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DIY Hi-Fi Audio Cable Projects

DIY Hi-Fi Audio Cable Projects

Do-It-Yourself (DIY) Audio Cable and Mains Power Cable Projects. Hi-Fi Audio Cables are very simple to build and a great was to save money. The projects include RCA interconnects, speaker cables and mains power cables. See the American Wire Gauge (AWG) sizes table for more information on wire sizes, current and resistance. Questions and discussions about Hi-Fi audio cables are always welcome in the DIY Audio Cables and Mains Power Cords forum.

The SuperCables CookBook by Allen Wright of Vacuum State Electroncis is an excellent resource on the subject of DIY Audio Cables. See Mark's review of the SuperCables CookBook for an overview of the book.

Last update: 18 March 2012

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DIY Audio Cables and DIY Mains Power Cable Projects

The cable projects are listed in chronological order. For other DIY audio projects, use the navigation menu on the left side of the page.

DIY Shielded RCA Interconnect Cables DIY Shielded RCA Interconnect Cables - 22 February 2012  Germany Flag   NEW!

Tom has put together an instructional guide to construct simple line-level RCA interconnect cables. The cables use shielded instrument wire and is very simple to construct requiring only some basic soldering skills. The required parts are easy to source and a pair of these shielded RCA cables can be built for as little as $10. Use these simple DIY cables to upgrade your stock and inexpensive interconnects.

DIY Low-Inductance Speaker Cables DIY Low-Inductance Speaker Cables - 19 May 2009  USA Flag    Recommended 

Adam has put together another fine looking set of Do-It-Yourself (DIY) Speaker Cables for his DIY 3-Way Hi-Vi Tower Loudspeakers. The cables are very simple to construct and are comprised of 16 gauge wires that are twisted together in alternating directions. The cable geometry results in a very low-inductance speaker cable with an equivalent wire gauge 10 so insertion losses are also low. High quality gold plated banana plugs, TechFlex and a laser etched decorative Oak Sleeve round off a very nice looking cable that rivals the performance of high quality commercial cable offerings.

DIY Belden 89259 RCA Cables DIY Belden 89259 RCA Interconnect Cables - 3 May 2009  Canadian Flag

Our friends over at auDIYo.com have put together detailed instructions to construct the popular line-level RCA interconnect cable design by Jon Risch. The unbalanced RCA interconnect cable design uses the high-quality and low capacitance Belden 89259 coaxial cable. Using some TechFlex, shrink wrap and good quality male RCA plugs you can make a sexy looking audiophile Hi-Fi cable that will deliver the musical goods and will not set you back a few hundred dollars.

Cross-Connected Belden 89259 DIY Hi-Fi Speaker Cables Cross-Connected Belden 89259 DIY Hi-Fi Speaker Cables - 3 May 2009  Canadian Flag

Using the same Belden 89259 coaxial cable the good folks at auDIYo.com have put together detailed step-by-step instructions to construct the cross-connected Belden 89259 DIY Hi-Fi speaker cables design also by Jon Risch. The cross-connected speaker cable design uses the high-quality and low capacitance Belden 89259 coaxial cable. Using some TechFlex, shrink wrap and good quality spades you can make a great looking pair of Hi-Fi speaker cables.


DIY Silver Interconnect Cables DIY Silver Interconnect Cables - 10 January 2007  Australia Flag

Mark's shares with us his very simple cable recipe for the construction of his Silver Highway cables. The homemade RCA Interconnect Cables are made using high purity silver wire. This is a very simple cable design that will require only three pieces of insulated fine silver wire, heat shrink tubing, gold plated RCA connectors and ferrite clamps.

DIY Belden 83803 Mains Cable DIY Belden 83803 Mains Power Cable - 9 January 2007  Canada Flag    Recommended 

This is a very simple recipe to construct a high quality mains power cable that can deliver high current with minimal losses. You can build this cable for a fraction of the retail cost that a comparable "audiophile power cords" sell for. This do-it-yourself (DIY) Mains Power Cable uses high quality Belden 83803 wire, Marinco connectors and TechFlex for that nice "audiophile" finish.

Superseded DIY Cable Projects

The following DIY cable projects have been superseded by a more up to date project page.