DIY Cable Gallery!!
May 18, 2004 at 7:08 PM Thread Starter Post #1 of 15,974

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[size=medium]Happy 10th Anniversary to the DIY Cable Gallery![/size][size=medium] [/size]
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Can you guys believe it's been 10 years?!?
 
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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.
 
  1. People wishing to speak about cables in general, please visit the DIY Cable Question and Comments Thread

Handy Links and How-to Pages:
  1. Parts Express DIY IEC power Cable
  2. Jon Risch's  Audio DIY Notes
  3. Rane Sound System Interconnection
 

Here's a few of my first cables:

INTERCONNECTS
Sleeve: Teflon
Conductor: Pure silver 5ns (99.999) 24ga. x2
Config: Triple braid (one sleeve empty)
Termination: Eichmann Bullets
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POWER CORD
Sleeve: Teflon
Conductor: Silver Plated OFC 10ga. x3
Config: Twisted Pair (ground wrapped around outside)
Termination: Marinco 8215 and Wattgate 320
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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 :wink:

 
May 18, 2004 at 7:12 PM Post #2 of 15,974

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[size=large]MINI TO MINI CONNECTOR[/size]

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

BOTTOM
Sleeve: Teflon
Conductor: Silver plated OFC 22ga. x3
Config: Triple braid
Termination: Neutrik gold plated mini plug
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EDIT: Thanks for the lead on photobucket Edwood
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May 18, 2004 at 8:02 PM Post #4 of 15,974

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My K1000 cable built from Canare Starquad cable. (gsferrari is auditioning it currently.)
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15 Footer I made for a fellow Head-fier.
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K1000 Cable - 5 Foot Crazy Cotton Insulated Solid Silver Sealed in a Airtight Rubber Tube
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My Silly Scoubidou Power Cable
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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.

-Ed
 
May 19, 2004 at 5:00 AM Post #9 of 15,974

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Canare star-quad
Canare RCA
Switchcraft 90 deg mini
WBT silver solder

[size=xx-small]click picture for some really nice closeup shots[/size]
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May 30, 2004 at 2:39 AM Post #12 of 15,974

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[size=medium]Custom Sennheiser 580 Cable[/size]

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

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