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Reddit mentions of DOWELL 10-22 AWG Wire Stripper Cutter Wire Stripping Tool And Multi-Function Hand Tool，Professional Handle Design And Refined Craftsmanship.
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Reddit mentions: 7
We found 7 Reddit mentions of DOWELL 10-22 AWG Wire Stripper Cutter Wire Stripping Tool And Multi-Function Hand Tool，Professional Handle Design And Refined Craftsmanship.. Here are the top ones.
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- WIRE STRIPPER:Ideal for copper and aluminum cables from 10-22 AWG.Built in wire cutter.
- DOWELL HANDLE：Handle is made of PP+TPR material, comfortable hand feeling, ergonomically design and optimal force-transmission. Best for working with wet & oily hand.
- SIMPLE OPERATION：Simple one-handed motion grabs, holds, pulls and removes outer jacket makes clean cuts on wires.
- Total Size (Locked): 7 x 2.1 x 0.5in
|Color||Yellow and black|
I'll make a list of stuff you need. For the best "bang for your buck" in the $200ish price range.
Speaker wire. Amazon Basics makes great stuff. If you want, you can get 100 feet of it for an extra $2 I think. You can get those monoprice banana plugs if you want. They just help if you're going to be switching speakers around a lot.
Simple wire stripper. Should work just fine.
Cable to plug it in. That'll just plug the amp into a computer. And that cable is amazing quality. For real. I don't know what it is about it, but the moment I touched that cable I knew it was special. This isn't a joke either. You'll understand when you get one. Trust me.
50 watt per channel amp. This thing will be more than enough. I just like it because it is open box, so cheap. The same one new on amazon is $65. If you want to order from amazon, you can just get the smsl sa-36a. Same amp, just 20 watts per channel. Which, again, is plenty.
[Here's that cheaper smsl amp] https://www.amazon.com/dp/B017W13OR0/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_U2NSBbTRHGFS5). I've got a few of them. They're great. This is what I'd go for if the other one is sold out.
Cheap but good little amp. I don't have one of these because I'm not a fan of the looks, but they get great reviews and a lot of people really like them.
Miccas. These things are nice for that price. In this price range, you really won't be getting anything better unless you go DIY.
Fluance SX6. These guys are big, but they throw a good amount of sound and some pretty deep bass for a pair of bookshelf speakers. Careful, they're pretty big.
Pioneer. These things are decent, but I think the Fluances would be better for this price. The SX6s throw more bass, which is good if you're not getting a sub. However, these are smaller.
Fluance signature series. I know, you said your budget is only $200, but you said if you need to spend more, then you will. These will sound better than all of the other speakers linked, however, that's not why they're here. I put them here for two reasons. The first is that they're front ported. Most people that are new to speakers might put them up against a wall or close to it, not understanding that the port needs some room to breathe. These have front ports so that's not a problem. The second reason, just look at them. If you really care about looks, these ones are the ones. They're beautiful. (My opinion obviously).
Oof almost forgot. Pleaae don't place the speakers directly on your desk.
That's a lot. I'll sum it up with my opinion and why.
Amp: smsl sa36a. For close range, you don't need anything with more power. This thing will do whatever you need for bookshelf speakers.
Speakers: micca mb42x. Why? Here's why: for this price range, you won't notice a huge difference in any speakers, unless you get some bad ones. So, get the cheapest ones you can. Later on, if you can afford to upgrade them, you'll probably want to do that. Then you'll have a pair of $80 speakers that you don't need rather than a pair of 130 speakers that you don't need. Another reason I would pick the miccas is because they punch above their price range. Most people say they sound more like a pair of $125 speakers rather than a pair of $80 speakers. So, for real, they're good. Also, they're the smallest of the bunch.
Or, build a pair of C Notes and get something way better than any of these.
Hope this helps!
Budget: Denon AVR-S530BT $160 refurbished 5.2 with HDCP 2.2 and HDMI 2.0B for 4k switching.
Recommended: Denon AVRX1400 $300 refurbished 7.2/5.2.2 with Audyssey MultEQ XT.
JBL Arena 130 Black 2-Way 7-Inch Bookshelf Loudspeakers match the Leviton/JBL center speaker.
Or get 3 other matching speakers and skip the free center speaker?
Don't forget speaker wire and self adjusting wire strippers or basic.
Home Theater: r/HTBuyingGuides FAQ, How to Set Up a Basic Home Theater System - Lifewire, How to Set Up Your Home Theater Receiver, also see r/hometheater
Home Audio : Intro to home stereo systems, Beginner's Guide to Home Audio, r/Audiophile Getting Started, Zeos AMP and DAC guide, Subwoofer Setup
Speaker Placement: Stereo Music Listening, Home Theater
They all work more or less the same. I have a Dowell stripper I've been using for a couple years and it works great, Klein's a good brand as well.
One other thing I just noticed is you have 3 black wires and 1 white wire; is this how it was previously wired? This is very non-standard.
Did you pay attention to which wires were connected to where when you took it apart? Which was line/load, and which was connected to the brass vs gold screws?
Yes you will need speaker wire.
100 ft Oxygen Free - $24
Wire Strippers $7
Monoprice Subwoofer Cable - $10
There are options for wireless surrounds, but I've never heard of any of them working very well.
You will need HDMI cables to connect your sources (Xbox, AppleTV, etc...) to your Receiver. Another HDMI cable out from your Receiver and into your TV. And speaker wire to connect your speakers to your receiver. You will need wire strippers.. And an RCA coax cable to connect your sub to receiver
EDIT: Since it sounds like you're a beginner with setting up AV equipment, read through your TV and Receiver owner's manuals. There should be diagrams and hookup instructions.
I appreciate the effort. This seems promising and may be the better idea, the other route I was going to take was the Bardwell kit with some other stuff.
$381 no shipping/tax and the build kit comes with accessory kit including motor screws for CL1 5mm thick arms, double-sided tape, FC stack mounting screws, XT60 power lead, zip ties, and heat shrink.
Your idea seems like it may be "too little" for the project but I am honestly ok with that because I rather get something done then bite off something too big to chew and end up having to figure something out last second and it being a piece of crap.
So does that flight controller stick right into those frames and then you screw them in or something? You say I only need to solder the the power wires to the camera, where do the motors go? I probably sound like an idiot but I'm not really an electrician or carpenter, I don't build things, other then computers :P. I need to head off now so I can't do so much research right now and I spent all day researching today.. won't have much time tomorrow, we are going to tour a college. Can you recommend a good video that would go along with this build? Tomorrow, I am going to ask the teacher if the TV in the room I am presenting in has analog input, if not we go from there. We have access to a 3D printer but a lot of people are going to be using it most likely and I think its slow but I can definitely get the camera mount printed. Once again, appreciate the effort.
I'm assuming since you ask that we are not talking about a high-end, high power $5k+ system. The good news is that unless you are doing some long runs (ie over 50 ft), inexpensive speaker wire would work fine for most setups. I would suggest 16 gauge or less, really no reason to spend over $20.Look at amazon or monoprice. You may want to invest in a pair of wire strippers so you can make your own ends now and in the future.