So, I've been short a few cables in recent years to be able to connect all my Atari gear at once, needing 3 cables to be precise. Now I've been given an 800 and 810 and am about to assemble a SDrive Max, only missing the SIO cable for it. So that's 5 cables I now need. But prices seem a bit steep on them to me, it seems like I used to be able to get at least 3 ft. cables for $5-10, maybe I'm misremembering. Does anyone know a source of them that's under $20 at least?
Also, I've plenty of 15-wire shielded cable on hand from other projects, at least 25-50ft worth. Is there any place to buy just SIO plugs for a decent price? I saw some 3D printed ones for sale on either ebay or amazon, but I don't think they came with pins installed, it didn't say. But $10 each is hardly better than $25 cables I found on ebay, plus all the extra work, especially if I have to install the pins myself too. I'm hoping to have pins and just solder the wires directly or if they are pinch style or whatever.
It's just a bit hard for me to swallow $125 or more, plus shipping, just for 5 cables.
I already have one APElink SIO extender in-between, maybe I just have to buy a couple more of those and half the cables and just cut them all in half and direct wire to the APElink, have all male cables coming out.
Maybe it's time for someone to make SIO-to-VGA cable adapter plugs; I can find those a dime a dozen at thrift stores and garage sales, etc.!
Edited by Gunstar, Sat Dec 8, 2018 7:52 PM.