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Old 8th April 2010, 06:29 AM   #1
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Default diy shunyata research (Helix Geometry) cable?

Anyone know how to braid a cable like shunyata research (Helix Geometry) cable?
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Old 1st August 2010, 07:46 PM   #2
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find some copper wire from old burned transformer and take a practice

here is the guide
Interlaced, counter-rotating, multiple-helix cable

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Old 4th August 2010, 04:06 PM   #3
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well that guide makes it perfectly clear good luck with that. I think it would be just as easy to invent your own cable as to follow this guide. I think it is clear enough, but in practice this will be a total PITA and not at all clear if you have made a mistake I would think.
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Old 4th August 2010, 08:11 PM   #4
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yes it could be PITA, luckily me, as a young I made a macrame hammock for camping and this one is easy , well, and some pigtails (not on me)
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ah yes I make lots of very good braided cables for work also (up to 8 wire), but the counter rotating interlinked spirals with multiple ground planes seem to me to be far more difficult than any hammock. for with a hammock all strands are visible at any one time and it lays in a single plane pretty much, where this is far more complex than that. doable for sure, but it was designed with machines in mind and the main thing as I said is not being able to clearly see internal links from the exterior once you have moved on. the description and diagram makes it look harder than it probably is in reality, its a patent afterall

all I can say is it'd better do as it claims, the time spent braiding a 10' cable of this would be worth 1000 dollars in time to me there comes a point where DIY is nolonger the cheaper option when that is taken into account. though I dont know the pricetag on the cable in question ;D I actually quite enjoy braiding; but I would prefer to lay back sipping cocktails on a hammock I just knitted; followed by a nice nap; than make one of these

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Old 5th August 2010, 07:56 PM   #6
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Quote:
Originally Posted by qusp View Post
cocktails on a hammock
agree,

price? look here: MUSICDIRECT - SHUNYATA - AURORA INTERCONNECT (Pr)
reviews? here: SoundStage! - The Audio Authority - www.SoundStage.com - Shunyata Research Aeros Aurora-IC Interconnects and Aurora-SP Speaker Cables

very good and very expensive

I am curious to find out how easy is: me = or
I'll try to braid one and post some hq pictures here
I don't have that "alpha cryo enhanced" blah blah cable
but i have some good wire (silver coated and without) with teflon insulation
and I'll give it a try
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Use pure copper, silver coated r not good sounding.
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Old 5th October 2010, 11:36 PM   #8
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How to braid or diy Dual counter-rotating HELIX Geometry?
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Old 6th October 2010, 01:28 PM   #9
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you must look at the picture and try to figure out by yourself
there is no other method
that is what I'm doing now
its not easy at all
wish you good luck
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Old 12th October 2010, 10:54 AM   #10
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I have seen the document about this patent us 6242689 but there is only the schema for eight wire and not for 16 wires that is the last in shunyata research.
In every case I don't understand for these eight wires the wires for the hot pole and the wires for the ground.
Anyone knows because I think to make this geometry and if there is someone who think to make this cable please write to me to give his impression and his solution.


my email...
sandro.perusini@gmail.com
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