How-To: Low-inductance speaker cables

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How-To: Low-inductance speaker cables

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Want to be an audiophile but can’t afford the price tag? Try making your own low-inductance speaker cables, complete with “decorative oak sleeves.” Via BBG.

16 thoughts on “How-To: Low-inductance speaker cables

  1. Practicality says:

    Ah, my best friend, 12awg zip cord…

  2. Tim says:

    So could he tell the difference between this and any of the other speaker cables? Methinks not!

    1. Anonymous says:

      Don’t be silly. I’m sure any sufficiently discerning ear should be able to hear the extra dynamic wooden character attributed to the sounds.
      Good thing they used oak though. I hear that any less dense material would not be rich enough and only distract from the listening experience!

  3. Anonymous says:

    Utter nonsense. Any good audiophule knows it is all about the stain and varnish on the wood.

  4. japroach says:

    Even though this is a reprint ad article, it should explain why you might want to make your own cables: http://sound.westhost.com/cablewhitepaper.htm (basically the main feature, low inductance, is for electrostatic loudspeakers).

    If you’ve got some spare time to kill, he wrote two articles on cables:
    http://sound.westhost.com/cables.htm
    http://sound.westhost.com/cable-z.htm

    There is a lot of other good stuff as well:
    http://sound.westhost.com/articles.htm

  5. Jack of Most trades says:

    Any Audiophool worth his ears will tell you that the effectiveness of any notion, speaker oil, IC damping weight, gold power cord, etc. is directly proportional to the obscenity of the asking price.
    To make for yourself out of scrap what others pay $459/foot for is to risk getting drummed out of the local Hi-Fi club.

  6. Yeah says:

    These would be hilarious if it wasn’t beating a dead horse. You’re lumping all audiophiles together. Us DIYers are skeptics as well.

  7. Anonymous says:

    Oh you guys have got to be kidding! Did you even read the page?

    You attack him for not for being able to “tell difference between this and any of the other speaker cables?” Yet never once does the article mention SOUND QUALITY!

    You make fun of the wooden block even though it is clearly noted that the purpose of the block is “To add a little personal touch” and it is clearly marked as DECORATIVE. Not everyone wants to drive around in a white car.

    @japroach Thanks for the links!

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Becky Stern is a Content Creator at Autodesk/Instructables, and part time faculty at New York’s School of Visual Arts Products of Design grad program. Making and sharing are her two biggest passions, and she's created hundreds of free online DIY tutorials and videos, mostly about technology and its intersection with crafts. Find her @bekathwia on YouTube/Twitter/Instagram.

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