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How many old cables have you kept, 'just in case'?

Discussion in 'Cables & Switches' started by Jules, Oct 22, 2004.

  1. Jules

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    I've just had a bit of cable clear out, and I can't believe how many I had.

    I bet most people here replace the 'freebie' cable supplied with their equipment, or simply upgrade.
    Do you have a box somewhere in the house full of old speaker wire,
    interconnects, scart cables, power cables etc, etc?

    Well, I've just discovered I had more than 50 :eek: assorted cables in a huge box that are all now redundant. Some of them aren't bad quality, e.g. Ixos, cambridge audio, QED, Profigold etc...

    What do you do with your old cables?
     
  2. BrianC

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    I've got a big box of cables that sit in my office at home, they have managed to bind themselves into one big amorphous mass. I never chuck them out, despite them being the rubbish freebee leads as once in a blue moon I need to use them for something.

    Any decent leads that I replace or become redundant get sold.
     
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    I keep 'em.

    Just in case ;)

    Seriously, I must have a similar selection to you, from cheap RF coax to expensive scarts and convertors. I'll admit I don't go in the bag very often but they're excellent for quick fault finding, temp setups and splicing together when a new idea pops into my head!
     
  4. GrahamC

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    I have a box of cables that I can't actually lift anymore. :rotfl:
     
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    Same for me.

    I also use them to show people the difference a good cable can make, not that most of them can see much, if any difference as they are used to a 14" portable TV and Amstrad HiFi :nono:
    Then there is the parents manageing to destroy cables at an alarming rate, so cheap spares are a must have :rolleyes: .

    Mark.
     
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    I have a freebie Rucksack full of cables and bits and a few tesco bags of speaker cable.................
     
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    I've got a few boxes worth, and the cables I actually use are about ten times the length I actually need. Once I've settled down somewhere I'll probably get rid of the lot and DIY a new set from scratch as I've already got most of the bits.

    Speaking of which, I think I've got more parts for making cables that I havn't gotten around to making yet than actual manufactured cables!
     

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