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post #1411 of 2705

Me Too...

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Thanks guys for the suggestion.

 

I may even clamp it with a heat shrink as mentioned (sorry Kamakahah had to borrow your pic without asking your permission).

 

post #1413 of 2705
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Originally Posted by DMinor View Post

Thanks guys for the suggestion.

I may even clamp it with a heat shrink as mentioned (sorry Kamakahah had to borrow your pic without asking your permission.

That's a good idea. If you don't end up liking it, you can always cut it off.

Feel free to use any pictures I post for instructional purposes.
post #1414 of 2705

@Kamakahah, thanks.

 

 

Hey guys I bought a Furutech FT-735(R) phone plug from Take Five a while ago, and here is a shot showing this plug in comparison size to other plugs. Sorry for the bad pic.

 

post #1415 of 2705
Such an awesome plug. I wish it didn't cost a fortune. I'll probably give in eventually.

Looking forward to your finished product.
post #1416 of 2705
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Originally Posted by Kamakahah View Post

Such an awesome plug. I wish it didn't cost a fortune. I'll probably give in eventually.

Looking forward to your finished product.

 

It looks like a quality plug with fine finish.

 

I will probably use this plug for DIY recabling for my iem's. Have a feeling the stock cable will break in the near future and I am trying to get things prepared.

post #1417 of 2705

Just finished doing a 4 strand round braid from Brians cables this morning and got my connector in, too. Was wondering if anybody has ever used clear techflex, and if so how clear is it? Anybody have pics. 1/8th, not 1/4 right?

The braid looks pretty damn sweet and I would certainly like to show off!

Second question is, is 3-1 heat shink the best to use or is the adhesive stuff better? For the termination I was going to solder, put a dab of hot glue, heat shink then twist the other half of the connecter on. That sound about right?


Edited by nbriles2000 - 2/21/14 at 6:00pm
post #1418 of 2705
3:1 pretty much 99% of the time. I don't both buying 2:1 anymore except one big cheap variety pack for random things.

Most people dislike adhesive. I like it for very specific purposes like Y-splitters or when I want to a tight seal to prevent corrosion. It's significantly thicker and can get messy if overheated.

Your plan seems good.
post #1419 of 2705

I use adhesive on the plugs when they have no strain relief as it strengthens it. and y-split's. For the rest i use normal 2:1, adhesive is usually 3:1

post #1420 of 2705
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Originally Posted by DMinor View Post
 

@Kamakahah, thanks.

 

 

Hey guys I bought a Furutech FT-735(R) phone plug from Take Five a while ago, and here is a shot showing this plug in comparison size to other plugs. Sorry for the bad pic.

 

hmm on Furutech's website on this plug here: http://www.furutech.com/2013/03/18/6100    they mention specs, but I don't understand it, trying to figure out if the plug casing diameter would fit into my Martin Logan Mikros 90 connector socket (6mm wide for the stock plug on my Mikros 90) :

 •Specified for core insulation diameters up to 5.0mm

•Dimensions: Housing: 9.0ψx 23.0mm overall length
 Total overall length: 41.3 mm approx.

 

From the picture it looks thinner than the Neutrik one but I'm not sure it's thin enough for my Mikros 90, and by looking at the hole socket of it, I can't put a wider plug than 6mm.

http://www.digitaltrends.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/03/martin-logan-mikros-70-enclosure-logo-zoom.jpg

post #1421 of 2705
Right there in the spec it states the housing diameter is 9mm, so I would say it will not fit.
post #1422 of 2705

I ordered some of the silver plated copper wire from HPL Audio. I braided it, covered it in MDPC sleeving, and attached Valab RCA's. I'm extremely happy with the results. The wire was really easy to work with and braid. I will definitely be ordering more from HPL Audio soon.

 

 

 

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Originally Posted by Cagin View Post
 

hmm on Furutech's website on this plug here: http://www.furutech.com/2013/03/18/6100    they mention specs, but I don't understand it, trying to figure out if the plug casing diameter would fit into my Martin Logan Mikros 90 connector socket (6mm wide for the stock plug on my Mikros 90) :

 •Specified for core insulation diameters up to 5.0mm

•Dimensions: Housing: 9.0ψx 23.0mm overall length
 Total overall length: 41.3 mm approx.

 

From the picture it looks thinner than the Neutrik one but I'm not sure it's thin enough for my Mikros 90, and by looking at the hole socket of it, I can't put a wider plug than 6mm.

http://www.digitaltrends.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/03/martin-logan-mikros-70-enclosure-logo-zoom.jpg

 

See if this pic helps.

 

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See if this pic helps.

 


Nice, really hard to tell if the barrel is 6mm or not...

 

More like this Pailiccs bowling pin shell which has an 11.9mm


Unfortunately I don't have any of the Furutech connectors to measure for you.

 

Anyone looking for a cheap caliper, Harbor Freight in the US has them for $9.99 or Princess Auto in Canada for $19.99 but they go on sale quite often for $9.99, a great thing to have in your tool box. :D

post #1425 of 2705
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Nice, really hard to tell if the barrel is 6mm or not...

 

More like this Pailiccs bowling pin shell which has an 11.9mm


Unfortunately I don't have any of the Furutech connectors to measure for you.

 

Anyone looking for a cheap caliper, Harbor Freight in the US has them for $9.99 or Princess Auto in Canada for $19.99 but they go on sale quite often for $9.99, a great thing to have in your tool box. :D

 

The 11.9mm is the OD correct? I thought we were talking about the ID.

 

Thanks for the info on caliper and agree it's nice to have one in the tool box. I may go with this one from ebay with free shipping. :)

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