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Old 21st February 2013, 01:56 PM   #11
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I don't see a reference to John Risch yet, so here's one. A guru on the subject of cables, unfortunately his site is no longer active. There is enough info still out there, though. Years ago I researched this subject to death - satisfied myself that his Belden 89259 recipe was right for me. If you Google around your bound to trip over it.
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Old 21st February 2013, 06:57 PM   #12
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I can add 2 good options:

custom made by
Blue Jeans Cable -- Quality Cables at Reasonable Prices

or DIY (they carry Belden)
Take Five Audio - Canada's Online Source For DIY Audio, Parts and Accessories - DIY Supplies
surfing the 2nd harmonic ... @@@@
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Old 21st February 2013, 07:09 PM   #13
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Originally Posted by lowtherdream View Post
Both excellent suggestions!
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Old 21st February 2013, 07:20 PM   #14
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Here's a link to some balanced 2534 interconnects.

Eric's Hi-Fi Blog: DIY your own balanced interconnect

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Old 21st February 2013, 11:16 PM   #15
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It would be hard to top the "Blue Jeans Cable LC-1 Analog Audio Cable" at any price.

Subwoofer Cables from Blue Jeans Cable
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Old 18th April 2013, 04:09 PM   #16
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I second Blue Jeans LC-1 Cable - it's the BEST cable for the price.

I changed my "audiophile" IC's from HK to Blue Jeans and the difference was startling.
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Old 23rd April 2013, 01:50 PM   #17
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This might help:

DIY Interconnect advice pelase - pink fish media
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Old 23rd April 2013, 06:09 PM   #18
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Basic question; recently purchased a earlier Zu Audio interconnect OxyFuel 1m coax RCA built 2001 I think. Anyway opinions on the use of these solid conductor copper plated steel conductors? I don't believe there still using these style conductors. Any reason other than something significantly better for this purpose, cost no object kind of deal.

"sintered steel core with heavy pure copper deposit platting"
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Old 23rd April 2013, 06:36 PM   #19
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Didn't see this thread until now, so I thought I would post my experience with DIY cables.

I found what seems to be a great, low cost way to make up whatever length of cable I need.
I use Belden 1505A (RG-59U) coax, which is a 3GHz rated video cable. I bought some highly discounted partially used reels of the cable on Ebay (the color is purple).
I use Holland SLC59-RCA compression connectors. These cost just over $1 each.
I bought a nice little stripping tool for about $15, the Holland compression tool for $50, and a cable cutter (makes nice square cuts) for $10.

I cut the coax to length, strip the end, then terminate. Very easy, and I will never again be short of high quality unbalanced interconnects!

Here is a link to info on cables made this way:
DIY A/V RCA Compression Connector Cables

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Old 24th April 2013, 11:52 AM   #20
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copper coated steel core 75ohm cable is for CATV and other high frequency signaling where skin effect comes into play, for audio I would have thought it is less than optimal, as you want the conductivity of a copper core. These types of cable are not realy for transmitting low frequency audio signals.
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