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It's easy and lazy to slap heat shrink over a connector because the cable isn't secured properly internally. I like a clean look, heat shrink is to be avoided in areas that are seen.

What's not stopping people from cutting heat shrink cleanly? Many after-market interconnects have heat shrinks slapped over a connector. Done properly, and with coloured heat shrink, it can look pretty nice. I'll wager it's the less creative use of heat shrink that has given it a bad reputation for aesthetics.

post #1472 of 2308

I love the look of heatshrink, when done properly, it can look really good. 

 

Few cables i done couple days ago and to me, they look much better with the heatshrink, then they would without.

 


Edited by Toxic Cables - 3/2/14 at 12:31pm

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I love the look of heatshrink, when done properly, it can look really good.

 

Few cables i done couple days ago and to me, they look much better with the heatshrink, then they would without.

 

Now that's how you used Heatshrink....:beerchug:

post #1474 of 2308
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I love the look of heatshrink, when done properly, it can look really good. 

 

Few cables i done couple days ago and to me, they look much better with the heatshrink, then they would without.

 

 

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Those look awesome!

post #1475 of 2308

Hello DIYers,

 

I've got my eyes on this plug Connectronics 35-4CON-LP, 3.5mm  0.15inch/3.81mm ID,  6.3mm OD.   As it's the only plug I could find  that would fit the Martin Logan Mikros 90 headphone side recessed jack (7mm).

 

http://www.markertek.com/Connectors-Adapters/Audio-Connectors/3-5-2-5mm-Mini-Connectors/Connectronics/35-4CON-LP.xhtml

 

My question is:  I want to make a 6x flat braid, no sleeving, just bare naked wires with their insulator jackets. Could I fit 6 wires into such a plug? Say 26 or 28awg UPOCC silver.  Visual exemple: the Plussound Audio Exo series photo on their Facebook site.

 

This would be my first DIY project, I'd have to invest in a MM+soldering station.

 

I checked some plug makers but so far my only other options would be:

-Qables 3.5mm naked plugs + heatshrink (though not sure the brass ring behind the threads are <7mm)

-cannibalising an Auvio cable plug

-Ted @HPL seems to been able to use a Viablue T6 mini (#30539) by removing the outer casing so it fits the Mikros 90.

 

edit: I really can't find the official specs on the Connectronics 3.5mm TRRS plug, neither could I find photos of its guts.


Edited by Cagin - 3/2/14 at 2:44pm
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Has anyone tried stripping down a lightning connector and using it for a direct integration? If yes, any pointers?

post #1477 of 2308
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Hello DIYers,

 

I've got my eyes on this plug Connectronics 35-4CON-LP, 3.5mm  0.15inch/3.81mm ID,  6.3mm OD.   As it's the only plug I could find  that would fit the Martin Logan Mikros 90 headphone side recessed jack (7mm).

 

http://www.markertek.com/Connectors-Adapters/Audio-Connectors/3-5-2-5mm-Mini-Connectors/Connectronics/35-4CON-LP.xhtml

 

My question is:  I want to make a 6x flat braid, no sleeving, just bare naked wires with their insulator jackets. Could I fit 6 wires into such a plug? Say 26 or 28awg UPOCC silver.  Visual exemple: the Plussound Audio Exo series photo on their Facebook site.

 

This would be my first DIY project, I'd have to invest in a MM+soldering station.

 

I checked some plug makers but so far my only other options would be:

-Qables 3.5mm naked plugs + heatshrink (though not sure the brass ring behind the threads are <7mm)

-cannibalising an Auvio cable plug

-Ted @HPL seems to been able to use a Viablue T6 mini (#30539) by removing the outer casing so it fits the Mikros 90.

 

edit: I really can't find the official specs on the Connectronics 3.5mm TRRS plug, neither could I find photos of its guts.

Probably not.  You are going to have less than 4mm at the exit.  You will need to take a look at the diameter of the wire that you are using and see if you can fit about three across.  I don't know what the rear of the barrel looks like, but you might be able to drill out the back a little to give your self a little more space.  I'd suggest just going with heatshrink around the plug without the shell.  If you do it right, it should look fine coming out of the hole.  Plus it will likely be more robust than if you just used the shell.

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Has anyone tried stripping down a lightning connector and using it for a direct integration? If yes, any pointers?

Google lightning connector tear down or something similar.  Peter at Doublehelixcables was the first to tear one apart and it was a doozy.  You might have better luck with a different MFI cable like from Monoprice or Amazon.  Their are also connectors available from Lunashops, but no word yet on whether or not they work properly.

post #1479 of 2308
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Has anyone tried stripping down a lightning connector and using it for a direct integration? If yes, any pointers?

Depends on what you want to put on the other end, they only work with USB currently. You can get DIY lightning connectors from Lunashop which work just fine.

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Depends on what you want to put on the other end, they only work with USB currently. You can get DIY lightning connectors from Lunashop which work just fine.

 

Forgive the simplistic nature of this question, but what makes them only usable with a USB at this time? Is additional circuitry needed to make them work with something like a 3.5mm connector? 

 

Thanks for the tip on Lunashop by the way. 

post #1481 of 2308
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post #1482 of 2308

n00b question alert:

 

balanced line out from my DX50 to RX3B is it a mono or a stereo 3.5m jack

post #1483 of 2308
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n00b question alert:

 

balanced line out from my DX50 to RX3B is it a mono or a stereo 3.5m jack

AFAIK, and as ex DX50 user, DX50 dont support balanced line out. Its only support coaxial output and 3.5 line out unbalanced.

post #1484 of 2308

Thanks freakie so will go single ended but again do you or anybody else know whether its stereo or mono 3.5 jack?

post #1485 of 2308

Stereo.

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