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post #4381 of 6936

From the image, the volume guard still there, the connector fit nicely in the position ( you can increase the exposure of the image to have a look ). I think TRRS is fine but i agreed that it's not as robust. I tried to post him a question, unfortunately i can't as i'm not HK base..

post #4382 of 6936

Yeah... would prefer a 4pin connector, headphone jacks tend to go wonky internally as the jack is moved about in the socket damaging the connector. Website says Peter Wong doesn't ship internationally?

 

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Guess someone from HK will be on soon, might be able to check him out.... if Vinnie is watching maybe he can reconsider a 4pin connection option... might email Red Wine thinking about it.

post #4383 of 6936

I think PW using lemo 4 pin connector. refer to page 111.

 

http://intra.lemo.ch/catalog/ROW/UK_English/unipole_multipole.pdf 

 

I don't have my AK120 with me, can you measure your if diameter of the knob or the gap between the volume guard have enough space for the connector? 14mm.

post #4384 of 6936

... EGYG 2.G....  am at work, would have to measure it when I get home... think its too wide though, at first I thought he cut one of the guards off but he hasn't.... it would also need to drop down 8mm for the bend relief plug that would need space to go into the guard so its 14mm in diameter and 8mm depth.... the plug protrudes by nearly/slightly over 30mm as the cable guard thingy isn't factored in and measured.... that's a 3cm long plug coming out the side of the device.... wouldn't be pocketable/portable unless they have a right angled plug for the socket.


Edited by Goldlion973 - 11/20/13 at 6:08am
post #4385 of 6936

.... a Hirose plug, like the iBasso family uses is actually smaller.... not as wide or as deep.

 

(Sorry about the cropping, its still there)

 

HR10-7R-6S

 

The female plug is 3.5cm long though....

 

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Edited by Goldlion973 - 11/20/13 at 6:27am
post #4386 of 6936
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... EGYG 2.G....  am at work, would have to measure it when I get home... think its too wide though, at first I thought he cut one of the guards off but he hasn't.... it would also need to drop down 8mm for the bend relief plug that would need space to go into the guard so its 14mm in diameter and 8mm depth.... the plug protrudes by nearly/slightly over 30mm as the cable guard thingy isn't factored in and measured.... that's a 3cm long plug coming out the side of the device.... wouldn't be pocketable/portable unless they have a right angled plug for the socket.

There is Right angle plug, it's still 24.5mm refer to page 14. Kobiconn male connector @ 12mm, so it's 12mm difference. Not sure about angle TRS connector since there is variance of connector type in the market. But if a good 1 eg from Oyaide, i guess it were around 8-10mm thick. 


Edited by stvc - 11/20/13 at 6:35am
post #4387 of 6936

Check again page 61 for the Right angle connector and page 62 for the socket. The diameter is only 10mm and the right angle plug on 17.5mm sound much better. but still quite a big depth for 17.5mm.

post #4388 of 6936

... is only 'M' that we'd be looking at as 16.5mm, the rest would fit into the body of the plug so it only protrudes that much, I think... 

 

 

Yeah, a right angled TRRS would be much smaller... would still prefer a more solid and longer lasting connection though.... Red Wine offer a life time service with the device, with the thickness of the balanced mod with an amp bashing around and being dragged in and out of peoples pockets I think they'll be seeing a lot returned for fixing in a few years time, pretty much as soon as peoples ears pick up on the static of a loose connection, like the very split second something doesn't sound right .lol. A more solid connection is worth it... if it can be fixed to the body of the device well enough to withstand the same wear and tear.

 

Joints and sockets suck when it comes to manufacturing .lol.

post #4389 of 6936

Sorry... posted at the same time... posting photos for other people if they want to check it out, hope these are the right ones...

 

 

 

 

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post #4390 of 6936
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Originally Posted by Goldlion973 View Post
 

... is only 'M' that we'd be looking at as 16.5mm, the rest would fit into the body of the plug so it only protrudes that much, I think... 

 

 

Yeah, a right angled TRRS would be much smaller... would still prefer a more solid and longer lasting connection though.... Red Wine offer a life time service with the device, with the thickness of the balanced mod with an amp bashing around and being dragged in and out of peoples pockets I think they'll be seeing a lot returned for fixing in a few years time, pretty much as soon as peoples ears pick up on the static of a loose connection, like the very split second something doesn't sound right .lol. A more solid connection is worth it... if it can be fixed to the body of the device well enough to withstand the same wear and tear.

 

Joints and sockets suck when it comes to manufacturing .lol.

Nope, you should refer to L instead, there is protrusion on the female side thus you should use L. Check out the page 61 and 62, that a lower profile connector, 17.5mm, 7mm lower than this.

post #4391 of 6936

With the height of the volume guard those would do really well, thinking Vinnie and others would want something a bit more universal but if P.W is listening I'd give his service a try if he could fit one of those 4pins you've posted on... or if there were a similar sized right angled plug for the one he provides.... all we need is someone from Hong Kong to pass through .lol.

post #4392 of 6936

 

 

Actually i been searching for this, instead of put into AK120 but replace the SR-71B Kobiconn instead lol. And probably making a casing like "iphone aluminum case" to hold the AK120 and SR-71B together (parallel instead of stacking ) would be better choice since the casing will protect the jack, but quite big as well i measure it should be something like 150mmX100mm, bigger than Samsung Note 3 lol.


Edited by stvc - 11/20/13 at 7:24am
post #4393 of 6936
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Nope, you should refer to L instead, there is protrusion on the female side thus you should use L. Check out the page 61 and 62, that a lower profile connector, 17.5mm, 7mm lower than this.

 

.... the protrusion on the body is for the female to plug into the male and connect securely, it doesn't protrude as its internal.... it sits inside the male jack up to M and protrudes from there, I'm sure.

post #4394 of 6936
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.... the protrusion on the body is for the female to plug into the male and connect securely, it doesn't protrude as its internal.... it sits inside the male jack up to M and protrudes from there, I'm sure.

But don't the other side is protruding as well? the male will sit in the female body for sure, but female still protruding so i ignored the female side and just use the L for overall protruding. 

post #4395 of 6936

.... the male and female part is for the pins, not the body of the plug...

 

 

The female is on the left and goes into the shell of the male on the right... I'm thinking that the protrusion on the body of the female plug is like the one on the photo above, a guide to prevent the pins of the male being damaged...

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