ianmedium - okay, the normal interconnects look rather common, nothing special. for the interconnects to be used to connect portable player with portable amp i had (can i say as usual?) some different ideas at least in my opinion, i thougth there is room for some improvement:
in general the idea was why to use a cable when the distance is so short, so i tried to make something as short as possible and in the same time holding amp and player together:
for the colorfly c4 to a portable amp, here the alo continental v2, i made an interconnect out of a neutrik 6.3mm and a 3.5mm 90 degree jack integrating the 3.5mm jack into the 6.3mm one, inside are just 3cm of cable, you can adjust the length by just rotating the 3.5mm jack.
for the colorfly c3 to amp interconnects i used only the connector parts of two standard neutrik 3.5mm jacks, carefully pressing the different player - amp - combos together with a bench vise, then putting the two jacks into amp and player and then directly soldering the ground connection between the two jacks and using just 2x 2cm cable to connect left to left and right to right:
c3 - vorzüge amp duo
c3 - headstage arrow 4g
the prototypes i made
i then used teflon tape to isolate everything and then tried different materials and paint, but all the interconnects you see are prototypes as at the time i made them i had not the tools and materials i now have so no final production state and quality reached.
today i would make a wooden 'housing' or would use a plastic material (looks like aluminium and can be used like moddeling clay) i now have that can be hardened with 115 degree celsius in a convection oven and shaped.
but nevertheless: the shorter the cable, the better for the sound, no cable hanging around, much more stable.
Edited by GermanGuy - 7/2/13 at 3:21pm