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post #46 of 1010
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i never used the homegrown stuff. I would assume it would be the same though, just feed the wire thru the Techflex, the wire should be braided already.

2.
I tried a hairdrier, it wasn't hot enough. i just used an old soldering iron tip. it worked really good
post #47 of 1010
Was looking at the RCA connectors on Homegrown, some are desribed as having a "locking barrel", does this give a better physical connection with RCA?

Scott
post #48 of 1010
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Originally posted by scottder
Was looking at the RCA connectors on Homegrown, some are desribed as having a "locking barrel", does this give a better physical connection with RCA?

Scott
it might over time. the ones i bought are the cheaper rhodium rca's they sell. the connection they make is really tight. i need to pull quite hard to get them off.
post #49 of 1010
I also have a grand plan of making a set of RCAs for my SACD player. All through a single bundle maybe. We shall see.

Scott
post #50 of 1010
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just be sure to post your pics
post #51 of 1010
great guide! im very intersted and will soon build my own interconnect too..

just wondering, what were the shipping charges when u guys ordered RCA plugs from Homegrown Audio and cable/miniplugs from markertek.com?
both sites seems to have low prices for the parts i want, but i hate paying tons of shipping fees for low-priced items

[edit]

sorry but one more question, is the mini plug in the pic Switchcraft or Canare?


thank a lot!
post #52 of 1010
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shipping from HGA was 8.99 because the cheapest they offer is 2-day express


Markertek i don't remember. maybe 5.00-7.00. because i wanted UPS, you can used USPS if you want thru them.


That pic is Canare F-12

other cable is Switchcraft.
post #53 of 1010
thank you very much brschmid,
aww... $8.99 shipping? *sigh* $9 shipping for $3.95 RCA plugs...seems soo not worth it, but i love how they look maybe i should get more then a pair for future use

damn...after added everything togather.. these DIY interconnects are expansive -___-
post #54 of 1010
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expensive...sorta, they are cheaper than ones you buy

I order 4 of the HGA's to try to offset the shipping cost. i wish they offered something cheaper but it is Airborne Express 2nd day service.
post #55 of 1010
Plus you have the satisfaction of building it yourself

Scott
post #56 of 1010
Quote:
Originally posted by scottder
Plus you have the satisfaction of building it yourself

Scott
Ya! that applies to all DIY...
post #57 of 1010
Fantastic guide for a total DIY n00b like myself! I might actually try this out this weekend with some Canare cables & 1/8" minis.
post #58 of 1010
ok..im finally gonna build my interconnect...
however i need quite a few RCAs from home grown audio, i noticed they said "$7.20 each"

does that mean one cost $7.20 or is that the price for a pair?
thanks
post #59 of 1010
I'm pretty sure it is per connector, so you'd need 4 for a stereo RCA to RCA.

I bought a Silver Lace kit from them a while ago, and upgraded to the Silver Point for $40, they sell separately for $17.90 each, so unless they charge you more for putting them in a kit, they discount it.

Incidentally, let me say it was actually pretty easy building the cable, it sounds absolutely awesome (HGA Silver Lace with the Silver Point connectors) and was great fun building it. I'd love to build another one. In fact I'd love to build a cable for my 650s around the silver lace :-D Anyway, I'd thoroughly recommend the kits from HGA if you're thinking of ordering from them.
post #60 of 1010
thanks for the quick reply pingles,
the project im currently thinking requires about 7 RCA plugs, and those Silver Midline Locking Barrel RCA looks just plan awsome..
but that's over $50 on plugs alone

o well...i guess you get what you pay for x_X
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