Originally Posted by Q Mass
That's some really nice work there dude!
I envy your CAD skills.
Have you seen the new connector/cable offered by Linum?
It might be worth looking at for a couple of reasons:
1.It's smaller, and may give you a tiny bit more room, or a smaller 'hood' to house the connector, or more material round the connector for strength.
2.Linum's claims for the mechanical performance/robustness are truly exceptional compared to existing connectors.
Oh, and since it's so tiny, it looks great, almost like a fixed cable! ( exactly like a fixed cable when the socket is recessed )
I don't mean to suggest that there's anything wrong with your design as is though!
I'm just 'that guy' who can't help flapping his gums about how he'd improve that lilly if only he had access to some gilding facilities
Looking forward to seeing your posts on the rest of the process.
I'm an engineering student hence such skills are hard not to come by :).
While that Linum connector looks great, I've already purchased a local made cable for mmcx connector. After this project, if I decide to go down the custom IEM route I might consider upgrading again!
I wanted to standardize on an easy to find cable which is why I chose the MMCX style connector even if it's slightly large. I'm sure you're agree that my shells are already quite small compared to the commercial ones, especially for a CI/DTEC/WBFK combo.
Certainly I'm happy to take onboard all suggestions as this is my first time making IEMs, and I'm happy that this community exists! Please keep up the feedback :).
MuZo, will having a 1mm inner diameter for the nozzle impact the sound greatly? I'm more concerned about the nozzle breaking off, which is why I've set a 1mm thickness for the walls.
Does anyone know what is the maximum outer diameter of nozzle that will fit shure olives well?
My first round of printing. Note some imperfections (not glossy) on the underside of the right-most nozzle which might cause it to fail, plus some broken supports (increased size already) but the size and fit are roughly correct! I'm currently doing another run, this time with the boot to fit drivers in!
Edited by vector1 - 6/17/14 at 6:07pm