My first DIY cables

owain_thomas

Active Member
Here are some 3.5mm - 2 phono cables I have just made after following some of the tips I've got from reading this board. I'm pretty chuffed with them to be honest, considering I didn't know how to solder last weekend they've turned out ok. I'll be using 3 of them to connect my new HCPC to my cinema amp.

Parts used:

1 pair of Shark phono plugs from Maplin £3.99
2x 1m Van Damme Starquad microphone cable from Maplin £2.98
1 Screened 3.5mm jack plug (metal body and spring discarded) also from Maplin £0.99
Short length of heatshrink also from Maplin £<0.30

Total cost: less than £9.

I also picked up a bargain soldering iron and an indispensable set of "helping hands" for less than a tenner each.

Regards
Owain
 

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SLIM

Novice Member
thay look realy nice m8 i think im going to try and make me a 2x2
phono lead naw to huck up my sky to my av amp
 

owain_thomas

Active Member
Hi Slim, definitely have a go at it, it's not that hard at all and the reults are superb. If you haven't already got some then get some helping hands from Maplin, they do ones with 2 adjustable crocodile clips and a magnifier, I don't think I'd have finished these without them. Good luck :)

Owain
 

SLIM

Novice Member
whent to maplin and thay dont have any of the stuff in only the phono plugs bummer
 

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