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Happy 10th Anniversary to the DIY Cable Gallery! :darthsmile: 

Can you guys believe it's been 10 years?!?



This is the DIY cable gallery. Please post pics of your custom made interconnects, power cords, speaker cables, mini-to-mini cables, mini-rca cables, headphone rewires and anything else relevant. Should make for some fun eyecandy.

Please keep posts in this thread limited to images and specs of DIY cables and comments relating directly to them. This is a gallery first and foremost.

Handy Links and How-to Pages:


Here's a few of my first cables:

Sleeve: Teflon
Conductor: Pure silver 5ns (99.999) 24ga. x2
Config: Triple braid (one sleeve empty)
Termination: Eichmann Bullets

Sleeve: Teflon
Conductor: Silver Plated OFC 10ga. x3
Config: Twisted Pair (ground wrapped around outside)
Termination: Marinco 8215 and Wattgate 320

To give credit where credit is due: I've borrowed a couple facets of the designs from Bogdan audio for the ICs and John Risch for the PC.



...as you can see below, I've gotten a little better in 6 years ;)


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Sleeve: Teflon
Conductor: Pure silver 5ns (99.999) 24ga. x3
Config: Triple braid
Termination: Neutrik gold plated mini plug

Sleeve: Teflon
Conductor: Silver plated OFC 22ga. x3
Config: Triple braid
Termination: Neutrik gold plated mini plug

EDIT: Thanks for the lead on photobucket Edwood
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can't see your pics
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My K1000 cable built from Canare Starquad cable. (gsferrari is auditioning it currently.)

15 Footer I made for a fellow Head-fier.

K1000 Cable - 5 Foot Crazy Cotton Insulated Solid Silver Sealed in a Airtight Rubber Tube

My Silly Scoubidou Power Cable

Playing with square braiding technique.

I am working on completing a pair of my special balanced XLR solid silver (three strands of cotton insulated 99.99% 22awg) cables. Pics will follow.

I would use the square braid technique, but it uses a ridiculous amount of wire, and is a pain to do.

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Behind the scenes.....

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highflyin9: That forum doesn't permit image linking.

Try using www.photobucket.com It's free and easy.

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On the cheap: Canare Star + F12 + RCA (along with my Neuros MP3 player and the back of a PiMeta):

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It probably loads slowly...my poor web server
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needs to be a sticky

Hey !

That's MY job
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Canare star-quad
Canare RCA
Switchcraft 90 deg mini
WBT silver solder

click picture for some really nice closeup shots
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My very very modest, Canare & Klotz Cables with Canare F-12 mini plugs.

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interconnects from pure braided silver:

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Custom Sennheiser 580 Cable

Teflon Coated Shield Wire with Silver over Copper 22AWG Teflon coated wire from Belden
Red / Black Criss Cross Techflex
Neutrik 1/4" jack
Stock sennheiser Plug shell
Cardas Sennheiser Pins Rhondium plated

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Older Custom Sennheiser 580 Cable

White Canare Starquad
Blue techflex
Neutrik 1/4" jack
Cardas Rhondium plated pins for Sennheiser plug

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Custom Rca Cables

Canare Starquad cable
Neutrik Pro-fi connectors
Red / Black Criss Cross Techflex
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Custom Mini to Cable for Logitech Z680

Canare Mini-starquad
Neutrik Black/gold plated plugs
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