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how do make some component leads?

Discussion in 'Cables & Switches' started by cypher007, Jan 17, 2005.

  1. cypher007

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    can i just use sat cable? and some sheilded phono's?
     
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    Yep, SAT cable might be a bit stiff but it can be used. Basically any 75 Ohm cable and some phono (RCA) connectors will do the trick.
     
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    Just make sure its double screened, foil and copper braid.
    RG59/6 give great results and is very cheap, 50p a meter or so for RG59, and use metal screened plugs not the plastic ones, take care when soldering together and you’ll end up with some very nice capable cables.
     
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    You pays your money you takes your choice.
    Benefit of diy is that you can make the cables any desired length you want.
    I actually use a Nikkai 10mtr S-Video lead for hooking up a $ky box and Xbox to my PJ with good results, so if you don’t want to go to the bother of making some homebrew leads then give em a go, if they’re no good take em back!
     
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    guys can I get 75 ohm connectors from maplin at all? If not where could I get some from?

    Cheers
     
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    BNC yes.
    RCA no, they simply don’t exist, I believe the Canares that Mark Grant uses on his cables come close, though you need special crimp tools to attach them to the cable.
     
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    Oh, OK. So any half decent phonos will be as good as any average cable I can buy from the likes of QED, Thor etc?

    Thanks for the help :)
     
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    I have been looking for some cables myself and can't seem to find any advertised over 10 m. Is there a problem with doing longer runs.I need about 12 -15 m
    Does the pic degrade over this length
     
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    One of the forum sponsors Tv Cables have a 15mtr cable, no idea what the quality will be like but for £15.99 worth a punt, alternatively diy.
     
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    You can solder the centre pin (if you have and can use a decent iron) and you can crimp the ferrule with a normal uninsulated balde crimper by doing multiple light crimps around the circumference.
     
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    I'll take your word for it having never used the Canares.
     

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