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DIY interconnects with DH Labs White Lightning Cable

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Posted on December 26, 2016 at 07:36:08
krankkall
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I picked up a 6' length of DH Labs White Lightning Cable, on-the-cheap, to make a pair of 3' unbalanced interconnects using Switchcraft 3502A RCA connectors.
While I am NOT expected audio nirvana, what exactly can I expect with these, as say compared to a 3' pair of Blue Jean Cable LC-1 interconnects?

Thanks!
Steve

 

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RE: DIY interconnects with DH Labs White Lightning Cable, posted on January 2, 2017 at 06:56:21
krankkall
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Actually, they came out quite nice.
I put black and red heat shrink on the end of both ICs also.
In physical appearance, the raw cable itself reminds me a lot of Belden 1505A.

Steve

 

RE: DIY interconnects with DH Labs White Lightning Cable, posted on January 5, 2017 at 10:15:57
Palustris
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One point I would make is that all three of the cables you have mentioned use different conductors for the Pos and Neg legs of the cable. The signal is a voltage potential between the two conductors so it makes sense to me that the two conductors should be identical. Those cables use a wire for the positive conductor and use the braided shield for the negative. Those two conductors have very different electrical characteristics. I just don't see why most cable manufacturers don't recognise this fact. I notice that DH Labs Pro Studio cables are constructed as I suggest. There are two identical conductors within the cable and there is also a shield. Anyway, thanks for bringing the DH Labs cables to my attention. I am going to make a pair of cables using the Pro Studio.

 

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