Home Cable Asylum

Interconnects, speaker wire, power cords. Ask the Cable Guys.

DIY ribbon power cords?

Hi everyone,

After doing some reading on the internet, I decided to make some DIY ribbon speaker cables using a Goertz 14g copper foil inductor that I unwound. All I can say is these things sound fantastic with my Decware Torii III driving my GMA Eos HD speakers. The amount of detail and ambient info on good recordings is amazing, and timbre is spot-on! They were easy as can be to make; I simply sandwiched the copper foil between two pieces of packing tape, lay the plus and minus ribbon atop one another, fixing in place with double-sided Scotch tape, and then rolled the assembly with a veneer roller to get rid of any bubbles. Some Tech-flex sleeving for a professional finish, and voila!

Has anyone tried to make power cords out of copper foil? I know companies like Verrastar sell foil PCs, but they cost some serious cash, so I was thinking I could try to DIY one myself. Are there any tricks to make a foil/ribbon power cord?

Thanks so much for any suggestions,

This post is made possible by the generous support of people like you and our sponsors:
  Kimber Kable  

Topic - DIY ribbon power cords? - boodles 08:41:33 04/05/17 (13)


Post a Message!

Forgot Password?
Moniker (Username):
Password (Optional):
  Remember my Moniker & Password  (What's this?)    Eat Me
E-Mail (Optional):
Message:   (Posts are subject to Content Rules)
Optional Link URL:
Optional Link Title:
Optional Image URL:
Upload Image:
E-mail Replies:  Automagically notify you when someone responds.