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post #1231 of 2399

I dislike Neutrik as they look boring, feel quite clunky and I generally just dont like them. The neutrik Right angle jacks are not too bad, but for myself I always use straight jacks.

post #1232 of 2399
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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. 

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. 
Right on! I've only taken out the inner wires out once and was scared to puncture or cut any of the inner wires, you can definitely do it much faster with practice. I wasn't aware that the canare was so cheap!
Edited by PXSS - 1/19/14 at 4:06am
post #1233 of 2399
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Brian is a great craftsman! Hopefully you'll have your D2K's back soon!
Mogami is OFC copper though, and brian uses the 26awg version which is slightly smaller but more flexible. I've worked with both types, you should be happy with the outcome!

Ah OFC good stuff either way 

post #1234 of 2399
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Right on! I've only taken out the inner wires out once and was scared to puncture or cut any of the inner wires, you can definitely do it much faster with practice. I wasn't aware that the canare was so cheap!

 

I was the same way on my first cable. Was afraid of cutting through to the inner cables. That shielding does a great job of protecting and is actually perfect for cutting away the PVC. The blade can run right along it as a guide to make the process smooth. You'll actually find that with after a cable or two, there won't even be any damage to the shielding either. 

 

I just use a cheap $0.99 break away hand razor that you find usually at the counter of hardware stores and it works great. Soon as it gets too dull for my liking, I simply break away to the next one. 

 

The hardest part has always been keeping the cable from rolling while cutting. Find what works to solve that for your specific setup and you're solid. I actually sit in front of the TV with one of those folding dinner trays when I do it so I can watch stuff while stripping/sleeving. Lazy much? Yeah :D.

post #1235 of 2399

I bought a HD598, looking to DIY cable. Can you guys recommend parts? especially 3.5mm plug. Thanks.

post #1236 of 2399
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I bought a HD598, looking to DIY cable. Can you guys recommend parts? especially 3.5mm plug. Thanks.
My favorite site for DIY materials has got to be Double Helix Cables, top notch parts from their cables to their mini plugs.

If you want something cheaper Redco has Canare and Mogami cables and a good variety of plugs. I prefer the Neutrik Rean from their offerings.
post #1237 of 2399
Yeah neutrik connectors are great on a budget, usually cheaper than the other big names
post #1238 of 2399

Personally, the only Neutrik connectors I don't like are the straight mini plugs. Bang for the buck, it's very hard to beat Neutrik connectors.

They are extremely well built and easy to work with.

 

IMHO, the uber expensive 'high-end' connectors are a waste of money. Lots of bling, but I would challenge anyone to actually hear any

differences with the high dollar stuff.

post #1239 of 2399
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My favorite site for DIY materials has got to be Double Helix Cables, top notch parts from their cables to their mini plugs.

If you want something cheaper Redco has Canare and Mogami cables and a good variety of plugs. I prefer the Neutrik Rean from their offerings.

Do you know where I can find a good 2.5mm connector for HD598? Thanks.

post #1240 of 2399

The Neutrik are as good as any other connector. The only reason to buy something else is for the looks, ease of use or preference. As long as the connector is built well, they will all sound the same IMO.

 

I exclusively use Viablue and Oyaide as standard in all my cables, they look awesome.


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post #1241 of 2399
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Do you know where I can find a good 2.5mm connector for HD598? Thanks.

afaik, most of the 2.5mm connectors available wouldn't fit the 598 and have the twist lock notches (it's proprietary).

 

You'd have to harvest the part from the stock cable.

 

an alternative would be to order a cable from http://www.ebay.com/itm/261255113290 and swap out the wires with your own. However, I'm not certain if those plugs are openable, so purchase at your own risk.

post #1242 of 2399
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Do you know where I can find a good 2.5mm connector for HD598? Thanks.

 

 

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afaik, most of the 2.5mm connectors available wouldn't fit the 598 and have the twist lock notches (it's proprietary).

 

You'd have to harvest the part from the stock cable.

 

an alternative would be to order a cable from http://www.ebay.com/itm/261255113290 and swap out the wires with your own. However, I'm not certain if those plugs are openable, so purchase at your own risk.

 

Little bit pricey, but http://www.lunashops.com/goods.php?id=3574 is an option. You'll also have to wait quite a bit for it to arrive. 

post #1243 of 2399
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The Neutrik are as good as any other connector. The only reason to buy something else is for the looks, ease of use or preference. As long as the connector is built well, they will all sound the same IMO.

 

I exclusively use Viablue and Oyaide as standard in all my cables, they look awesome.

 

I agree.  And there's nothing wrong with preferring one over another for looks.  I'm happy with the neutriks myself, but they're are some sexy connectors out there.  But sound-wise as long as the connectors are good there will be no difference.  Soldering is easier on some, and the stress relief and clamping mechanisms may be different, but that is more for ease of making the cable.  I find the neutriks easy to use thought personally.

post #1244 of 2399

Hey, soldered a cable with the DHC Rhodium Elite plug yesterday, it is definately up there with the easiest miniplug to solder with.

post #1245 of 2399

I have some coming in to make Element Case friendly cables really only 1 for my car, but I think I'll make a Mini-Mini too just to have around.

 

If they're as easy to work with as Canare and Amphenol 1/8" TRS then they'll be just fine to work with.

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