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post #31 of 85
That's one of the worst soldering jobs I've ever seen. Including what I saw in my high school electronics class full of 14 and 15 year olds. Even highschoolers who were screwing off and didn't care made cleaner joints.

I don't know if I'd bother cleaning up the plug. It looks like a complete loss. Hopefully, the rest can be competently reterminated.

Shall we cue the pitchforks and torches?
post #32 of 85
i thought it might be fidelity audio, judging by the pics on their site.
post #33 of 85
It's possible to have this much trouble soldering if you have twitchy hands. My friend had really bad hands to where he could barely do his microbiology project with me, it was like he had Parkinsons or something.

I tried to help Rick with some pointers on HD800 plugs, he said that he thinks he has it figured out now, but now he says he is having locals terminate all his stuff for him...not sure where I'd find someone better at doing HD800 plugs than me in my town if I was pressed to, that's a pretty specific skill.
post #34 of 85
Now that we know who did it, what I'm genuinely interested in is how he managed to **** up this connector so badly? The joints definitely do look like dripped solder.
post #35 of 85
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Shall we cue the pitchforks and torches
Yeah, I want a real pointy one
post #36 of 85
That picture makes me wanna jump into this cable market. :-)
post #37 of 85
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That picture makes me wanna jump into this cable market. :-)
It should have made the person who did it want to jump off a bridge.

se
post #38 of 85
Sorry buy I feel the need to comment on this. How the hell can you solder that badly?? I mean man to even melt that thermal plastic, how much heat do you have to apply?

Here's mine for a comparison...

LL
post #39 of 85
So easy, even a zombie can do it.

se
post #40 of 85
Indeed, you know it

But really soldering is child's play. Hell, apply a little heat and then apply solder. It flows straight on like nothing.
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post #42 of 85
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LOL!!
post #43 of 85
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Yeah, I want a real pointy one
Anyone up for a group buy?

post #44 of 85
Ah it's been a while since we had to get the flaming torches out to chase away another feckless slapshot poor excuse for an MOT here.

And frankly, it's the way forward. Bad work is bad work and people should be warned about it, who did it and what they did.

There are no formal minimum requirements for becoming an MOT as far as I know (like for example, making sure that your chosen business name isn't already in use by someone else). In the case of -=CaptainFail=- having a breath of honesty or competance. Or in this case the ability to solder (fairly key to making cables).

I've done better work than that on 00-Lemo connectors after 4 pints.
post #45 of 85
I kind of feel bad for this guy getting raked across the coals like this, but at the same time, it is ridiculously bad soldering. And the fact that he sells these at high cost is ridiculous. I will never understand people with no pride.

And, yeah, it makes me want to enter the cable market I do much better work than this, and I found a great source of fairy dust and unicorn hair in China so my cables definitely sound better than anything else out there.
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