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Old 22nd June 2010, 12:02 PM   #101
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If you realy want to shield the cable Mu metal tape and copper braid is the best combination in todays EMI polluted world.
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Old 22nd June 2010, 12:49 PM   #102
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Fellas...

"ILL BE BAK" later tonight to show the build of the cotton/shield build.

...yea I know, you're on "pins n' needles"....sigh

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Keep it up Spiro, I had my doubts but you have started to deliver The George Michael note was an unexpected bonus, gave me a good chuckle.

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Old 22nd June 2010, 01:20 PM   #103
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Keep it up Spiro, I had my doubts but you have started to deliver The George Michael note was an unexpected bonus, gave me a good chuckle.

Tony.

hehe...thanks

I thought about the MU metal shielding...but when I looked at the pricing, it was out of the question as far a what I had in mind. Granted, even though I did spend allot of money investing in this hobby...my ultimate goal was to make everything from materials widely available that would do the job. As much hands-on as possible.

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Heh, the sales slogan for that stuff should be....

"Mu metal, at Au prices"

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Aptquark, if you're looking for something easy and different to experiment with for your next pair of IC's, try some 18 ga solid core inductor wire covered by some Techflex (no shielding).
If you were to build them I'd be interested to know what you think of their sound.
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Aptquark, if you're looking for something easy and different to experiment with for your next pair of IC's, try some 18 ga solid core inductor wire covered by some Techflex (no shielding).
If you were to build them I'd be interested to know what you think of their sound.
Sounds interesting. Regarding the way I have designed mine...the shielding is substantially distanced from the conductor. I didn't want anything influencing the signal from internal interactions. Ill, be on in a little with pictures of the design.

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Old 22nd June 2010, 11:25 PM   #108
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Thank you Kevin. BTW that is a sweet looking 300B on your website.

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Thanks!

I'll be following the thread. Should be fun trying some of your ideas when I have a little more time. In the throws of horn and TT upgrades..

Edit: I've subscribed to your blog, can't wait to see some construction details.
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Old 23rd June 2010, 12:09 AM   #109
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Thanks!

I'll be following the thread. Should be fun trying some of your ideas when I have a little more time. In the throws of horn and TT upgrades..

Edit: I've subscribed to your blog, can't wait to see some construction details.
Great!

I have reached the max limit on the amount of pics that you can have in a blob (blog). So keep looking here for the updates and pics. Unless I'm missing something in the blob settings...BUT NO THANKS TO THE ADMINS FOR NOT RETURNING MY QUESTIONS...HELLLLLO!
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Here we go peeps...

Not too many words tonight...a few pics to get things going.

See that tube? Thats how I store the cables before adding the conductors. I have managed to make up to 7 foot cables with my technique.

Once made, I slide some texflex over the cable so the shielding does not unwrap. Once in the texflex jacket, a few days will keep the cable from unwrapping permanently.

Pretty from the outside eh??
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