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post #1786 of 6342

Highly unlikely on both counts. More like 1x 26awg in micro and 4x twisted 3x braided in 550.

post #1787 of 6342
Micro paracord was the perfect size for 1 stand of nucleotide DHC 24 gauge for me. I'm fairly certain it will be too small for a 3 wire bundle of 26 gauge.
post #1788 of 6342
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Originally Posted by nelson515 View Post
 

Hi guys

I have questions about choosing the size of paracord.

Um can a 6-braided 26 awg cable fit into the 550 paracord? And, is a micro paracord suitable for sleeving a 3-braided 26 awg cable?

 

thank you 

 

 

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Originally Posted by 65535 View Post
 

Highly unlikely on both counts. More like 1x 26awg in micro and 4x twisted 3x braided in 550.

 

 

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Originally Posted by Drsparis View Post

Micro paracord was the perfect size for 1 stand of nucleotide DHC 24 gauge for me. I'm fairly certain it will be too small for a 3 wire bundle of 26 gauge.

Thank you guys.

Um so what other options can I choose?

post #1789 of 6342

Very nice thread here.

 

I have a question or two about doing a cable. I have some Canare L-4E6S that I find too thick and unweildy for using as a headphone cable (iPod with and without amp > Sony 7520s). The 7520s take a single 3.5mm stereo input, are very easy to drive and don't need an amp at all, but I like the way they sound with one.

 

My question is, can I open the starquad cable up, remove all but three of the blue and white wires inside, and do a 3-braid, with say a blue and a white and another blue for ground? As it is, the cable's soldered two blues to one terminal (L) on the connector, two whites to another (R), and the copper sheilding to the ground. So would I lose anything soundwise doing just one on each connector, and switching the ground from being the sheilding to being one of the other two blue or white wires? I guess the issue is whether the ground needs to be sheild that encompasses the signal, and, since these headphones don't need much power, if having two wires for each L and R terminal is necessary.

 

Ah, I hope that makes sense.

post #1790 of 6342
It's just whatever your preference is. I would use one wire for ground, and one for each signal. I never use the shielding as the ground connection.
post #1791 of 6342
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Originally Posted by nelson515 View Post
 

Hi guys

I have questions about choosing the size of paracord.

Um can a 6-braided 26 awg cable fit into the 550 paracord? And, is a micro paracord suitable for sleeving a 3-braided 26 awg cable?

 

thank you 

anyone can suggest what to use for sleeving?

thank you

post #1792 of 6342

Does anybody have any comparisons between 2799 and 2893 Mogami Cable? Markertek lists them both as having the same conductors in them. Mogami 2799 is cheaper on Redco and i'm planning on ordering a lot of cable but I usually like 2893 because I like how much the conductors are very easy to sleeve with micro paracord. Are there any differences in the conductors in 2799?

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Originally Posted by nelson515 View Post
 

anyone can suggest what to use for sleeving?

thank you

I think you're going to have a very hard time fitting those conductors in a single 550 paracord.. might want to look around the gallery to see if anyone has ever done it before.

 

What I would suggest is:

A. use 650 Paracord (http://paracordgalaxy.com/mobile.php?main_page=index&cPath=176_177) This should fit all 6 conductors. Note I actually have never tried this kind of paracord..

B. use 550 Paracord with 2 conductors in each and do 3 strand braid.

C. use 325 Paracord with 1 conductor in each and do 6 strand braid.

post #1794 of 6342

If you plan on using the cable as a cable then use 2893, if you are going to strip it use whatever is cheaper. 2893 is a miniature portable cable, 2799 is a console cable for installation work. The only difference is the outer jacket. Hard smooth PVC on the 2799 and soft satin PVC on the 2893.

post #1795 of 6342
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Originally Posted by FrozenPanda View Post

I think you're going to have a very hard time fitting those conductors in a single 550 paracord.. might want to look around the gallery to see if anyone has ever done it before.

What I would suggest is:
A. use 650 Paracord (http://paracordgalaxy.com/mobile.php?main_page=index&cPath=176_177) This should fit all 6 conductors. Note I actually have never tried this kind of paracord..
B. use 550 Paracord with 2 conductors in each and do 3 strand braid.
C. use 325 Paracord with 1 conductor in each and do 6 strand braid.
thanks you bro
good suggestions
i am thinking of using nylon multifilament as well. Is it good?
but I dont even know which size should i use if i want to sleeve the whole 6braid
post #1796 of 6342
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Originally Posted by 65535 View Post
 

If you plan on using the cable as a cable then use 2893, if you are going to strip it use whatever is cheaper. 2893 is a miniature portable cable, 2799 is a console cable for installation work. The only difference is the outer jacket. Hard smooth PVC on the 2799 and soft satin PVC on the 2893.

As I thought. Thanks!

post #1797 of 6342

What's the most practical magnifier used to help soldering a wire to a very tiny pad?

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Helping hands? cables38.jpg
post #1799 of 6342

Yeah have that one, but not very easy to work with.

post #1800 of 6342

In my experience most people that do small scale work use magnifying visors. At work I have a bench mounted, light/magnifier but with the exception of SMD devices I rarely use it. 

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