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Speaker Cable builds and reterminations
« on: March 01, 2016, 12:14:20 PM »
When I started selling HiFi in a specialist shop, more than 20 years ago, it was the done thing.  Cable came from the reel and we fit banana plugs for the customer. 
In the better shops we soldered these.

Then came the van Den Hul Revelation  and a revolution.  Complex beasts. 
I used to take those home and prepare them overnight.  Big 80cm crimp tool to put the lugs on. The cable consists of a thick inner core with about a dozen individually insulated multi strand bundles around it. 

From there I guess I never stopped.  Bought more tools.  Honed the techniques.

I can build, repair and change.  I have also figured ways to re-use connectors where possible.

I am however cautious.  If I don't know what I will find inside the jacket I am not the kind of cavalier chap who says no problem, but I will be happy to try anything that can be researched before cutting the heat shrink.

Here are some builds and changes. 
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Re: Speaker Cable builds and reterminations
« Reply #1 on: March 01, 2016, 12:15:19 PM »


Cardas Quadlink changed to bi wire
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Re: Speaker Cable builds and reterminations
« Reply #2 on: March 01, 2016, 12:16:50 PM »



Van den Hul Scs.  More like plumbing.
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Re: Speaker Cable builds and reterminations
« Reply #3 on: March 01, 2016, 12:39:03 PM »
You are a craftsman and an artist! :notworthy:

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Re: Speaker Cable builds and reterminations
« Reply #4 on: March 01, 2016, 12:53:41 PM »


Cardas Quadlink changed to bi wire

These were mine and were superb, the pics do not do them justice...

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Re: Speaker Cable builds and reterminations
« Reply #5 on: March 01, 2016, 02:44:54 PM »


Van den Hul revolution. 
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Re: Speaker Cable builds and reterminations
« Reply #6 on: March 01, 2016, 02:47:46 PM »

You are a craftsman and an artist! :notworthy:

Ah.  Humbled.  Thanks sir. 
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Re: Speaker Cable builds and reterminations
« Reply #7 on: March 20, 2016, 02:13:24 PM »


Van den Hul Revelation in progress. 
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Re: Speaker Cable builds and reterminations
« Reply #8 on: March 20, 2016, 10:01:08 PM »
What RCA plugs are those? Interesting - covered, and the shells appear to be plastic instead of metal. And clearly red and black. (As in, not little pink red anodised rings.)

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« Reply #9 on: March 20, 2016, 10:19:07 PM »

What RCA plugs are those? Interesting - covered, and the shells appear to be plastic instead of metal. And clearly red and black. (As in, not little pink red anodised rings.)

These are speaker cables.  One big pipe per polarity.  The connectors are actually metal but painted blue and red.  They are van den Hul Berri Bus connectors.  You screw a banana or spade tip in to the bus.

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Speaker Cable builds and reterminations
« Reply #10 on: March 21, 2016, 08:50:04 PM »
The Revelation Terminated......



These big Van Den Hul cables always make me think of plumbing rather then cable building....

5.2 mm sq core which has 16 individual conductors surrounding it that add up to another 11mm Sq.

Lots of stripping, lots of preparation, lots of Cardas solder, lots of heat. 



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« Reply #11 on: March 22, 2016, 05:28:05 AM »
They look amazing.

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« Reply #12 on: March 23, 2016, 12:55:45 PM »
They do sound pretty darn good as well.
The craftsmanship is exemplary.
Thank you Guillame.
Also a pleasure to meet you too.

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Re: Speaker Cable builds and reterminations
« Reply #13 on: April 18, 2016, 08:55:55 PM »
Repair of Nordost Flatline cable that had a sheared off spade.  Trimmed and reterminated. 



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