So I was going to rewire my DT880 600ohms based on a few guides ive read.. I opened it up and saw this.
I plan on using Mogami W2534 and id really like to do a dual entry split.
Any ideas on how to handle the crossover etc?
Drill a hole in the bottom of the second cup, you'll have to implement strain relief (I usually heatshrink the cable, use a ziptie and some hot glue). Those diodes go in the trash, just mark +/- and wire the new cable directly.
Connect the shield to the grounds on the XLR plug only, not on the headphone drivers and you should get it right.
Those are some thick cables, man. You sure you don't want to strip the outer jacket and shielding? You probably will not need them anyway if you are just listening at home, plus it will make the cable lighter.
Thanks for the hint Mad Max.
I kind of came to that conclusion too, but browsing head-fi, I came across this thread http://www.head-fi.org/t/509021/beyerdynamic-t1-cable-connection-mod
And was wondering if I shouldn't just let the shield alone (couldn't be hard to connect or disconnect the shield from the 4 pin xlr connector anyway.)
I' guess I should look for something lighter too. I was eyeing some up-occ copper cables any advise on what gauge I should go for. More 21awg or 24?
24awg would be better for flexibility. 21 will be unnecessarily thick, I think.
Floating shield is pointless as far as I know. You might as well just omit it, otherwise you need to connect it at the XLR plug to the minus pins so that the shield can actually protect.