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w2944 vs w2799?

what are the difference in these two mogami cables?
post #1862 of 2708

http://www.mogamicable.com/category/bulk/console/

 

A lot.

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Originally Posted by 65535 View Post

http://www.mogamicable.com/category/bulk/console/

A lot.


Being that im a noob

i could use the w2944 red and clear conductors for left+right and the drain wire for ground right?
Edited by PinkFloydQ - 4/24/14 at 6:31pm
post #1864 of 2708

Technically yes, console cable is a type of cable designed for fixed installations. The outer jacket is stiffer and slicker than a portable cable such as a mic cable. You want a nice cable for a headphone or interconnect then head over to their bulk mic cable section and find the outer diameter you're looking for. I like something around .080-.180" diameter.

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Mogami W2799 for $0.64/foot from Redco.  That's four wires.  Strip the insulation and copper shield and you've got four conductors that make for a nice, light cable.  Easily sleeved with 550 paracord.

 

NB: all four wires in one sleeve (e.g., for an AKG mini XLR style) can be a tad microphonic.  Two wires in 550 paracord are great for split cables.

 

With my HE-500s, I can't hear a difference between my DIY cables and the expensive plusSounds cryo'd type 2 litz cable I bought, which makes that Mogami wire a great deal.

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Originally Posted by ThurstonX View Post

Mogami W2799 for $0.64/foot from Redco.  That's four wires.  Strip the insulation and copper shield and you've got four conductors that make for a nice, light cable.  Easily sleeved with 550 paracord.

NB: all four wires in one sleeve (e.g., for an AKG mini XLR style) can be a tad microphonic.  Two wires in 550 paracord are great for split cables.

With my HE-500s, I can't hear a difference between my DIY cables and the expensive plusSounds cryo'd type 2 litz cable I bought, which makes that Mogami wire a great deal.

I only need 2 conductors and a ground, would the w2944 be a match for my application? Is there any disadvantages if I use the w2944. The reason I'm leaning towards this cable is the ¢29 price per foot.

also what type of sleeve would you recommend for the w2944 and where can i buy it by the foot?
Edited by PinkFloydQ - 4/25/14 at 1:50pm
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Originally Posted by PinkFloydQ View Post

I only need 2 conductors and a ground, would the w2944 be a match for my application? Is there any disadvantages if I use the w2944. The reason I'm leaning towards this cable is the ¢29 price per foot.

also what type of sleeve would you recommend for the w2944 and where can i buy it by the foot?

 

If you only need two conductors, then you should save the money, of course.  No idea about what sleeving would work with it, as I've never used it.  I'm sure someone else will chime in.

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Originally Posted by PinkFloydQ View Post

I only need 2 conductors and a ground, would the w2944 be a match for my application? Is there any disadvantages if I use the w2944. The reason I'm leaning towards this cable is the ¢29 price per foot.

also what type of sleeve would you recommend for the w2944 and where can i buy it by the foot?

I can't get a for sure reading on the cable size, because it says ~ .1" which seams small. If it is that size, 1/8" nylon multifilament would be a loose but nice fit. I like my nylon to fit a bit loose, it makes it easier to sleeve. If you google 1/8" nylon multifilament I'm sure you will find some. I got mine on eBay.

I'm not 100% sure on sizing though! since that seams tiny. You could try 1/10" multifilament but not sure if you can find that.
post #1869 of 2708

Hi

Has anyone tried to combine a silver wire and a copper wire for connecting to the signal?

How is it? Will it deliver the signature of both copper and silver wires?

One more question, will the ground wire affects the sound quality at all? I think it won't have any difference between using copper or other things else for the ground, right?

 

thank you

post #1870 of 2708
You should use the same wire for each symmetrical length. For example, all of your headphone cable wires should be the same material.

I use a combo of the 2, I use Silver Plated Copper wire, which isn't expensive, but still I think is quite nice.

I am pretty sure that you would be best to use the same wire for ground, just for the sake of having the same wire. If you mix wires , like have 2 different brands for each channel, you might encounter variations in your signal.
post #1871 of 2708
Let's not get into the "I used silver wire for Ground and now all the Bass is gone" foolishness.

There is a Sound Science Fiction forum for that stuff...
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That's not what I meant haha, I just use SPC because it makes me not feel like I'm using junk wire. I don't have any idea whether it sounds better.
post #1873 of 2708
It's all good, I'm just yanking your chain. biggrin.gif
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Originally Posted by DutchGFX View Post

You should use the same wire for each symmetrical length. For example, all of your headphone cable wires should be the same material.

I use a combo of the 2, I use Silver Plated Copper wire, which isn't expensive, but still I think is quite nice.

I am pretty sure that you would be best to use the same wire for ground, just for the sake of having the same wire. If you mix wires , like have 2 different brands for each channel, you might encounter variations in your signal.

 

 

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Originally Posted by TrollDragon View Post

Let's not get into the "I used silver wire for Ground and now all the Bass is gone" foolishness.

There is a Sound Science Fiction forum for that stuff...

 

So, it is not a good idea for using copper and silver together for both left and right signal?

But why do plussound has a wire which is silver + copper as well if this idea is not good?http://www.plussoundaudio.com/diy/wires.html

thank you guys

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Originally Posted by nelson515 View Post



So, it is not a good idea for using copper and silver together for both left and right signal?
But why do plussound has a wire which is silver + copper as well if this idea is not good?http://www.plussoundaudio.com/diy/wires.html
thank you guys

That's different than combining 2 different wires; that's SPC, Silver Plated Copper. A lot of people use that because its cheaper than just Silver wire. What is a problem is if you use Copper for ground, and SPC for others, because they may have different conductances and such, and you may get a variation between the two. You just need to use commensurate wire when building cables. Use all wire from one batch from one company in a cable, SK you can ensure that they are all identical.

My cables are all SPC, I like it because its cheap enough, and it makes me feel like I'm not cheaping out
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