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      08-19-2014, 04:14 AM   #1
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Making up RCA cables

Anybody have any knowledge of this?

I'll be making up my RCAs (or at least want to) but I need to know what cables should I use. I see some people using shielded cables but then I see some people using normal cables.

Are shielded cables necessary?

If I used normal cable would 12 gauge speaker wire be ok?

Are these RCA connectors ok?
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/VOSO-4-X-R...item2c6719983f

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      08-19-2014, 06:40 AM   #2
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Go shielded I'd say personally save fitting it all then having to rip it out because of electrical interference
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Go shielded I'd say personally save fitting it all then having to rip it out because of electrical interference
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Yeah i've been reading up on this all morning and think im swayed towards the shielded cables
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Is there any reason why you are making them rather than purchasing some already terminated and tested to a standard?
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Buying them would be easier i agree but im thinking i may need to make them so that i can get the exact lengths required rather than them either being too long or too short. If i can get away with buying them then id prefer that
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Thought that may be the case

Most audio places should hold all the equipment for custom length RCAs, im sure the last time i was in RicherSounds they had all the gear there and various wire types.
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Thought that may be the case

Most audio places should hold all the equipment for custom length RCAs, im sure the last time i was in RicherSounds they had all the gear there and various wire types.
Ok...so u could request a specific length and they'd make it up for you?
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I dont see why not! Home entertainment RCAs are all the same stuff and i know id rather custom length stuff on my high end equipment rather than having coiled up cables everywhere.

Try and find somewhere local that specialises in audio (home or car)
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There are also places online where you can order custom length cables, that come ready made up. I would go with stock cables if you can, little longer than needed and just cable tie to tidy up in an appropriate place, it saves overall cost and give a bit of flexibility of you need to move any equipment etc to another location in the future.
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i would say making your own RCAs makes life easier lol... and i went shielded
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i would say making your own RCAs makes life easier lol... and i went shielded
Where did you source your cables and connectors from?
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Where did you source your cables and connectors from?
ebay... i just found some nice looking ones for the connectors... i can't remember the brand i used for wires though, knu springs to mind but i'm not sure if i used them for speaker cabling... definitely used it for the power cables lol... great quality for the price
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I got my eye on some knu 12gauge cable. Seem pretty good
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