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post #1756 of 6133
http://fivestarcord.com/
That's where I got mine, it's silky smooth :-D. Clean cut caused me problems as the microparacord was very tight and after 30 minutes of feeding the sleeve had actually compressed by a 1/4 inch and bare wire was out and about and catching in the paracord. I actually had to remove it and start over since I could not feed it any more.
post #1757 of 6133

What cord were you using? What was its thickness? I want to make sure the cord I'm looking at isn't thicker.

post #1758 of 6133
I was using 24 gauge nucleotide from double helix cables!
post #1759 of 6133
Can anybody advise me on some details for a speaker cable......

I want to have a go at making a cable for my Sennheiser HD600 and wondered if anybody could suggest a good potential choice of cable and also how do I calculate how much I need? Would I be right in saying that if I wanted a 5 foot cable then I would need 4x5 plus a bit extra for wastage so 20 foot + a bit extra.

Does anybody know if Frank at Toxic Cables sells just the wire for DIY jobs?
post #1760 of 6133
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Originally Posted by Drsparis View Post

I was using 24 gauge nucleotide from double helix cables!
 

 

Hm, very fancy looking. Should be thicker than what I'm looking at (BTG 26 awg XLPE) and thinner than my other option (22 awg norne).

 

Anyone have experience with the BTG wire?


Edited by Taowolf51 - 4/8/14 at 12:54pm
post #1761 of 6133
Quote:
Originally Posted by Jason36 View Post

Can anybody advise me on some details for a speaker cable......

I want to have a go at making a cable for my Sennheiser HD600 and wondered if anybody could suggest a good potential choice of cable and also how do I calculate how much I need? Would I be right in saying that if I wanted a 5 foot cable then I would need 4x5 plus a bit extra for wastage so 20 foot + a bit extra.

Does anybody know if Frank at Toxic Cables sells just the wire for DIY jobs?
Depending on who you ask... LINK. Frank chimes in here.. Do keep in mind that Frank is an expert cable-smith so ymmv depending on your skill set. I myself used [desired length] x 1.2 x number of cables.
For my cable, I did 5ft x 1.2 x 4ft. I measured out 6ft and after braiding + mistakes, I got a little over 5ft, which was what I was aiming for. smily_headphones1.gif
Edited by MrEleventy - 4/8/14 at 1:15pm
post #1762 of 6133
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Originally Posted by MrEleventy View Post

Depending on who you ask... LINK. Frank chimes in here.. Do keep in mind that Frank is an expert cable-smith so ymmv depending on your skill set. I myself used [desired length] x 1.2 x number of cables.
For my cable, I did 5ft x 1.2 x 4ft. I measured out 6ft and after braiding + mistakes, I got a little over 5ft, which was what I was aiming for. smily_headphones1.gif

Thanks for that, gives me a good idea of how to go about working out lengths :-)
post #1763 of 6133
Can anybody comment on the suitability of the following cables for making a 4 braid cable for my HD600.

DHC Nucleotide Cryo Stranded OCC Copper Wire in transparent black insulation

BTG Audio 26 AWG Silver plated Oxygen free copper (SPC) in a clear LLDPE insulation

26 AWG Oxygen free copper in a BLACK insulation

Would all of these be potentially suitable for use with the HD600? I plan on keeping it naked rather than putting a sheath on it and will be planning on using a DHC "Capsid" Carbon Fiber Micro Y-Split Cover and DHC/VALAB Carbon Fibre 4 pin XLR.
post #1764 of 6133

I really like the 26 AWG Oxygen free copper from BTG. Super flexible. 

post #1765 of 6133

Thanks for mentioning the 26 AWG Oxygen free copper from BTG. Just ordered some and also the SPC for my future projects. I also ordered 26 awg silver (cotton dielectric) from Homegrown.

 

Very excited about the coming recabling for my iem's. :biggrin: 

post #1766 of 6133

Hi everyone,

 

I'm planning a recable of my Bang & Olufsen Form 2 headphones with Canare L-2B2AT (pic below).  This cable has 2 conductors, and a ground/drain wire, and a foil shield.  I'll use 2 full runs of wire, one per speaker.  Before I get started, I want to know exactly what I should do with the grounds and the foil.  On the (Neutrik NTP3RC 3.5mm) plug, one conductor will be soldered to L, one to R, and two (one from each cable) will combine to the plug ground.  This leaves 2 ground/drain wires (again, one from each cable) and the shielding.  Should I combine and solder both shields to ground on the plug side only and not attach it to anything on the speaker sides?  And what about the "extra" ground/drain wires in the cable?  Snip 'em and don't use for anything?  Would there be an advantage to soldering these wires to either the plug or to the speakers?  What do you guys think?  Thanks!

 

post #1767 of 6133
Quote:
Originally Posted by Jason36 View Post

Can anybody advise me on some details for a speaker cable......

I want to have a go at making a cable for my Sennheiser HD600 and wondered if anybody could suggest a good potential choice of cable and also how do I calculate how much I need? Would I be right in saying that if I wanted a 5 foot cable then I would need 4x5 plus a bit extra for wastage so 20 foot + a bit extra.

Does anybody know if Frank at Toxic Cables sells just the wire for DIY jobs?

Yes we do, i have just quickly listed some wires on the site, not had a chance for pictures or anything else yet, but will give you an idea of my pricing. Have a look at the non Toxic brand wire, these are wires i had made to just supply the DIY community, not used in my own cables.

 

Will get pictures and a lot more up over the next couple weeks, untill i find the time to sort out a new site.

post #1768 of 6133

Hi Guys

I am a newbie for diy cables

Currently, I am planning to diy a cable for my Denon AH D600 headphones.

But I can't find any 3.5 mm jack like the original one with only the tip and sleeve.

http://i.imgur.com/GxvUgQh.jpg

Above is a photo of the 3.5mm jack that connect to the right channel of my headphones. ( sorry for the poor quality) As shown there is only a tip and a sleeve but without the ring.

Anyone knows where I can buy something like this?

Or, is that I can use a normal 3.5 mm jack and connect the wires to the tip of the 3.5mm jack for both left and right channels respectively?

 

Additionally, I have some questions about the materials for making cables. 

If we have got enough budget, is that high purity occ copper/silver will be the best option for making a decent quality cable?

Are there any more advanced materials for making headphone cables?

 

I would be grateful if anyone can help me with these.

Thank you guys. CHEERS!

 

Forgive my poor english:( 

post #1769 of 6133

Can anyone tell me what kind of paracord is used in the picture below?


Edited by PETEREK - 4/10/14 at 4:10am
post #1770 of 6133
Quote:
Originally Posted by cCasper TFG View Post

Can anyone tell me what kind of paracord is used in the picture below?


That's most likely nylon multifilament. Paracord doesn't come that big. Those SAA cables are really fat and need a big sleeve.
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