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post #1876 of 6133
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Originally Posted by DutchGFX View Post


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

26 AWG 7N Pure UP-OCC Cryo Stranded Silver + Copper Type 2 Litz Custom Wire

This custom wire is our 26AWG 7N Pure Silver plus 7N Copper type 2 litz wire, made in collaboration with those who created “UP-OCC” wires. This new and unique wire features 3 enamel-coated groups of Pure Silver and two groups of Copper inside containing 10 strands in each for not only decreasing electrical anomalies (i.e. skin and proximity effect) but prevent oxidation to maintain same appearance after very long use, increases durability greatly, and sound quality improvements through its configuration. We designed the wire in “SSSCC” configuration to offer more concentrated, concise sound. It utilizes PE insulation for flexibility and durability, and are cryo-treated for long lasting, enhanced sound quality.

 

I am talking about this silver + copper wire but not a SPC.

I am thinking of whether I can combine a silver and a copper wire to serve the purpose as this plussound wire does.
thank you.

post #1877 of 6133
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Originally Posted by nelson515 View Post

26 AWG 7N Pure UP-OCC Cryo Stranded Silver + Copper Type 2 Litz Custom Wire
This custom wire is our 26AWG 7N Pure Silver plus 7N Copper type 2 litz wire, made in collaboration with those who created “UP-OCC” wires. This new and unique wire features 3 enamel-coated groups of Pure Silver and two groups of Copper inside containing 10 strands in each for not only decreasing electrical anomalies (i.e. skin and proximity effect) but prevent oxidation to maintain same appearance after very long use, increases durability greatly, and sound quality improvements through its configuration. We designed the wire in “SSSCC” configuration to offer more concentrated, concise sound. It utilizes PE insulation for flexibility and durability, and are cryo-treated for long lasting, enhanced sound quality.

I am talking about this silver + copper wire but not a SPC.
I am thinking of whether I can combine a silver and a copper wire to serve the purpose as this plussound wire does.

thank you.
Oh I didn't see that one
Personally, I wouldn't. Just me, but I would stick to one type.

This is beyond my knowledge though. So I'm going to step out and let others comment. But personally I wouldn't
post #1878 of 6133
Hey guys, I'm looking for a 3.5mm connector that will be able to house 8 wires of 26awg. Obviously it needs to be kind of big, which is what the guy is looking for. Any help would be appreciated.

Also, how big is a Canare F12 compared to a Switchcraft or Rean?
post #1879 of 6133

Canare 3.5mm will fit 1/4" diameter cables/bundles just fine, 8 26awg wires should be under that.

 

Switchcraft offers 3.5mm connectors with various diameter accommodations, look at their webpage for specs.

 

Amphenol and Neutrik 3.5mm may fit but will be on the tighter side.

post #1880 of 6133

Any opinions on Xhadow XLR & RCA connectors?

post #1881 of 6133

  ^^^^^

New DIY Mogami W2799 HE-500s cable avatar :darthsmile: 

post #1882 of 6133
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Originally Posted by cCasper TFG View Post

Hey guys, I'm looking for a 3.5mm connector that will be able to house 8 wires of 26awg. Obviously it needs to be kind of big, which is what the guy is looking for. Any help would be appreciated.

Also, how big is a Canare F12 compared to a Switchcraft or Rean?

 

I am sure this one will do it. I have a pair of these. They look good in quality.

post #1883 of 6133
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Originally Posted by 65535 View Post

Canare 3.5mm will fit 1/4" diameter cables/bundles just fine, 8 26awg wires should be under that.

Switchcraft offers 3.5mm connectors with various diameter accommodations, look at their webpage for specs.

Amphenol and Neutrik 3.5mm may fit but will be on the tighter side.
Ok I'll let him know the F12 will work. Thanks man.
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Originally Posted by DMinor View Post

I am sure this one will do it. I have a pair of these. They look good in quality.
Thanks for the link. I'll have him consider this one as well.
post #1884 of 6133
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Originally Posted by cCasper TFG View Post


Ok I'll let him know the F12 will work. Thanks man.
Thanks for the link. I'll have him consider this one as well.

