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post #1126 of 6133

Likely broke a joint on the jack, so replacing the jack will fix this.

post #1127 of 6133
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Originally Posted by Toxic Cables View Post
 

You can PM me, i stock the entire Viablue range, can also supply the connectors for the Alpha Dog.

 

I am extremely busy, so sometime a reply can take a day or two, so please bare with me.

 

Would there be any interest in black cotton sleeved OCC Copper litz, removes the need for having to sleeve wires yourself? I am placing a new order today, so if there was enough interest, i could get in a couple thousand extra meters and offer some great prices on it.

 

Ah awesome, thanks for the heads up. I'll get in touch with you this week.

 

Also I'd be down for some sleeved cable.

post #1128 of 6133
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Originally Posted by Gignac View Post
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Originally Posted by Toxic Cables View Post
 

You can PM me, i stock the entire Viablue range, can also supply the connectors for the Alpha Dog.

 

I am extremely busy, so sometime a reply can take a day or two, so please bare with me.

 

Would there be any interest in black cotton sleeved OCC Copper litz, removes the need for having to sleeve wires yourself? I am placing a new order today, so if there was enough interest, i could get in a couple thousand extra meters and offer some great prices on it.

 

I've yet to become a customer of yours, but I'd probably be interested in this.  I've been using some silk sleeved litz a bit recently with some success.  I've considered purchasing some cotton sheathing, so this might be a good solution for me.

 

I'll keep an eye on this thread in case you happen to go forward with this.

 

Interestingly my LOD cable using the HGA pure silver wires with cotton jacketing sounds the best to my ears.

post #1129 of 6133

I'm about to recable my audio technicas ath m50s.  The current cable has a jack that is 1/4" but can be twisted off to become a 1/8" jack.  I was wondering where I could find such a plug to use in a new cable? Preferably in Canada of course. Or could i salvage the existing connector?

 
post #1130 of 6133
EBay has some, so does Luna shops. They come with a screw on adapter.
post #1131 of 6133

I just finished making a cable for my T50RPs

I used a Neutrik NTP3RC-B for the headphone end and a ViaBlue T6s Small. Cable is a Mogami Neglex 2534 quad balanced cable.

Now I've got a question, I did this cable without soldering the copper ground shielding to the sleeve but rather I soldered the remaining two cables to the sleeve. Will that provide enough RFI shielding or should I have soldered the ground shielding or is it not necessary?

post #1132 of 6133

hi guys, i wan to make a custom cable for my akg k240 mkii. anyone got any suggestion? im totally noob in this.

post #1133 of 6133

How do you guys coil the two wires without it uncoiling?  It looks like you just spun them around each other.

post #1134 of 6133
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Originally Posted by jhao19 View Post
 

How do you guys coil the two wires without it uncoiling?  It looks like you just spun them around each other.

I imagine that after they're soldered at either end, the braid doesn't unwind. Twist two lengths of cord together and hold them at each end, does that unwind?

post #1135 of 6133
If I have time, I'll post a quick video later of how to twist the together.

But basically, instead of twisting them together, what you do is have one piece of cable in each hand, and cross them over each other, every time you cross it over pull it reasonably tight. Then it stays together.
post #1136 of 6133
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Originally Posted by ostewart View Post

If I have time, I'll post a quick video later of how to twist the together.

But basically, instead of twisting them together, what you do is have one piece of cable in each hand, and cross them over each other, every time you cross it over pull it reasonably tight. Then it stays together.

A video would be amazing!  Thank you so much!

post #1137 of 6133

Yeah it's a hard thing to try to explain how to do it in words, if ostewart makes that video we can just link the next 1000 people who ask that question to it. Haha

post #1138 of 6133

Anybody have an idea to fix this? Ths incoming cable (with the white tape) was loose. The white tape part used to be inside the wooden Y-split case. The wooden Y split was glued together, with only friction holdingthe cable in place. 

 

I really do not need to use the wooden splitter - so if there are better alternatives that can be refitted I a open for suggestions

 

post #1139 of 6133
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Originally Posted by ardilla View Post
 

Anybody have an idea to fix this? Ths incoming cable (with the white tape) was loose. The white tape part used to be inside the wooden Y-split case. The wooden Y split was glued together, with only friction holdingthe cable in place. 

 

I really do not need to use the wooden splitter - so if there are better alternatives that can be refitted I a open for suggestions

 

Why don't you just glue it back together? I don't know why they used the white tape in the first place, they should have glued it right then.

post #1140 of 6133
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Originally Posted by cCasper TFG View Post
 

Why don't you just glue it back together? I don't know why they used the white tape in the first place, they should have glued it right then.

 

That was my first thought - but then the same thing might happen again and depending  on the glue I have a problem. 

 

I was looking at the Viablue splitters tinking they could be refitted, but it seems I then have to remove the connectors. 

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