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Sony Unimatch Stereo Plug

post #1 of 13
Thread Starter 
Does anyone know where I can get a SONY unimatch stereo plug? (for CD3000)

Thanx in advance.

jenneth
post #2 of 13
Let me guess - you got them yanked off your head one too many times while moving around, causing the wires to come loose . Well, this is what happened to my CD3k's, anyway (a good reason for a coiled extension cable!)

After alot of searching, I was still not able to find the original sony plug that goes with the CD3k. I did find the silver one somewhere on the sony site, but not the gold-plated one. Let me know if you can find the gold one.

However, I was able to find a very high quality neutrik plug:
http://www.partsexpress.com/pe/pshow...number=092-157 They are cheap, too.

I think this plug actually sounds better than the original, although it doesn't look as good. At first it sounded a little bright with the CD3K's, but it settled down after 24 hours of listening (you know you're hardcore when you break-in a mini-plug) Now I swear I'm noticing increased detail. Order at least 3 of them in case you mess up the soldering. Insulate the contacts well with electrical tape. Plug surgery can be tricky.
post #3 of 13
In order to never have to worry with broken plugs or cables again is to make a NICE adapter thingy , I mean, an XLR or something male and female, so that if you step on the cord it won't rip the cable, it'll just come unplugged, and no damage is done.
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Thread Starter 
Thanks for the help guys.

j.
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Re: Sony Unimatch Stereo Plug

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Originally posted by jenneth
Does anyone know where I can get a SONY unimatch stereo plug? (for CD3000)

Thanx in advance.

jenneth
Sony has (or until recently had) a very extensive inventory of parts. This form allows you to look up any part you want.
post #6 of 13
Next time use a right angle adapter from RS, if you step on the cable you just unhook it and that's it, or better pay more attention while hanging around especially with the CD3000 a very expensive headphone and a very expensive parts, try here there is a whole list of the parts for the CD3000, they use the same parts list of Sony parts, get the number and later on order it from any other place....If you want just the adapter, it uses the same as any other Sony headphone, 7506, 7509, V700, V600, etc....
post #7 of 13
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Originally posted by Sovkiller
try here there is a whole list of the parts for the CD3000, they use the same parts list of Sony parts,
Good list - thanks. But I don't see the gold unimatch plug on this list, or am I missing something? I can't find that plug anywhere.
post #8 of 13
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Originally posted by GeoffW
Good list - thanks. But I don't see the gold unimatch plug on this list, or am I missing something? I can't find that plug anywhere.
The plug came attach to the cable, i don't think they sell the plug alone, but anyway contact Sony, they may help you out....
post #9 of 13
Hi,
Why not get the Nutrik plug instead? They are supposed to be as good or even better. I think they retail around 1 or 2 dollars each.

Purk
post #10 of 13
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Originally posted by purk
Hi,
Why not get the Nutrik plug instead? They are supposed to be as good or even better. I think they retail around 1 or 2 dollars each.
Purk
I have the neutrik plug on my cd3k already, and I think it definitely is better sounding than the original, but if I ever decide to sell my cd3k (maybe get an R10?), I'd want to put the original plug back on.

If a plug made as much difference as it did, I'm wondering what a new cable might do for the cd3k.
post #11 of 13
Hi,
I believe that the calble on the CD3K is already of a good quality. 6N LC-OFC (99.99997%) is much better than that offer in the Sennheriser headphones. I believe that the R10 also has the same type of cable.


Purk
post #12 of 13
Yet it's somewhat microphonic ... a better cable would solve that, I'm pretty sure.
post #13 of 13
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Originally posted by asdfeproiu9
Yet it's somewhat microphonic ... a better cable would solve that, I'm pretty sure.
I think this is often a function of the way that the cable connects with the headphone body. If you have Ety 4P's, you'll notice how the connector in the middle (for the tie clip) actually cuts most microphonics -- touch the cable below the connector and no or little sound -- above the connector, you'll definitely hear sound.
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