1.618wr speaker cables DIY
I recently spent two weekends and made a pair of this speaker cable.
This low-inductance cable, according to the website, has RLC numbers comparable to some expensive ones such as Kimber Kable.
The instructions are pretty easy to follow. However, IT IS a hard work. I can't figure out how using a electric drill can help with the process, so I finished it all by hand. If there is a second person to help, it can reduce the effort and time by two thirds (so first try selling the idea to a second person is a good strategy :wink:).
You want to know how does it sound? I can say I can't hear a difference with my gears to my ears between my original Belden 5T00UP and this new cable. I must say it may sound different to your environment but I don't really know.
One thing I read about cables is that the mechanical contact may be more important than the cable itself. So, I chose to use this following banana plugs and I used all three possible ways to secure the physical contacts:
1. compress (screw)
and I used 3 layers of shrink wrap to protect the joints.
I chose black and brown colors to match my speakers. Four 100ft spool of wires can make roughly a 22ft pair, but it depends on how tight you twist the wires and how much you will waste if you can't twist the two wires evenly.
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I have 2 black 100ft and 2 brown 100ft spools that I over bought unused and will sell for $10 each plus actual shipping cost. If interested please PM.