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 https://www.vhaudio.com/speakercables.html  and connectors, shrink tube etc, from AV Outlet https://www.avoutlet.com/av-cables-connectors/av-connectors/speaker/furez-sp8-wp38xlnp/

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.

Cheers

 

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Excellent work! Always glad to see people put some skin in the game with their systems.  How do they sound to you?

I put together a set of inexpensive 4-conductor Monoprice 12 awg OFC cables in some tech flex, and have been really pleased.

 

Great job! I admire your work.

 

Now …. Where is Jason Bourne? 😂. It’s a new thread under “cables” category 

Nice post and work, DYIng, especially on patience scale, is very healing.

 

Nice post and looks like some fun.  I enjoy doing DIY projects as well and have found buying from Chris at VH Audio a pleasure.  He is such a nice guy and has great wire with helpful ideas and instruction.  I have made his flavor 1, 2, 3 and  4 power cord recipes with excellent results. Also upgraded my phono pre with his nice ODAM caps.  All nice improvements at reasonable prices.