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Old 09-06-2017, 12:28 PM
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All my power cables employ the principles laid out in this informative video.

https://youtu.be/RXJKdh1KZ0w

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Thank you! Now I understand It was very clearly explained.
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Old 09-06-2017, 03:59 PM
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From my experience the unilateral phase detractors have the biggest sonic impact. Magneto reluctance and capacitive duractance come in a close second. These parameters, however crudely conceived, can then be saved in a write only memory to further define and extend the three dimensional sound field.

Btw, Very nice cables!

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Old 09-06-2017, 04:26 PM
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From my experience the unilateral phase detractors have the biggest sonic impact. Magneto reluctance and capacitive duractance come in a close second. These parameters, however crudely conceived, can then be saved in a write only memory to further define and extend the three dimensional sound field.

Tom
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Old 09-06-2017, 05:06 PM
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DANG!...if you had only added a few things ..like ...

Hologrid quartz subspace focalized arrays and nanopulse phase flux emmitters with forward phase gate-conjugate
graviton and The level-2 holosustainer with multisynaptic security bypasses and the capacity thruster with
Heisenberg hologrid bi-spatial trans-induced emissions and the sarium krellide quad sync pulse beam with iconic stimulator.

....You would have made the perfect cable!!
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Old 09-06-2017, 05:07 PM
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All my power cables employ the principles laid out in this informative video.

https://youtu.be/RXJKdh1KZ0w

Tom


I don't know how he got through that with a straight face. I started laughing about 15 seconds in.
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Old 09-06-2017, 05:18 PM
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Isn't reluctance the negative outflow of money from your wallet to a cable purchase?
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Old 09-06-2017, 07:41 PM
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Ivan, that's perfect!

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Are you back in Colorado, you know, with the new plant stores?
Bob, I'm still in Wisconsin. Maybe the cheese curds and brats are doing it.

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Nottingham Dais with Sumiko Palo Santos Presentation
SurfacePro 3, JRiver, WW Starlight Platinum USB, Benchmark DAC3 HGC

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I don't know how he got through that with a straight face. I started laughing about 15 seconds in.


I just want to know if it will get me a beer?
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I don't know how he got through that with a straight face. I started laughing about 15 seconds in.
Just too funny!!!
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Hey guys,

Wanted to update everyone on my DIY power cable journey. Believe it or not, I moved away from the Furutech cable. I found the copper shield too difficult to use. The engineer who designed this cable has no practical experience using it. The outer jacket is very tough, followed by a very thin copper shield, then with a soft inner jacket. Trying to cut through the hard outer jacket and not cut through the soft, thin layer of copper shield is about impossible. The plastic jacket on the inside wires is also very, very soft. The result is that when you cut the cable, you always nick the copper shield. When cutting the soft inner jacket, you always nick the soft plastic jacket on the inside wires. It just isn't practical at all.



I experimented with the Belden 83803 ($12/foot) which is actually more expensive than the Furutech cable. I found the Belden 83803 to be superior in terms of usability compared to the Furutech. The outside jacket is not too soft or not too hard and it's relatively thin. The shield is fairly thick. When you cut away the outer jacket, it's very simple and doesn't result in a damaged shield.



One major point I wanted to emphasis when creating a shielded power cable is that you must attach the shield with the ground cable on the NEMA-5-15 connector side so it's grounded to earth.



What you're left with is a NEMA-5-15 plug with both the shield and ground connected into the ground post. In the picture above I used the red wire as the ground.



On the C15 connector side, completely cut away the shield. There's no need to attach the shield to the C15 connector side, as the shield is already grounded on the NEMA-5-15 connector side.



What I was left with was an easy to assemble and high-quality power cable. I have full confidence that the construction is high quality and safe. No creases, nicks, or frayed shielding. The Belden 83803 was a pleasure to work with. My only compliant is that it's a bit stiff to work with. On the other hand, once you run the power cable where you want it, you know it will be very secure and not move around.
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