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post #3211 of 3222

If by "solid core" he means single filament wire as opposed to mufti-filament wire then I would agree. Solid core wire is problematic in that it does not flex/bend with movement and in a worse case can damage the driver if it is pulled by detaching the solder pad off of the driver.

For Magnums I would recommend using multi-filament.

post #3212 of 3222
...agreed.
post #3213 of 3222

For those of you guys using Canare quad cable, are you using l-4e6s? Thanks

post #3214 of 3222
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For those of you guys using Canare quad cable, are you using l-4e6s? Thanks

That's the one I have used a couple of times.  Quite cost effective.

post #3215 of 3222

Anywhere to buy the metal headbands for grado? Seems like such a waste to buy a whole headphone just to use the metal headband out of it!

post #3216 of 3222

I'm trying to solder the cable to the solder tab but the solder isn't sticking on to it. The solder tab has some sort of layer on it that prevents solder from sticking to it. Does anybody have any suggestions? Thank you

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I'm trying to solder the cable to the solder tab but the solder isn't sticking on to it. The solder tab has some sort of layer on it that prevents solder from sticking to it. Does anybody have any suggestions? Thank you

Try cleaning it with some isopropyl alcohol on a Q-tip to remove and unwanted build up. Then, pick up some flux to use. Also, try tining the solder point with a small layer of solder before trying to solder the wire.
post #3218 of 3222
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Try cleaning it with some isopropyl alcohol on a Q-tip to remove and unwanted build up. Then, pick up some flux to use. Also, try tining the solder point with a small layer of solder before trying to solder the wire.

I tried that. However, everytime solder meets in contact with the solder pad, it produces this "sticky" residue that doesn't allow the solder to stick onto the pad. I am using Cardas Quad Eutetic Solder


Edited by hyper8 - 8/30/14 at 9:06am
post #3219 of 3222

Here is an image of the residue that keeps coming back

 

post #3220 of 3222
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Here is an image of the residue that keeps coming back

 

 

I redid my build tonight with my Magnum X drivers and my first pair of home-made cups...well, not cups, a pair of inner sleeves. Next project, full woody cups....I ran into the same issue with the solder. Pooped my pants thinking I had burned off the pad...not so. A little perseverance, and running my solder from the patch the voice coil runs to (I know, I was scared $h1tl355 I would burn it out too...) and I got everything set.

 

Not the greatest solder job of my life, but it works (that's foam tape around the drivers you see)...

 


Edited by fleasbaby - 9/4/14 at 8:32pm
post #3221 of 3222

I really, at some point before im "done" here, need to get another set of mags, hopefully v4 this time. I miss them, they were special.

post #3222 of 3222

Anyone interested in some grade magnum: turbulent mahogany cups and driver.  they are up for sale

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