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DIY Speaker Cables
« on: May 12, 2004, 09:08:53 AM »
I was wondering if someone knew where to buy bulk high end speaker cable, audio magic, nordost red dawn/blue heaven and the like?
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Re:DIY Speaker Cables
« Reply #1 on: May 13, 2004, 12:59:55 PM »
You can get a variety of Kimber Kable and the DH Labs T-14 speaker wire in bulk from welbournelabs.com

You can get Cardas Crosslink starquad speaker cable in bulk from DIYcable.com (oddly enough, look under the audio connectors tab for this).
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Re:DIY Speaker Cables
« Reply #2 on: May 13, 2004, 01:36:02 PM »
I take it the belden didn't work out?
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Re:DIY Speaker Cables
« Reply #3 on: May 13, 2004, 01:40:13 PM »
i use the belden for interconnects, I am going to try the cat5 cables that nmculberth made for me, said he would make anybody some, only $100, right Nick?
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Re:DIY Speaker Cables
« Reply #4 on: May 15, 2004, 11:47:25 PM »
hahahhaa thats just funny... 100 bucks

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Re:DIY Speaker Cables
« Reply #5 on: May 16, 2004, 01:38:06 AM »
hahahhaa thats just funny... 100 bucks


nah they came out to just over $55 between materials and shipping, the cat5 is cheap it's the connectors that get expensive.

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Re:DIY Speaker Cables
« Reply #6 on: May 16, 2004, 01:52:34 AM »
hahahhaa thats just funny... 100 bucks


nah they came out to just over $55 between materials and shipping, the cat5 is cheap it's the connectors that get expensive.

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Re:DIY Speaker Cables
« Reply #7 on: May 16, 2004, 02:27:48 AM »
i didn't charge for labor since they were for a board regular, but normally i'd probably charge $40 for labor.  the triple t recipe i used isn't too time consuming, i probably spent two hours braiding another two stripping the wires and soldering on the spades.  imho if you use quality materials - i used upper end cat5 and rhodium/silver plated spades -  i don't think $100 is an unfair price but it sounds like jonny is willing to do them for under that.  :P

on the other hand i made a new set of ven haus recipe speaker cables for myself and i wouldn't consider making another pair for any less than $500 because they take forever to make.  i probably spent 30 hours on them and had about $100 in parts but they sure do sound nice. :)

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Re: DIY Speaker Cables
« Reply #8 on: June 10, 2004, 08:12:21 AM »
Great DIY site if you don't know about it already
http://www.audioasylum.com/audio/cables/bbs.html

Bulk sites worth checking out.  I have had good experiences with parts connexion
http://partsconnexion.com/
http://linearinterconnects.com/

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Re: DIY Speaker Cables
« Reply #9 on: July 13, 2004, 01:06:50 PM »
I use Canare 4S11 speaker wire.  The stuff is awesome!  It can be bi-wired.  I bought it from a distributor in Albany, NY.  Below is there link. 

http://store.haveinc.com/ebus30/


 

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