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Help me with a speaker cable build, Ideas?
roberjerman3,295 posts01-31-2020 12:02amGet some Mogami 2477 Blue Neglex 14 guage OFC coax. I use, their W-2524(I think that the number) cable for my XLRs. I really like their stuff. QC is just unsurpassed. I just wish I could find a GOOD sourc... 
Help me with a speaker cable build, Ideas?
thomasnguyen101611 posts01-31-2020 8:21pmPlease try this and it will beat a lot of cables that cost you hundreds and even of thousand of dollars.  Go to Home Depot and get the low voltage electrical wires and they will work like a champ.  Under ... 
Help me with a speaker cable build, Ideas?
Opps, I didn't mean the superman thing, I prefer superman not show up, BUT if he did, BE NICE, ay.. No bickering, (I'm telling myself), deep breaths. Concentrate on the force LUKE, CONCENTRATE. lol 
Help me with a speaker cable build, Ideas?
islandmandan927 posts01-31-2020 10:46amGo to Tempo Electric site. They sell cable, insulation, etc. I bought two pair of Big Twist 12 gauge solid core silver in Teflon tubing, and love them. They sound great.Retired old heavy equipment operator,... 
Help me with a speaker cable build, Ideas?
teo_audioVery interesting COPPER FOIL. I've seen craftsmen work with gold and silver clad (type foil) in the inlay process of fine jewelry, ornamental armor, wood. You name it. I've done a few pieces through the years.The cable you mention is out ... 
Help me with a speaker cable build, Ideas?
Get some Mogami 2477 Blue Neglex 14 guage OFC coax. Strip the ends and add your favorite bananas/spades and you will have a speaker cable as good as those costing big bucks! I had a pair connected to my KLH Nine ESL's for 20 years! Cost: $1 a fo... 
Help me with a speaker cable build, Ideas?
millercarbon2,772 posts01-30-2020 11:24pmI have yet to hear the DIY cable that sounded as good as what you could buy for much less with the money spent on parts alone. Nevermind the time and wasted experiments. Good luck. You'll need it. Got ... 
Help me with a speaker cable build, Ideas?
I found one cable, that used 4 # 12 pure copper conductors, with a single #24 pure silver solid core wire running through the center of the 4 # 12s.  The # 24 was wrapped in teflon, then cotton batting, then teflon again. It was placed carefully i... 
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Little off topic, BUT, I've had Mac SS amps 600s, 1.2 and a few others, I loved Ampzilla 2000s over ALL of them. JUST that amp. 2000s I had a few.Accuphase really, REALLY GOOD but ($$$$$$$$$$), Ampzilla ($$$$$$), Mac ($$$$$$$) and then Pass ($$$$$... 
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Wow, I have the MX120, C2500, and a bunch of the older tube gear.I'm a Wilson fan. Just not an owner. I can't imagine a better "STEREO"Pre amp.  The 120s are really TWO separate units, stereo, and a surround system. Kinda unique. I think you can s... 
What is the most FUN pair of speakers you've ever had and why?
2 Jensen Imperial Horns, 1 Jensen Imperial Sub. 1970, Made them from plans, a local cabinet maker had. He had 4 stacks of 1" marine plywood.He cut the boards and sold them as kits or he'd put them together for a pretty stiff price. Took most of my... 
Which of these power cords ?
Two cents worth of my lies.I had an offer from the local power company to swap out my drop from the pole to the house. NO COST. WHY? It had been there since 1945.They upgraded the service in the 80s from 8k to 20k for all the resident clusters, al... 
Recommendation for an audiophile speaker cord that is not "bright"?
You do not understand audiozenology hear he is in his own words:I am not "average", I am Superhuman!! My words have far more value than anyone else's!"So he must be right and we are all wrong. OK, your right. I feel like Eeyore the donkey in Wi... 
My stereo receiver is a little too bright. Can a cable help me out?
teo_audio1,306 posts12-29-2019 6:08amThe smallest receivers and integrateds from all the lines tended to be the best sounding. Luxman, Yamaha, pioneer, you name it, the smallest lowest powered are easily the best sounding. Less is more. I haven... 
Recommendation for an audiophile speaker cord that is not "bright"?
OP, I missed the "make my own speaker cord".  Sure can't hurt, and you might turn out pleasantly surprised.Regards