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post #1336 of 6137

Note to self buy capacitor, attach larger leads, pot with polyester resin, print information in gold foil. Sell for insane prices.

 

Also that silver wire looks ridiculous, you bend it it's out of shape and will probably break. Silver is not known for it's ductility, that's pretty thick looking. 

 

You'd have to pay me to use that since stranded copper wire exists as a better alternative.

post #1337 of 6137
That silver hookup wire is meant for internal use, where it will get bent once when installed, then never touched again.
post #1338 of 6137

Seems like an unnecessary pita, also how do you mount it to through hole PCB components?

post #1339 of 6137
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Originally Posted by 65535 View Post

Note to self buy capacitor, attach larger leads, pot with polyester resin, print information in gold foil. Sell for insane prices.
Shhhhh! Your giving away trade secrets... biggrin.gif
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Shhhhh! Your giving away trade secrets... biggrin.gif

Step 1: Make wildly impossible claims about sonic benefits.

Step 2: Make items, including packaging, look expensive. Price absurdly for common materials.

Step 3: Never EVER...I repeat never link to an actually peer-reviewed study with any scientific proof of any kind to substantiate claims.

Step 4: $$$$

Sorry, I couldn't keep the magic tricks secret anymore.
post #1341 of 6137
It would be nice to have that kind of insane disposable income to play in all the "Boutique" foolishness... biggrin.gif
post #1342 of 6137
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Originally Posted by Kamakahah View Post


Step 1: Make wildly impossible claims about sonic benefits.

Step 2: Make items, including packaging, look expensive. Price absurdly for common materials.

Step 3: Never EVER...I repeat never link to an actually peer-reviewed study with any scientific proof of any kind to substantiate claims.

Step 4: $$$$

Sorry, I couldn't keep the magic tricks secret anymore.


Think you nailed it for every manufacturer in this game.

post #1343 of 6137
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Originally Posted by ben_r_ View Post
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Kamakahah View Post


Step 1: Make wildly impossible claims about sonic benefits.

Step 2: Make items, including packaging, look expensive. Price absurdly for common materials.

Step 3: Never EVER...I repeat never link to an actually peer-reviewed study with any scientific proof of any kind to substantiate claims.

Step 4: $$$$

Sorry, I couldn't keep the magic tricks secret anymore.


Think you nailed it for every manufacturer in this game.

 

+1

post #1344 of 6137

Where on earth do you find a decent 1/4 jack that unscrews to 1/8th?!

post #1345 of 6137
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Where on earth do you find a decent 1/4 jack that unscrews to 1/8th?!

 

You don't usually. I usually just put a 1/4" plug on my home headphones and 3.5mm on portables. If required, just use a simple adapter.

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Where on earth do you find a decent 1/4 jack that unscrews to 1/8th?!

 

If you don't mind the month or so it will take to ship, then you might like this:

 

http://www.lunashops.com/goods.php?id=3573

post #1347 of 6137
Perfect! I've got the time since I don't even have the headphones yet. Thanks
post #1348 of 6137

Hey guys. I've been working on some Hifiman and HD800 cables for personal use lately. I've noticed that the neutrik 4 pin XLRs don't come with any sort of strain relief that clamps the cables down. I'm concerned that pulling the cables over time will result in a solder joint weakening and eventually disconnecting. Do any of you have a solution for this?

post #1349 of 6137

This is the strain relief.

 

post #1350 of 6137

Neutrik XLR connectors have the best cable clamps in the audio industry, they nearly eliminate damaging from pulling and twisting. 

 

Is it possible it's not a genuine Neutrik connector? Knockoffs are heard of, some companies don't have very good strain relief at all, the cheap Switchcraft connectors just use a screw clamp like ViaBlue which is a terrible way to prevent cable damage.

 

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Originally Posted by lljayll View Post
 

Hey guys. I've been working on some Hifiman and HD800 cables for personal use lately. I've noticed that the neutrik 4 pin XLRs don't come with any sort of strain relief that clamps the cables down. I'm concerned that pulling the cables over time will result in a solder joint weakening and eventually disconnecting. Do any of you have a solution for this?

 

 

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Originally Posted by funch View Post
 

This is the strain relief.

 

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