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post #61 of 14141
Quote:
Originally Posted by ProFingerSk8er
1 foot silver IC
24gaug 99.99% silver wire
BEAUTIFUL WORK!
post #62 of 14141
yes very nice work profingersk8ter. I hope my ic's can come out that nice.
post #63 of 14141
Thread Starter 
In some instances that 1/4" techflex works well as you want to see whats going on behind it, in this case tho I think the nylon looks much better.
post #64 of 14141
It's far more difficult to work with since it doesn't expand as much, but multifilament nylon just looks and feels better.

-Ed
post #65 of 14141
I performed several studies on the the effects of replacing RCA center conductors with mini-lightsabers. The results were astounding, it's like the music was brought to a whole other level of unprecendented detail

Some Cat5 4-wire Litz

And some speaker cable that is far too thick to be usefull...
post #66 of 14141
I don't think braiding is a good idea, as it doesn't result in small capacitance (which is important for interconnects, whereas inductance is more important for speaker cables). Also, if you are using bare conductors and adding your own insulation, such as a teflon tube, the loose fitting of the sheath means the interconductor spacing varies over the lenght of the cable! Other than for looks, why braid? That's why a coaxial cable seems better, or perhas a spiral carefully wound with regard to spacing, such as in the Venhaus silver spiral on teflon tube recipe. It would be best to have nothing but air between the two conductors, such as attaching them to the insides of a tube, but that's impossible to DIY.

A note about digital cables for those using Jon Risch's recipe (the Belden cable one). He recommends a second shield around the coaxial cable grounded at the source end only, and with a 0.01 uF capacitor to ground at the other end. Unfortuantely, while that size capacitor is small enough to prevent audio frequencies from using the outer shield as a return path, SPICE simulation shows that a digital interconnect needs a much smaller capacitor to do that, perhaps as much as 100 times as small (S/PDIF and AES3 run at several MHz).
post #67 of 14141
my latest venture, nothing fancy, bare 4s11 in a bi wire configuration, heat shrink and locking bananas.

post #68 of 14141
Here's a cable I just whipped up:

Beldin 22AWG silver coated copper with teflon insulation
Canare F-09 slim RCA plugs
Switchcraft right angle jack
Lots of heatshrink
Litz braiding for the wires

post #69 of 14141
Thread Starter 
Nice work Thrice, I was unaware that Belden made silver plated copper with teflon. I just picked up a 500 foot spool so I won't be needing it anytime soon , but it would be nice to know where you sourced it.
post #70 of 14141
I got it from Mouser. Part number is:

566-83005-100-xx (where xx is 01-10 to indicate the color)

That's a 100' spool for about ~$18 (22AWG). It also comes in 1000' spools.
post #71 of 14141
Thread Starter 
POWER CORD
Sleeve: Teflon, Cotton Reinforced Hosing
Conductor: Silver Plated OFC 10ga. x3
Config: Twisted Pair (ground wrapped around outside)
Termination: Marinco 8215 and Wattgate 320
Approximate Materials Cost: $70

post #72 of 14141

wires

Where do you guys buy the wires from?

thanx
post #73 of 14141
Quote:
Originally Posted by thrice
Here's a cable I just whipped up:
Litz braiding for the wires
Pardon my ignorance, what is "Litz Braiding"?
post #74 of 14141
Quote:
Originally Posted by gastro54
I performed several studies on the the effects of replacing RCA center conductors with mini-lightsabers. The results were astounding, it's like the music was brought to a whole other level of unprecendented detail
LOL, kind of sucks since it melts right through the RCA connectors.

Well, unless they're made out of cortosis.

I didn't just type that........

-Ed
post #75 of 14141
Quote:
Originally Posted by scottder
Pardon my ignorance, what is "Litz Braiding"?
It's a way to braid the wires. Scroll up a little bit higher to see Highflyin9's post about it.
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