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post #16 of 85
"Hanging Grapes"? how about hanging his head? What a messy work. I did solder 2 times in my life, my 2nd time was so much better than this. Seens he did not even try to heat the wire hot, and just drip solder in place and hope it is going to hold.
post #17 of 85
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Originally Posted by scootermafia View Post
I think I know who did those.

I have to repair one of these cables this month when it arrives from overseas in a few days, as the person doesn't have confidence that it can be repaired by the maker.

How much f#(*&#$ heat does it take to melt the PVDF teflon of the Furutech topline XLRs? That insulation is tough as hell. This is a sign that you were using too high of a soldering heat with no flux to try to stick solder to the rhodium.
Butane iron+Max temp+reheating a cold joint = the vent on the iron sill melt everything neat it. (from experience)
post #18 of 85
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Originally Posted by WalkGood View Post
I’m an amateur and I can do cleaner work … Hope you didn’t spend much on that POS, I’d ask for a refund.
Ditto.

-Nkk
post #19 of 85
Three words could solve this problem.

Metcal soldering iron.
post #20 of 85
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Originally Posted by scootermafia View Post
Three words could solve this problem.

Metcal soldering iron.
Great soldering iron can't fix terrible aim.
post #21 of 85
i am a novice at soldering, that work is well below standard for a blind man let alone someone charging for the privilege.
post #22 of 85
O_O how did he even pull that off , i would have a hard time doing that bad a job.
post #23 of 85
Remember kids that is not plastic on the topline XLRs ($170 retail/pair lolol) that's PVDF teflon. Its melting temperature is real high, it could not have been a normal soldering iron that did this. I'm really at a loss as to how it happened. It's fairly tough to reflow joints on those rhodium XLRs, but if you put some solder on your tip before trying it's not too bad.
post #24 of 85
Maybe he's trying to solder it with an oxy torch. :P
post #25 of 85
DISGRACEFUL, it’s simply unexplainable.
post #26 of 85
Might have tried to use a lightsaber of sorts.
post #27 of 85
its almost impressive ^_^
post #28 of 85
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Originally Posted by scootermafia View Post
Remember kids that is not plastic on the topline XLRs ($170 retail/pair lolol) that's PVDF teflon. Its melting temperature is real high, it could not have been a normal soldering iron that did this. I'm really at a loss as to how it happened. It's fairly tough to reflow joints on those rhodium XLRs, but if you put some solder on your tip before trying it's not too bad.
I'm a bit confused about that myself. The teflon insulation on the end on the leftover wire connected to the plug doesn't look melted, but the connector itself is melted. Weird.
post #29 of 85
who is the cable maker?
post #30 of 85
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Originally Posted by arnaud View Post
As for the exact cable I have, it's a bit tricky to answer... I ordered the standard HD800 cable but turns out that Rick had some troubles which delayed the shipment. Although I did not ask for anything, he offered to upgrade me with this prototype cable for no additional cost. From what I understand, it is somewhere between the standard cable and the double Helix. So it's using multiple gauges wires but the interlacing is that of the standard cable, not the painful double helix process...

Also, as I mentioned, the XLR terminations are not standard and cost quite a bit. I happened to be very happy with the same plugs for my Edition 9 recable (APS v3) so wanted the same plugs for this cable.
From another thread, I think we have the answer. I should add that Fidelity Audio is now called Warren Audio, which Rick changed to after a few people had serious issues with his cables.

How in God's name do you start up a cable company if you can't even ****ing solder?
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