DIY Speaker Cables/Interconnects

Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by Lucas Hale, Jun 26, 2001.

  1. Lucas Hale

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    I remember a while back reading on this forum about how to make some high quality cables. Does anyone have any information regarding this? Thanks all.
     
  2. Dennis Kindig

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    Lucas,
    This is a copy of a post I made earlier today on another message board. Jon Risch also has plans for speaker cables on his site...

    For those of you that are DIY inclined or handy with a soldering iron, I would suggest a look at John Risch's site:
    http://members.nbci.com/Jon_Risch/
    He has instructions there for the construction of interconnects that have been very highly rated on the Audio Asylum's DIY message board (many feel that they easily compete or best the Kimber interconnects as well as many others), and at a SUBSTANTIAL savings.
    The instructions are located under the DIY Interconnects Note and DIY Interconnects Pictures. He describes the construction of an unbalanced interconnect using Belden 89259 and a balanced interconnect using 2 89259 cores shielded with copper braid. Canare connectors can be obtained at Markertek, et al.
    I'm not one to tweak too much since I don't want to get sucked into a tier of equipment/accessories where subjective improvements are very costly (hey, that's why I own an E9000 preamp!), but Mr. Risch's designs are highly regarded on several audio-related boards. For a little work and perhaps double the cost of the Rat Shack or AR interconnects I tend to buy off the shelf, I can be confident that I have the best interconnect I can obtain without spending hundreds of dollars.
    Dennis
     
  3. MarcS

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    Definitely check out the Audio Asylum, and also this link:
    http://www.diycable.com/
    They seem to make it quite convenient to order just what you need, otherwise you usually have to get a minimum 100' roll of cable--which you may end up using, but it might be cheaper at first to make only what you need...
     
  4. Dennis Kindig

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    Marc,
    Way to go! I didn't know about these guys. Their pricing is very competitive.
    Thanks,
    Dennis
     
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