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 Post subject: Suppliers DIY Cables
PostPosted: Mon Nov 03, 2008 2:19 pm 
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Post your DIY Canadian Friendly Cable suppliers.
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Take Five has some very good products for anyone into doing some DIY.
I have dealt with them numerous times and the service is first rate, and fast.
A great number of brands they carry.

http://www.takefiveaudio.com/mall/shopd ... Y+Supplies

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Munro Electronics in Saint John, NB I use their Neutrix brand connectors and currently using cat. 5 for wires, working pretty good so far. Still experimenting with weaves and so forth.
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 10, 2010 1:17 pm 
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Who has good prices on Eichmann Bullet Plugs? It seems like a lot of the suppliers have quit handling them. I need a good plug for 9.2mm OCC cable, and the Bullet Plugs are one of the few that I can size out to fit. Even that's a pain but it's a lot cheaper than going to WBT Nextgen.

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PostPosted: Sun Jan 10, 2010 2:04 pm 
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The copper-base Vampire 9X/CB will accommodate up to 9.3 mm wire.

Take Five Audio sells it for low $20s/pair.

http://www.takefiveaudio.com/mall/shopexd.asp?id=407

Strange, Take Five used to sell Eichmann products. I've had Gene terminate a number of cables with Eichmann RCAs for me, but now he seems to have only the optional metal outer shells.

But if you definitely want Eichmanns it'd be worth giving him a call--perhaps he'll supply to order.


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 10, 2010 2:30 pm 
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I need a good plug for 9.2mm OCC cable, and the Bullet Plugs are one of the few that I can size out to fit. Even that's a pain but it's a lot cheaper than going to WBT Nextgen.


Larger diameter RCA are available and they just costs a little more. I recommend Take 5 audio for variety and Excel Audio Lawrence Lin in Toronto.


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 10, 2010 4:10 pm 
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UHF Magazine's Audiophile Store sells ETI (Eichmann) connectors but they are not a budget item any more. The maker raised the price about 50% last autumn. Perhaps some stores have stopped selling ETI plugs because of this.


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 10, 2010 4:41 pm 
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I just ordered from the UHF store. It's more than the Vampire connectors from Take 5 Audio - UHF is $77.95 with free shipping vs. $45.90 + 11.95 shipping at Take 5, but the base of the Vampire connectors may be too wide for my RCA socket spacing. Putting a pair of connectors with that flared grip side by side on my preamp back panel could be an issue. I have my drill bit that reams the Bullet Plugs ready. :wink:


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 10, 2010 4:55 pm 
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Takefive audio.

ON eichmann, it has doubled in price. Though they never did raise their rates from 2000, till like late 2008. And the price went to stratosphere...couldn't blame most suppliers quiting the line though. But it still is a potent connector, just very clean highs than even a wbt.


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 26, 2010 6:41 am 
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I have been looking into making my own Bi-wire speaker wires, I was directed to this web site Canadian Hi-Fi
http://canadianhifi.com/


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 26, 2010 7:50 am 
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Carbonman wrote:
Who has good prices on Eichmann Bullet Plugs? It seems like a lot of the suppliers have quit handling them. I need a good plug for 9.2mm OCC cable, and the Bullet Plugs are one of the few that I can size out to fit. Even that's a pain but it's a lot cheaper than going to WBT Nextgen.



I sell the Eichmann Bullet plugs, $69 for a set of 4.

http://www.arcadiaaudio.com/productDetails.aspx?Product_ID=889

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I've happily dealt with Gene at Take Five Audio for several years.

I've both purchased DIY supplies (cable, connectors, shrink tube, etc.) and had Gene terminate cables for me. I've even sent him cables he doesn't himself sell and had him terminate those for me.

Knowledgeable and does careful and skilful work.


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 26, 2010 8:25 am 
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Another couple of places:

Excel Stereo
Audiyo.com
Partsconnexion


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