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    Join Date: Oct 2018

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    I'm Mark.

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    Hi Guys,

    At the moment I can't afford some really top notch speakers cables that would cost me around 1000 - 1500 for the lengths I need!

    Any suggestions on good copper cable brands to buy from to make up my own cables and fit plugs, guessing 12 gauge is the best option!
    I can spend in the region of up to 25.00 a metre


    Cheers
    Mark

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    I'm Martin.

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    Why not just buy some of the Van Damme stuff ready made from Mark Grant?

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    Quote Originally Posted by tdlt02 View Post
    Hi Guys,

    At the moment I can't afford some really top notch speakers cables that would cost me around 1000 - 1500 for the lengths I need!

    Any suggestions on good copper cable brands to buy from to make up my own cables and fit plugs, guessing 12 gauge is the best option!
    I can spend in the region of up to 25.00 a metre


    Cheers
    Mark
    Top speaker cables don't have to cost that much.

    Have a look over my trade page.

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    Oliver (Bigman80) has made me some IC cables recently. His price was more than fair and I'm 100% sure I wouldn't get anything like them without paying a heck of a lot more. I'm sure his speaker cables are the same and there's a few guys here who can vouch for that. In fact along with a few other purchases some of his speaker cables are firmly on my list.

    Coincidentally I have been a happy user of Van Damme studio blue both 2.5mm and 4mm but I'm expecting a leap forward when I finally get around to trying some of Oliver's.
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    Oliver,

    Having a interconnect cable, and one tonearm cable from you then you would be first on my list if buying new, but I need around 5/6 metres run one side and 8 metres for the other run (ideally 2 x 8 metres but more expensive).

    So would be too much at present as I've just spent money on another pair of speakers!
    So either DIY method or wait a few months to save up and make do with what I have for the moment...

    Mark

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    Quote Originally Posted by tdlt02 View Post
    Oliver,

    Having a interconnect cable, and one tonearm cable from you then you would be first on my list if buying new, but I need around 5/6 metres run one side and 8 metres for the other run (ideally 2 x 8 metres but more expensive).

    So would be too much at present as I've just spent money on another pair of speakers!
    So either DIY method or wait a few months to save up and make do with what I have for the moment...

    Mark
    Ooops lol, I've sent so many out I've forgot who's had what!!

    That's a lot of speaker cable

    Let me have a look at what's out there, and I'll see what I can put together. Try and get you something epic for sensible money.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Opti-cal View Post
    Oliver (Bigman80) has made me some IC cables recently. His price was more than fair and I'm 100% sure I wouldn't get anything like them without paying a heck of a lot more. I'm sure his speaker cables are the same and there's a few guys here who can vouch for that. In fact along with a few other purchases some of his speaker cables are firmly on my list.

    Coincidentally I have been a happy user of Van Damme studio blue both 2.5mm and 4mm but I'm expecting a leap forward when I finally get around to trying some of Oliver's.
    Thank you for your kind words.

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