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^ never seen this...

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Quote:
Originally Posted by dn2shmb View Post

Does anyone know of a right angle 3.5 mm that has threads for a 1/4 jack? Seems like they should exist but cannot find anywhere...thanks



Qables sells straight threaded 3.5mm plugs, exactly what you want. However, it does not have a casing. You will need to buy a Neutrik mini to give it one.

 

Edit: oops

Well, you could always find some cable to mutilate for its right-angle threaded connector.  biggrin.gif


Edited by Mad Max - 9/22/11 at 5:30pm
post #348 of 436

So are you talking about using a threaded straight connector in a right angle case? sry if thats a stupid question bit of a cable newb.

post #349 of 436

Thanks for this great list! I had been looking for exactly this!

post #350 of 436

Definitely a great thread.

 

I'm in the process of making a new cable for my TMA-1s. Waiting for the parts to come from redco right now.

Bought some neutriks to start off with. Will probably reterminate them later on with one of the plugs mentioned here.

 

Pailiccs look great, especially for their price (theres a pair for $10 shipped on ebay)

Via Blues are tempting but I dont know if I can justify the price haha.


Edited by PanpandaChan - 10/11/11 at 11:42am
post #351 of 436

Thanks for such a useful thread! Those are some nice-looking jacks :)

 

Could you guys help me out? I'm planning on recabling my Grado's to have a single-sided detachable cable and needed to find a female 1/8 socket. So after looking around online, I found out that some jacks have 5 pins, like these:

 

http://www.ebay.com/itm/2pcs-Panel-PCB-3-5mm-1-8-Female-TRS-Headphone-Jack-Audio-Stereo-Cable-Plug-K3A-/120812232955?_trksid=p4340.m185&_trkparms=algo%3DSIC.NPJS%26its%3DI%26itu%3DUA%26otn%3D5%26pmod%3D290630157424%26ps%3D63%26clkid%3D4254001669997911555#ht_3183wt_946

 

and others have 3 pins, like this:

http://search.digikey.com/us/en/products/SJ-3523-SMT/CP-3523SJCT-ND/669704

 

Could you please explain which jack (or one from somewhere else) would be best for my project? Thanks!

 

post #352 of 436

The ones with 5 pins are switched jacks.  Read the last section on wikipedia.

 

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/TRS_connector

 

 

Basically when you pull the male jack out the L/R will close and the signal will travel to the remaining 2 posts.  You can get either but if you get the 5 or 6 pin ones don't connect the extra pins to anything. 

 


Edited by blaken - 11/17/11 at 9:16pm
post #353 of 436

Thanks for the reply! Greqq passed along some useful info about finding the female sockets. When searching, include the keyword "chassis" and look for jacks with knurled nuts that can be tightened down to keep the jack in. 
I have decided to buy from Amazon/Parts-Express here:

http://www.amazon.com/3-5mm-Stereo-Panel-Mount-Jack/dp/B000ML4A2Q

post #354 of 436

Do anyone know hot to open ATH-M50's jack? I've tried to unscrew it but I find it may have a connection with these little holes on both sides of the plug.

post #355 of 436

I've never seen anyone open up a full-metal (no pun intended) AT plug.  If you are able to accomplish this, do post pics.   =D

post #356 of 436

They've had to assemble it somehow. Like I wrote, I find these two little holes could be the solution but I think it was easier to asseble it but not to open.

post #357 of 436

Hey noob DIYer here,

 

I'm looking to build an impedance Decreasing adapter, and i wanted to which combinations of 1/4" jacks and 3.5mm sockets would fit nicely into one adapter, with enough space for 4x half or quarter watt resistors.

 

eg ebay 1, Ebay2

(but not resistance increasing like those, just in more or less that format.)

 

They type of adapter i want to make is explained here: Impedance Adapters/Cables | Explained & Listed

The one looks like Rean? but i have no idea on the females

post #358 of 436

I think that the Rean NYS240 3.5mm jack + Neutrik 1/4" NP3X can be made to fit nicely together.  Other plugs will have to have a very wide opening for cables because you will have to screw on the barrel of the 1/4" plug.

post #359 of 436

The link Cryoparts link is broken. Here it is: http://cryo-parts.com/index.php/headphone-connectors/straight-mini-plugs

Those are really expensive anyway, and I don't see the point of being cryo-treated, but the carbon fiber body looks awesome.

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Quote:
Originally Posted by Mad Max View Post

I think that the Rean NYS240 3.5mm jack + Neutrik 1/4" NP3X can be made to fit nicely together.  Other plugs will have to have a very wide opening for cables because you will have to screw on the barrel of the 1/4" plug.

 

Thanks

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