2013 - 08:18 PM

By the way...

Dayton 3106AD0E (all copper rg6) costs less per foot than Belden 8241 and makes better interconnects.

Edited by schan1269, April 29 2013 - 08:26 PM.





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