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I spent a bit youtubing last night. I have never worked with paracord, so I wasn't aware the inner braid was removable! Thanks for the idea!
 

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Is there any reason why this cable won’t work very well? It’s basically 35 pounds for 100ft and I can mix and match colours at that...

http://www.van-damme.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/Van_Damme_Tour_Grade_Classic_XKE_Mic.pdf

Seems pretty low capacitance and I can put the shield to the source end and use the twin conductors for signal and signal ground...

And then thinking plugs Like these...

https://cpc.farnell.com/rean/nys352bg/phono-plug-black-shell-gold/dp/CN19683

So 4x 4m RCA’s and 8x <1.5m cables with some fudge room and spare plugs would be 65 pounds (85-90 dollars I reckon) plus some tech flex maybe 😎
 

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Is there any reason why this cable won’t work very well? It’s basically 35 pounds for 100ft and I can mix and match colours at that...

http://www.van-damme.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/Van_Damme_Tour_Grade_Classic_XKE_Mic.pdf

Seems pretty low capacitance and I can put the shield to the source end and use the twin conductors for signal and signal ground...

And then thinking plugs Like these...

https://cpc.farnell.com/rean/nys352bg/phono-plug-black-shell-gold/dp/CN19683

So 4x 4m RCA’s and 8x <1.5m cables with some fudge room and spare plugs would be 65 pounds (85-90 dollars I reckon) plus some tech flex maybe 😎

Looks good. Microphone cable typically works really well for RCA interconnects. I've used the Grimm Audio
TPR & TPM mic cable, and the Sommer Cable SC Peacock MK II twin-lead mic cable with excellent results.

Probably the most important aspect for car audio use is the quality & coverage of the shield(s).

That multicolored Van Damme cable is a great idea for channel I.D. and at decent pricing as well. 👍

And those Rean RCA plugs are good, too.
 

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For those that use paracord instead of Techflex (PET expandable braided sleeving), what’s the price difference?

100’ of 1/4” or 1/2” braided PET is usually around $10. What would 100’ of 1/2” paracord cost?
 

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For those that use paracord instead of Techflex (PET expandable braided sleeving), what’s the price difference?

100’ of 1/4” or 1/2” braided PET is usually around $10. What would 100’ of 1/2” paracord cost?
IIRC, pretty similar cost. Paracord is more painful to use though.
 

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Is there any reason why this cable won’t work very well? It’s basically 35 pounds for 100ft and I can mix and match colours at that...

http://www.van-damme.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/Van_Damme_Tour_Grade_Classic_XKE_Mic.pdf

Seems pretty low capacitance and I can put the shield to the source end and use the twin conductors for signal and signal ground...

And then thinking plugs Like these...

https://cpc.farnell.com/rean/nys352bg/phono-plug-black-shell-gold/dp/CN19683

So 4x 4m RCA’s and 8x <1.5m cables with some fudge room and spare plugs would be 65 pounds (85-90 dollars I reckon) plus some tech flex maybe 😎
It's been said numerous times already, but while microphone cable will work, it is wildly overkill. You are paying more than necessary and will end up with a cable that is thicker and more difficult to run multiple lines of under the trim of a car. That cable is meant to be thrashed, stepped on, rolled over, coiled over and over again, and dragged on the ground.
 

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It's been said numerous times already, but while microphone cable
will work, it is wildly overkill. You are paying more than necessary and will end up with a cable that is
thicker and more difficult to run multiple lines of under the trim of a car. That cable is meant to be
thrashed, stepped on, rolled over, coiled over and over again, and dragged on the ground.
That's not always true. Yes, the Grimm Audio mic cable is typical mic cable thickness and expensive,
but the Sommer Cable is really affordable for what it is and much thinner.

Both are considered about the best cable that money can buy, in terms of both construction
quality and signal quality.

I have also built a lot of my own microphone cables for my classic ribbon microphones,
so I had plenty of extra mic cable on hand to make custom-length RCA cables. And it's even less
expensive to buy in bulk, of course.

RFI & EMI can be a real problem with a lot of the old, classic ribbon microphones, so you want the
highest-qualilty shielded conductors possible. And while you *might not* need that extra noise
rejection in your particular vehicle, it is definitely not going to hurt anything when applied to any
car audio environment.

And some vehicles are notorious for inducted noise issues...Porsche, and some Audi & Mercedes, for example.

Check out the Sommer Cable SC Peacock Mk II twin lead mic cable. It's super flexible to accommodate
tight-radius turns. And it's a lot thinner than most typical mic cables, and actually thinner/smaller
diameter than many of the car audio branded RCAs that I've used!






It's actually quite affordable if you compare it to the cost of many of the upper tier car audio brands,
and probably superior in many ways. Available in black and blue. And you can get it in up to 8 stereo
pair conductors in a single jacket. The images above show the standard stereo pair cable, which
is able to be separated just like common "zip cord".

Also keep in mind that the cost listed is per Meter, not per foot...so ~$5 for a high-quality 3ft RCA
cable plus the cost of the RCA plugs of your choice is very reasonable considering the quality.

https://www.thomann.de/gb/sommer_cable_peacock_aes_ebu_black.htm
 

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First effort done, labelled and braided 👍🏼 Earthier the shield at the source end only, and heatshrinked the end of the cable inside the plug to isolate the shield end so it’s not touching the plug at all

One more long run to go, plugs fit nice on sockets 😊
 

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