 

how about this mate

http://www.viablue.de/com/phono_plugs_3_5_t6s.shtml

this is a good looking and quality 3.5mm plug IMO.

 

Cheers!

post #1885 of 6133
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Originally Posted by nelson515 View Post
 

26 AWG 7N Pure UP-OCC Cryo Stranded Silver + Copper Type 2 Litz Custom Wire

This custom wire is our 26AWG 7N Pure Silver plus 7N Copper type 2 litz wire, made in collaboration with those who created “UP-OCC” wires. This new and unique wire features 3 enamel-coated groups of Pure Silver and two groups of Copper inside containing 10 strands in each for not only decreasing electrical anomalies (i.e. skin and proximity effect) but prevent oxidation to maintain same appearance after very long use, increases durability greatly, and sound quality improvements through its configuration. We designed the wire in “SSSCC” configuration to offer more concentrated, concise sound. It utilizes PE insulation for flexibility and durability, and are cryo-treated for long lasting, enhanced sound quality.

 

I am talking about this silver + copper wire but not a SPC.

I am thinking of whether I can combine a silver and a copper wire to serve the purpose as this plussound wire does.
thank you.

 

Anyone has tried this before and can give me some advice?

Thank you.

post #1886 of 6133

So the threads on these boards go back so many years its hard to find recent info...

 

I'm looking at these parts:

http://www.audiocrast.com/product_disp.php?p_id=1352&weblan=e

http://www.audiocrast.com/product_disp.php?p_id=1316&weblan=e

 

And any of the other useful stuff like 3.5mm plugs that arent found on Mouser and Parts-express, etc. Like Pailiccs, Viablue, etc  (I don't like the Neutrik/Switchcraft styles)

 

 

Does anyone have any good USA based suppliers?  For some of the more headphone specific parts, I've really only found on Lunashops, Audiocrast (which I haven't found much info about if they are reputable, cause their selection and prices are quite good), and ebay.  Are all from China.

Are those really the only suppliers for those parts?

I was about to order from Audiocrast, but shipping turned out to be $46 for a bunch of parts.

avoutlet.com does seem to have the Viablue small for the best price, but they don't carry much else.

 

thanks

post #1887 of 6133
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Originally Posted by CombatCupcake View Post
 

So the threads on these boards go back so many years its hard to find recent info...

 

I'm looking at these parts:

http://www.audiocrast.com/product_disp.php?p_id=1352&weblan=e

http://www.audiocrast.com/product_disp.php?p_id=1316&weblan=e

 

And any of the other useful stuff like 3.5mm plugs that arent found on Mouser and Parts-express, etc. Like Pailiccs, Viablue, etc  (I don't like the Neutrik/Switchcraft styles)

 

 

Does anyone have any good USA based suppliers?  For some of the more headphone specific parts, I've really only found on Lunashops, Audiocrast (which I haven't found much info about if they are reputable, cause their selection and prices are quite good), and ebay.  Are all from China.

Are those really the only suppliers for those parts?

I was about to order from Audiocrast, but shipping turned out to be $46 for a bunch of parts.

avoutlet.com does seem to have the Viablue small for the best price, but they don't carry much else.

 

thanks

I use Markertek.com for a lot of my DIY needs. I buy cable from Redco.com

post #1888 of 6133
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Originally Posted by cCasper TFG View Post
 

I use Markertek.com for a lot of my DIY needs. I buy cable from Redco.com


Both are excellent US suppliers.

 

http://www.redco.com/

 

http://www.markertek.com/

post #1889 of 6133
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Originally Posted by Speedskater View Post
 


Both are excellent US suppliers.

 

http://www.redco.com/

 

http://www.markertek.com/

 

Thanks but I've looked on both and they have nothing I'm looking for. They don't carry the IEM connectors. not any brand plugs except for the Neutrik/Switchcraft/Rean styles.

post #1890 of 6133

Both companies are professional supply houses for the audio and audio/video industry respectively. They carry tried and true equipment. There's a reason they carry what they do. 

 

As for EIM connectors you'll probably have to overpay for custom made ones from "custom" cable shops.

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