To make your own IC's?
A little cleaning, flux here, flux there, tin, and solder.
Clean and seal!
How hard is that, you let your iron do the work!
Not much too it, few tools come in handy, and the payoff is "OFF THE HOOK"!
These are crazy good for the money!
Finished listening to these today, (I've heard a few).
Really, really a good idea to build a pair of these for a "Grant" $50 for a pair (when you buy 25 foot), that includes the rca's, and you will have quiet a bit of this wire left over.
I used Furutech rca plugs in this case.
Just talking about them to another member today, very good and very surprising (sleepers) for the money.
4 wire braid adds some Capacitance to this wire (which is very low capacitance to start with, ie: clean top end).
The 4 wire braid is not hard at all, plenty of info on the net.
I used Mogami 2549 (22ga Negflex x 2) and stock, it is encased in a full "spiral" shield, and outer sheath, which by the way, lessens the dynamics, and makes the top end "softer" as a result of the factory shielding and sheath.
Take the Negflex wires out of it encasement and braid it, eliminating crosstalk, and most interference, you get a shockingly good IC for the money, not the best, but we are talking about $50.
It will compete, and beat in most cases, a number of more expensive interconnects, for the money spent.
VERY DEEP, detailed bass.
Great detail/mids/topend you name it!
Again, not the best, but will compete in the $100-$125 range of "Famous" BS Snake oil cables!
Prolly the best HT IC's you could possibly want, and VERY good for 2 ch which is how I listened to them.
This is only the 3rd pair I have ever made (braided), and all have exceeded my expectations!