6ft is ideal for sound quality re-terminating yourself is not ideal. Good luck.
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The V14 looks to have a spiraled geometry so whatever wire(s) form that spiral they would have to be unwound and the cable clamp would have to be secure enough to prevent the spiral from unwinding further during use.
You would have to ensure you maintain the polarity correctly when you attach the respective Mains/IEC plugs to each of the cut ends
Also, I have built several power cables and I am yet to find a cable mount "polarized IEC C7 Connector".
Regards - Steve
Thanks for thoughtful reply. You clearly have a good amount of experience with cables. Far as the spiral geometry, I’m not fully understanding what your saying. I was under the impression that the jacket would hold the spiral? Also when you say cable clamp are you referring to the one integrated into the plug?
I was under the impression that the jacket would hold the spiral?Depends how you handle the cables when unplugging and whether the cable clamp (i.e. integrated into the plug) is holding onto the sleeve securely.
Some audiophiles can be a bit "ham-fisted" and even though they know NOT to pull on the actual cable they do so anyway and the cable could unravel.
The cable as finished by the manufacturer will not unravel because of the molded plugs at both ends.
Also - the cable clamps on the available plugs vary widely and so does their ability to clamp a cable successfully
I like the Silver plated copper line of Sonarquest plugs (Ebay) - the IEC plugs grip like a vice.
Regards - Steve
So I found a couple Shunyata Venoms for a solid price and purchased. I decided to give Shunyata a call and see if they could cut them down and re-terminate them for me. They said they could but it really doesn’t make sense due to cost. There cost is 125 per connector. So 500 to cut the two cables in half and make them into 4. Anyways he then told me that, although he shouldn’t recommend doing it myself, I should do just that. He explained of all the cables they make that the Venom would be the easiest to re-terminate. He told me what to do with the foil shield, and what plugs he would use as well. He then made sure I knew if I needed any help with the process to reach out. Maybe the best customer service I’ve ever received. I will surely be buying more of there products in the future.