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so, how did the experiment go? how much did it cost in the end? seems like parts will run for 'bout $40 and will provide quite an upgrade from the original cables ^_^
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Premium Quality Custom Audio Cable Assembly - Milian Acoustics

Send Maxwell an email. He sent me an SPOFC cable terminated on one end with a 6.3 neutriks and bare wires in the other. Any length you want Nylon or Techflex, Even colors,
I used it to make a cable for my ultrasone Pro900's.
A Switchcraft TA3 could easily be soldered with electronic silver solder from any electronics store.
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Originally Posted by olblueyez View Post


Many How many convoluted ways can we say that we took a good 4 wire cable and soldered a mini-XLR to the end of it.

Lots of fancy word that say very little.

Stefan AudioArt audiophile headphone cable provide comprehensive sonic improvement and the new Equinox takes the K702's to an unprecedented level of performance

Architecture: The Equinox K702 is a detachable audiophile headphone cable for the new AKG K702 headphones. The Equinox K702 incorporates a 4-conductor cable design (as opposed to the stock cables 3-conductor design) which uses a lower gauge wire and incorporates a specialized non-conductive treatment process which minimizes dielectric pollution

4-conductor quad-braid field geometry cable consisting of linear induced isolation constructed ultra pure copper enclosed with a Teflon/Oxygen dielectric finished in minimum absorption Techflex
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I can rephrase.

Detachable K702 cable with mini-XLR using 4 UPOCC wires in a quad braid with Techflex sleeve.

Costs: $70. Charging $259. Sweet, let me grab my wallet fast.

Bummer that doesn't sound that impressive anymore. Also you'd think at these ridiculous prices they would terminate it with a Furutech FP-704, but it's the cheaper Neutrik. I'm not saying the Furutech sounds better, but for that much money, I'd expect the most expensive, and to many, the best plugs on the market. Even Moon Audio will provide this at a lower cost. Better yet there are plenty of Head-Fiers make a DIY cable at a far lower price including the Furutech. I'd love to know where SAA get's their UPOCC Copper wire to justify charging those ridiculous prices. As UncleErik points out often, companies like SAA do not make the wires, they are not special wires...
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I got some Futuretechs. The Switchcraft were a dime a dozen but only in nickel, and I wanted Black. Very small and easily melted. Watch out when soldering.
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I know, I used Furutech also on my AD900s, it's huge!
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So I did a little searching a while ago and found that Switchcraft makes a version of the TA3F with a larger opening (basically no rubber tail to remove) called the TA3FL but I've only been able to find it here (link)
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Hi, the Furutech plug really not suitable? quality wise, can the SWITCHCRAFT 35HDBAU 3.5mm STEREO PLUG BLACK w/GOLD PLUG match on it?
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Originally Posted by boomy3555 View Post
Many How many convoluted ways can we say that we took a good 4 wire cable and soldered a mini-XLR to the end of it.

Lots of fancy word that say very little.

Stefan AudioArt audiophile headphone cable provide comprehensive sonic improvement and the new Equinox takes the K702's to an unprecedented level of performance

Architecture: The Equinox K702 is a detachable audiophile headphone cable for the new AKG K702 headphones. The Equinox K702 incorporates a 4-conductor cable design (as opposed to the stock cables 3-conductor design) which uses a lower gauge wire and incorporates a specialized non-conductive treatment process which minimizes dielectric pollution

4-conductor quad-braid field geometry cable consisting of linear induced isolation constructed ultra pure copper enclosed with a Teflon/Oxygen dielectric finished in minimum absorption Techflex
With DIY you dont have a clue how it will sound, the Equinox will give you more bass impact and the vocals will be more forward. Cheap guess or expensive proven results. I would think a DIY with solid core copper and dual entry would help with dynamics and coherence but if or how it will color the sound is a guess.
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With DIY you dont have a clue how it will sound, the Equinox will give you more bass impact and the vocals will be more forward. Cheap guess or expensive proven results. I would think a DIY with solid core copper and dual entry would help with dynamics and coherence but if or how it will color the sound is a guess.

It's just so frustrating to see them elaborate in overzealous terminology to get people hooked on what is basically a high purity 4 wire OFC cable with quality brand name connectors. I understand the concept and do believe that cables can make a hell of a difference but sometimes they need to stop embelishing.
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It's just so frustrating to see them elaborate in overzealous terminology to get people hooked on what is basically a high purity 4 wire OFC cable with quality brand name connectors. I understand the concept and do believe that cables can make a hell of a difference but sometimes they need to stop embelishing.
The embellishment you speak of would put them o par with every other company in the US. Nothing in the US is honest any more.
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I found this mini XLR but the opening was too small for my Milian Acoustics OFC cable so I took the body of one of my Pailiccs 3.5mm stereo plugs and Dremeled out the opening to fit the Milians cable. The threads on the mini XLR and the threads on the body of the Pailiccs just happened to be the same (10mm 1.0) I guess you could say that I have a Pailiccs mini XLR now
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UPOCC wires in a quad braid with Techflex sleeve.

I'd love to know where SAA get's their UPOCC Copper wire to justify charging those ridiculous prices. As UncleErik points out often, companies like SAA do not make the wires, they are not special wires...
Don't know if SAA uses upocc, think they use some sort of OFC
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