Where to buy Cables? noob question

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Where to buy Cables? noob question

Post by nono.dracula » Fri May 11, 2012 3:27 pm

Hello everyone,

I was wondering where a good place to buy
cables from besides ad infinitum, or AH, or Big City.

Is there a place you can just buy bulk from?

thanks!

nono

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Post by Zon » Fri May 11, 2012 4:27 pm

schneidersladen?

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Post by hiawog » Fri May 11, 2012 4:28 pm

paia

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Post by nono.dracula » Fri May 11, 2012 4:33 pm

well....i was sort of thinking more like a place like Mouser or something?
a place to buy some cheap cables.....

i'm in the US, so schneiders isn't an option

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Post by whitewulfe » Fri May 11, 2012 5:40 pm

What kind of cables? 1/4", 1/8", or banana?

Monoprice apparently has some inexpensive ones, but I've heard their quality isn't as high as other, slightly more expensive offerings.

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Post by nono.dracula » Sat May 12, 2012 5:12 pm

1/8" patch cables!!

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Post by diophantine » Sat May 12, 2012 6:51 pm

Monoprice is probably your cheapest option, as mentioned above.
whitewulfe wrote:Monoprice apparently has some inexpensive ones, but I've heard their quality isn't as high as other, slightly more expensive offerings.
This can indeed be an issue. I have 4 RCA cables from them & the plugs are falling apart. On the other hand, their USB and HDMI cables are excellent.

RCA plug construction can be a bit funny, so I don't think you'd be putting yourself at a big risk buying a few 3.5mm cables and trying them out.

http://www.monoprice.com/products/subde ... 18#1021812

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Post by contrasttx » Sat May 12, 2012 11:24 pm

I have a bunch of those deepsurplus cables too. The build quality on them is not amazing, I have a couple where a plug is not seated quite right and is at a noticeable angle to its housing. It's no big deal, they all work fine, and they are cheap. Wrap the cable with a little color coding sticker on each end and you're set for less than 60 cents each and only a few minutes of work.

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Post by obscurerobot » Sun May 13, 2012 1:47 am

Seconding Erthenvar. Those cables are much better than the cheap cables I've been buying at PCH Cables.

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Post by avinopsv » Mon May 14, 2012 4:35 pm

AD INFINITUM. Alex is local and his cables are top notch ask anyone around here. I know you said beside A.I. but come on.
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Post by drox » Mon May 14, 2012 7:31 pm

how about for 1/4 to 1/8 inch cables? if they are available in Australia thats a bonus

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Post by vmgas » Tue May 15, 2012 3:12 am

hiawog wrote:paia
second this
cheap and ive had no problems with any of mine
or just make your own

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Post by Soundoferror » Thu May 17, 2012 12:08 am

3 rd thumbs up for the Erthenvar. Super build quality. lOVE the way they feel to my fingertips. They are soft and squishy. Mmmmm squishy

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Post by DoctorDoolittle » Thu May 17, 2012 12:47 am

this thread is a godsend! today I realized that I will need no less than 100 1/8 inch cables for my next performance, and will probably purchase 200.... :despair: this "need" seems entirely rational.... :oops: btw, Alex's cables are top notch, I was a little nervous about dropping that much coin on cables.....

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Post by thetwlo » Thu May 17, 2012 12:56 am

Soundoferror wrote:3 rd thumbs up for the Erthenvar. Super build quality.
anyone cut one in half? what's inside? same goes for the others. After seeing the few strands of wire in a Hosa, I gotta ask.

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Post by RSB » Thu May 17, 2012 5:37 am

I cut some adinfinitums ones in half, but then what?
I could upload a picture of the inside if you want?

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Post by DoctorDoolittle » Thu May 17, 2012 5:45 pm

http://www.alibaba.com/product-gs/37824 ... _plug.html
this seems too good to be true, seller is advertising between US $ 0.1 - 0.4 / Piece

has anyone out there tried this? I seriously need 180+ patch cables by May 21st.

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Post by TestSetRadio » Fri May 18, 2012 10:39 pm

yep. when i started my system, i bought 20 of the 24 inch black ones, and they have all held up. my only beef was that they came all tied up, so they are kinked like crazy... i still have yet to figure out a good way to straighten them out. maybe i'll heat them a little with a hair dryer or something.


that said, i eventually ordered some AI ones for different lengths and my white erthenvar order just showed up today. i should be set for a while!

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