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post #271 of 436
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Originally Posted by Good Times View Post
Hey I agree it's not the ultimate in diy, but I think the point is the quest for the ultimate 3.5mm plug. It may not be the best method of connection but you can't argue with it's importance or relevance.
x2. Maybe an agreement can be reached, if only this thread was titled Quest For The Ultimate 3.5mm 1/8" Mini Jack.
post #272 of 436
Hey komi do you know of a online stockist that ships internationally for the HICON Gun Metal plugs you posted... or anyone else for that matter?
post #273 of 436

pailiccs

well I just got my 'other' pailiccs the mini quad and I think they look very nice:

The Canare Star Quad fits snug in them, and the Canare Mini Star Quad + TechFlex fits well too.

The plugs are slightly different from what was on the pictures from where I got them. The ground connection is behind the two channels. Not sure if it is better, but it wasn't hard to solder.
post #274 of 436
so neutrik is better than switchcraft for itouch iphone,,??????????
also what about Pailiccs
post #275 of 436
Time for a thread resurrection. I was expecting more out of Connex (partsconnexion house brand) which has their own branded versions of the various generic Chinese designs that are out there. Now they have their version of the miniplug which has the same guts layout as the Yarbo, Cryoparts, and Hicon plugs. I like this layout as it's easy to work with, and I'd really like my own custom plug from the same OEM, but I can't seem to find the vendor...must keep working on it. I really hate the barrel on these, it's awful looking - it doesn't have a wide opening in the back, and it's not particularly well priced ($6, and I know the Cryoparts one for $8 is cryo'd and has good materials, so why would I bother getting these shipped from Canada). They need to make these with a few different body options, perhaps one with a different size for the hole in the back. I don't mean to diss PCX, they kick ass, good prices for international shipping, awesome selection, pretty much one of the best DIY stores there is, but I could be a lot happier with the body design on these (although I am not 100% happy with just about every miniplug out there). I will still probably order these so I can take some better pictures and see how they feel, as perhaps the photos do not do them justice.


However, their new 1/4" to 1/8" adapter is badass looking, really high quality - people should just get these instead of paying up for one that's made with wire and Neutrik connectors.
post #276 of 436
it seems no one can find the pailiccs connectors. i havent read through the whole thread but this place sells em...Pailiccs 3.5mm Gold Plated Connector [PA35] - S$6.52 : Null Audio Studio, Where everything is purely handmade
post #277 of 436
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Originally Posted by french2013 View Post
it seems no one can find the pailiccs connectors. i havent read through the whole thread but this place sells em...Pailiccs 3.5mm Gold Plated Connector [PA35] - S$6.52 : Null Audio Studio, Where everything is purely handmade
Nice find. Solid price, and pretty reasonable shipping from Singapore. Wonder what OD a cable it can take. Narrows quite a bit.
post #278 of 436
I'm looking for a higher end looking Angled 3.5 other than the Switchcraft (kind of big) or Neutrik.
post #279 of 436
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I'm looking for a higher end looking Angled 3.5 other than the Switchcraft (kind of big) or Neutrik.
Not sure if there is anything comercially available out there outside of the two you have looked at. I have seen some folks make custom right angles out of the Neutrik base and then molded something over the wires. I think I saw some wood, even. I am going to make some custom low profile ones, but epoxy putty is decidedly NOT high end looking
post #280 of 436
Thanks FraGGler,

I thought I'd ask. I'd want a little shorter barrel (maybe a little bigger). I think I'll try experimenting with a Neutrik as well.

So many cool straight plugs, I'm kind of surprised there aren't any more commercially available angled 3.5mm out there.
post #281 of 436
Any of you plugologists come across a 1/8" stereo plug with the front end threaded to take a 1/4" adapter? Some headphones (e.g. Denon D2000 shown below) come with these, but I haven't found a source for a DIY version.
post #282 of 436
The only locking mini plugs I have seen are the opposite of what you are looking for, the mini plug has a locking ring that goes around the female plug. I think AKG uses a similar system for their microphones which is what the plug I saw was for. It was Redco.com if you wanted to look at it.
post #283 of 436
no I think he's looking for this, you can find it at qables



its custom made for qables, doesnt come with a barrel, but you can use a regular neutrik mini barrel or heatshrink. not cheap, but since its so rare and its bespoke to qables I guess thats what you get. qables minis are all a little on the pricey side though, but in europe they are expensive anywhere it seems.
post #284 of 436
HA, the screen snap I took had a pop up tag visible oh well you get the idea
post #285 of 436
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Originally Posted by FraGGleR View Post
Not sure if there is anything comercially available out there outside of the two you have looked at. I have seen some folks make custom right angles out of the Neutrik base and then molded something over the wires. I think I saw some wood, even. I am going to make some custom low profile ones, but epoxy putty is decidedly NOT high end looking
yeah i'm afraid they just dont exist, the switchcraft is massive and pretty much negates any benefit offered by having it right angle by being so HUGE; wont work with the majority of portable amps because it gets in the way of something almost every time, even when the barrel is shortened, because of the way the guts are set up its only possible to shorten it ~10mm. the neutrik is the best option and modifies well, can get it very very small.

as far as the epoxy putty, depends on the skill and patience of the user
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