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post #91 of 1010
Quote:
Originally posted by Ebonyks
Something perhaps worth mentioning:

While i don't reccomend using starquad in any situation (PVC dieletrical, it's terrible stuff), if you have to, use the white part to carry the signal. PVC's dieletrical properties are compromised by adding coloring agents (This is unique to PVC, if you're using a wire with a superior dieletric, like teflon, this advice need not be followed)
According to Canare's site their Star Quad cables use irradiated polyethylene, which is supposed to be better than PVC for audio cable use.
post #92 of 1010
Here's some interesting reading:

<http://home.austin.rr.com/tnulla/dunlavy.htm>

Cable specific:

<http://home.austin.rr.com/tnulla/duncable.htm>

brschmid's thread is an excellent primer on starting DIY cable making. Especially on what and where.

It shouldn't dive into the abyss of discussing 'Do ICs and speaker cables make a difference'.

Quality mechanical connections and components to make those connections matter, but IMO, it stops there, because you reach a point of diminishing returns. After that, a point of 'he said, she said' is found that goes nowhere.
post #93 of 1010
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally posted by hartphoto


brschmid's thread is an excellent primer on starting DIY cable making. Especially on what and where.

thanks, that is all it was supposed to be.
post #94 of 1010
Anyone got any experience with the switchcraft mini 3.5 mm right angle connectors that have the small opening for the cable? What cable will fit into it?
Thanks!
post #95 of 1010
Thread Starter 
what small opening?
do you have a link to the connector you are looking at?
post #96 of 1010
He's referring to the cable entry hole in the plug's screw-on metal sleeve. As some may recall, the same thing happened to me. I described the problem (and the solution) in this thread.

In an nutshell: I enlarged the hole with a 1/4" drill bit. (note: the metal sleeve for the straight and right-angle 3.5 mm plugs are the same)

D.
post #97 of 1010
Thread Starter 
the star-quad or similar size cable should fit just fine.
post #98 of 1010
brschmid, you mentioned you can also use CAT cable for making Mini-> RCA cable, but how do you cover the cable or is the bare braided wire good enough ? wont it pickup noise from nearby?
post #99 of 1010
Demolition: Thanks, I appreciate it.

brschmid: mini-Star Quad doesn't fit this opening as is.

Regards!
post #100 of 1010
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally posted by amol
brschmid, you mentioned you can also use CAT cable for making Mini-> RCA cable, but how do you cover the cable or is the bare braided wire good enough ? wont it pickup noise from nearby?
there are other's here who have made cables with CAT wire. I use it to hook stuff up inside amps, and i don't have any issues.

I am sure you can buy the metal braid somewhere, but i am unsure where.


Quote:
brschmid: mini-Star Quad doesn't fit this opening as is.
Do you have a link or the part number?
post #101 of 1010
Doesn't seem like original link to the Canare star quad is working, here's the new one:

http://www.markertek.com/Product.asp...&search=0&off=

Thanks for the tutorial!

-fool
post #102 of 1010
As long as CAT 5 remains twisted, interference chould not pose a problem.
post #103 of 1010
What size (diameter) Techflex do you reccomend? Is 3/8 too small?
thanks
post #104 of 1010
Do you mean i could use it for making a Mini -> RCA interconnect without shielding it? and using the bare wires , after stripping open the grey cover?
post #105 of 1010
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally posted by g_hause
What size (diameter) Techflex do you reccomend? Is 3/8 too small?
thanks
for what?
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