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Offline Phase

Cable Lifters?
« on: August 24, 2021, 12:52:23 PM »
Any decent ideas what I could use as cable Lifters? I do not want to be breaking the bank on this! Can take a picture of what I'm currently using but a little embarrassed!

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Re: Cable Lifters?
« Reply #1 on: August 24, 2021, 01:18:00 PM »
For protection against rodents?

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Re: Cable Lifters?
« Reply #2 on: August 24, 2021, 01:43:23 PM »
He-Man and Thundercats figurines.

I've wanted to do this for the longest time.
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Re: Cable Lifters?
« Reply #3 on: August 24, 2021, 01:46:52 PM »
He-Man and Thundercats figurines.

I've wanted to do this for the longest time.

I have kids! That's like an open invite.

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Re: Cable Lifters?
« Reply #4 on: August 24, 2021, 01:47:39 PM »
For protection against rodents?

SQ and looks :angel:

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Re: Cable Lifters?
« Reply #5 on: August 24, 2021, 01:53:26 PM »
http://www.cardas.com/multi_blocks.php

I would have something similar made up by a local. Years ago when I had a decent setup I played with Russ Andrews, Audioquest, some foam blocks and these Cardas pieces, what I really liked was if they got dusty they were easy to clean, they also worked to separate cable behind components, you don't worry about them getting scratched and they were fairly stable under a heavy cable.
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« Reply #7 on: August 24, 2021, 02:08:41 PM »
The Avengers work a charm but are long gone the first time the kids get sight of them!

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Re: Cable Lifters?
« Reply #8 on: August 24, 2021, 02:12:51 PM »


The ones I made, looking for something nicer... Different heights...

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Re: Cable Lifters?
« Reply #9 on: August 24, 2021, 03:06:59 PM »


Here is a picture of my system and the cable lifters that Valvaglo made for me.
It was a while ago but they certainly did not break the bank. The are solid stainless steel and pretty heavy with a large round base, so they don't fall over or move and keep the cable in place.
The main function is simply to allow cleaning below the cables.

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Re: Cable Lifters?
« Reply #10 on: August 24, 2021, 03:27:16 PM »


Here is a picture of my system and the cable lifters that Valvaglo made for me.
It was a while ago but they certainly did not break the bank. The are solid stainless steel and pretty heavy with a large round base, so they don't fall over or move and keep the cable in place.
The main function is simply to allow cleaning below the cables.

That's beautiful and exactly what I'm looking for, would like them in different heights sort of like a Mexican wave. Will PM, thanks Pal!

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Re: Cable Lifters?
« Reply #11 on: August 24, 2021, 03:28:41 PM »
These are surely works of art

Buy them from Parts Connexion, a Canadian Supplier for which there has been a group buy organised and is collecting orders

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Re: Cable Lifters?
« Reply #12 on: August 24, 2021, 03:31:20 PM »
These are surely works of art

Buy them from Parts Connexion, a Canadian Supplier for which there has been a group buy organised and is collecting orders



Did you see the price Chris? Have 8 meters of cable to be lifted...

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Re: Cable Lifters?
« Reply #13 on: August 24, 2021, 04:13:13 PM »
I won't pretend to be an expert on cable lifters but as far as I know, the idea is to (1) isolate the cable from floor born resonance(prevent the cable from acting like a PZM mike)  and (2) keep it away from static. If you ever swept an antistatic device along a tone-arm cable you'll know what a difference that makes. Now didn't we in Grade 2 class wipe an acrylic ruler in silk cloth and shock the girls? Audience knows more than I about cables but I wonder. As for metal as risers? Uhmm, magnetic fields etc, pulsating current passing 90 degrees to metal?  Isn't there a Physics Law about that?

The Cardas blocks are from Myrtle wood. If like me, you ever tried to cut a V in them for cables, you know that they pulverise easily. When I asked Schalk years ago about Cardas Blocks he mumbled 2 words; "Destructive Interference". I don't know what that means but I have been using them ever since.

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Re: Cable Lifters?
« Reply #14 on: August 24, 2021, 04:19:38 PM »
Have a tool maker neighbour who can put his hand to almost anything and has the machinery to create it
He has already made spikes from aluminium and steel for readers

Sent him a picture of the attractive lifters that Drifter has and asked him if could make something similar
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