Anyone make their own cables?

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  1. Jim A. Banville

    Jim A. Banville Supporting Actor

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    I saw saw BEAUTIFUL DIY Canare/Belden cables over on eBay. Anyone ever make any of these?
     
  2. David A. Frattaroli

    David A. Frattaroli Stunt Coordinator

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    Jim, do a search on DIY cables and you'll find our threads.
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    I make my own using a variety of stuff, sometimes with Canare and Belden. Belden also has a good website (www.belden.com) and within the website they have white papers and recommendations on what to use for different applications.
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    When using the Belden 1810A cable.... do you combine two strands to form a twisted pair or do you make a set of cables out of it?
     
  6. Brian Bunge

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    Wayne,
    I think that DIY cables have a definite advantage as the price/performance ratio is probably the largest in home audio. When you look at the prices of cables, even BetterCables, it's practically a no-brainer to make your own. I tell ya, seeing the difference between the prices of the raw materials vs. the finished product, I'm tempted to start my own cable company. Maybe I should call it Way Better Cables! I could mark them up another 20% or so! [​IMG]
    Brian
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