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post #10036 of 14883
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I had mine modded with a 12ft. BTG Sunset cable. "Wire is 26 AWG and has 4 wires per channel (2 signal, 2 ground). This creates a 23 ~20 AWG equivalent wire per channel." That's 48ft. of wire per channel for me. I never checked my impedance after the mod until now (since i had my meter out already) it comes in at 70ohms! This is with banana plugs, and alligator clips attached to them from the meter. I will definitely be taking off the plugs, now that I see this. I don't want to snip the cable though, I need my distance! Worst case I think I can squeeze 14-18 awg into the cups and sell the beautiful BTG cable.

Sheesh!  And I thought I was driving high impedance :)

post #10037 of 14883
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Sheesh!  And I thought I was driving high impedance :)

Update: Snipped off the right side banana plugs, twisted the 2x wires per channel together, took a reading...still 70R! Grr..

I guess that was an expensive mistake, though to BTG's credit it's a drop in the bucket compared to other places.

 

Future project: 14-18 AWG cables, without multiple wires per channel/signal. 

 

 

School of hard knocks, gotta love it :rolleyes: 

 

EDIT: Atleast I know there's nothing against using banana plugs, so that malarky can be put forever to rest. I also refuse to take the 'resistor-to-binding post' approach as I have already A/B'ed that and found a slight haze and loss of dynamics.


Edited by brunk - 11/9/13 at 9:28pm
post #10038 of 14883
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Update: Snipped off the right side banana plugs, twisted the 2x wires per channel together, took a reading...still 70R! Grr..

I guess that was an expensive mistake, though to BTG's credit it's a drop in the bucket compared to other places.

 

Future project: 14-18 AWG cables, without multiple wires per channel/signal. 

 

 

School of hard knocks, gotta love it :rolleyes: 

 

EDIT: Atleast I know there's nothing against using banana plugs, so that malarky can be put forever to rest. I also refuse to take the 'resistor-to-binding post' approach as I have already A/B'ed that and found a slight haze and loss of dynamics.

RESISTANCE IS.... higher than expected....  

 

 

61... I have 61... do I hear 70? 70? going once going twice, Yes I have 70, thank you sir...  70... going once, going twice... do I hear 80? do I hear  90?  I have 70 going once.... going twice....

post #10039 of 14883
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RESISTANCE IS.... higher than expected....  

 

 

61... I have 61... do I hear 70? 70? going once going twice, Yes I have 70, thank you sir...  70... going once, going twice... do I hear 80? do I hear  90?  I have 70 going once.... going twice....

.....hardest HE-6 to drive in the world....SOLD....to Brunk!

:evil:

post #10040 of 14883
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.....hardest HE-6 to drive in the world....SOLD....to Brunk!

:evil:

Congratulations! 

post #10041 of 14883
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Originally Posted by potterma View Post
 

RESISTANCE IS.... higher than expected....  

 

 

61... I have 61... do I hear 70? 70? going once going twice, Yes I have 70, thank you sir...  70... going once, going twice... do I hear 80? do I hear  90?  I have 70 going once.... going twice....

.....hardest HE-6 to drive in the world....SOLD....to Brunk!

:evil:

:wink_face: Not so fast. 

 

I'm pushing 13ft of 4x19AWG down-the-street. I wonder what kind of resistance I'm facing?

post #10042 of 14883
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:wink_face: Not so fast. 

 

I'm pushing 13ft of 4x19AWG down-the-street. I wonder what kind of resistance I'm facing?

Do you have a Digital Multimeter? If you do, just connect red to red (+), black to black (-), put the meter on the lowest resistance (Ω) setting and tell us what it spits out to you.

 

:popcorn: 


Edited by brunk - 11/9/13 at 10:25pm
post #10043 of 14883
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Do you have a Digital Multimeter? If you do, just connect red to red (+), black to black (-), put the meter on the lowest resistance (Ω) setting and tell us what it spits out to you.

 

:popcorn: 

 

Meter is broken; no funds to replace it at this time...

 

:thumb: Actually, the few remaining $$$ I have is for the cans to get hard-wired and to upgrade resistors!


Edited by Silent One - 11/9/13 at 10:29pm
post #10044 of 14883
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Meter is broken; no funds to replace it at this time...

 

:thumb: Actually, the few remaining $$$ I have is for the cans to get hard-wired and to upgrade resistors!

Aww, too bad....guess I still hold the title then :tongue:

post #10045 of 14883
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Meter is broken; no funds to replace it at this time...

 

:thumb: Actually, the few remaining $$$ I have is for the cans to get hard-wired and to upgrade resistors!

Brunk remains high impedance champ!

post #10046 of 14883

I'm guessing no one would put money down... :tongue_smile:

post #10047 of 14883
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Brunk remains high impedance champ!

post #10048 of 14883

Will simply take my cans to The Shack and ask them to show me a meter and how it works. :p 

 

Truth be told, I hope I come in just under fitty!


Edited by Silent One - 11/9/13 at 10:37pm
post #10049 of 14883
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Will simply take my cans to The Shack and ask them to show me a meter and how it works. :p 

 

Truth be told, I hope I come in just under fitty!

Great idea! Lol, you know you want my title...take it...take it:evil:

post #10050 of 14883
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Great idea! Lol, you know you want my title...take it...take it:evil:

:dt880smile:

I'm trying to get hard-wired and drop down as it is... you keep it!

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