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 Post subject: Re: Cable under$50.
PostPosted: Tue Apr 05, 2016 4:44 pm 
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Toby wrote:
Thanks Dave, I needed the help.

Dave_1962 wrote:
Toby, I got the tutorial fine, I could read it. I just couldn't find the pics when clicking on the image icons.


I do see what you mean. Lambs, apparently. :roll:

On the tutorial page, the links to the parts sources are outdated. One gets a 404, another is some kind of heavy metal speaker cap. Not the cable parts the OP helpfully wanted to show.

And of course there is the Belden 85259 recommendation, which was current several years ago, but which I have not seen recently.

I think the image links are just too old, like the other links. The pics which were once there are gone into some webmaster's bit bucket. And I think the tutorial is just fine, but the parts and sources need to be updated.


OK hey thanks very much for checking it out Toby I'm off to look at some 8402 :)


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 18, 2016 2:44 pm 
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Some of the older Belkin cables sold on ebay as excess stock..are actually made from PC-OCC wire.

There are 6 PC-OCC manufacturing stations/systems on the planet, from what I was told, when I was told. Neotech is one of them.

The US economic crash came just as Belkin tried to go high quality, and used PC-OCC wire across many products. They were excellent product for the money. Big time. Yet, that crash came along and the bottom dropped out. Most of it seemed to end up on eBay and the like.

If you know what you are looking for, you can still find some. The speaker cables are particularly excellent for the money. IIRC, about $40-50 for a 50ft roll of 16g 99.9997% PC-OCC solid core and ribbon wire. Cut the outer skin off, for a better sounding cable. (simple twisted pair for neg and pos runs)

Here's a finished set, not the raw roll. Tough to beat for the price.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Belkin-PureAV-S ... SwzhVWtZtz

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Hey, lets not forget OZ Enterprises Unity line of cables....check those out. Big bang for the buck there, and you can sometimes score a really good deal on his ebay auctions. :wink:

Very pleased with all my cables from Omer...plus the top-notch sales and support that come with the purchase!


+1 I just recabled my whole system with the Solid Links. Great cables. They are just out of your price at $70 for a 2 ft - but if you can swing it, great cable. He picks up shipping too for CAM members!


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kevb wrote:
Hey, lets not forget OZ Enterprises Unity line of cables....check those out. Big bang for the buck there, and you can sometimes score a really good deal on his ebay auctions. :wink:

Very pleased with all my cables from Omer...plus the top-notch sales and support that come with the purchase!


+1 I just recabled my whole system with the Solid Links. Great cables. They are just out of your price at $70 for a 2 ft - but if you can swing it, great cable. He picks up shipping too for CAM members!


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I am looking for a recommendations for a new cable, including ground wire, from my Pro-Ject RPM 1.3 turntable to my Pro-Ject Tube Box S phono stage. Lots of options out there in the $100+ price range, but I'm feeling that's overkill.

Prefer something available online in Canada.


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I bought the previous green audioquest version, and it is a good quality cable:
http://www.audioadvisor.com/prodinfo.asp?number=AQCHIRR


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kimmiy1 wrote:
anyone looking to spend 50 buck on some cables should just make them, RG 58/59 and some cheap RCA's will beat any store bought 50 buck I/C



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kimmiy1 wrote:
anyone looking to spend 50 buck on some cables should just make them, RG 58/59 and some cheap RCA's will beat any store bought 50 buck I/C



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zhenya01 wrote:
I bought the previous green audioquest version, and it is a good quality cable:
http://www.audioadvisor.com/prodinfo.asp?number=AQCHIRR


Thanks Zhenya, I was searching for a good quality cable and yeah, that is quite nice.


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kerouacknew wrote:
Could someone please recommend a decent audio cable for under $50.?
I need something decent to run from my marantz 2230 to my CD player.
thanks
shawn


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Hey Shawn: Consider Wireworld (WW) cable; if you can stretch it a bit (the price) consider the WW Solstice 7. If not, the model below has received very good reviews.

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My two cents.

I'm not a rich man and cable hasn't been something I have indudged in too much yet.

I use Audioquest Evergreen for all my RCA connections and I am happy with the sound although I have never strayed from this inexpensive cable.

For speaker wire I have had great success with Audioquest's Slip Cable that is intended to go through walls for in ceiling or in wall speakers and also simply for running the cables a long distance through walls I suppose.... anyways... The model number of the cable is "SLIP - 14/2 Easyslip - Semisolid concentric packaging - long grain copper"

You'll find that the audio store guy will simply be able to cut off how ever many feet you'd like and send you on your way... I have found it for about $1.33 per foot. I got a two twelve foot sections for ~$30 CAD. The Banana plugs cost almost twice that amount. These cables seem to be a bit warm especially compared to the only other cable I've ever owned... Totems Tress Silver Coated Copper wire.

Speaking of the Totem Tress wire... I really like it, even more so with my Focal than with the Totems themselves... a bit brighter presentation.


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dlodewyk wrote:
My two cents.

I'm not a rich man and cable hasn't been something I have indudged in too much yet.

I use Audioquest Evergreen for all my RCA connections and I am happy with the sound although I have never strayed from this inexpensive cable.

For speaker wire I have had great success with Audioquest's Slip Cable that is intended to go through walls for in ceiling or in wall speakers and also simply for running the cables a long distance through walls I suppose.... anyways... The model number of the cable is "SLIP - 14/2 Easyslip - Semisolid concentric packaging - long grain copper"

You'll find that the audio store guy will simply be able to cut off how ever many feet you'd like and send you on your way... I have found it for about $1.33 per foot. I got a two twelve foot sections for ~$30 CAD. The Banana plugs cost almost twice that amount. These cables seem to be a bit warm especially compared to the only other cable I've ever owned... Totems Tress Silver Coated Copper wire.

Speaking of the Totem Tress wire... I really like it, even more so with my Focal than with the Totems themselves... a bit brighter presentation.


Sounds good !

For even less money, consider a double or triple run of CAT5/CAT5e Ethernet cable for speaker wire ! (solid core -#24AWG/4-pair-per-run). One can even get fancy with regards to which pairs would represent (+) and which (-).

I wish there was a similarly less expensive yet effective DIY for IC's. But, IC's are far more critical -DIY would not be recommended unless one has the skill. tools and quality raw materials (wire, connectors etc.) to accomplish successfully.

I haven't visited the entry-level IC (Inter-connect cable ) market for a while, but back in the day (lol -circa 1999-2005), XLO had the excellent PRO- "XX?" (green jacket, a really nice inexpensive IC -considerably better with premium factory RCA connectors); "open", "resolving", "balanced" tight and controlled was the presentation.
I think XLO had later (inexplicably) dropped that series -part of their 'PRO' series. Stay clear from the older black-jacketed PRO-200? -a giant turd of an IC that was twice the price and more than 50% worse sounding (than the green PRO-series).

Really good sounding entry-level priced stuff can sometimes be found, but man one must search/listen.
And yes, it's both fair and essential to be 'critical' of equipment/cables at this (or any) price point.

pj


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https://www.primecables.ca/c-1011-rca-audio-cables

http://www.cablesalescanada.com/index.p ... 28_278_281


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PostPosted: Fri May 11, 2018 1:10 pm 
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100' 18/2 Gauge AWG RCA Speaker Wire

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$30 for 100 feet or $20 for 50 feet at your friendly neighbourhood Home Hardware store. Or you could always splurge and pay a higher price for Monster Cables at Bay-Bloor Radio for the psychic benefit. You're welcome.

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