DIY interconnect cable - ideas

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    maddog 2

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    I'm about to build my own interconnect, along the lines of the Great White Shark cable (using Maplin cable CC23A)


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    I was wondering if anyone had any other cables that would suit.

    Anything below around £30/m would be okay.
     
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    Post Zanish he has done quite a lot on cables, if you want to get into cables big time Wm is the man (thats if you ask him nicely).
     
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    i remember Isaac doing some interconecters with maplin cable a while back he has since unpgraded. no sure if its the same stuff though.
     
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    Has anyone tried these Pure Silver 2 Core double Screened Cable, Maplins has started selling recently?
    The positive core comprises 6/0.28mm & 1/0.3mm strands of Pure Silver wire in a red PE insulation.
    The negative core comprises 7/0.3mm of Pure Silver wire in a white PE insulation.
    The conductors are twisted together to lower the inductance.
    Double screened with a Mylar/Aluminium foil & a silver plated copper braid.
    Sold per HALF metre. N55AR £9.99
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    Recommended to go with it are Rhodium & Gold Plated Phono Plugs.
    N73AR. £9.99 for a pair.

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    Ok, I've not heard this particular cable so I'm not commenting on the sound before anyone starts

    I know where this cable is made, who it's made by, and how much its sold (whole-sale ), also the plugs, even allowing for import and vat, the mark up on this cables puts Blue max's best buddy (R/A) to shame. It's £20 per meter here, so take off vat & shipping £16, still well over 1000%
    as for the plugs, you'll be crying
     
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    I've made interconnects using exactly this cable, terminated with Eichmann Bullets. Sound is diabolical for the 1st fortnight or so. After that, sound is detailed, clear highs, OK bass, good timing. Perhaps a little on the bright side. Still, for the money, beats anything I've ever tried off the shelf (at the same cost!)
     
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    bottleneck talks a load of rubbish

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    why not go into a music shop and buy some quality microphone cable. It will be shielded, and designed to carry voice.
     
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    wadia-miester Mighty Rearranger

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    Oh Adam,

    your priceless :)
     
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    I thought about microphone cables. But not sure about its current and voltage carrying capacity. CDPs put out over 2.5 volts.

    I already have few meters of Digital Coaxial Cable by Shark (Maplins N61AR £1.99p per meter) for making digital interconnects. It is OFC plated in 80µin Silver. But the cable core is only 0.5mm diameter.
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    So not sure if this is good enough for use between CDP/DAC and amp :confused:

    Advice please :)
     
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    wadia-miester Mighty Rearranger

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    Max,

    How long do you need, I have boxes of samples all different lengths I'm sure I can find some for you F.O.C.
     
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    :)

    :beer:

    :)
     
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    wadia-miester Mighty Rearranger

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    Max,

    Just Pm me tell what lengths and stuff you want, I'm sure I've got something that will do the job you are more than welcome to have some.
    I'll answer later/tonite. I have a demo to do now. Wm
     
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    Whilst I read this forum occasionally, I rarely post. And when I do, like my many posts in other forums, I hope that it is something challenging and/or constructive. The post I made yesterday was not, and indeed was; with hindsight, a little tacky. I prefer not to make such posts, and so have deleted it.

    Apologies for hijacking the thread. But in mild appeasement, the CC23A silver cable is a quality cable, and very good to work with. Just watch that the costs don't spiral if you need longer lengths. If you are willing to try less obvious cables, then the Van Damme microphone cable (VU19V) is a popular choice, as it allows for a so-called pseudo-balanced arrangement, with twin conductors and a function-specific shield.
     
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    WM, you have PM :)
     
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