RCA cables, used in home television, Computers, consoles, mixers, amplifiers and other audio equipment that gets modified electrically may require a good cable for sound fidelity. Cables bought in stores may cost a lot more than what you can make with the basic material.
Things you'll need
- Lengths of wire with respectable gauge
- Wire strippers
- A crimper
- A solder iron
- (Leadless) Solder
- Heatshrink tubing
- Cut your cables to the length you need.
- Strip the ends by turning the wire stripper 360 degrees clockwise than counter-clockwise to ensure a nice cut, then pull it out.
- Put on some solder to the exposed part of the wire.
- Insert two heatshrink tubing about one inch long each onto your cable.
- Put on your connectors.
- Crimp them firmly.
- Add some more solder.
- Solder another length of cable if you have a ground pin.
- Heat the shrink around the connector
- Test with a ohmmeter and a "load".
- Calculate the length of wire you need and add a little extra. Cables should not be dangling or enrolled onto itself. When cables cross each other, it creates interference.
- Calculate the gauge according to the length of the cable and the amount of impedance it will carry.