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    Default Help identify this speaker wire

    A friend gave me this speaker wire. It's 16 18g wires braided. The bundle is about 1/2" in diameter. It's not hand wound, so I figure someone has run across it before and can comment on it. I was planning to do short 2 meter runs.
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    Kind of looks like Kimber Kable.
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    Looks like an old version of Kimber 8tc. They don't make the black and blue anymore. Very good stuff! Nice friend!

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    Interesting. I have a bunch of the black and grey 8 wire ones too. That's what I currently have on my SDA's. Leftovers from my Dahlquists. Guess I need to find some quality spades/bananas and some jacketing to dress it up.

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    I bought some locking GLS spades with set screws. That's obviously not the best way to terminate wire like this. I suspect some type of crimp connector would work better.

    Any thoughts on what might work best? Having 8 wires per side makes it interesting.
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    Solder something nice on....
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    I gave it another shot and stripped the wire back about an inch so I could better twist all the pairs together. I put some heat shrink on to hold them. Then trimmed them shorter. That seemed to work, so I spent the last couple of hours finishing one 6' cable. My 18mm hs was shrunk to the limit. Need something a tad smaller, but it will do. I'll go ahead and do the other one with the materials I have on hand.
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    SVS PB12-ISD Sub
    Onkyo TX-NR808
    Adcom 555II
    Sony PS3

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    Looks nice and neat, hope they sound a good as they look.

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    My thoughts as well. Looks like the past version of Kimber 8TC. Nice cable.

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    get some Xhadow bananas plugs for that cable,it deserves the good stuff.If there too expensive than I would recomend furez banana plugs.There pure copper or silver plated pure copper.
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    i wish i had nice friends like you have......mine dont give me anything for free
    looks like you did a nice job with them though.
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