Not Chinese Fakes But Not big $$$ Either

Tired and bored after reading 11 pages of posts about Chinese Counterfeit Cables (guilty of a couple entries myself), and looking for a DYI project, I decided to split the difference between Cheap Fakes and outrageous prices for name brand American made cables.  After doing lots of research and reading I selected bulk "CHELA"  speaker cable from VHAudio  and connectors, shrink tube etc, from AV Outlet

This has been a fun project and a first for me.  The total cost was +/- $400 per 8 foot cable.  Given the quality of materials, such as 48 strand OCC copper wires, which translates to 10 AWG, I think the cost is very reasonable.  I try to build as much as I can but mostly it has been woodworking in the past.  I encourge everyone to try their hand at projects.  It's always more rewarding than shoveling cash at retailers. If you're interested, here's the project in detail.




Excellent post. Thanks. Interesting.


That is definitely not for me. Just my personality. I certainly understand why folks that like doing this kind of thing would enjoy it. 

I look forward to hearing what you think of the sound.

I hope they sound fantastic and thanks for the post and the pics. All those tiny wires would just drive me crazy personally.

Great job! The cable appears to be of very high quality. Looking forward to hearing your impressions. 

PS: Chris at VH Audio sells high quality products, nothing but positive shopping experiences in last 10 plus years.