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    Hi,

    Anyone know the best place to buy speaker cable components? I am after:

    0.5m or so of red 3mm o/d hollow rubber tubing.
    0.5m or so of black 3mm o/d hollow rubber tubing.
    0.5m or so of 4mm clear shrink wrap hollow tubing to go over the 3mm.

    It is to terminate the ends of some speaker cables that I have (I already have some 4mm Deltron bananas).

    Regards

    Chris

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    Heatshrink tubing is what you need



    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Heatshrink...item45fd932121
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    Cheers Rob,

    Interesting link and a few other bits have caught my eye as well!

    Any good links to hook up wire for a little PSU project that I am on with - red and black again?

    Regards

    Chris

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    Hook-up wire....Mmmm how long have you got? (no...not in metres, but time-wise)

    There is a big divergence of opinion as to what should be used. Maplin do a range of hook-up wire that is simply plain tough pitch copper. Some say that you should use oxygen free as in most interconnects, or some say silver plated ofcc, or some say silver cable.

    Next is the dielectric covering, polyethylene or teflon or cotton.....or something else

    I have used some teflon coated silver wire to good effect. However it was bought by someone else who was sourcing all the parts for an amp build that we were doing at the time. If I needed some now I might be inclined to buy a cheap ofcc cable and simply use the internal wire and junk the shield.

    Altgernatively if you are of the camp that thinks that it is all fooooo, then got to Maplins.

    Rob.
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