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Old 27th December 2012, 01:46 PM   #1
dgrun is offline dgrun
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Default Cable covers/sheathing

semi-newbie here with a question. Not sure if I am posting in the right area, but here goes.

I am starting to build my own cables, and am starting with speaker wires first, seems simplest place to start. I have found sources for wire, banana plugs, maggy pins, etc.

I would like to sheath the wires and have found Techflex, but I do have some cables in my bedroom system that I really like. They were from bestdealcables.com, but they are no longer in business. I cannot find the sheathing they used anywhere, so I figured I'd post a few pictures of it here to see if any of you recognize it.

It seems like it may be metallic, I don't know.
thanks for your help.

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Old 27th December 2012, 03:31 PM   #2
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Google images for "expando"

(that might be a brand name but it's a start)

We use it for cable protection but I don't know where we get it.

We use an old (hot) soldering iron tip to "cut" it so it doesn't fray too much.

Many colours available. I think it is nylon.
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Old 27th December 2012, 04:24 PM   #3
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thanks for the answer. all that kind of stuff is available from cableorganizer.com.

however, I haven't found the particular stuff I am looking for there. So, I used archiv.com to go back to the old bestdealcables.com website, and found out that the sheathing they used is aluminum-mylar, so now I know what to look for, at least.

thanks again.
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