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I use markertek as well. Sometimes mouser and sometime daleproaudio.

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Hey all. My ATH-AD700s recently died on me and I'm looking to completely rewire them in a bid to fix it. AFAIK the driver still works, was only a wire problem. I've tried to do some research on my own, but I just want to verify some things before I dive into it.

 

I was thinking about a mogami 2534 or 2799 as a cord. Are either of those fine or would you guys reccommend something else? Would I be able to use the 3.5mm jack from my previous cable or would I be better off buying a new one? If so, are there any recommendations?

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Originally Posted by Scyrge View Post

Hey all. My ATH-AD700s recently died on me and I'm looking to completely rewire them in a bid to fix it. AFAIK the driver still works, was only a wire problem. I've tried to do some research on my own, but I just want to verify some things before I dive into it.

I was thinking about a mogami 2534 or 2799 as a cord. Are either of those fine or would you guys reccommend something else? Would I be able to use the 3.5mm jack from my previous cable or would I be better off buying a new one? If so, are there any recommendations?

2534 looks a little big, especially for portable use. You really only need a 3 conductor cable, even 2 + a shield would work since I assume you aren't balancing them. The W2799 would be fine, but I would look for a 2 wire + 1 shield cable, it will be more flexible and smaller, since you don't need more than 3 conductors. I'm lazy so I'm not gonna look through the Mogami site but that's what I would look for.

Probably easy to just buy a Neutrik or other brand 3.5mm from Redco. They sell a ton of connectors and im sure you can find a Neutrik on there. If not try Parts-Express. They will have some.

Hope that helps smily_headphones1.gif

N.B you CAN physically reuse the plug, but its a real hastle and you will probably not get it clean enough .
Edited by DutchGFX - 4/27/14 at 7:50pm
post #1894 of 6133
^^^^^^ The W2944 Mogami cable has two conductors and a shield
post #1895 of 6133

If you want a single cable for making a single entry headphone cable I would recommend Mogami W2697. It's 2 conductors plus shield, 28awg conductors and an oversized served shield. It measures in just under 0.100" so it's ideal for headphone cables.

post #1896 of 6133
Anybody know where I can get RSA/ ALO balanced connectors for headphone cables from in the UK? Does Frank at Toxic Cables supply them does anybody know?
post #1897 of 6133

Awesome, thanks guys. Think I'm gonna go with the Mogami W2697 and a Neutrik NYS 231BG. I've noticed a lot of people like to utilize paracord (or other such sleeves), does that have a benefit or is it only for aesthetics?

post #1898 of 6133
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Anybody know where I can get RSA/ ALO balanced connectors for headphone cables from in the UK? Does Frank at Toxic Cables supply them does anybody know?

Yes, drop me a PM.

post #1899 of 6133

Aesthetics, it will actually make the cable stiffer, thicker, heavier, and transmit more mechanical noise to the cups. It feels nice and looks good though.

post #1900 of 6133
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Originally Posted by cCasper TFG View Post
 

I'm sure it wouldn't be to hard to retrofit the balanced male end of the Kobiconn connector into a 3.5mm angles connector's barrel. 

Made one for a customer recently,

 

 


Edited by Toxic Cables - 4/29/14 at 12:09am
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Made one for a customer recently,

Very nice! 

post #1902 of 6133
I have been making my cables by purchasing canare quad star cable and just stripping all the shielding and using it as 4 seperate wires. Is anything about this not reccomended?

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You might as well just buy copper wire from eBay or something. Probably cheaper. Other than that, there is nothing at all wrong with that. In fact, the wire is probably at least decent if not high quality, So that's fine, I just suspect that it may he cheaper to buy via EBay or some other cite.
post #1904 of 6133

It's generally HDPE which is fairly stiff and has a twist that is difficult to remove. From a wire standpoint, it's wire. It's not cheap due to quantity pricing but Cooner Wire makes some exceptionally nice high strand count PVC jacketed wire that is super supple. We use it at work in 26awg for hookup wire. We also have some of their 6x26 served shield cable stuff is amazingly nice.

post #1905 of 6133

I tried searching around and couldn't find any answers... but does anybody know of 45 degree angled plugs like V-Moda has? (I'm waiting for that to become industry standard for 3.5mm plugs, it's by far the best)

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