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Guide: How to Make a High-Quality Audio Interconnect for Your PC

Price: £15+


Ok, so you've got a high-quality soundcard, and a decent amplifier/receiver and some nice speakers, but what do you use to connect your pc to your amp?  Most people use the cheapest, piece of crap cable that they picked up for pocket change because it does the job.  But what if you want something better and don't want to pay a stupid amount of money on an audio interconnect?

The answer? Make your own!

Here's what I ended up making for my main computer to my amplifier, a 5 metre 3.5mm stereo jack plug to twin phono/RCA cable:

It uses high quality cable and connectors, and looks and performs like the type of interconnects that cost a lot more.  So, what determines the cost of this custom interconnect?

  1. Introduction
  2. What You'll Need
  3. Preparing The Cable
  4. Making The Interconnect - 3.5mm Jack Plug End
  5. Making The Interconnect - The Phono (RCA) End
  6. Final Product Photos & Conclusion
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