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  1. chaostoday

    Belden 1800F Balanced cables

    I'm going to make some balanced cables for my EMO amp to preamp with some Belden 1800F I have. I purchased some Neutrik XX series XLR's that I have used in the past with other balanced cable. I noticed that the belden has Positive, negative and ground along with the braid. Not used to this. Do I...
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    Need iPod/iPhone Dock recommendations

    I'm looking for a digital dock that will work on two of my older receivers. I would like it to have analog options as well. My newer one uses air play so I'm good there. My iPods and iPhones all have Bluetooth. The two older units do have digital TOSLINK or digital coaxial inputs. They don't...
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    Belden 5101ue

    Is this a recommended cable for speaker wiring? I know this is audio cable and I understand that the 3 conductor would involve twisting two of the conductors (white/red) and tinning them to make the positive lead.Is there any other cable recommended for a higher quality DIY speaker wire?Thank you
  4. chaostoday

    Belden 1801B 110 OHM applications

    Can anyone comment on the applications that Belden 1801B can be used for? I know this is Single Pair 24 AWG stranded (7x32) tinned copper conductors, plenum, foam FEP Teflon® insulation, twisted pairs, overall Beldfoil® shield (100% coverage), 24 AWG drain wire, Flamarrest® jacket.I believe it...
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    Belden 1505A interconnects

    Hello everyone. I have been making Belden 1505A RCA interconnects for a few months now and I'm really enjoying it. It has been a nice hobby for me. Just a question on applications. I'm assuming the most car audio signal is still driven by RCA's. if it is still then would the Belden 1505A cable...
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    Belden 1505F for IC's

    What about using 1505F for digital video and analog stereo IC's? What is the opinion on that? I am already invested in the strippers and the crimp tool to do the Canare or equivalent RCA ends as well as BNC connectors. If you like for the purposes how does it compare to the quality commercially...
  7. chaostoday

    Belden 1266A cable

    Can anyone tell me aboutthe audio quality of Belden 1266A cable? Is a good cable for IC cables? If not, what are the best uses for this cable?Thanks
  8. chaostoday

    DIY RCA Cable terminations

    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...
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    Need advice on replacing 18 year old AVR

    I am new to the forum and looking forward to getting some great advice on this site!!I have a Onkyo TX SV717PRO that's finally being replaced. The problem is that I'm on a budget. I'm looking for some basic features:Discrete amplifiers with 90WPC minimumAir play for streaming iOS 7.2HDMI...