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post #16 of 62
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Originally Posted by headchange4u
How would you go about building a set? Do you have a tutorial?
Essentially it's about winding the wire from the coil to an array consisting of a wooden slat with two pairs of nails (at ~20 mm from each other) in a distance of the length of the planned cable. A decent over-all cross-section defines the number of wires per conductor. I use thin double-sided adhesive tape for wrapping the wires to a stable package and finally shrink tube.

Currently I favor a mix of silver and silver-plated copper magnet wire with a diameter of 0.04 mm.

post #17 of 62
DH Labs Q-10 with WBT 0644 Banana Plugs. Very detailed and good bass, but then again, I don't believe wire makes a difference
post #18 of 62
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Originally Posted by bigshot
Radio Shack speaker cable sounds wonderful to me.
Which Radio Shack speaker cable do you use? I have some 12 guage MegaCable that I am consider using.
post #19 of 62
I use Van-Damm on my JBL 4208 Monitors and Gale Hyper-Latz on my JBL Control 1's
post #20 of 62
QED
post #21 of 62
I use some car jumpstart wire. Handles a lot of power I'd say.
post #22 of 62
Transparent The Wave 200.
They have low-pass filters near the speaker end.

I think they were about $180 for 8ft.

I haven't compared them to anything but monster cable, but I think they're overkill for my HT setup.

http://www.transparentcable.com/prod..._spkcable.html
post #23 of 62
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Originally Posted by soundboy
Which Radio Shack speaker cable do you use? I have some 12 guage MegaCable that I am consider using.
The spool says... 50 ft. (15.2 m) 16 gauge Speaker Wire, 2 conductor stranded. Part number 278-1267

Good stuff. But don't try stripping the ends with your teeth! (voice of experience here!)

See ya
Steve
post #24 of 62

Thoughts...

I purchase by measurable resistance/inductance/capacitance/price (in that order). I will not spend over $100 per cable regardless of the performance, but thankfully, the cables that measure the best are usually reasonably affordable. That said, I use Sound King 10AWG speaker cable, as seen here:

http://www.partsexpress.com/pe/showd...number=100-156

If I had better speakers I would use these (they are somewhat pricey but they do perform a bit better than the Sound King 10AWG, especially in the inductance variable:

http://www.cobaltcable.com/product/s...aker_cable.htm

If I had active speakers (Mackie HR624 - my favorite studio monitors on the cheap- or H824 or Paradigm Active/20s or Active/40s - my favorite active speakers) I would use:

Belden 1800F XLR cable (which can also be used for 110ohm AES XLR-digital) and of course the obligatory Quail 14AWG shielded power cable for each speaker.

http://bluejeanscable.com/store/balancedaudio/index.htm

Performance numbers here:

http://www.audioholics.com/techtips/...rCablesp4.html
post #25 of 62
Nordost Flatline Biwire. Find it excellent through my transmission line speakers.
post #26 of 62
I'm in between and undecided. I was 90% certain I was going to change my (beware of ridiculous audio title) PS Audio Xstream Statement (at least they didn't use 'reference'!) for the Oritek but put off the decision until today. The differences between the two diminished over the course of the week so I'm still undecided.

Swapping back and forth was a back breaking pain in the ass (they are connected). It's the awkward prolonged body positioning while screwing and unscrewing WBT binding posts for spades. And so much time passes between it's just that much more difficult to judge differences.
Usually if it's this close, I chose the cheaper pair.
post #27 of 62
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Originally Posted by eyeteeth
I'm in between and undecided. I was 90% certain I was going to change my (beware of ridiculous audio title) PS Audio Xstream Statement (at least they didn't use 'reference'!) for the Oritek but put off the decision until today. The differences between the two diminished over the course of the week so I'm still undecided.

Swapping back and forth was a back breaking pain in the ass (they are connected). It's the awkward prolonged body positioning while screwing and unscrewing WBT binding posts for spades. And so much time passes between it's just that much more difficult to judge differences.
Usually if it's this close, I chose the cheaper pair.
I purchased some close-out PS Audio Prelude speaker cables and they are as thick as a python. Probably just as heavy too. One reason why I am not using them.
post #28 of 62
A braided run of (4) 10 gauge strands of silver plated copper in teflon and terminated with Cardas spades on the single wired ends and Vampire spades on the doubled up ends.
post #29 of 62
Just to give you guys some idea about the costs of making your own magnet wire cables, I paid about $35 shipped for about 130 feet of single strand, but this was at a discount (someone selling off from a spool he no longer needed.) But you get the picture, not very expensive at all. This is the same stuff in the anti cables minus the spades.
post #30 of 62
I use PSRaudio silver cable (AUstralian company), fantastic value for money. Quad config all silver, very nice design and it was $10 a metre. Heaps cheaper than Kimber and it sounded much better as well.

http://www.psraudio.com.au
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