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Originally Posted by ThurstonX View Post

I got my Mogami W2799 for $0.64/foot from Redco.  Best price I found at the time (about 4-5 weeks ago).  That's $0.16/foot per wire, and it sounds great with my cans.  I didn't braid them, just used 550 paracord; light and supple.

Can that be used for iem? I also bought 5ft from redco.

By the way, do you buy nylon or polyester paracord?
post #2042 of 6133
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Can that be used for iem? I also bought 5ft from redco.

By the way, do you buy nylon or polyester paracord?

 

Dunno, don't have IEMs.  The Mogami site has all the measurements.

 

I used this:  http://www.amazon.com/dp/B007Y8YJ62

 

but not that color ;)

post #2043 of 6133
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Hey why don't you get Mogami microphone cable ? it's about $0.80 per ft and it has 4 separate cables. making iem cables will cost you less than $4.

You can tear off the outer teflon and use the small paracord sleeve.

 

I might do that, bought the smaller mogami and paracord already.

I bought plussound 28 AWG 7N Pure UP-OCC Stranded Copper Custom Wire. not going to put paracord on it this time may on the next cable. also have a Viabule spliter on the way.. 

post #2044 of 6133
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I bought plussound 28 AWG 7N Pure UP-OCC Stranded Copper Custom Wire. not going to put paracord on it this time may on the next cable. also have a Viabule spliter on the way.. 

That is a nice cable!! Let me know how it turns out.
post #2045 of 6133
Do you guys know where to find—for lack of a better description—a larger diameter paracord? I'd like to sleeve a cable that's almost .25" in diameter, and for this application, I'd really like to have fabric rather than techflex.
post #2046 of 6133
Search 1/4 nylon multifilament. It's like big, nicer paracord.
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Search 1/4 nylon multifilament. It's like big, nicer paracord.
+1 that'll likely save a lot of time and headache.
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Techflex Nylon Multifilament, e-Bay is one to go to. Markertek sells ONLY 1/4" ID sleeve. Redco sells shop rolls of most sizes, however it's a non-stock item so double delivery time for the order.

post #2049 of 6133
Awesome, thank you guys!
post #2050 of 6133
If you want I have some black 1/4 that I can sell you cheaply. I bought 100 feet and there's no way I'm going to need that much as the projects that are thick enough to use it on are very rare. PM me if you're interested.
post #2051 of 6133
When making an iem cable, should I use 2 ground wires or bridge at the y split?
post #2052 of 6133
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Originally Posted by Gladzilla View Post

When making an iem cable, should I use 2 ground wires or bridge at the y split?

you need two ground and usually both are soldered to the ground on the connector but I guess you can do it at the Y split if you want, but if you ever want to go balanced you are going to need a whole new cable, instead of just a connector.  

post #2053 of 6133
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When making an iem cable, should I use 2 ground wires or bridge at the y split?

 

This depends on the wire and whatnot. With 28awg, the wire is thin enough to braid both grounds in separately and if you don't braid things too tightly it comes out really flexible. I've bridged them at the split before, and it's not bad, but then you have a point of failure. I usually wrap the bridged area in a bit of electrical tape and then heat shrink over that, only covering a tad more than I need to of the soldered wires. Depending on the wires, it's easier to roll up a wire for storage when there is no bridge like this in the middle of the cable...

post #2054 of 6133
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This depends on the wire and whatnot. With 28awg, the wire is thin enough to braid both grounds in separately and if you don't braid things too tightly it comes out really flexible. I've bridged them at the split before, and it's not bad, but then you have a point of failure. I usually wrap the bridged area in a bit of electrical tape and then heat shrink over that, only covering a tad more than I need to of the soldered wires. Depending on the wires, it's easier to roll up a wire for storage when there is no bridge like this in the middle of the cable...

awesome reply, I've looked at connectors and have gotten mixed results.what would you recommend for durability? 

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This depends on the wire and whatnot. With 28awg, the wire is thin enough to braid both grounds in separately and if you don't braid things too tightly it comes out really flexible. I've bridged them at the split before, and it's not bad, but then you have a point of failure. I usually wrap the bridged area in a bit of electrical tape and then heat shrink over that, only covering a tad more than I need to of the soldered wires. Depending on the wires, it's easier to roll up a wire for storage when there is no bridge like this in the middle of the cable...
awesome reply, I've looked at connectors and have gotten mixed results.what would you recommend for durability? 
Personally, i like neutrik, because they're reliable and affordable. If you want a step up in looks while still being very durable, viablue makes nice connectors. Most of the popular connectors on these threads are pretty durable though. I find it comes down to size, appearance and design, whether for soldering or fitting a certain application...
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