Bi-Wires made affordably....

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  1. Brett DiMichele

    Brett DiMichele Producer

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    Hey all,
    I just wanted to let you know that rather than paying some
    rediculous price for Bi-Wire sets I choose to make my own.
    I used Sound-King 99.999% OFC 12Ga Rope Braid. I bought
    100' of this from Parts Express ( http://www.partsexpress.com
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  2. Chu Gai

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    "Well worth it even if there is no noticeable increase in
    anything!"
    an interesting set of values. i have a sundry collection of things that don't work. credit card # and expiration date please [​IMG]
     
  3. Brett DiMichele

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    Chu,
    What I mean is that for all the more it cost it is well
    worth it to have a quality speaker lead even if your ear
    can not distinguish it.. And I highly doubt a $1000.00
    pair of Nordst Red Dawns are any diffrent or better.
    Hell if I spent a grand or two on cables I would make
    myself hear a diffrence, Either that or I would bust
    out the can of Vaseline when I made my next purchase [​IMG]
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  4. Chu Gai

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    only joshing with you [​IMG] nothing wrong with buying/making wires and enjoying the appearance of the finished product. you used a propane torch? wow! haven't you heard that that using a mini butane torch results in deeper bass and extended frequency response because the molecules are bigger? for shame!
     
  5. Brett DiMichele

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    Chu,
    "you used a propane torch? wow! haven't you heard that that using a mini butane torch results in deeper bass and extended frequency response because the molecules are bigger?" ROTFLMFAO!!!! [​IMG]
    I tried using my Butane Torch (My Cig Lighter) which would
    have worked but took too long to get enough heat on the
    banana plug for the solder to flow. I used a good heavy
    gauge 60/40 silver solder with rosin core. I tinned all the
    wire leads and then inserted them into the banana plugs and
    then heated the plug untill the solder began to flow. Once
    it was hot enough it retained the heat long enough for me
    to fill the voids inside the plug with solder. It doesn't
    get any better than this [​IMG] I will take pictures of the
    completed wires as soon as my Alpha braided sleeving gets
    here! [​IMG]
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  6. Chu Gai

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    I'll be looking forward to seeing your finished product. Myself, I try to hide the wires, but nothing wrong with making them look good...after all its one of the selling points for many manufacturers. Btw you'll find there are several wire manufacturers out there, some of whom are quite willing to send you 'gratis' a customer sample of their wires. For the more 'exotic' varieties which include 'precious' metals there may be a nominal charge. You may need to provide a 'letterhead' and then fax your request. This will allow you to play a bit. Email me if you're interested in sources that provide this information.
     

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