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USA seller of "twin screened audio cable" or "two core screened cable?"

I need basically this. I'd rather order it from closer to home. My searches for this type of cable in the US haven't turned up anything, and I don't know enough about electronics to figure out what other names it might go by. I think it's a common type of cable so there must be something I'm missing. Thanks!
posted by univac on May 17, 2014 - 5 answers

Which wall speaker mounts to get and how to install?

I'm not sure what wall/ceiling speaker mounts are appropriate for my system or how to install them in the type of walls I have. Suggestions welcome! [more inside]
posted by droplet on Apr 20, 2014 - 6 answers

Headphone amp for Sennheiser 555s and mp3s--worthwhile?

I've been thinking about building this little Altoid tin headphone amp kit for listening with my Sennheiser 555s. Granted, the point of building the kit is, well, building the kit--but given the limitations of a (cheap) kit-built design and the fact that I listen exclusively to mp3s on my iPhone or Mac, will there be a perceptible improvement in sound from the cans? Is there more to the sound of my mp3s that I might not be hearing just driving the Sennheisers with the juice from the iPhone's or Mac's headphone jack that would merit stepping up the signal with the little amp?
posted by Admiral Haddock on Jan 28, 2014 - 8 answers

I need to buy or rent a record lathe, please guide me in the right direction.

I need to rent or purchase a reasonably priced record lathe to cut short run vinyl LPs. Advice/contact info needed. [more inside]
posted by Ponderance on Nov 30, 2012 - 4 answers

Battery powered sound effect

How do I make battery powered sound effect device? [more inside]
posted by crumblydonut on Jul 2, 2012 - 9 answers

Help me look cool and sound good in a small space without killing myself or my wallet

Looking for a small, cheap amplifier to sit between a Sony D250 portable CD player and a pair of Energy e:XL 15 or 16 speakers. Toying with the idea of a DIY gainclone but not sure I have the smarts to put a kit together without killing myself, or even to know whether that sort of amp is suitable for my needs. [more inside]
posted by obiwanwasabi on Apr 1, 2012 - 3 answers

Why doesn't consumer audio sound better?

Why is audio quality so lacking in consumer audio goods, when it is so easy to improve upon it? [more inside]
posted by krilli on Jan 10, 2012 - 23 answers

Help me replace a blown woofer for a Spica TC-60

How do I replace a blown woofer in a Spica TC-60 loudspeaker? The datasheet is here. I am generally capable, but don't know anything about building/repairing speakers. Can I get away with replacing just the one? Is there any danger of damaging the crossover (whatever that is)? The very nice guy from Madisound recommended a ScanSpeak replacement but how do I know if it will fit and/or work properly? If I'm reading the datasheet correctly, the original seems to be 180mm in diameter, and the replacement he recommended 170mm - is this a good idea? How can I tell if there's anything else I should try? What, if anything, do I seem to be overlooking? Thank you!
posted by jcrcarter on Aug 3, 2011 - 2 answers

What is the right replacement tweeter for my passive nearfield monitors?

Passive nearfield monitor speaker repair filter. I need to replace a blown tweeter. I know the kind of tweeter but it's no longer manufactured and I need to select a compatible alternative. Please help. [more inside]
posted by galaksit on Feb 28, 2011 - 3 answers

Source for Right Angle PC Mount Potentiometers

Where can I order Alpha Single-Gang 16mm Right-angle PC Mount Potentiometers that are 100K log/audio taper?
posted by drezdn on Jun 28, 2010 - 4 answers

What are those personalized audio cones above me at the museum?

What are the personal/individual audio cones are museums called? Is it possible to make one at home relatively inexpensively? [more inside]
posted by codybaldwin on Nov 23, 2009 - 3 answers

Help my Frankenstein spin

What every day (or not so every day) inexpensive (<$75) item, (or part of said item) would make a good turntable spindle bearing? [more inside]
posted by csmason on Jul 3, 2009 - 13 answers

Homemade guitar amp filter

I built this mini guitar amp based on this circuit. But I used a 4 watt speaker rather than the 8 watts specified. What are the consequences of that change? [more inside]
posted by Grundlebug on Mar 17, 2008 - 8 answers

Where are the beginner-level electronic kits to be found?

I need recommendations for beginner-level electronic kits and projects; audio-related kits and projects preferred. [more inside]
posted by lekvar on Oct 29, 2007 - 19 answers

Help me not screw up.

I'm going to embark on a stompbox-building adventure, and I'd like to know how much one can mess things up. [more inside]
posted by tmcw on Oct 21, 2007 - 13 answers

How to boost a line-level signal (in a car) to acceptable levels?

How to boost a line-level signal (in a car) to acceptable levels? [more inside]
posted by RustyBrooks on Dec 11, 2006 - 3 answers

Speakers on the cheap!

Calling all DIY speaker enthusiasts! I'm packing off to college next year and my anticipated roomate and I are both interested in building a sound system of sorts. We are both somewhat experienced with audio systems (theatre sound techs) but have never tackled any sort of speaker construction project. More inside... [more inside]
posted by phrontist on Jan 16, 2006 - 21 answers

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