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Can you help ? Looking for component cable to make my own leads.

Discussion in 'Home Cinema Building DIY' started by SLIM, Jan 9, 2005.

  1. SLIM

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    Ok guys i can not find anywhere online where i can get component cable from as i wont to try my hand @ some home brew leads on my plasma.
    Any help would be nice thank's.
    Ps i have done a search on here and all the link's that are on here are no longer working. Thanks
     
  2. pemberto

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    Thanks m8 but i wont to try to make my own
     
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    Farnell do lots of cables and will do cut lengths or whole reels (CPC although a division of Farnell doesn't have quite the same product line).
    They carry most of the quality brands that you will have heard of.
     
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    Remember that component cables carry a much higher frequency signal than audio cables so are open to a whole new array of problems (I assume you've read The Beekeepers/Nic Rhodes thread on video cables in the Cables forum).

    Make sure that the cable has a 75ohm characteristic impedence along it's entire length and that the connectors are as close to this as you can manage. For RCA connections the Eichmann Bullet Plugs are supposed to get very close, if using BNC make sure you get the 75ohm versions rather than the 50ohm versions used in computer networking. :)
     
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    The Van Damme cable is good stuff I used it for my previous component cables, it's 75ohm and designed for video use so you'll have no problems there. The multiway versions will be neater in the end as they don't need any extra sheathing to finish the cables off like the single runs will require. I also used Bullet plugs and wouldn't recommend them as they're expensive, fiddly to solder and I saw no improvement in using them.
     
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    Any half decent 75ohm cable will be fine - you don't have to spend the earth for a decent picture.

    I tried some DIY, £4 and £34 component cables and couldn't see any diference, and I've also tried special mains cables with no noticable difference either.

    There's a lot of placebo involved in cables and marketing, so unless you feel you have to make some cables, you can get some well made cables that are perfectly fine for a good price from CPC:

    http://cpc.farnell.com/jsp/endecaSe...=true&Nto=rgb+cable&Nty=1&N=401&Ntk=gensearch

    Gary.
     
  10. SLIM

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    Guys i got some cable's cheap come to less then £20

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    I used Sommer Focusline 75R video cable and Canare RCAP connectors, which are designed for Video and as close to 75R as you can get within the physical limitations of the phone plug.

    Note that although RCAP connectors are supposed to be crimped with a special tool, it is perfectly possible to solder the centre pin (if you have a decent iron with a fine bit and know how to use it). The ferrule can be crimped with the tool used for uninsulated blade connectors, by making about six light crimps evenly spaced around the ferrule.
     

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