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Loudspeaker Cables

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Melvin

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After looking around online for some new speaker cables and not finding the “right” cable at a price I was happy with, I decided it was time for a project. It’s been a while since I went the DIY cable route so I needed to research a bit and find good sources for the materials. The last item arrived this past Thursday just in time for my free weekend.

 

.999 Pure Silver

 

This project seemed a perfect time to kill 2 birds with 1 stone (so to speak) and build some solid silver speaker cables. Cables made with this precious metal intrigue me but the cost of admission is a bit off-putting. Enter DIY. First and foremost I want to mention an article and website where I found a wealth of information including where to source some of the materials I used:

 

Make Your Own Silver Audio Cables

by Joseph Levy, The Vinyl Tourist

 

The article was last updated in 2010 but remains relevant today.

 

I decided on 16 gauge .999 pure soft annealed solid silver, 14 gauge clear PTFE jacketing, and Audioquest SureGrip bananas. Originally I was not going to terminate the wire but the APPJ PA0901A requires bananas for connection. I made 8’ cables (ordered enough for 9’) and opted not finish them with an outer jacket. My budget for the project was $200 (sans shipping) and I came in slightly below that amount.

 

I’m very happy with the results .. I think they sound great.

 

Links

 

Make Your Own Silver Audio Cables

 

https://www.riogrande.com/Product/999-fine-silver-round-wire-16-ga-dead-soft/105316

 

https://www.mcmaster.com/#5335K17

 

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01FYUF5Q4/ref=od_aui_detailpages00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

 

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00TQ1D5W4/ref=od_aui_detailpages00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

 

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