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My first DIY cables

Discussion in 'Home Cinema Building DIY' started by owain_thomas, Mar 15, 2004.

  1. owain_thomas

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    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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    Looks great! :clap:

    It might sound silly, but you have connected the L and R correctly havn't you?
     
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    Yeah! Had to look around for a while to find which was which, this page has good diagrams for wiring different configurations of cables if any one needs it: http://www.vandenhul.com/artpap/wiring.htm

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

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