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Re: Comments: VH Audio Chela speaker cable

Interesting comment on speaker gauge re. high efficiency speakers. My AN-J's use the "normal" 8" mid/bass unit and are around 93dB/w efficiency. Some of the AN-E's use the 98dB/w driver.

There is no recipe on the VH Audio site because the CheLa is a finished cable, just requiring stripping the ends and terminating, or not. Chris VenHaus has posted in the cable asylum comments on stripping the cable, so if you search you will find it.

Or just send an email to Chris with any questions - he has always been prompt and helpful anytime I've asked him anything.

Its easy to strip, unlike say Kimber 8TC, as the insulation is soft and easily comes off using a fingernail. You just need to de-braid about 6" from the end, cut out the rope core, strip the insulation, wind the positive and negative sections (careful here, as the white and light mauve wires don't contrast much from each other. I always test with a multimeter after I've made a cable just to make sure there is no short anuwhere), then terminate. The only tricky thing is that when you twist the finished section it can be hard to get the exposed wires even.

I terminated using Furutech spades, first using WBT crimp sleeves to hold the strands together. The crimp sleeves help align up the exposed wire ends. I have my own WBT crimping pliers and sleeves, but it looks like VH Audio will rent out the pliers to you and sell the sleeves. VH Audio sells the WBT banana plugs, but they are USD20 each. The Furutech spades are half that price. They are excellent.

It's worth doing, in the right system this cable is a real bargain.

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