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Old 22nd August 2009, 03:42 AM   #1
cjkpkg is offline cjkpkg  United States
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Default My new DIY interconnects

After much scouring of the web I finally went and made some proper interconnects for my SimpleSE and Aikido preamp.

I went basically off this build...

Except that I found a local supplier that had Belden 8412 cable and Switchcraft Male phono plugs...

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Basically $56 for 20' cable, and 10 RCA jacks...this will be enough for me to make 4 individual L/R cables and a spare pair of RCA plugs with enough cable left over to maybe re-do my turntable...
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Old 24th August 2009, 02:34 AM   #2
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Neat. Next step: redo all connections in balanced XLR.
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Old 24th August 2009, 10:08 PM   #3
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How did you go about finding a local place that sold those types of parts? I'd be interested in finding one around me too.
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Old 24th August 2009, 10:50 PM   #4
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Very cool

I've got to rebuild some cables here...good to know that those Switchcraft plugs are worth it.
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Old 25th August 2009, 12:06 AM   #5
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I actually found them from a recommendation from another DIY site. I was looking for a different type of cable but the Belden cable fits the bill nicely...The cool thing is that this place is like a small digikey or mouser but local...
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Old 25th August 2009, 12:46 AM   #6
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I just bought some surplus audio stuff from a local woman who's audiophile husband died. As I was leaving with my purchase, she gave me three boxes of XLR and RCA cables. Most said BELDEN. I threw most away thinking they were nothing special....

Something tells me I made a mistake...

Also in the box was a few Mark Levinson CAMAC Cables, and ton of "Speed Cable" from Esoteric Audio...anybody ever hear of this speaker cable?

I have quite a bit of Belden cables left over..I will have to see if what I have is 8412 Belden cable.
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Old 31st August 2009, 02:45 PM   #7
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Very nice! now make up some pseudo scientific words and sell them for $1000
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Old 31st August 2009, 03:13 PM   #8
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do we need to see the pics attached to that Audiokarma link?
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