My Canare DIY Cables

Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by TysonL, Sep 8, 2002.

  1. TysonL

    TysonL Agent

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    Just wanted to let everyone who has wanted to try making their own Canare interconnects, that the "canare tools" are not necessary. I made the following:

    3 - Audio patch cables from LV77S(1-3.5ft)
    1 - A/V Audio Video Patch from LV77s and L5CFB(3.5ft)
    1 - Composite Video Cable from L5CFB(4ft)
    1 - Subwoofer cable from LV77S(6ft)
    1 - Component Video Cable from V5CFB(12ft)
    3 - Speaker Cables for L/C/R from StarQuad 4S8

    All of these cables and necessary tool purchases cost me $155.00

    I used all canare cable and connectors, GB coax stripper from Home Depot, coax crimper, soldering iron, solder, heat gun, a razor, and some heat shrink tubing.

    The stripper was a bit tricky and I am sure no way as efficient as the Canare one. I had to use a razor to clean some of it up prior to connector installation. I soldered the tips rather than crimping. As for the crimper, I had an old crimper left by a cable tv guy some 10 years ago and it worked perfectly.....this is the only area I am not sure about for you others since I had this baby already.

    Can anyone build these without the Canare tools? I would say no...it'll end up being alot of frustration. Can someone who has some soldering/cable/electronics skill do this without the tools? Absolutely.

    Does it sound any better than the monster and AR interconnects I had before? I don't think so, but it sure did neaten up my installation and they look beautiful on the cheap! Anyone wanna buy a bulk lot of AR and Monster cables?

    Tyson
     
  2. Lee Petty

    Lee Petty Stunt Coordinator

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    are they ar pro cables?
     
  3. Chris Tsutsui

    Chris Tsutsui Screenwriter

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    So the new Canare products don't sound better than your monster and AR cables?!?

    And now you're selling them because you like the way your Canares look?

    Hmmmm...
     
  4. TysonL

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    Chris,

    The cables provide a much neater installation as they are all custom made to length. The speaker cables have made an improvement in sound, but I have noticed no audible improvement in the interconnects. The sheer build construction of my DIY cables are far superior to the MONSTER and AR cables I was using before.

    I'm sort of a perfectionist and partial to the appearance of a neat installation.

    Lee,

    They are the performance series.

    Tyson
     

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