nice to see my thread still around
post #886 of 1012
8/14/09 at 11:25pm
I am new to all of this and I want to get into making some of this stuff as a hobby/for convenience. I was wondering what type of solder to buy (is silver necessary?) What is some good starter stuff, after looking at my shopping cart with all the stuff you said to get this would be quite expensive because of shipping. Shipping for 20ft of StarQuad costs more than the blasted wire! What would be some good wire from Parts Express? They have more of the things that I would want and maybe I can save by shipping from the same site.
Also, does anyone know of a video tutorial of this? I might just have to make one someday if there isn't.
Silver solder is not necessary and not preferred unless you are soldering silver contacts.
Don't worry much about shipping, it's generally the same price from most places and you aren't likely to pay all that much anyway.
I like Redco for an all-inclusive store with reasonable prices on everything. For high-end stuff, Percy and SonicCraft are nice.
Planning to do my first headphone recabeling, having scoured through the DIY pages I think I have everything I but also have a couple questions.
• What size Techflex do I need for the main part of the cable from the plug to the Y section, and what size do I need from the Y to each speaker?
• Which particular cable would be best for bringing out the mids, tightening up the bass on say a DT770?
Neutrik NYS231BG 3.5mm TRS Stereo plug
Canare Star Quad Microphone Cable
Mogami W2534 Quad Mic Cable
Flexo PET - 1/4"
Flexo PET - 1/8"
Shrinkflex Polyolefin Heatshrink Tubing - 2/1 - 1/4"
Shrinkflex Polyolefin Heatshrink Tubing - 2/1 - 1/8"
Well I may be a noob, but you could probably just use the same size techflex for both, I did on my mini-RCA cable. *But I used Nylon Multi-filament sleeving. Ive been told it is better, but more expensive.
I don't think you are looking at the right cables for headphones... Id go with some mini Mogami or Starquad... Regular is so thick... :/
Thanks for pointing that out, I think I'll go with the Starquad you linked too.
Heres what I'm thinking; from the plug to the Y I will leave the cable cover on the wires, and cover it with sleeving. From the Y to each cup I get a little lost, not sure if I just use shrinkflex or...
I'd like the cable to look like this one from skyline889:
Nice looking cable and sheath from the 3.5mm to the Y, and after that just a neat looking cover upto the headphone.
Also do I NEED a heatgun or can I use a hair dryer or something similar?