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    Went out and bought some Bling

    I was looking at the JBL Synthesis Interconnect kit S2500IC on the clearance page. I have been slowly changing my 2 channel set-up. I am now running a complete Emotiva set-up with my Arrays and wanted to change out the interconnects for an all matching solution. Basically "Bling" I wanted it to look nice. I sprung for the kit and what I got is really quite nice! They are made by Straight Wire and appear to be the same as their Encore 2 cables. Same construction 4 conductors and a shield with a woven and then a clear cover over that.

    What I got was 4 pairs of standard cables and 3 pairs and a single with 90 degree plugs on one side extra I presume to run 2 subs. Plus the custom din cables I got 3 in my kit. They are very nicely made and I think a bargain at the $125 asking price. They are all on the long side 2 and 2.5 meters so if you like tight no slack cables definitely not for you.

    Figured I would pass it on if anyone else was looking for some interconnects.

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    Nice. Been thinking of doing the same, do you have a link?
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    Rob, do yours have a slightly greasy feel to them? Some time ago I bought two sets from another vendor for $35 a set, and the cables had a light, greasy coating on them. A simple wipe down took it off, and they've worked fine every since.

    The same cables came with the Synthesis® One Array system, and they had no residue at all.
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    Rob, do yours have a slightly greasy feel to them?
    Hello TD

    No they are fine. Nice and clean right out of the box.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Robh3606 View Post
    Thanks, I see the 1-6, 12-13, 14-15, but the 7-11?

    is the lower right set in your pic the 5 cables w/ 90deg on one end?
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    If we are just going by looks it looks like a Straight Wire Rhapsody.

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    Yes that's them. The 90 degree will work fine on the back of an amp but may not closely packed on the back of a receiver.

    It has 4 conductors not the 6 in the Rhapsody.

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    If Rhapsody is supposed to sound better, tell yourself they are and they will. Sorry... couldn't resist.

    Actually, I think they are very nice looking and there is nothing wrong with that! Bring on the bling!


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    Rob

    Would you say that they would be easy to shorten, make 2 out of 1?
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    Would you say that they would be easy to shorten, make 2 out of 1?
    Sure but just keep in mind that it's not your standard construction. You have 4 insulated wires inside a shield a blue braid and a clear cover. So whatever terminations you choose will have to accomodate that. The ones that are on them have a nice strain relief clamp. It's wired 2 wires to the center condutor + pin and two wires and the shield to ground.

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    Out of curiosity.... The shields are connected to ground at both ends?
    It's uh... uh... it's down there somewhere, let me take another look...

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    [QUOTE]Out of curiosity.... The shields are connected to ground at both ends? [QUOTE]

    Hello Grumpy

    On the pair I check it was one side only for the sheild.

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    Good to hear. Otherwise, not a lot of point in shielding a twisted pair (or quad) in an unbalanced wiring scheme.
    It's uh... uh... it's down there somewhere, let me take another look...

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    Thanks Rob!
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