Hey guys I'm planning on making my first DIY cable.. my headphone is a modded fostex t50rp that has a male mini 4 pin xlr.. a single one on the left cup.
My headphones came with a canare l4e6s mini xlr female to male 1/4" plug cable.. and I opened up the 1/4" side to look at how it's soldered and it looks like two white conductors are soldered to the shield and two blue are soldered to the two other tabs.. and it looks like the braided shield in cable isn't attached to anything in the plug.. does that sound right? Or is the canare braided shield combined with the two white conductors that are soldered to the plug shield area? It doesn't look like it is but I can't see for sure
I ordered mogami 2983 and a 1/4" stereo male plug and mini xlr female from redco. Mogami colors are Black / Red / Blue / Clear
I think I found the info I need to wire both connectors on this page http://www.head-fi.org/a/diy-cable-info-and-resources#connectors
Tip: Left signal
Ring: Right signal
What colors would I use for left and right, blue and red? and then clear and black get used for ground?
Then on the mini xlr side..
Pin 1: Left positive (+)
Pin 2: Left negative (-)
Pin 3: Right positive (+)
Pin 4: Right negative (-)
would I then attach blue to left positive and red to right positive, then attach clear and black to the left and right negative spots? and then would I solder the spiral shield to the shield tab? or is that wrong and I would attach clear and black to shield tab. or combine clear and black with the spiral shield and attach to the shield tab? Anyone have experience with a cable with 1/4" and mini xlr 4 pin? I guess I Just need to know what color goes where and if I do anything with the spiral shield or ignore it
http://www.neutrik.com/zoolu-website/media/download/113/Assembly+Instruction+-+Professional+Phone+Plugs+-+PX+Series leads to pdf
Edited by uncola - 6/27/14 at 5:03pm