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I use a Donegan OptiVisor with the 3.5X lens. Old eyes... smily_headphones1.gif

http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B0068OSIIS
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Can anybody offer any guidance or information on the best way to braid a headphone cable? I plan on using 26 AWG SPC from Toxic Cables.
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How many strands of wire are you using? There are different ways to braid based on how many strands you're using. You can also search on YouTube for how to videos. Just search "4 strand braid" or "3 strand braid", you'll probably get a video of the paracordist or girls braiding hair. Either way, it's the same process.

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Originally Posted by cCasper TFG View Post

How many strands of wire are you using? There are different ways to braid based on how many strands you're using. You can also search on YouTube for how to videos. Just search "4 strand braid" or "3 strand braid", you'll probably get a video of the paracordist or girls braiding hair. Either way, it's the same process.

Thanks for that I'll have a look. It will be a 4 wire cable at the bottom and of course 2 at the top into the HD600 connectors.
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I ordered some 4 pin mini xlrs from markertek and one came damaged. The locking mechanism was broken, as you can see in the picture. I emailed customer service and they emailed me back about it and said they were sending me a new one withing like 20 minutes. Awesome customer service.

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Originally Posted by TrollDragon View Post

I use a Donegan OptiVisor with the 3.5X lens. Old eyes... smily_headphones1.gif

http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B0068OSIIS

 

I think that's what I need. Thanks for the info.

 

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Thanks for that I'll have a look. It will be a 4 wire cable at the bottom and of course 2 at the top into the HD600 connectors.

 

This is what I did for recabling my D2K using 28awg Plussound SPC. Actually I like it. I didn't braid the 4 wires in the sleeve. I was lazy and just threw them in and called it a day.

 

For my coming iem recabling, I will use a pair of Paracord 550 for 4 wires.

 

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Had some questions regarding making a balanced cable for the Audezes (2x female mini-XLR => 4 pin male XLR)

 

The male XLR side seems easy enough, you just gotta solder the correct wire into the correct channel.

 

I'm a little confused on soldering the the mini-XLRs.  They have pins 1-4, where 1 and 4 are Positive, and 2 and 3 are Negative.  However, I will only have 2 wires connecting to 4 channels.  

 

Would I have to bridge the two Positive (1 and 4) and Negative channels (2 and 3) with a separate piece of wire, and then just solder my + wire into the 1&4 and the - wire into the 2 and 3?

 

I saw this picture and figured that's what I had to do, but wasn't too sure.

 

http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-pCOKWNvCC_A/TtZjuQtqZsI/AAAAAAAAAfY/EsGOw50u2_I/s1600/Mini-XLR-shorted-pins.jpg

 

Thanks!

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Would I have to bridge the two Positive (1 and 4) and Negative channels (2 and 3) with a separate piece of wire, and then just solder my + wire into the 1&4 and the - wire into the 2 and 3?

Yeah that's what you'll have to do.

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I ordered some 4 pin mini xlrs from markertek and one came damaged. The locking mechanism was broken, as you can see in the picture. I emailed customer service and they emailed me back about it and said they were sending me a new one withing like 20 minutes. Awesome customer service.

 

Switchcraft?

 

I had a few broken ones too.. had to switch to Amphenol full time. Not saying Switchcraft isn't good but I've found these to be more reliable. Had one jammed in my LCD-2 just from function testing the other day.. 

 

 

 

http://www.parts-express.com/amphenol-ag4f-4-pin-mini-xlr-female-cable-connector--092-3562

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Originally Posted by Chris_Himself View Post
 

 

Switchcraft?

 

I had a few broken ones too.. had to switch to Amphenol full time. Not saying Switchcraft isn't good but I've found these to be more reliable. Had one jammed in my LCD-2 just from function testing the other day.. 

 

 

 

http://www.parts-express.com/amphenol-ag4f-4-pin-mini-xlr-female-cable-connector--092-3562

Yeah SwitchCraft. If I was using them as often as you probably do, I'd switch too. I haven't tried Amphenol, but I probably will the next time I need some connectors. I plan on staying in this hobby for a while, so I need to figure out what brands I like the most.

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Over in the Gallery people are talking about Y-Splits so I figured I would share here that Plussound is now selling their own Y-Splits in their DIY parts section.
$9.99

http://www.plussoundaudio.com/diy/parts.html
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Do we know the diameter of all the holes?
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Originally Posted by cCasper TFG View Post

Over in the Gallery people are talking about Y-Splits so I figured I would share here that Plussound is now selling their own Y-Splits in their DIY parts section.
$9.99

http://www.plussoundaudio.com/diy/parts.html
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Originally Posted by cCasper TFG View Post

Over in the Gallery people are talking about Y-Splits so I figured I would share here that Plussound is now selling their own Y-Splits in their DIY parts section.
$9.99

http://www.plussoundaudio.com/diy/parts.html

Oh...those look really nice.  I might pick my a couple of each color for myself. 

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Originally Posted by GrindingThud View Post

Do we know the diameter of all the holes?

Knowing plussound, I would assume that they are pretty small.  All their cables that they make are pretty miniature.  (not in a bad way)

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Interesting, at work I just got a workorder with the description "amphenol antenna". Maybe they use the plastic that my company makes for things. That's kind of cool I guess.
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I crimped 70x 50Ω BCN connectors onto RG-316. Let me tell you I don't want to do that again. The other end was soldered to a HD15 connector. FEP insulated cable is not much fun to use a tri-level coax stripper on either.

 

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