The DIY speaker cable is a great way to improve the configuration of your home theater or audiophile system without losing money. Big brands want you to think that their cable is made with a secret ingredient, guess what it is, no. With a few simple tools, affordable parts and a little knowledge, you can create a DIY speaker cable (kabelstrumpa) that not only competes with the sound quality of a big brand, but also looks good. Please follow the steps below.
Step 1: Collect tools and parts
You need to collect the following tools: a tape measure, a string of ropes or ropes, a ruler, scissors, a small screwdriver or a set of screwdrivers, precision blades or knives. After assembling the tool, you must purchase the parts you need to build the speaker cable. These include: the required speaker cable length + 10-20% or more, the required bushing length + 10-20% or more, the selected end connector, the cable for your cable pan size. In addition, you need two sizes of heat shrink and a roll of tape.
Step 2: Measure and cut
If you are not sure how long it will take, follow the route you plan to use to start a loud song between the stereo and the speakers. Add one or two feet based on the total length and measure the length of the rope.
After measuring the length, cut the speaker wires to the length you calculated. Now, measure the length of the cable jacket and the internal length of the connector (for example, in a banana-type connector, the length of the cable inside the banana-type connector).
Take the number and copy it.
Now, cut your case into a speaker line minus the calculation of the pants and banana plug. Add one inch to determine.
Step 3: Set on the sleeve
Now that you have measured most of the components, it’s time to slide on the lid. If you used the chart in step 2, you can pass the cable without any difficulty.
Use a gentle motion to push the sleeve onto the cable.
Slide it about 4 or 5 inches at a time, let it condense, and then push it onto the wire.
For longer cables, it may take some time, wait patiently, just repeat the slide.
If desired, the ends of the conical speaker cable can be glued together to allow the cable to slide into the casing without any obstacles.
Step 4: Apply heat shrinkage
Now that you have completed this round, you may have noticed that both ends are starting to wear out, don’t worry.
Heat up to make your stretch (recommended at the end of the article) and cut the length of two and a half inches. You won’t end up seeing this heat shrinkage, so don’t worry if it’s exactly half an inch long or it’s not completely straight.
Take heat and slide it to the end of the sleeve. If the sleeve is too worn, you can use a piece of tape to temporarily stop the battle. Simply wrap the ribbon around the end of the sleeve, slide the shrink portion onto the ribbon, and remove the ribbon.
Do not leave the tape as it may cause burns in the next step.
Once heat is placed to cover the worn end of the casing, a lighter, heat gun or blower is used to reduce heat shrinkage. Be careful not to burn the heat shrink or surrounding casing.
Step 5: Sliding cable pants
The heat reduction you applied in step 5 should be able to install the speaker pants without problems. Measure the end of the heat shrink and the length of the speaker cable (kabelstrumpa) between the ends of the cable. It should be the short cable length + the useful length of the connector + a little more. Take a pair of scissors or Exacto blades and make a circular cut around the jacket of the speaker cable. Remove the cover and cut off the cotton fibers used to make the cable. Now he has to wear a pair of slant pants.