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Old 28th October 2006, 07:33 AM   #1
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Default DIY high quality interconnectors?

i guess most of you know the article from TNT audio about DIY interconnectors using CAT5 and CAT6 cables. I want to make a cable to connect between a cmoy amp and an ipod or cd player. what kind of cable i should use or what technique?
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Old 28th October 2006, 08:01 AM   #2
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It doesn't matter, especially since you are talking about a cable length of a few inches.

You want high performance? Lose the ipod and listen to lossless compressed or uncompressed files.

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Old 28th October 2006, 08:09 AM   #3
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i just gave the ipod as an example, i don't use ipods i use cd players and minidisc players. but you didn't really answer my question.
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Old 28th October 2006, 04:52 PM   #4
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Get some coax from partsexpress for unbalanced connections, or shielded microphone cable for balanced or unbalanced connections. They sell connectors as well, I got some neutrik economy rca and xlr, and they were pretty nice. Some connector parts require a 50 Watt soldering iron to get a good solder.

I think cables can be funny. I got a preamp a while back at an audio store and they wanted to sell me some cables which were sort of expensive. The thing is, the shortest ones were 3 feet. My interconnects that are only as long as necessary almost surely win, even if the premium ones have slightly better capacitance per foot, etc.
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Old 28th October 2006, 06:19 PM   #5
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I've had really great experience with www.diycable.com. They have good parts and I'm using their commercial built cables in my system with good results.

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