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In Reply to: RE: DIY ribbon power cords? posted by boodles on April 05, 2017 at 08:41:33
Years ago, I made a copper ribbon power cable, using teflon tape and heat shrink as insulation materials. As far as I could remember, it sounded dull and sound stage was much constrained. It was soon dismantled and the copper foils were reused in other projects.
Yet, copper foil speaker cables is another story. I love them so much, in particular, the lower and deep bass.
Thanks so much for the info!
If it's not too much trouble, could you explain how you managed to connect the ribbons to the AC plugs? Did you just fold them to get them to fit into the screw terminals, or did you solder a very short wire to the end of each to allow connection to the plugs, or something else altogether?
Since I have some plugs and plenty of ribbon, I figure I may as well give it a try. Also, to insulate with teflon tape, did you just wrap the tape around the ribbon and then slide the wrapped ribbon into the heatshrink?
Thanks so much again,
I folded the ribbon but I think soldering a short wire is a good way too.
Yes, I wrapped the teflon tape (the yellow one) around the ribbon and then put in HS.
Hope you will enjoy your project.
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