DIY Cable Gallery!!

Discussion in 'DIY (Do-It-Yourself) Discussions' started by highflyin9, May 18, 2004.

  1. HiGHFLYiN9
    Good advise as a rule of thumb.Going more specifically, a lot has to do with the age and dielectric... and if it was exposed to the elements. PVC wire from the 50s and 60s that's remained indoors is going to be slightly dry/brittle by now, and it can't handle much heat. Cotton/wax sleeved tinned copper is actually desired by a lot of people refurbing amps as it has a particular sound. It's still flexible, but doubtfully up to code/UL listed for power applications. Older vintage PTFE / Teflon wire that's decades old is still perfectly good from what I've seen. Polyethylene, although introduced to the market in the 50s, I haven't stumbled upon (or looked for that matter), may fall somewhere in-between. Fortunately with RCA interconnects, etc., it doesn't have to be rated at 300 or 600v like a power cable would, so experimentation is safe.... nothing will be catching fire :wink:   ...try and round up some cotton/wax tinned copper wire (not the new stuff) and see what you think. 
  2. Energy
    I'm trying to find a good wire to use inside a DIY Power Distributor / Receptacle. The largest solid core silver plated wire I can find is 14 AWG, once it hit's 12 AWG they're all stranded.

    Does anyone know where to get a 12 AWG Silver Plated Wire that isn't stranded? Or another alternative to use on receptacles inside a power distributor.

  3. Allanmarcus
    Well, I made another one using Kumihimo. I was going for Blue and Gold (Go Bears!). I'm not sure I like the final results, but it's not bad.
    16 strand Mogami W2799 wire. I haven't terminated it yet. Not sure I'm going to keep it.
  4. roughington

    If you did all that braiding yourself you have the patience of a saint, jeebers
  5. Armaegis
    Goodness, I can feel my arthritis flaring up just from looking at it!
  6. Allanmarcus
    It took 3 or 4 hours, I think. Broken up into many sessions, it wasn't too bad. I do it while the wife and I watch tv. She wants to know if I will be taking up knitting next.
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  7. WhiteKnite
    My new DIY CIEM cable. Eidolic splitter and connectors, Oyaide jack, Norne audio wires.

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  8. PinkyPowers
    Made one for my NightOwls nearly identical to the one I built for the Meze 99 Classics.


    Norne 22AWG OCC, balanced.
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  9. MikeyFresh

    DC power umbilicle for connecting Sonore microRendu and UpTone LPS-1.
    Canare 4S6 star quad wire and Oyaide DC-2.1 plugs, an all-Japanese materials project including 4N purity tin Oyaide SS-47 lead-free solder.
    Last edited: Apr 29, 2017
  10. sharktopus
    Made some 3' XLR cables yesterday. Mogami star quad.
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  11. chahooa
    Hi, did you have to strip off the rubber sleeve that the cable came in or was the paramax cord big enough to fit over it?
  12. Stegosaurus
    Nice looking Cables!
    Last edited: May 8, 2017
  13. BillsonChang007
    I could use some guidance here guys...
    I'm planning to build my own cable for Alpha Dog and looking for the jack to the headphone. I know Mr Speaker sells it own their website but to ship it to where I am, costs twice to 4 times the cost of the actual jack. Any idea where else I could get it? Also how do I rewire them (which is left channel, right channel, ground channel for the jack). I'm familiar with the 3.5mm tho just not the jack for Alpha Dog

    Also looking for a 3.5mm jack for my B&O H6 as well. If anyone have recommendation for it, lemme know! :)

  14. Allanmarcus
    Correct thread for cable DIY discussion is here
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