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Interconnect Builds and reterminations
« on: February 06, 2016, 07:31:06 AM »
Over the years I have built up many cables.  I started as a student who wanted some van den Hul but had little cash and I put plugs on all sorts of wires and tried and listened to all sorts. 
Then in the early 90s the shop I worked for also imported van den Hul. 
We brought in bulk cable, empty boxes and loose plugs. 
When the chap who built all these left I took over.   I built hundreds of D102 III Hybrid and Source, videolink , Patchbay B5, Thunderline.  Everything except the pure carbon conductors The First and The Second as they need a special process.  Lots of Revelation, Revolution and Wind speaker cables. 

I will post some pics of the Croak interconnect cable builds and re-terminations here.

if you need a high performance cable in a custom length let me know. XLR changed to RCA and vice versa. Bi wire changed to single wire or bi amp etc.  I will do my utmost to keep the factory aesthetic and all terminations done on temp controlled equipment using Cardas Quad Eutectic Silver content solder.
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Re: Interconnect Builds and reterminations
« Reply #1 on: February 06, 2016, 07:34:17 AM »


Cardas RG179 digital co ax cable. 
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Re: Interconnect Builds and reterminations
« Reply #2 on: February 06, 2016, 07:37:22 AM »


Tone arm lead using Cardas 24awgx4 on to old style SME 30xx type plug. 
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Re: Interconnect Builds and reterminations
« Reply #3 on: February 06, 2016, 07:42:29 AM »


Van den Hul D102 III with HiFi Tuning RCA plugs.  (Look frighteningly much like he uses the same OEM as Furutech). 
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Re: Interconnect Builds and reterminations
« Reply #4 on: February 06, 2016, 07:47:28 AM »
Looks good.  Will certainly be contacting you.
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Re: Interconnect Builds and reterminations
« Reply #5 on: February 06, 2016, 07:58:57 AM »
I saw some miniature carbon core terminations at a hobby spares shop in Japan (the fellow at a hi-fi spares shop pointed them out to me at the hobby spares shop next door to him).  These were tiny crimp connectors and provided a short tab which would enable you to solder it to a phono socket.  I think they were 35 yen for a pack of 4 and accommodated up to 1mm thick conductors.  You really needed a special tool to attach them, but if you were careful, a small set of pliers would work.  I believe they were for model aircraft engines


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Re: Interconnect Builds and reterminations
« Reply #6 on: February 06, 2016, 08:01:49 AM »
great looking cables

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Re: Interconnect Builds and reterminations
« Reply #7 on: February 06, 2016, 08:04:10 AM »
Still use the Cardas XLR cables you made up for me a few years ago.

Good looking and well made cables G  :thumbs:
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Re: Interconnect Builds and reterminations
« Reply #8 on: February 06, 2016, 08:10:21 AM »
beautiful looking cables
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Re: Interconnect Builds and reterminations
« Reply #9 on: February 06, 2016, 09:10:25 AM »


Turned some loooonnngggg QED ref into more shorter ones and re terminated straight wire with Cardas connectors.
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Re: Interconnect Builds and reterminations
« Reply #10 on: February 06, 2016, 09:12:13 AM »


More QED shortened and multiplied.
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Re: Interconnect Builds and reterminations
« Reply #11 on: February 06, 2016, 09:14:41 AM »


Cardas AWG21x2 screened with Cardas RCA plugs.  My most popular custom cable.   
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Re: Interconnect Builds and reterminations
« Reply #12 on: February 06, 2016, 09:19:13 AM »
I really like the Cardas products. It is always a very safe bet for very high quality products

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Re: Interconnect Builds and reterminations
« Reply #13 on: February 06, 2016, 09:24:12 AM »


Deskadel pure silver cable from Belgique avec plugs de Cardas. 
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Re: Interconnect Builds and reterminations
« Reply #14 on: February 06, 2016, 09:25:23 AM »


Deskadel with Neutrik XLR. 
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