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post #2011 of 6137
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Originally Posted by Lohb View Post
 


I just meant braiding that W2893 cable I have (original 4 strands in one mic cable) in an 8-strand braid. But if there is no sonic benefit, I'll just leave it at balanced 4-strand. The W2893 cables are super thin ....28AWG ?

 

Kamakahah- Thanks also.

26awg x 4. I made this cable out of 8 strands of w2893. It wasn't too bulky either. It sleeved just fine in 550 paracord. It was tight, but still do-able.

 

 

 

He later decided he didn't want the mic split so I reterminated it to a single 3.5mm Canare (F2? I can't remember) and put 4 wires to each driver, I re-sleeved that with 1/4 nylon multifilament. I loved that cable.

 

 

post #2012 of 6137
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Originally Posted by 65535 View Post

Sure thing.

This was just some preliminary proof of concept testing with ABS tubing I bought from McMaster so it limited my options in terms of dual exit holes and obviously it's just ABS so it's not super nice or fancy. The sky is the limit with a little bit of work. I was thinking about some of the nice things that could be made for cable split covers out of wood or different metals. Bronze came to mind.

Anyways, this is a friction fit over the 1/4" Techflex Nylon Multifilament on top of Canare L-4E6S, however any size could be used and the hole drilled appropriately. Adhesive wouldn't be a terrible idea to ensure it doesn't come off, however without serious twisting and pulling I can't get these off.









Wow very nice—thanks for sharing!
post #2013 of 6137

Sorry if already asked. Would this make sense, using 14 gauge to the y splitter then the  iem side 22 gauge? This is all going to be using speaker wire.

post #2014 of 6137
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Originally Posted by Gladzilla View Post

Sorry if already asked. Would this make sense, using 14 gauge to the y splitter then the  iem side 22 gauge? This is all going to be using speaker wire.

I would suggest against that, especially for a headphone. The larger AWG is going to have a capacitance that is high for a headphone. This will have negative consequences on the sound.

Even 22 awg is more than necessary for the majority of headphones, but is still useable. The larger cable also adds to weight and reduced flexibility.

I'd recommend choosing the cable size on the lower end of the spectrum that still meets your setups capacitance requirements.
Edited by Kamakahah - 5/28/14 at 10:52am
post #2015 of 6137

Yes some Romex 14/2 would make the cable dual purpose as a headphone stand as well. :D

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post #2017 of 6137
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Originally Posted by Gladzilla View Post


I bought many of this.

What are you planning to make ?

UPDATE : Attached some pictures, I made with 0.20mm, 0.50mm, 0.30mm, 0.12mm etc.
Thing is, with the thicker wires (0.5mm +) you can easily braid for interconnect wires, very stiff, it's easier to do 6 or 8 strands interconnects.
For anything less than 4 it's very stiff like ALO cables.






Edited by Canadian411 - 5/28/14 at 8:20pm
post #2018 of 6137
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Originally Posted by Gladzilla View Post

http://m.ebay.com/itm?itemId=321142006782 is this worth the price

Assuming it is actually what it says, that is dirt cheap per foot of OCC SPC. It's also a ton of wires so if it's bad you got almost 300ft of crap.

Only real concern based on the little info given is the 7 strands. It'll likely be a bit stiffer and more prone to failure than a higher strand count. I don't usually work with wire less than 19 strands at the very least.

Maybe someone else has tried it and can comment.
post #2019 of 6137
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Originally Posted by Kamakahah View Post

Assuming it is actually what it says, that is dirt cheap per foot of OCC SPC. It's also a ton of wires so if it's bad you got almost 300ft of crap.

Only real concern based on the little info given is the 7 strands. It'll likely be a bit stiffer and more prone to failure than a higher strand count. I don't usually work with wire less than 19 strands at the very least.

Maybe someone else has tried it and can comment.

Do you know where I can get a good up occ silver plated copper or copper from 22 to 28 awg bulk wires?
post #2020 of 6137
Double helix sells nice Teflon coated cables. Based upon everything I've read I'll order 20ft for a iem cable
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post #2022 of 6137
Many people like DHC. You'll likely be happy with the purchase. He's even nice enough to pre-braid it for you if you ask nicely.
post #2023 of 6137
The 26awg I use is 65 strand.
post #2024 of 6137
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Originally Posted by Gladzilla View Post

http://www.doublehelixcables.com/store/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=4&products_id=147

That's what I'm going to order for an iem cable.

That is expensive! Oh my.

I thought $1/feet at plussound was expensive, I guess not then.. smily_headphones1.gif
post #2025 of 6137
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Originally Posted by Canadian411 View Post

That is expensive! Oh my.

I thought $1/feet at plussound was expensive, I guess not then.. smily_headphones1.gif
could I get it pre braided?
Edited by Gladzilla - 5/29/14 at 8:02am
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