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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...
  2. chaostoday

    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

    Maybe I have the terminology wrong. I enjoy assembling cables. Taking the time to create speaker cables, tinning the ends with silver solder, terminations too if wanted, using techflex and some nice colored shrink tubing to give them a professional look.
  4. chaostoday

    Belden 5101ue

    Yes. About 1500'. Was considering making some DIY and maybe even selling some DIY. I enjoy making it. What are your thoughts on performance? Any comparisons? I have no experience with speaker cables. I really want to do some DIY that performs nicely compared to the more expensive commercial cables.
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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
  6. chaostoday

    Belden 1801B 110 OHM applications

    Hello. In your experience have you seen this used in mostly in wall/ ceiling? Is the 1800B non-plenum used for the same?
  7. 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...
  8. chaostoday

    Belden 1505A interconnects

    Thanks for the info. Based on that advice would you recommend for car audio applications? Do you think it would be something you would put in a vehicle?
  9. chaostoday

    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...
  10. chaostoday

    Belden 1505F for IC's

    Great comments! Thank you. I'm currently using 1505A and playing around with options. I have two questions. #1 Am I doing damage to the cable when I cut off lengths with a pair of diag cutters? It seems to pinch the cable and I'm uncomfortable with that. I know this cable is sweep tested by...
  11. chaostoday

    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...
  12. chaostoday

    Belden 1266A cable

    Thank you. Is there anything else you can tell me about it? Is it a quality cable? How would you compare it to other audio cables? For instance how does it compare to Belden 1505F or 1694A? I understand the two are coax and not a 2 conductor pair like the 1266A. What RCA's would you use on it...
  13. 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
  14. chaostoday

    DIY RCA Cable terminations

    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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    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...
  16. chaostoday

    Need advice on replacing 18 year old AVR

    Ordered the Yamaha RX-V673 and it's being delivered today. Thought I would try it based on the reviews, advice above and price that can't be beat. If I hate it I will just sell it. Thanks for all the great advice. I have been searching for a new forum to learn more about HT and bounce ideas off...
  17. chaostoday

    Need advice on replacing 18 year old AVR

    Thanks! Really appreciate the model advice. What about sound quality differences between my Onkyo and these new units. The Onkyo is very warm. Any thoughts? I'm told the Yamaha's are very bright.
  18. chaostoday

    Need advice on replacing 18 year old AVR

    I'm not sure why 90 watts. Most of what I've seen is 90 or more so I guess that's why I said it. Sources are standard Blu ray, CD with optical out and HD DVR. Hope that's what you were asking. Beta's are great but a little power hungry. They perform best with more juice to them. The 20's are...
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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...
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