Connectors? Where to get.

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  1. jeff_coil

    jeff_coil Stunt Coordinator

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    Hello I am going to be making a whole new set of interconnects for my HT most pressing a a DVD-A cable. I am really tired of paying out the big $'s for interconnects. What I am looking for is some good online resources ( to purchase) for connectors and cable etc. And any advice to follow while making. Thanks
     
  2. TimForman

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    Many HTF members have bought from MarkerTekAlso, here's a link to a "how-to" site.
     
  3. Allen Ross

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    i made these cables they were cheap andi haven't a single complant.

    Plus you don't have to but expensive dyes and crimpers
     
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    Thanks Guys. Allen- I was choking over the tools as well! I had seen this link in the past thanks for repostingas I could come across it
     
  5. TimForman

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    An interesting side note pertaining to the DIY cable link I provided. The Canare die is expensive and doesn't fit all Canare cables correctly, in the case of the Canare component video cable (L5 something) especially. I would recommend getting generic crimpers and dies in spite of what the author says. If you take your time it'll come out great. The stripping tool is really cool but only necessary if you're making a large quantity of cables. Otherwise, once again, just take your time.
     
  6. jeff_coil

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    Tim I was thinking the same thing. I have one of those $14 Ideal coax strippers from HD that I think I could get to work. How about Beldin vs Canare cable any thought on this? I see that signalcables.com uses Beldin while BlueJeans uses either with Canare connectors.
     
  7. TimForman

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    Actually I used Gepco cable with Canare ends from MarkerTek. Here's the link.
     
  8. Ted Drain

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    You can also check out my site at:

    http://home.earthlink.net/~teddrain/diy_cables/

    It describes how to make Canare/Belden cables without buying the Canare crimping and stripping tools. It also has links to where you can by cables by the foot and connectors.
     
  9. jeff_coil

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    Thanks guys I am ordering the supplies! I guess I will be busy. I will post my remarks after the process and compare with my some of my mid level monster cables I have now!
    Jeff
     

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