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post #976 of 1010
Thanks Fraggler... last night I went and bought 6' of Cryo's The Wire -Copper plus a few mini plugs to build a mini-mini and rewire my LOD for the fuze... just to test the wire before going all out. I'll check out doublehelix, I'm all about more beer money.
post #977 of 1010
Yeah... and then you realize that there really is no such thing as "signal" and "ground" wires - it's not like "music" travels up the signal wire, through the driver and down the ground wire - it is a constant change in electric potential between two points (amplifier output) that are connected. Those two points just happen to be connected by two wires (which people say are "ground" and "signal" and stick a speaker in between).
post #978 of 1010
Hello.
I'm planning to make some IC for CarAudio. So I selected some components on Markertec, do you think they are ok?
Neutrik NYS373 RCA

Canare L-4E6S Star-Quad

Techflex NMN0.25BK Nylon Multifilament 1/4 Inch


P.s. I found some pictures of Neutrik 373 and it ssems that it has short "ground_body" without any holes...

But I also found many positive reviews, where people says that this Neutrik is easy to solder. So I'm a bit confused now =\
post #979 of 1010
you just solder onto the metal then pull really hard and see if it pulls off
post #980 of 1010
tin the ground body, tin the wires, put the tinned wire on the tinned body, heat them together with your iron... that's how you join them
post #981 of 1010
Quote:
you just solder onto the metal then pull really hard and see if it pulls off
Hmm, so the key is good_soldering?
I hope this will stay on place when it's about -30'c outside the car

P.s. Thanx for help. The last thing to do - get shipping price from MerkerTec, hope this will be lower then cables price
post #982 of 1010
Hot Glue + more Hot glue + a little more to make shure its holding in place
post #983 of 1010

TFS

Thanks For Sharing

post #984 of 1010
Hey guys I need help with a cable. I'm trying to convert one side of a 1/4 TRS plug into a female XLR so I can plug my microphone in. Which wire goes to what pin? I have photos!









Thanks
post #985 of 1010
I'm thinking of making my own cables (mainly 3.5 to 3.5 and 3.5 to rca), and I want to make something like this:


how much of a difference does shielding actually make? and does the braiding somehow shield the cable (yeah, I'm a newbie =)?
post #986 of 1010
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Originally Posted by dennis.se View Post
I'm thinking of making my own cables (mainly 3.5 to 3.5 and 3.5 to rca), and I want to make something like this:


how much of a difference does shielding actually make? and does the braiding somehow shield the cable (yeah, I'm a newbie =)?
The braid does a little bit to reject noise. Not sure how much shielding really matters. I have used shielded cable and naked braids like in the picture you quoted and I have never heard a difference. I use my stuff on my desk under my monitor, next to speakers, etc. Short answer, don't worry about it, unless you are in a really electrically noisy environment (car might be one place you would want shielding).
post #987 of 1010
Twisting ensures the signal's integrity is preserved, it also protects against interference.

Long-distance telephone wires and Ethernet network cable are twisted too. Here's a Wikipedia article on twisted pair wiring:

Twisted pair - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
post #988 of 1010
Here's a silly question: What size Techflex are you guys using for mini to mini cables? 1/4"?
post #989 of 1010
eagerly awaiting all of my supplies to come in the mail. Want to make an RCA interconnect following this (sort of):
DIY Silver Interconnects

I am wondering what the actual function of the ground is? I think it is supposed to be neutral or carry no signal? In the above link it uses silver for both the return and the signal. does the return need to be silver to maximize the effect or would copper work just as well? what about silver-tinned copper for the return?
thanks
post #990 of 1010
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Originally Posted by freakydrew View Post
eagerly awaiting all of my supplies to come in the mail. Want to make an RCA interconnect following this (sort of):
DIY Silver Interconnects

I am wondering what the actual function of the ground is? I think it is supposed to be neutral or carry no signal? In the above link it uses silver for both the return and the signal. does the return need to be silver to maximize the effect or would copper work just as well? what about silver-tinned copper for the return?
thanks
well he did make the guide him self and he does sell the stuff him self so if it was me i would push the expensive silver as much as possible get my point ?
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