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Circuit for a tester which will track down opens and shorts in microphone cables.
AUDIO AMATEUR 2/1975 [Nov 1975] (v.6#2) pg. 26

Cable identifier. Sort out which cable goes where in a sound system. This battery powered tester displays (with LED lamps) how an XLR plug has been wired.
AUDIO AMATEUR 3/1976 [Oct 1976] (v.7#3) pg. 32

Tip on reinforcing the connector wires on a Polk Audio "Cobra Cable".
AUDIO AMATEUR 2/1979 [Apr 1979] (v.10#2) pg. 38

Tip on coding patch cords using model-building paint.
AUDIO AMATEUR 2/1981 [Apr 1981] (v.12#2) pg. 60

Audio cable tester uses LEDs to identify problems.
AUDIO AMATEUR 4/1981 [Sep 1981] (v.12#4) pg. 37
Added Info AUDIO AMATEUR 3/1982 [Aug 1982] (v.13#3) pg. 46

Tip on fabricating your own low level cables, power supply cables and speaker cables.
AUDIO AMATEUR 2/1982 [May 1982] (v.13#2) pg. 55

Current thoughts on wire. An introduction to evaluating audio wiring and interconnection.
AUDIO AMATEUR 4/1982 [Oct 1982] (v.13#4) pg. 22
Added Info AUDIO AMATEUR 5/1982 [Jan 1983] (v.13#5) pg. 56
Added Info AUDIO AMATEUR 2/1986 [May 1986] (v.17#2) pg. 52
Added Info AUDIO AMATEUR 4/1986 [Oct 1986] (v.17#4) pg. 54

Tip on "hybrid" grounding of balanced cable (two conductor shielded) in single ended applications.
AUDIO AMATEUR 5/1982 [Jan 1983] (v.13#5) pg. 57

Review of the Tiffany audio connectors from M. Berns Industries.
AUDIO AMATEUR 4/1983 [Nov 1983] (v.14#4) pg. 40

Connectors. An electronic system's most ignored component. Part 1. Specifications, metals used to make and plate connectors, phono plug, phone plug, "Pro" audio connector, DIN plug, and RF connector.
AUDIO AMATEUR 2/1987 [Mar 1987] (v.18#2) pg. 11

Connectors. Part 2. Jones plug, Molex plug, D connector, etc.
AUDIO AMATEUR 3/1987 [Jul 1987] (v.18#3) pg. 32

Stereo phono cable fault tester is reliable and foolproof.
AUDIO AMATEUR 2/1990 [Apr 1990] (v.21#2) pg. 59
Correction AUDIO AMATEUR 4/1990 [Oct 1990] (v.21#4) pg. 5

How to isolate the shield from the signal-zero conductor in "RCA" style audio cables.
AUDIO AMATEUR 2/1990 [Apr 1990] (v.21#2) pg. 60
Added Info AUDIO AMATEUR 4/1990 [Oct 1990] (v.21#4) pg. 6

Simple adapter for testing audio cable capacitance using a digital capacitance meter.
AUDIO AMATEUR 2/1991 [Apr 1991] (v.22#2) pg. 61
Added Info AUDIO AMATEUR 1/1992 [Mar 1992] (v.23#1) pg. 60

A musical link. How to make your own plaited (braided) three-wire audio cable that is phase coherent up to a frequency of 100 kHz.
AUDIO AMATEUR 3/1991 [Aug 1991] (v.22#3) pg. 36
Added Info AUDIO AMATEUR 1/1992 [Mar 1992] (v.23#1) pg. 54

Build the balanced jack. How to convert any "unbalanced" audio system to one with differential connections between each piece of equipment. Unbalanced output signals (left and right) are converted into separate differential signals (one each for the left and right channels) for cable transmission to another piece of audio equipment.
AUDIO AMATEUR 3/1992 [Sep 1992] (v.23#3) pg. 9
Added Info AUDIO AMATEUR 1/1993 [Mar 1993] (v.24#1) pg. 40

Tip on making wide band digital interconnects (audio cable) from multiple strands of 24AWG wire wrap wire.
AUDIO AMATEUR 2/1993 [Jun 1993] (v.24#2) pg. 32
Added Info AUDIO AMATEUR 4/1994 [Dec 1994] (v.25#4) pg. 50

Review of the D.H. Labs Silver Sonic audio cables. Includes tips on installing connectors and various applications of the cable.
AUDIO AMATEUR 2/1994 [Jun 1994] (v.25#2) pg. 36
Added Info AUDIO AMATEUR 3/1995 [Aug 1995] (v.26#3) pg. 49

