Couldn’t sleep. Re-cabled system.

John Frum

Secret Society Member
I had a terrible time sleeping, got up heavy early, and made some cables.

All connectors, strain relief, and color bands are Belden ProSNS, and they go together remarkably smoothly with the proper Belden stripper and crimp tool.

Green reclaimed Belden 1694A goes from phono pre to amplifier. Blue reclaimed Belden 1694A goes from the DAC to the amplifier. Purple Belden 1505A goes from the CD player to the DAC.


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BillWojo

Junior Member
Tell me about the Belden stripper tool and connectors. I have about 20' of Belden 1505F that I want to turn into cables but stripping it is a pain. It has a double braided shield that is a pain to work with.

BillWojo
 

John Frum

Secret Society Member
Tell me about the Belden stripper tool and connectors. I have about 20' of Belden 1505F that I want to turn into cables but stripping it is a pain. It has a double braided shield that is a pain to work with.

BillWojo

Before this, I had used a generic coaxial stripper and a Platinum Tools crimper that was supposed to be compatible with the ProSNS connectors. It worked, but it wasn’t elegant, and I was prone to wasting plugs.

Getting Belden’s tools has made all the difference. They’re spendy, but along with the connectors, I purchased them opportunistically on eBay for well less than retail.

Here’s the end result:

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