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that Vintage_Audio_Labs plug is super good looking, too bad is so huge, the barrel is the same size as a 6.5 mm standar plug

 

BTW, where to get cotton sleeve for cables?


Edited by JamesMcProgger - 5/3/11 at 8:30pm
post #3602 of 5003
@James just use a thin shoe lace and save yourself the trouble =D

@unchain good work buddy. Work you can be proud of!

@danthrax came off a bit strong hehe.. But that rean plug you used looks bloody interesting! Is that a carbon fiber plug? I'm wondering how good it sounds cos it looks so good!
post #3603 of 5003

ok I just googled a bit about Rean plugs and it seems to be no different from a neutrik plug?

 

what about it makes it sound better than say a switch craft or a viablue or a oyaide plug? I'm against viablue myself because of the plastic parts just so we're on the same page.

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@James just use a thin shoe lace and save yourself the trouble =D
 

 

I tried once but it could fit the cable in it, I spend like 30 minutes for 5 inches hehe... wrong shoe lace i guess

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ok I just googled a bit about Rean plugs and it seems to be no different from a neutrik plug?

 

what about it makes it sound better than say a switch craft or a viablue or a oyaide plug? I'm against viablue myself because of the plastic parts just so we're on the same page.

Its a brand owned by Neutrik.

 

It doesn't sound "better".  They're just cheap AND high quality.  They're the value proposition if you can go without style points from something fancier looking.

post #3606 of 5003

any suggestions as to what to reterminate my sr80's with? this cable is getting to be a real pain.

 

-didn't realize someone had pretty much asked the same question a few posts up. However, mine would be more geared towards someone in the US. I don't really even have an idea where I would go to buy a plug. Ebay? Amazon?


Edited by chrislangley4253 - 5/4/11 at 3:18am
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@ james hahahaha! I've wanted to try it myself some day as I've seen others do it. Makes for some interesting designs since shoe laces are much more fancy than any sleeving options on the market.

 

@ maverickronin thanks for clearing that up, cos it looks just like the plugs I get here for $1.50. looks exactly the same actually. And I don't find them to be particularly high quality, my vote still goes for switch craft for price performance ratio while still making it easy to work with =D no pallics for me. Heck even the sweet oyaide plugs aren't as straight forward while being more than double the price.

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yes im going to be using a 1/4 inch plug, just abit scarced that i might solder it all together then it will be wrong and with this being my first cable im not sure how to fix it if it all goes wrong.

im going to be making a cable for my 650,s im just not sure on the 1/4 jack is all. anyone know of any good uk surpliers of diy audio stuff.....?

Thanks for helping me wje. smily_headphones1.gif


I don't know of a good UK supplier.  However, I'd still recommend the Neutrik connector as I did in my first reply to you.  The Neutrik cable does have small leads where you'll carefully solder your wires from the cable to.  However, they are far enough apart that it shouldn't cause you an issue.  Plus, the Neutrik cable offers an internal plastic "insert" that you install over the over the solder connector area on the jack and when you move the final black sleeve into place and screw it to the connector, it also forms a grip on the cable - so the cable will be secure and not pull out from your connections.  Really a neat product from a design point of view (at least head and shoulders above what Radio Shack offers here in the U.S.).  Also, when you're doing the work, remember to slip the black outer-jacket of the jack onto your cable before you begin to solder the wires in place.  Then, you'll just slowly move the black outer-jacket into place and with a few twists, screw it to the jack connector itself for a solid, professional type of installation.

 

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I put on of those $1.50 Reans on my brother's SR80 about year ago now and it still works fine AFAIK.  I told him I'd fix it for him if it ever broke and he hasn't come back about it yet.

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yup I have them on my cable too and they haven't had problems yet. Doesn't mean the switch crafts aren't better made =D

 

this is the reason why I can go broke DIYing hehehe

post #3611 of 5003

I get most stuff from Canford or Farnell. Canford has mostly everything you'll need, but the shipping is very expensive.

 

For 1/4 inch I use and recommend the NP3X-B
 

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yes im going to be using a 1/4 inch plug, just abit scarced that i might solder it all together then it will be wrong and with this being my first cable im not sure how to fix it if it all goes wrong.

im going to be making a cable for my 650,s im just not sure on the 1/4 jack is all. anyone know of any good uk surpliers of diy audio stuff.....?

Thanks for helping me wje. smily_headphones1.gif



 


Edited by lawrywild - 5/4/11 at 2:02am
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Guys, what would be better to damp the back of a grado driver or the inside of a regular closed cup (non grado), Dynamat or blu tack?

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Guys, what would be better to damp the back of a grado driver or the inside of a regular closed cup (non grado), Dynamat or blu tack?


Most people prefer dynamat over blu tack for most applications.. At least that is the vibe I get.

 

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Most people prefer dynamat over blu tack for most applications.. At least that is the vibe I get.

 


me too, but i found out i can get blu tack easier and faster than dynamat around here. 

 

guess I'll go for it. after all its removable

 

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Mainly metal and classic rock
 

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As one of our other posters indicated, what types of songs are you playing where you are noticing sibilience?
 

 



 

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