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Old 20th June 2004, 12:05 AM   #1
ericpeters is offline ericpeters  Netherlands
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Question how do you get a great looking DIY cable?

I basically make my own cables based on the different recipies you can find on the internet. Most are very informative and help you to make great sounding cables.

But nowere I can find how I can give my cables that really great look.

I use hig grade spades or connectors, heatschrink and woven polyester cable sleeve. This gets me in the right direction.

But I see glossy heat schrink on commercial cables, with prints on it, I cannot find any glossy heatschrink in shops.

Also the Y position in speaker cables that some commercial cables have made out of aluminium, or also heatschrink is very appealing and gives a tidy look. But my cables y-splits are made with PVC tape.

Does anyone have some suggestions how this can be diy-ed?
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Old 21st June 2004, 09:45 AM   #2
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Glossy heat shrink is quite easy to find at least where I live. Try electronics and electric hardware stores and stores that are specialised in plastics.

This is of course a matter of opinion but I think my Source tags look great. I draw the tags with MS PowerPoint and printed them on a photo paper. I fastened them by using glossy heat shrink:


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The sounrce tag tells which end of the IC is to be connected to CD player (grounded end).
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