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post #31 of 61
Thanks guys,

The ends are Neutrik, and one from Jaycar.

Surprisingly, the cable itself is actually a thin speaker wire, that my girlfriend braided for me. Works like a charm! Looks boss, too.



post #32 of 61
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Thanks guys,

The ends are Neutrik, and one from Jaycar.

Surprisingly, the cable itself is actually a thin speaker wire, that my girlfriend braided for me. Works like a charm! Looks boss, too.



She did a fantastic job! Looks very symmetrical!

post #33 of 61
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Originally Posted by jensy View Post

Thanks guys,

The ends are Neutrik, and one from Jaycar.

Surprisingly, the cable itself is actually a thin speaker wire, that my girlfriend braided for me. Works like a charm! Looks boss, too.



She does great work, get her to do up some 8 braid stuff too!

Nice desktop rig. biggrin.gif

post #34 of 61
Haha - she went bright red at your comments, thanks guys! Made her day.
post #35 of 61
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Haha - she went bright red at your comments, thanks guys! Made her day.

She deserves it, mate! Well done. smily_headphones1.gif

Jensy you lucky fella! tongue.gif
post #36 of 61

Makes me wanna start to try that type of stuff...

Looks awesome....

post #37 of 61
Easy as pie, buddy! If you know how to do a soldering iron, and have a spare female handy, creating your own braided cables is pretty simple. If you need any help, let me know.
post #38 of 61

Im a newb in that respect.....

Im sure soldering wont be too hard...but will have to research where to solder them to....how many wires...all that jazz

I just want an interconnect 3.5m male to male

 

Is it a 3 wire or 2 wire procedure? 

post #39 of 61
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Edited by White Lotus - 7/7/13 at 2:23am
post #40 of 61
Three wires:

- Left
- Right
- Shield/ground.

So you'll be doing Six points of soldering in total.

You don't need to be fancy and do braided cables, but if you do want to, you'll need a multimeter as well (So once it's braided, you can tell which end is which)!

Start off with cheap stuff to practise - I'm still in that phase myself. Head into your local electronics hobby store (For me in Australia, it's Jaycar) and pick up:

- 3 core wire (Or three wires)
- a few 3.5mm plugs (Get spares incase you need practise!)
- A soldering iron (variable temperature is best, I'm not sure just yet which wattage is ideal)
- A solder sucker (For fixing mistakes)
- Some solder (I'm not sure yet which is best).

Tell the guys behind the counter what you're doing - they will generally be pretty friendly and helpful.

I'm not sure if I've forgotten anything. Have a look for some DIY guides on the forums, they will be much better guides than myself, but again, more than happy to help in any way I can!
post #41 of 61
Woah, accidentally double post. Sorry guys, no idea why it does this. How do I delete my posts?
post #42 of 61

Awesome info Jensy...I have a Jaycar down the road....

 

Silver solder?

 

Could use different coloured wires to determine which is which.....

post #43 of 61
Ah I just used the regular jaycar stuff they recommended.. I think it was like $10 for a decent amount.

Also, I'm an idiot, didn't look at your location, haha.

Different coloured wires is an option if you want to go braided, might look interesting.. You could mark the ends of each colour with different colour tape/texta to identify after braiding, maybe?
post #44 of 61

Looking on jaycar site now....

 

 

 

 

 plugs on Jaycar...

 


Edited by Tanjent - 7/7/13 at 2:48am
post #45 of 61
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Woah, accidentally double post. Sorry guys, no idea why it does this. How do I delete my posts?

You can't, but don't worry about it! Everyone double posts from time to time..

 

Hmm, we're all in Melbourne :)

 

You guys could try other jacks, like Switchcrafts, REANs, Neutriks, ViaBlues, Yabro, you name it!

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