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Need help in choosing cable ,sleeve for modding D2000

post #1 of 15
Thread Starter 

I am looking forward to do MarkL mods on my D2000,i have gone through the forum and decided to get the Mogami W2534 but do not know what sleeve i should be getting or where i should be getting it .Can some one point me to a website where i can get it ??

 

 

Suggestions for a better cable are welcomed :)

post #2 of 15

Whenever I use the Mogami wire, I don't use sleeving because the outer rubber sheathing is adequate and actually quite nice.  When you split the pairs to go to each driver, simply use some 1/4 heatshrink tubing that matches the color of the mogami outer sheathing.  And, for the transition between the main cable splitting into 2 pairs, some adhesive lined heatshrink around 3/8 will work nicely.  Or you can buy some cable pants or a fancy cable splitter from viablue.

 

Check out https://www.wirecare.com/index.asp? or http://stores.ebay.com/FURRYLETTERS?_rdc=1 and good luck!

post #3 of 15

Just want to throw this out there - The stock Senn HD650 cable is a favorite of mine, from a physical perspective.  It's cables are a bit heavier than most stock ones, it stays dual all the way down to the 1/4" plug, it's got a good feel to it & flexes nicely.  No twisting probs like stock Denon.  <<<  Read my post down below about what the actual wire conductors of Senns cable are like

 

Considering ordering one, snipping the L & R senn headphone plugs & using it on my dampened D2000s.  The stock Denon cable is an enemy of mine:)


Edited by cfcubed - 8/9/11 at 4:04pm
post #4 of 15

How much of a difference will a  not so expensive cable like the Mogami W2534 make to the Sound Quality compared to the stock cables ?

post #5 of 15
Thread Starter 

Would this one do as a cable sleeve 

 

http://www.markertek.com/Cable-Management-Protection/Cable-Ducting-Troughs/Techflex-Inc/NMN0-25BK.xhtml?TF-NMN025BK

 

and can some one point me to a splitter ??

 

 

I am not from US sourcing parts is difficult for me .A head-fi member is helping me ,i would like to know all the parts which i need to get so that i can order all of them together and save on shipping

post #6 of 15

Tip. Strip the Mogami of its jacket and sleeve it in nylon (ebay seller furryletters sells it). Here is an example of my recabled DT880:

 

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post #7 of 15

Good tip apatN. Nylon sleeving is great for headphone recables; it's soft and non-microphonic. You can also source it as "nylon multifilament" from any retailer that sells the techflex brand.

post #8 of 15
Thread Starter 

Noob question what size sleeve should i be getting .Are there 2 sizes i should be looking at because the cable splits in to two .What should i be using as splitter ??

post #9 of 15

1/4 and 1/8 in my case.

post #10 of 15

On second thought it also could have been 3/16...

post #11 of 15

Hey guys me ,metalspree and another friend of ours plan to perform the Denon AH-D2000 mods together .The upgrades planned are -

 

1)VFM/ cheap recabling

2) MarkL mods (dynamat + stuffing of pads )

 

The dynamat and foam can easily be sourced in India , but we are having a little hard time choosing the cable ,connectors ,sleeve for the cable and the heatshrinks .

 

I am basically looking for the following changes in the D2000 .More tighter bass, slightly less boom / vibrations . I guess this will be taken care of by the dynamat. Also expect the mids to slightly bloom and little more depth and width in soundstage.Which I guess the stuffing of pads will help .Also a slightly better and more clear treble extension would be amazing biggrin.gif

 

Will the recable have any effects on the sound ? If yes ,which of these cables would be best suited for the needs stated above . Also the cable needs to be comfortable and not a pain like the stock D2000 cable.

 

Belden 1172A  - http://www.markertek.com/Cables-Connectors-Adapters/Bulk-Wire-Cable/Bulk-Digital-Audio-Cable/Belden-CDT-Inc/1172A-B59500.xhtml

 

Mogami  2354  - http://www.markertek.com/Cables-Connectors-Adapters/Bulk-Wire-Cable/Bulk-Audio-Cable/Mogami-Wire-Cable-Corp/W2534-00-A.xhtml?2534

 

Mogami 2893 - http://www.markertek.com/Cables-Connectors-Adapters/Bulk-Wire-Cable/Bulk-Audio-Cable/Mogami-Wire-Cable-Corp/W2534-00-A.xhtml?2534

 

Also a friend suggested that the Mogami 2354 is a bit too thick and uncomfortable ,so  the Mogami 2893 / or the Belden  will be a better option for us . What do you guys suggest ?

 

Of the above 3 the Belden 1172A is available locally in India for ~2$  / metre.  So we have an advantage there. Is there any audible SQ difference between these 3 cables ? Which is better suited for us ?

 

Depending on the cables you chose ,please suggest cable sleeve which would fit the main cable and the splits perfectly .Also suggest proper heat shrinks for the split smily_headphones1.gif. If possible backup your suggestions with link so that I don't end up ordering the wrong products.

 

 

Thanks a lot.

 

 


Edited by Faheem - 10/9/10 at 3:46am
post #12 of 15

Bump !! Anyone ?

post #13 of 15

You probably won't hear a difference. I would get the Belden/Mogami with the smaller diameter.

post #14 of 15

For the record, I retract this:

Quote:
Originally Posted by cfcubed View PostThe stock Senn HD650 cable is a favorite of mine, from a physical perspective.  It's cables are a bit heavier than most stock ones, it stays dual all the way down to the 1/4" plug, it's got a good feel to it & flexes nicely. 

Now that I've good source (CD Dig-> Buffalo32s) & a reason to balance cans (a 4-ch b22) I'm getting a look @ some stock headphone wire.  I was fooled by stock HD650s apparent heft.  Its all rubbery plastic & almost no wire:

 

wire.jpg

 

Top = inexpensive Mogami 2893, middle = new 600R DT880 stock cable, bottom new HD650 stock cable... Don't be fooled - the HD650's got what looks like a string core so few actual strands.  Both stock lack true insulation between conductors.

 

I've never been a "cable guy" but could hear improvement even just going to the Mogami.  I know for sure because terminated that stock HD650 cable w/an extra 4-pin XLR & swapped it w/a DIY Mogami cable as quickly as I could while listening to the source I mentioned. 

Perhaps not news to many, but this was my first foray into "aftermarket" cables/cabling & I was surprised.
 

post #15 of 15

Just took mine apart for recabling.. amazing how dirty this thing is.

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