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post #1666 of 2850

Pictures are up in the gallery, tell me what you think!

post #1667 of 2850

Excellent Job!

 

I like the milling on the cup to get the socket flush, I'll have to seek out a few of those connectors they look great.

:beerchug:

post #1668 of 2850

PM me your address and I'll drop a couple of connectors salvaged from old parts. Can't guarantee perfect cosmetics and they'll have solder on them but they'll be okay to familiarize you with. I should have a few 5 pin pairs I can send off. Let me know.

post #1669 of 2850

Anyone had experience recabling the EX1000? If you do, I would like to hear any suggestions you may have. I will get the recabling project going pretty soon.

 

My D2K looks & sounds so much better after the diy recabling.

post #1670 of 2850
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Originally Posted by 65535 View Post
 

PM me your address and I'll drop a couple of connectors salvaged from old parts. Can't guarantee perfect cosmetics and they'll have solder on them but they'll be okay to familiarize you with. I should have a few 5 pin pairs I can send off. Let me know.


Much appreciated!

PM Sent.

post #1671 of 2850
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Originally Posted by DMinor View Post

Anyone had experience recabling the EX1000? If you do, I would like to hear any suggestions you may have. I will get the recabling project going pretty soon.

My D2K looks & sounds so much better after the diy recabling.

My friend recable his eX1000 with whiplast twag as a signal and moon audio silverdragon v1 as ground. I cant post some pics tongue.gif
post #1672 of 2850

I am actually thinking about using solid core silver wires with cotton dielectric for recabling my EX1000. I know it won't be as flexible as the conventional wires, but my curiosity at this point overrules the concern over cable flexibility.

post #1673 of 2850

Solid wire is a terrible choice for any portable cables. Works fine in chassis or in wall, but has no buisiness being moved around. 

 

Would be a shame to spend money on a silver cable. It would be just plain sad if that silver cable broke because it was solid and developed fatigue until failure.

 

A high impedance air gap is a terrible thing to have in your audio system, real day ruiner. 

post #1674 of 2850

I fully understand those very valid concerns except I am not convinced of the air gap being a day ruiner (until I hear with my ears).   I will use the cable mainly in my office so it's not intended to be portable.

 

Tempo Electric sells the silver wire (bare wire no jacket) at very reasonable price. I will use stranded copper wires for ground. The stranded ground wires will also improve the flexibility.

 

Hey this is about hobby and I can always recable it again. :)

 

BTW, have you done recabling with solid core silver wires? I am curious if your "day ruiner" conclusion has been drawn from your own experience.


Edited by DMinor - 3/26/14 at 5:16pm
post #1675 of 2850

Sorry, bad entertainment technician joke. 

 

I first heard the term high impedance air gap in response to why something wasn't working, What it means is something isn't plugged in, however in this sense I meant it to mean that the wire if broken would no longer make a connection internally. If it was broken that would be a bit of a day ruiner in my book.

post #1676 of 2850

Haha, definitely agree with you on that.  :beerchug:

post #1677 of 2850
Every RJ45 connector my boss crimps on has air gaps... Hard on the network connections too. So I spend my day choping and recrimping all his work. frown.gif
post #1678 of 2850
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Originally Posted by TrollDragon View Post

Every RJ45 connector my boss crimps on has air gaps... Hard on the network connections too. So I spend my day choping and recrimping all his work. frown.gif

 

http://www.monoprice.com/Category?c_id=105&cp_id=10524&cs_id=1052401

 

Works like a charm.  Maybe he needs an early birthday present ;)

 

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Also, "high impedance air gap" is a phrase I'm going to try to use more often :D

post #1679 of 2850
We have Testers and a Fox & Hound set, he calls me while I am onsite other places with a "Lights 2 & 6 don't light up, is there something wrong with this tester?"... Monoprice doesn't sell what he needs. biggrin.gif
post #1680 of 2850

I'm not even sure how you screw up an RJ crimp.

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