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Right Angle Mini to Mini Cable - Where To Find?

post #1 of 14
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Thought someone here might be able to help.

I need a right angle stereo mini to mini cable (3.5mm; 1/8" plug on each end) to connect my PCDP to my Altoid amp.

I saw one here, but it's $19.99 which seems absurd to me:

http://headroom.headphone.com/layout...tID=0050200000

Do you know of any other sources online that carry a similar cables and accessories?

Thanks!
post #2 of 14
LOL, you should talk to Ricky...

That cable is actually pretty good and I hated parting with it when I sold my TAH.

Is it worth $20 sonically? Probably not but considering the other options for mini-minis it's reasonable.

I believe that Bolder can make what you want but if you don't like $20 you sure as hell aren't going to like thier options.

About the only way you're going to get out of this cheaply is to make your own.
post #3 of 14
Realistically, who else in the audio world needs a 1/8 right angle mini to mini?
I got the one from Headroom.
There are actually threads on this subject. If you like, Markertek sells the 90 degree plug, you just gotta solder the wire on your own.
md
post #4 of 14
I bought a nice Switchcraft one from Martek and added it to my Kimber.
post #5 of 14
I ordered one of those and I am not happy with it. I planned to use it in my airbag with JMT Penguin and Pana 570. But, I'm getting static or loss of sound when I have it pushed all the way in the JMT. If it's out about a quarter inch its fine. It's annoying.

I did call Todd and was disappointed to hear that the cord I was shipped is not a Straightwire even though the page says so. Huh? Evidently, the cord I have is more flexible than the Straightwire. I need to do more follow up to determine if it needs to be returned 'cause it has a problem or if it's not compatible with the JMT plug.

I would like a flexible right angle mini. And, the cord I have would have been perfect if it weren't for the static/fading problem. My Kimber's are not flexible and the Markertec connectors are too large. If you find something let me know.

Just thought I'd share...
post #6 of 14
che, are you talking about the Straightwire ic mini to mini? if so, it looks like a two or three mm stranded wire covered in black?
Todd said that is not the Straightwire cable?
md
post #7 of 14
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che, are you talking about the Straightwire ic mini to mini? if so, it looks like a two or three mm stranded wire covered in black?
Todd said that is not the Straightwire cable?
Evidently not. Mine isn't braided like the Kimbers. Tom said they've changed the manufacturer - but not the name on the site. The picture looks like mine. It has a vinyl(?) covering that I can't see through so I don't know if it's two or three strands.

I don't really know what a straightwire looks like. If he hadn't told me I wouldn't have known.
post #8 of 14
The braided one with Techflex is obviously the Kimber it aslo costs $39
kimber: http://www.headphone.com/layout.php?...tID=0050160075

Straightwire: http://www.headphone.com/layout.php?...tID=0050200000

$19
post #9 of 14
Yes, Lektex. I have both of those. I know the difference. I am saying that Todd told me that the cord pictured as a Straightwire is not, therefore I wouldn't know what a Straighwire looks like.

I'll call him and clear it up Monday. I just wanted to caution fellow headfier's with JMT amps that the cord pictured does not work properly when pushed all the way in to the jacks on my JMT.
post #10 of 14
I unerstand now. I had an old Airhead it came with a thick red IC. It was a Straightwire version. My new 4.5 TA came with a thin, shiny black IC. non-Straightwire? I know it worked fine with rhe TA. I've use different IC's with my JMT amp without problems. Weird..
post #11 of 14
That is weird. I have 3 pseudo StraightWire cables and they work fine with all of my JMT amps. Also, did Todd mention who does manufacture those cables then? It looks very similar to the cable used on my Etymotics.
post #12 of 14
We need some pics. The one I sent my brother last Dec, was kind of glossy black and worked fine.
post #13 of 14
I agree, the black Headroom mini to mini works fine on my JMT amp. Perhaps you got a bad cable.
Headroom should have at least changed the website to reflect the change. I still think twenty bucks is a good deal considering the alternatives.
md
post #14 of 14
I talked to Mark today (Todd is on vacation) and he thinks its a bad cable too. I'm going to return it and try a different one. Oh, he said its a 'Link Interconnect.'
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