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Old 28th September 2005, 12:11 PM   #1
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Default Finished my DIY Copper foil speaker cable, what connector to use?


I have finished my DIY copper foil speaker cable. I have used 2 layers of 0,12x32mm for each pole, per cable, sandwiched like

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Now, is it better to sold a connector or small piece of wire in the ends?
Or just twist the ends do they can connect in the binding post holes?

Sorry for my english, I don't know if I was clear...

Oh, this cable if to use with a Fostex FE108ez full range, and a tube amplifier. But I don't have the amplifier yet. I'm burning in the speaker with a Pioneer RECEIVER first. Can I use this cable with the receiver?

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Old 28th September 2005, 02:41 PM   #2
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My question is:

Would a wire soldered in the copper, affect the sound quality? Or is better to connect the copper directly to the binding post?
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Old 28th September 2005, 02:58 PM   #3
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to me the less connector the better... unless u tend of take out/swap the cables frequently... else i don't see why u shouldn't connect directly to the binding post...
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Old 28th September 2005, 06:01 PM   #4
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I use silver solder to connect the copper foil to a gold plated spade lug. This provides both a very physically solid spade to clamp onto the amp screw terminal, and freedom from oxidation. Copper oxidizes very quickly, so your options are either solder to gold or perform frequent cleaning.
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Old 19th October 2005, 10:31 PM   #5
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I'll build a second version of the Copper Foil Speaker cable. What is a good material to use to separate the copper foils? I know teflon is good, but is expensive. There is another material more easy to find?
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