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post #46 of 383

how much of a difference is the weight between the normal and the silk cable? and are they both just as flexible?

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post #47 of 383

I have both and IMHO the weight difference is negligible and the flexibility the same (both being braided litz wire) Only the diameter is slightly wider and gives it a more substantial feel.

post #48 of 383

Silk will also be silky. ;)

post #49 of 383

dont suppose the silky comes in brown? XD im so gasing for one right now :P

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dont suppose the silky comes in brown? XD im so gasing for one right now :P

 

Not from stock, no. But there's a real dark brown I've had my eye on. Just EMailed the US distributor to see if she might have some in stock. If not, it would take at least a month to get it from France (she only receives shipments once a month or so) if they have it in stock. Longer if they don't.

 

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post #51 of 383

Have some brown shipping today. Just the thread though. Still has to go to my braiders.

 

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post #52 of 383

Is it still going to be Q cables and Audio guild w/e else? Or Audio Guild everything.

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Is it still going to be Q cables and Audio guild w/e else? Or Audio Guild everything.

 

As it is now, Q is the actual company. What will happen is that The Audio Guild will become the actual company and Q will be a brand name under The Audio Guild, as will all subsequent ventures.

 

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post #54 of 383

I see the order web site, the terminator is available for Audeze and Hifiman only. How to order them for HD800?

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I see the order web site, the terminator is available for Audeze and Hifiman only. How to order them for HD800?

 

We haven't added them to the website yet. Just send me a PM.

 

Thanks.

 

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post #56 of 383

Is there something about the wiring that would prevent me from just removing the mini-xlr terminations and connecting the q-cable to a random headphone like say grados? Or I guess buying a new cable that doesn't have connections to the phones themselves?
 

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Is there something about the wiring that would prevent me from just removing the mini-xlr terminations and connecting the q-cable to a random headphone like say grados? Or I guess buying a new cable that doesn't have connections to the phones themselves?
 

 

Yes, Steve uses litz cable. Each strand is insulated in a thin film. You won't just be able to solder it up like a regular wire. If your going to reuse the cable, then you need to buy a solder pot to tin the wires. Solder pots start around $141.

post #58 of 383
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Is there something about the wiring that would prevent me from just removing the mini-xlr terminations and connecting the q-cable to a random headphone like say grados? Or I guess buying a new cable that doesn't have connections to the phones themselves?
 

 

Yes, that would be easy enough to do provided you're able to get by using the pre-soldered ends that were removed from the mini-XLR's. Otherwise, if you need to trim one of the wires, then as Brian says, I recommend pre-tinning it using liquid flux and a proper solder pot. Technically the enamel insulation on the litz wires is "solderable," but if you just solder it in place, then all the residue from the insulation gunks up the solder joint. When tinning litz wire in a solder pot, you keep the wire moving so that the residue is left in a "snail trail" behind the wire so that when you come up out of the pot, you've got a nice clean tinned end.

 

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post #59 of 383

That's exactly what I was concerned about.  I have all kinds of soldering toys but the soldering pot is not one of them.

thanks!
 

post #60 of 383

You're quite welcome! Good luck!

 

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