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post #136 of 2541
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Originally Posted by Room40 View Post

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

 

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

could be wrong but pretty sure.  The other type is just an rca connector but the iBasso looks like its a mono 3.5.  Just remember for coax you also have to solder the sheild for ground.  

post #137 of 2541

you have bought good quality cable from china? there shipping is always cheaper ... I wanted to buy some good cables with free shipping :)
 

post #138 of 2541

I... can't seem to overcome the paracord... I keep attempting it every night and just can't seem to sleeve the wire. I tried electrical tape and teflon tape. It just sleeves for a little bit, and then doesn't move in any further. I can pull out the wire and see that the tape is still in place, so wires aren't snagging.... So annoyed.

post #139 of 2541

Have your guys dealt with Whiplash Audio? I ordered a few items from them a few days ago. So far no info about shipping or replying my emails. Poor customer service.

post #140 of 2541
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Originally Posted by Zashoomin View Post

could be wrong but pretty sure.  The other type is just an rca connector but the iBasso looks like its a mono 3.5.  Just remember for coax you also have to solder the sheild for ground.  

Thanks

post #141 of 2541
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Originally Posted by gambit300 View Post

I... can't seem to overcome the paracord... I keep attempting it every night and just can't seem to sleeve the wire. I tried electrical tape and teflon tape. It just sleeves for a little bit, and then doesn't move in any further. I can pull out the wire and see that the tape is still in place, so wires aren't snagging.... So annoyed.

Ok so just to be sure you are kind of "worm bunching" the paracord on to the wire arent you? I mean you just arent trying to push the whole length into the cord without any massaging/bunching? So you push the cord onto the wire and bunch it up and then grab the front section of the bunched cord and pull it on over the wire (if this makes sense)

post #142 of 2541

Need to make a mini-coaxial to coaxial connector.

 

Does anybody have a diagram or sketch on how to solder this?

 

I believe its a 3.5 connector to an RCA connector

post #143 of 2541
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Originally Posted by Room40 View Post

Need to make a mini-coaxial to coaxial connector.

 

Does anybody have a diagram or sketch on how to solder this?

 

I believe its a 3.5 connector to an RCA connector


how do you do RCA to 3.5mm?

you use two RCA connectors for each? and divides the covers in the middle?

 

post #144 of 2541
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Originally Posted by glunteer View Post

how do you do RCA to 3.5mm?

you use two RCA connectors for each? and divides the covers in the middle?



You only need two wires for a coaxial SPDIF cable - wire the tip of the 3.5mm mono plug to the tip of the RCA plug with one wire, and then sleeve of the 3.5mm mono plug to the sleeve of the RCA plug with the other wire. When I've built my own, I've used Belden 8216, one brand of a 50 ohm 1/8" coaxial cable. The generic cable type is RG174A if you can't find the Belden brand. The tip is wired with the inner conductor and the sleeve is wired with the shield.

https://www.tessco.com/products/displayProductInfo.do?sku=98180&eventPage=1

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coaxial_cable
Edited by AgentXXL - 8/21/13 at 10:34am
post #145 of 2541
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Originally Posted by AgentXXL View Post


You only need two wires for a coaxial SPDIF cable - wire the tip of the 3.5mm mono plug to the tip of the RCA plug with one wire, and then sleeve of the 3.5mm mono plug to the sleeve of the RCA plug with the other wire. When I've built my own, I've used Belden 8216, one brand of a 50 ohm 1/8" coaxial cable. The generic cable type is RG174A if you can't find the Belden brand. The tip is wired with the inner conductor and the sleeve is wired with the shield.

https://www.tessco.com/products/displayProductInfo.do?sku=98180&eventPage=1

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coaxial_cable


I did not understand ... I want to make a cable like this: 2 RCA to 3.5mm (stereo)

post #146 of 2541
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Originally Posted by glunteer View Post


I did not understand ... I want to make a cable like this: 2 RCA to 3.5mm (stereo)

Easy enough:

 

3.5mm stereo wired as normal:  Tip = Left, Ring = Right, Sleeve = Ground (x2)

 

Then on the RCA end, Left signal and 1 of the grounds to one, Right signal and the other ground to the other.

post #147 of 2541
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Originally Posted by glunteer View Post

I did not understand ... I want to make a cable like this: 2 RCA to 3.5mm (stereo)

Sorry, I misunderstood and thought you wanted to build a SPDIF coaxial to mini-coaxial cable. The description from liquidzoo is correct for a 3.5mm stereo plug to dual RCA.
post #148 of 2541

Amazon in all of its amazingless just recommended this seller to me: Paracord Plannet

 

Does anybody buy their paracord from here? It has a decent selection at good price. Specifically the Combo Crafting Kits.

 

The only noted difference is "Type III Commercial Grade parachute cord (almost identical to the Mil-Spec without the higher prices)."

What does this mean exactly, they are both 550lb.. Does one fray more easily?

 

Mixed reviews on amazon though.


Edited by FrozenPanda - 8/21/13 at 11:49am
post #149 of 2541

I buy all of mine from SupplyCaptain, mostly due to the fact that I normally buy Type 1 cord for sleeving wires.

post #150 of 2541
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Originally Posted by liquidzoo View Post

I buy all of mine from SupplyCaptain, mostly due to the fact that I normally buy Type 1 cord for sleeving wires.

I have bought mine from EBay-All Outdoor and More. It is relatively the same price other than the kits.

 

According to reviews, people didn't get quite the kit they were expecting. The reviews for this item were more solid.

 

I bought Type 1 from Michaels but still can't figure out how to thread it properly. tried using a paperclip but couldn't keep the wire on with tape. A guide with pictures would be much appreciated xD.

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