robbie010

DIY Cable Risers!!

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13 hours ago, Tony_J said:

...the audio properties of chipolatas only truly come into focus when accompanied by mash, beans, and ketchup...

Beer, you forgot beer - although I didn't.....;)

13 hours ago, Tony_J said:

 More testing is needed here before we can accept these results.

Hmmm, going to have to get some bigger plates......:geek:

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They look great,

I made my own years ago, who cares if they make things sound better as long as they dont make the sound worse.

Mine keep my cables neat & tidy , so thats another plus side.

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On 30/10/2017 at 21:30, robbie010 said:

Just thought I would share my little DIY project. 

Having bought a nice set of terminated Audioquest Midnight 2 Speaker cables and looking around at the (sometimes) stupidly expensive cable riser, I thought I’d have a go at knocking some up DIY style!

£12 for a lovely piece of exotic Bocote wood from eBay, a bit or elbow grease with the bees wax and a few quids worth of 15mm pipe work brackets a voi la!!

I think they look pretty good. 

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Never seen the point in cable raisers myself other than maybe a aesthetics or a nice touch. But from a DIY and attention to detail point of view you've done a fine job there! 

They wouldn't look out of place in some big mansion with some millionaires Tannoy Westminsters :) and you have definitely caused a stir on the Wam, so Id say a job very well done sir :^

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1 minute ago, awkwardbydesign said:

Keeping (for example) speaker cables away from mains cables?  I have no room behind my racks, so I have self adhesive clips down the back legs of the racks.

Good point 

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Super Wammer

These are just perfect

OnDesk2.jpg

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20 minutes ago, JamieMcC said:

These are just perfect

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very good but the lack of insulation between the cables and the metal to ground contact etc will lead to capacitive drain if they are not used on the wooden desk :doh:

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6 minutes ago, MF 1000 said:

very good but the lack of insulation between the cables and the metal to ground contact etc will lead to capacitive drain if they are not used on the wooden desk :doh:

How something so obvious was missed is quite beyond my comprehension.

:doh::doh:

S

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15 hours ago, MF 1000 said:

very good but the lack of insulation between the cables and the metal to ground contact etc will lead to capacitive drain if they are not used on the wooden desk :doh:

Could they not be stood on sandwiches? 

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3 minutes ago, Lurch said:

Could they not be stood on sandwiches? 

Only with the correct filling of course... beef for a good meaty bass extension, for example.

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15 minutes ago, Tony_J said:

Only with the correct filling of course... beef for a good meaty bass extension, for example.

Cheese is good for 1970s 'bubblegum' pop.

S.

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6 minutes ago, SergeAuckland said:

Cheese is good for 1970s 'bubblegum' pop.

S.

It would need to be Kraft Cheese Slices or Dairylea for the best effects on 70's pop.  The ultimate would be Primula in a squeeze tube 

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Super Wammer

Sandwiches are so amateur and have no place in a hi end set up a Panini if you really must :P 

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Super Wammer

Good point on the panini - a good quality chiabata has lots of air holes which will almost make the cables feel as they were air suspended 

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Super Wammer

And of course, avoid the non-dairy spread if you want a smooth buttery sound

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