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Chicago RCA
Bulk Spool Termination Manual
Thank you for choosing AudioQuest. This manual provides instruction for preparing
and terminating Chicago bulk (unterminated) cable.
Please be careful when using sharp tools. We recommend wearing safety glasses.
To terminate AudioQuest interconnect cables you will need the following tools:
• Sharp knife or razor blade
• Wire stripper
• Needle-nose pliers
• Wire cutter
• Rivers Interconnect Crimping Tool
If you have any questions or concerns – please call AudioQuest at (949) 585-0111
or email: info@audioquest.com
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The directionality of the cable follows the direction of the printing
from source to destination and is indicated by arrows.
Step 1
On both ends of the cable, strip jacket back 0.5”
and remove PVC and foil to expose the dielectrics
and drain wire.
Step 4
Place wires into crimping terminals and crimp
tightly with the crimping tool.
Step 2
Remove drain wire on the source end. Strip the
wire leaving some of the red PVC exposed. Strip
the black PVC as close to the jacket as possible.
Trim off the excess conductors.
Step 5
This is what the plug will look like when correctly
crimped.
Step 3
Put the correct barrel on the cable, making sure
the arrow on the barrel follows the direction of
the cable.
If you have any questions or concerns – please call AudioQuest at (949) 585-0111
or email: info@audioquest.com
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Step 6
Use pliers to crimp strain relief around the PVC
jacket.
Step 8
When terminating the destination end, DO
NOT remove the drain wire. Follow the same
instructions to expose the wires.
Tightly twist the drain wire with the exposed
black wire and trim the wires.
Step 7
Slide barrel over the termination and screw it
closed.
Step 9
Put the barrel on the cable.
If you have any questions or concerns – please call AudioQuest at (949) 585-0111
or email: info@audioquest.com
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Step 10
Place wires into crimping terminals and crimp
tightly using crimping tool.
Step 12
Finish by sliding the barrel over the termination
and screwing it closed.
Step 11
Use pliers to crimp strain relief around the PVC
jacket.
If you have any questions or concerns – please call AudioQuest at (949) 585-0111
or email: info@audioquest.com
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