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post #121 of 2958
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Originally Posted by DMinor View Post

Need recommendation on recabling wires for my D2000. Budget is around $100.

Well I think I can help a little...maybe we will see. Ok so the basics for connectors I suggest neutrik also depends on what termination you want but as far as I can tell they have for the price the most solid connectors.  You can buy them here: http://www.redco.com/.

Ok cable.  So for $100 I am not sure how long you are looking to make the cable but there are a million and a half different options.  For the recable you will need a total of 4 wires, two for each side.  Also take into account error and shrinkage when you braid it. Also for the wire you will probably 24awg or 26awg.  Since silver is really expensive and a bit out of your price range I would go with silver plated copper or copper wire.  You can find a couple different options here:  http://www.plussoundaudio.com/diy/wires.html,  http://btg-audio.webs.com/webstore.htm#ecwid:category=2620180&mode=category&offset=0&sort=normalhttp://www.doublehelixcables.com/store/index.php?main_page=index&cPath=4

out of those three btg is the best priced but the lowest purity copper, plussound has high purity but 26awg and all I can say about DHC is I have worked with their wire and it is fantastic.  Out of the three I think that DHC is the highest quality but that being said it is also the most expensive.  

On top of that if you need heat shrink or techflex you can find them here and here: http://stores.ebay.com/FURRYLETTERS http://stores.ebay.com/tubingexpress (I suggest not adhessive lined 3:1 heat shrink)  both have every size, length and color you will ever need. 

Also if you want nice solder you can find that here but any generic solder will work.  http://www.ebay.com/itm/CARDAS-Quad-Eutectic-Solder-10-ft-length-/200879856591?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item2ec55f5bcf

 

Hope this helps.

post #122 of 2958

Zashoomin, thanks a lot for the info and will check them out.

 

Now a noob question. When I solder the 4 wires to the connector (plug), two of those wires are soldered to the same sleeve (ground). Is this correct?

post #123 of 2958
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Originally Posted by DMinor View Post

Zashoomin, thanks a lot for the info and will check them out.

 

Now a noob question. When I solder the 4 wires to the connector (plug), two of those wires are soldered to the same sleeve (ground). Is this correct?

Ya no problem and to answer your question yes. You will have R+, R-, L+, L-.  R+ and L+ will be your signals and R- and L- will be your ground.

post #124 of 2958
usually paracord 550 are used to sleeve 4 wires or 2 wires? Or can be for both? approx 26awg
post #125 of 2958
Wolfetan44, www.head-fi.org/t/294279/4-wire-litz-braid-round

Post #2 is flat braid
Post #7 is round/chain braids
post #126 of 2958
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Originally Posted by siles1991 View Post

usually paracord 550 are used to sleeve 4 wires or 2 wires? Or can be for both? approx 26awg

The paracord I have used can house up to about 4 and than it starts to get a bit tight but it is a mesh so like techflex it will stretch quite a bit.  

post #127 of 2958
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Originally Posted by Zashoomin View Post

The paracord I have used can house up to about 4 and than it starts to get a bit tight but it is a mesh so like techflex it will stretch quite a bit.  

would you recommend paracord for 2 wires or get something thinner?

post #128 of 2958
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Originally Posted by siles1991 View Post

would you recommend paracord for 2 wires or get something thinner?

Ya two wires fits very nicely you have nothing to worry about.  I have no idea what the look your going for but two wires in the paracord will fit fine.  

post #129 of 2958
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Originally Posted by Zashoomin View Post

Ya two wires fits very nicely you have nothing to worry about.  I have no idea what the look your going for but two wires in the paracord will fit fine.  

haha was planning to recable a few things so was wondering if 2-4 wires can fit into the paracord so i dont have to buy extra sleeves

post #130 of 2958

just quick question.  As for the wires use for DIY iem cable.  Can I use a cheap copper wire for ground? and use the more expensive silver wire on the signal?  Will this cause any degrade on sound quality?  (by theory it shouldn't right???)  I'm new for this DIY cable so any suggestion is welcome.  Thanks

post #131 of 2958
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Originally Posted by danpong View Post

just quick question.  As for the wires use for DIY iem cable.  Can I use a cheap copper wire for ground? and use the more expensive silver wire on the signal?  Will this cause any degrade on sound quality?  (by theory it shouldn't right???)  I'm new for this DIY cable so any suggestion is welcome.  Thanks

Yes you can with almost any cable.  To keep the cost down a lot of people do this.  For IEM cables I would suggest 26 or 28awg and also the only thing I would suggest when doing this is to make sure that all the  wires are the same awg and also the insolation is the same so that when braiding it will be a bit more consistant.

post #132 of 2958

Hi all,

 

For now I'm taking the inexpensive way out to recable my HD800s. I want to cleanly remove the stock Sennheiser 1/4" plug and re-terminate with a Switchcraft 4 pin male mini-XLR. I'll then build various adapters to use my HD800s with Switchcraft 4 pin female mini-XLRs going to 1/4" single ended, 4 pin full size male XLR, dual 3 pin male XLR, etc.

 

My first problem is removing the stock Sennheiser 1/4" plug - I've tried all sort of methods to try and 'unscrew' the housing from the plug so I can desolder the wires. Alas it seems that the stock 1/4" plug is pressed together and can't be easily disassembled, if at all. Am I correct or is there a magic method to disassemble this plug?

 

Worst case scenario I'll just cut the stock 1/4" plug off and then use another 1/4" plug from my inventory to build a single ended adaptor, discarding the Sennheiser plug. Any thoughts or help with this would be appreciated - pic below of the stock Sennheiser connector.

 

 

 

Dale

post #133 of 2958

Anybody seen a mini coaxial output connector?

post #134 of 2958
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Originally Posted by Room40 View Post

Anybody seen a mini coaxial output connector?

Yup its a mono 3.5mm connector.  most 3.5mm are stereo

post #135 of 2958
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Originally Posted by Zashoomin View Post

Yup its a mono 3.5mm connector.  most 3.5mm are stereo

Really? which makes sense as thats whats on the DX100.

 

Thanks as I need to make a mini coax to coax cable

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