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 Post subject: How to find sources
PostPosted: March 5th, 2019, 10:13 am 
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I curious how to research for a manufacturer of a cable.
I'm told its from Bulgaria. TwinAx design, silver over single crystal copper
seven conductors maybe 30 ga, Teflon insulated
one red one white conductors tinned braided shielded in black pvc cover


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 Post subject: Re: How to find sources
PostPosted: March 5th, 2019, 11:34 am 
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Pelliott321 wrote:
I curious how to research for a manufacturer of a cable.
I'm told its from Bulgaria. TwinAx design, silver over single crystal copper
seven conductors maybe 30 ga, Teflon insulated
one red one white conductors tinned braided shielded in black pvc cover


Just to be clear -- TwinAx (twin axial) is an entirely different animal from TSP (twisted shielded pair).

What is your intent?

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 Post subject: Re: How to find sources
PostPosted: March 5th, 2019, 11:40 am 
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Two conductors plus shield which I thought was twinax
maybe I am wrong
I have heard this wire and want to make my own and not pay the ridicules price it sell for


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 Post subject: Re: How to find sources
PostPosted: March 5th, 2019, 12:13 pm 
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Twinax was a cable commonly used by IBM and other computer companies to connect terminals and printers. It was quite large and stiff and probably not the best choice for audio purposes. Belden's current name for it is "Blue Hose" and for good reasons. Here is a link:

https://catalog.belden.com/techdata/EN/ ... chdata.pdf

I think this may be closer to what you are looking for:

https://catalog.belden.com/techdata/EN/ ... chdata.pdf

I have been very successful with this wire:

https://catalog.belden.com/techdata/EN/ ... chdata.pdf

I have used it for analog line level cables in both balanced and unbalanced configurations as well as digital feeds. It also has a double French braid shield which is so much easier to work with than standard shields.


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 Post subject: Re: How to find sources
PostPosted: March 5th, 2019, 12:39 pm 
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just talked with Walt and I was wrong to call it TwinAx
Two conductors Teflon insulator in shield
he said I could find it in the Belden cat also so I will take a look
Thanks guys


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 Post subject: Re: How to find sources
PostPosted: March 5th, 2019, 12:41 pm 
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actually none of those were even close
silver over copper Teflon


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 Post subject: Re: How to find sources
PostPosted: March 5th, 2019, 1:49 pm 
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I'm confused by the 7 conductors. Also, and I know many will have differing opinions, I believe you're better of with one type of metal being the conductor, not something plated with another.

It sounds like you may be trying to mimic the cable I use, and you do too.


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 Post subject: Re: How to find sources
PostPosted: March 5th, 2019, 2:23 pm 
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Dave:
Did you try the 1800F yet?


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 Post subject: Re: How to find sources
PostPosted: March 5th, 2019, 3:33 pm 
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No. I made a cable using old S-Video cable before you dropped it off and it seems to be working fine.


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 Post subject: Re: How to find sources
PostPosted: March 5th, 2019, 7:19 pm 
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This place looks like fun...

http://www.ebaystores.com/Johns-Silver- ... -Wire-Shop


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