Video: How to Make AV Cables

4 Video: How to Make AV Cables

A few of us in the forums have been hacking together our own custom cables for the sport of it, but additionally we don’t want to pay monster prices for cables. David Randolph, a 12 year video broadcast engineer is joined by Diggnation co-host Kevin Rose to discuss the hype of overpriced cables (I know the video is wicked old, but still very relevant). Most of the episode is a great how to on making your own high end reference cables for a fraction of the price of those expensive cables your find at Best Buy. Not only will you get a great quality cable you also stand to gain in sound quality by not having excess cable wound up on the floor.

This is an absolute must watch for the AV enthusiast that values their hard earned dollar looking to squeeze out every bit of performance with just a little more effort than driving to the local big box retailer. Also, a quick note that if you decide not to roll your own cables, please check out MonoPrice for the same quality cables you would find in the store.


1 Comment

musichound on April 22, 2008 1:13 PM

There’s a reason why Monster cables cost so much. You want to know why? It’s because Monster pays a hefty commission to the people who sell them, up to 50% or more of the cost to the consumer. How do I know? I have someone who works in front of me who used to sell them at Circuit City.

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