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How to shorten the cable of Denon D2000?

post #1 of 15
Thread Starter 

I just got Denon D2000.

I love it but the cable is too long and heavy.

 

What shall I do with it?

What plug shall I buy and how shall I do with it?

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The best solution for me was to just recable it. But if you just want to shorten it, then it's very easy. They are color coded. Yellow and black is left positve and left negative. Red and black is right positve and right negative. Both of the black goes together for the sleeve on the connector yellow goes to tip and red goes to the ring(do a google search if you don't know what tip, ring, and sleeve are). As far as connectors, I recommend neutrik. They are reasonable priced and are pretty good quality connectors.

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X2 on the recable. The stock D2k cable is marginally usable.

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Do you guys have recommendations on any good cables to re-cable the d2000 with. Hopefully a cable that won't break the bank smily_headphones1.gif

post #6 of 15

mogami

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How portable do you need the cable to be? Vampire is $0.50/ft for the 18awg on their website. I like this wire over mogami but it's a lot bulkier.

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That's why I like mogami, it's good quality and it's still pretty flexible. What I like over both is belden 8723, but it's a little hard to find.

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Will the mogami and vampire be an upgrade in sound compared to the stock d2000 cable. I was reading a lot of posts here on headfi; and many users upgraded to the APS cable or silver dragon by moonaudio. Those cables will go for $200-$250. So will the mogami and vampire be able to upgrade the sound of the d2000 compared to those more expensive cables? Because I'm not willing to pay $200 for a new cable.
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How about cutting the cable to the length you want and putting a new plug on the end? That's the simplest, least costly way.
post #12 of 15
Thread Starter 

Where to buy new plug?
 

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Originally Posted by Uncle Erik View Post

How about cutting the cable to the length you want and putting a new plug on the end? That's the simplest, least costly way.
post #13 of 15
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Originally Posted by Uncle Erik View Post

How about cutting the cable to the length you want and putting a new plug on the end? That's the simplest, least costly way.

The mogami cable really doesn't cost that much. Buying a new mogami cable and a new plug should only cost around $15.00. Would this cable replacement be an upgrade over the stock cable? 
 

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depends on your definition of upgrade. For me the biggest problem over the stock cable was microphobics and how flimsy it was. It was always tangled and it was frustrating trying to untangle it every time I put them on. As far as sound goes, it does reduce the level of sibilance a little and made the bass just a little tighter. So there is a small improvement in sound, but not a lot. IMO no cable upgrade will transform your headphones into something different. So if you're looking for a big improvement in the sound department, then no. But if you looking for and improvements in ergonomics and functionality, then yes.

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Originally Posted by moodyrn View Post

depends on your definition of upgrade. For me the biggest problem over the stock cable was microphobics and how flimsy it was. It was always tangled and it was frustrating trying to untangle it every time I put them on. As far as sound goes, it does reduce the level of sibilance a little and made the bass just a little tighter. So there is a small improvement in sound, but not a lot. IMO no cable upgrade will transform your headphones into something different. So if you're looking for a big improvement in the sound department, then no. But if you looking for and improvements in ergonomics and functionality, then yes.

I was hoping that upgrading to the mogami cable would be a noticeable sonic improvement. I've read many threads, and many head-fiers believe that the biggest difference between the D2000 and D5000 is the cable and wood cups. I would think that the cable upgrade itself would bring me closer to the level of the D5000. I'm not sure if the wood cups would improve the sound, it feels like its more for looks. 
 

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