Tips on making your own audio cables using Canare's LV-61S, a 75-ohm video cable.
AUDIO AMATEUR 4/1994 [Dec 1994] (v.25#4) pg. 44

Optimizing the S/PDIF (Sony/Philips Digital Interface). Hidden hazards and hook-up hints when using cables, connectors, and input switching for digital audio.
AUDIO ELECTRONICS 4/1998 [Aug 1998] (v.29#4) pg. 16
Added Info AUDIO ELECTRONICS 1/1999 [Jan 1999] (v.30#1) pg. 44, 51
Added Info AUDIO ELECTRONICS 2/1999 [Mar 1999] (v.30#2) pg. 46
Added Info AUDIO ELECTRONICS 4/1999 [Aug 1999] (v.30#4) pg. 46

All about wire. Different types of wire commonly used in audio equipment and practical advice about when to use each type.
AUDIOXPRESS Aug 2001 (v.32#8) pg. 34

Improved cable designs are used to connect a CD player to an amplifier and connect an amplifier to the loudspeakers.
AUDIOXPRESS Nov 2001 (v.32#11) pg. 80

Top ten wiring mistakes when prewiring a new house for audio, video, telephone, automation, computers, etc.
ELECTRONIC HOUSE Jan-Feb 1995 (v.10#1) pg. 50

Clutter busters. Selecting and installing special multiport receptacles which combine plug-ins for entertainment, computer equipment, telephones, and electrical equipment.
ELECTRONIC HOUSE Mar-Apr 1995 (v.10#2) pg. 49

Overview of the role of dedicated service panels to receive outside signals (cable TV, digital satellite, telephone, Internet, ...) and distribute them throught a house.
ELECTRONIC HOUSE Dec 1998 (v.13#6) pg. 34

Building a smart home. A step-by-step guide for the decisions which must be made by the homeowner when building a home equipped with state-of-the-art technologies.
ELECTRONIC HOUSE Feb 2000 (v.15#1) pg. 60

Understanding the advanced wiring systems in today's smart homes.
ELECTRONIC HOUSE Apr 2000 (v.15#2) pg. 38

Before you build. Step 12. Prewiring. Equipping your home with high-speed wiring.
ELECTRONIC HOUSE Oct 2001 (v.16#10) pg. 31

Build a super-simple audio/video cable tester. Est. cost: $10.
ELECTRONICS NOW Apr 1995 (v.66#4) pg. 83
Added Info ELECTRONICS NOW Sep 1995 (v.66#9) pg. 14

Audio connector overview. A look at the specifications and applications of the three different connectors used in consumer audio equipment (1/4" mono and stereo phone plug and jack, RCA plug and jack, and XLR connector and jack).
ELECTRONICS NOW Sep 1995 (v.66#9) pg. 134

Making the connection. Tips on hooking up the cables which connect various audio and video components.
HOME MECHANIX #743 Mar 1990 (v.86) pg. 17

Multi-room audio and video systems you can install yourself. General information on equipment and techniques.
HOME MECHANIX #774 Apr 1993 (v.89) pg. 40

Whole-house wiring 101. A room-by-room guide to planning your audio, video, telephone, and data communication cable needs for now and the years to come.
POPULAR HOME AUTOMATION Jul 1998 (v.3#3) pg. 26

Build a unit to test audio and video connecting cables.
POPULAR MECHANICS Mar 1984 (v.161#3) pg. 154
Correction POPULAR MECHANICS Jul 1984 (v.161#7) pg. 8

Simple cable tester for audio applications. Can be adapted to other types of cable (video, computer, etc.).
RADIO-ELECTRONICS Aug 1986 (v.57#8) pg. 29

Simple battery-powered oscillator circuit (tone generator) for identifying audio cables (speaker, microphone, etc.) when connecting them up. Ideal when installing sound systems for live events. Est. cost: $5.
RADIO-ELECTRONICS Dec 1991 (v.62#12) pg. 12

Stretching your stereo. A few simple gadgets and techniques can help you put music in every room, and make your stereo truly remote-controlled. It involves running wires to remote speakers.
SUNSET Mar 1992 (v.188#3) pg. 122

Making connections. An introduction to the types of audio cable and connectors which may be found in audio-video recording equipment.
VIDEOMAKER Apr 1995 (v.9#10) pg. 26

A look at video and audio cables, connectors and their care.
VIDEOMAKER Sep 1996 (v.11#3) pg. 74
Correction VIDEOMAKER Oct 1996 (v.11#4) pg. 6

Video and audio cables and connectors. A summary of various types and advice on their care and handling.
VIDEOMAKER Nov 1996 (v.11#5) pg. 89