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post #1216 of 6133

Really not sure why you would want to butcher Mogami 2534, it's pretty great as is, but a little too thick for headphones.  Consider Mogami 2893 if you want to stick with Mogami.

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We are in the DIY forums right?

Cause it sounds like you want to make a business out of it in which case you're in the wrong place bud

First, bud isn't my name bud. :-P

Second, where exactly would you have me ask these questions?  I'm currently buying parts and making my own cables.  Isn't that a DIY cable?  Yes, I'm looking to possibly sell some in the future.  Whether I sell them or not, my time is valuable.  So I want an affordable outcome.  Again, where would you have me ask these questions?  A link or recommendation would be more useful...
Wow ok. Someone is a little defensive... No need to get your panties in a bunch. I'll stay out of your way then
post #1218 of 6133
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Really not sure why you would want to butcher Mogami 2534, it's pretty great as is, but a little too thick for headphones.  Consider Mogami 2893 if you want to stick with Mogami.

 

Yes, it's fine, but it doesn't work for every type of cable.  I like the braided look and you can split a braided cable half way through into two separate cables.  You can't really do that with a single cable jacket.

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We are in the DIY forums right?

Cause it sounds like you want to make a business out of it in which case you're in the wrong place bud

First, bud isn't my name bud. :-P

Second, where exactly would you have me ask these questions?  I'm currently buying parts and making my own cables.  Isn't that a DIY cable?  Yes, I'm looking to possibly sell some in the future.  Whether I sell them or not, my time is valuable.  So I want an affordable outcome.  Again, where would you have me ask these questions?  A link or recommendation would be more useful...
Wow ok. Someone is a little defensive... No need to get your panties in a bunch. I'll stay out of your way then

 

Not really defensive.  But you weren't exactly being helpful in that last post. :-P  Just want to be pointed to some cable that fits my needs or the appropriate thread I should be asking in.  That's all.

post #1220 of 6133

If you're planning to braid the wires yourself (as I pretty much always do), just pick a decent wire that works. I'm generally a huge fan of good quality mil-spec SPC from navships on eBay. Stay away from the Kapton wire as the shielding is quite thin and not as flexible (as well as microphonic), but the Teflon coated cables are great. Usually I go with 24-26 awg, 19 strand wire.

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I'll check that out.


Edited by luisdent - 1/18/14 at 9:38pm
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If you're planning to braid the wires yourself (as I pretty much always do), just pick a decent wire that works. I'm generally a huge fan of good quality mil-spec SPC from navships on eBay. Stay away from the Kapton wire as the shielding is quite thin and not as flexible (as well as microphonic), but the Teflon coated cables are great. Usually I go with 24-26 awg, 19 strand wire.

Could you pm me a link to that ebay user? Can't seem to find them.

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Glad you like it. He's a great asset to the DIY community. I use his shop nearly exclusively for small projects. If you plan to build a lot of cables (yeah... it happens when the hobby takes over), consider searching ebay for 1000' spools, you'll save a bunch of money on one of these as they sometimes come up as military surplus at about $100-$200 for a spool

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http://stores.ebay.ca/johnssilverteflonwireshop/

Sweet! How flexible is this stuff? I am looking for something that will have little to no memory.

post #1226 of 6133

The Teflon wire is very flexible, but it really depends on stranded vs solid-core, as well as strand count. 26awg 19 strand for headphones is very good.

post #1227 of 6133
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The Teflon wire is very flexible, but it really depends on stranded vs solid-core, as well as strand count. 26awg 19 strand for headphones is very good.

Awesome, thanks again.

post #1228 of 6133
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Glad you like it. He's a great asset to the DIY community. I use his shop nearly exclusively for small projects. If you plan to build a lot of cables (yeah... it happens when the hobby takes over), consider searching ebay for 1000' spools, you'll save a bunch of money on one of these as they sometimes come up as military surplus at about $100-$200 for a spool
You get those 1000' spools from navships? Or other sellers
post #1229 of 6133

The mil spec wire from Navships and similar eBay stores isn't exactly the 'flexible' that you get from other wire available. It's actually pretty stiff. I agree that you should avoid the kapton and pick the 19 strand. I use it from time to time. Works great for ground wires to save on the total cost of a cable. 

It also tends to be memory prone. That can be useful or annoying depending on what it's used for. But you simply can't beat the value it offers. Great for practice. 

 

Going back a page, 30 minutes to strip 4 feet of mogami/canare? Well, you'll get better with practice.

Sit down at a table with your favorite razor. Push in until you feel the shielding and run the blade across it as far as you can. I can usually do about 8-10 inches per run. It can help if you tape it down. You can simply slide the shielding off. Loosen both ends by pushing them in to expand them. You can easily slide it off after that with very little effort. 

The process shouldn't take you more than 10 minutes for a six foot length once you get your technique down. 

 

Brian does special order his wire from Mogami. You might wonder why buy his for more then? $0.80 per foot vs ~$0.12-0.30 per foot. Well, it was stated that his wire comes in both clear and black colors of insulation. If you're going for a specific braided look, that can be beneficial. Another reason is that it doesn't come with the kinks. Freeing mogami/canare from it's twisted form leaves kinks in the wire. That can make it more difficult to braid evenly. The final reason I haven't actually confirmed, but I assume that his SPC is also Mogami. Not sure if anywhere else offers SPC mogami. 

 

All of those have their uses. I still feel that it's hard to beat the price/performance ratio of Canare L-4E5C at $0.48/foot or effectively $0.12/foot. You could get the S model for a few cents more if you want larger awg. I just like the way the mini quad easily sleeves. 

post #1230 of 6133
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Hi! Does anyone know where to buy those flex plastic earhooks to DIY in earphones?

 

 

 

Thanks


Does anyone know what's the name of that tube? I've seen pictures and it seems just a tube, no memory wire inside... So I'm looking for buying the same for my own cable.

Thanks!

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