What is the Dielectric constant of a wife or child, is it as agood as air.
Also, the wife would probably hold the cable higher than the kids, possibly affecting the effect.
Smoke me a kipper...I'll be Back for Breakfast.
Whenever I start feeling sorry for myself for not having childred, I just have my Neices and Nephews over for a weekend....I,m cured ;~)
seriouslly, no kidding. I wouldn't type it if I didn't mean it!!
Like rcrump I use 6" clay pots. I epoxied wooden cloths pins to the sides vertically, painted them black. The wires are held very firmly by the clothes pins, and the cats can't knock them off. Works well on the amp's power cord as well.
When they pour concrete slabs they often want to have steel rerod (steel bars) within the concrete a few inches from the bottom. You can buy little plastic chairs that are intended to hold the rerod off the ground 2-3 inches while they pour the concrete. These make perfect cable elevators. You can find them at any lumber store (Home Depot, Menards, etc.). They cost about 20 cent each.
About 50 cents each in the Garden Department, Orchard Hardware in San Jose. Pictured here with one of Bob's SLVR power cords.
Mapleshade sells what looks similar to 3 pencils and a rubberband that forms a tripod.I took some pencils and spray painted them Flatblack and they work fine for small gage cables that I use.
If your cables are insulated then there might not be as marked a difference.
I use OTA 23ga. wire I believe.
Go to a Chinese grocery store in your local Chinatown and buy as many white porcelain Chinese tea cups (no handles) and chopstick rests as you need. Turn the cups upside down and epoxy the chopstick rests to the cup bottoms. Rest cables on the chopstick rests.
These are cheap and look nice and are quite effective. I've never managed to get the epoxy to work very well and ended up using Blu-tac instead. I've also since changed the chopstick rests for the round bobbin shaped electric fence insulaters which raise the cables a little more.
Total cost either way runs to around $2 - $3 dollars Australian which is under $2 US per raiser.
We moved awhile back and the 11' spacing on my mains no longer applies. The present two sets of cable, (bi-amp system), are seven foot and now I should have Five footers. I haven't found the wire I need to construct new sets so I have a little overage to deal with. This cable construction employs teflon tube, (seven per run) and is as stiff as a sixteen-year-old boy at the beach. The cable goes where it wants to go. I ended up hanging the cables from the wall with two finish nails into the stud and a bit of hemp cordage. Cables do not touch the wall or the floor. The cordage allowed me to adjust the separation of the HF and LF cables.
As the cables are finished in black polyflex, they look as good/unsightly near the wall as they did on the floor. Just a note, the cable assemblies are internally damped with hemp cordage. The cordage is wrapped at app. 12 turns per foot per wire run. This keeps the wire centered/isolated and maximizes air insulation.
Keep in mind, only an audiophile thinks that exposed cable can look good.
Since PVC usually comes in a white color(would have to be painted), and ABS is already black.
They look great and appear to preform just as good as they look.
Looks like I found a winner! I'll have to wait to put them together.
I have to work 7 12'ves this week. Thanks Bill
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