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Discussion in 'Home Cinema Building DIY' started by sticker, Jul 16, 2003.

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    I'm looking at speake cable at the moment and wonder if this is possible.

    I've found some flexible 2.5mm 3 core flex for a reasonable price and I was thinking of using this as speaker cable. Basically I was going to use a length of this for each speaker terminal. I was going to combine all three cables in each run into one. Has anyone had any experience of this?

    A second question is how can I measure the resistance of this cable?

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    Went ahead and did this, got 100m for £40. Anyway have tried this compared to my current Cabletalk 3.1 and some QED silver anniversary and there is not a lot of difference apart from the bass being more pronouced. The cable is very flexible and easy to get around corners but is very heavy. I'm using 2 runs for each speaker striping each core on each run back around 3" and twisting all 3 together in each run. My next intention is to colour code each run (black/red) with some heat shrink cable and then attach some banana plugs to make connection easier. The only trouble is that I need a banana plug that can take the 3 wires twisted together which is around 7.5 mm. Anyone know of banana plugs that can accept this diameter?

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    Cheers Mylo for this. Are these the same as the ones that Richer Sounds sell? If so they keep coming undone but they are a hell of a lot cheaper at CPC
     
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    Don't know about RS. I buy all my bits from cpc due to prices. Similar plugs else where were upto £5 ea. The clamping screw does not feel like it would work loose without extreme vibration. A bomb might do it. A good point to note is they are stackable for bi-wiring from single outputs. If you buy 10+ the price drops even more.
     
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    Cheers mate, at this price it must be worth a shot
     

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