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post #2566 of 2575
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Excellent Job!
 

I am glad to see that it worked out for you, also nice to see no heat shrink at the Y split. ;)

There is not much you can do with those little SMC connectors but yours turned out great and I just love those grills!

:beerchug:

 

Thanks :)  I recalled that nice, clean method for the split from some hazy memory of reading about braiding cables.  It appealed to me enough that I didn't have to go hunting for it again, just remembered it, and put it into practice.  It's so dead simple I can't believe people just don't do it naturally.  Ah well, different strokes for different folks.

 

re: the grills, check your PM.

 

:beerchug:

post #2567 of 2575
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Finally finished the cable using the 100/46 Litz wire.  With @TrollDragon
's advice, the wire is pretty easy to work with.  Make a solder ball and poke the ends in and out.  I enjoyed the braiding, actually, and got into a nice rhythm, first standing, then sitting.  I lost my place twice, but worked out how to recover without having to start over.  The biggest PITA are those bloody SMC connectors.  I hope I'm done making cables for my HiFiMAN cans.  I will say that it sounds as good as it looks, as long as you think it looks good wink.gif   At first blush it seems slightly different from the Mogami W2799 cable I normally use.  I'll have to compare them sometime down the road.  For now, I'll stick with this one.  Anyway, here are some pix.

Sorry if they seem a bit dark.  I did adjust the brightness and contrast on them.  Right-click and Open in new tab... will give you the 1200x900 versions.









The cable looks great, however the grill mod looks freaking fantastic. Your modified HE-560'S look simply marvelous, fit for the muses. Please have a great night listening to tunes through your great cans.
post #2568 of 2575
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The cable looks great, however the grill mod looks freaking fantastic. Your modified HE-560'S look simply marvelous, fit for the muses. Please have a great night listening to tunes through your great cans.

 

Thanks, reddog!  I'm really happy with my modded HE-560s and HE-500s (they have similar grills).  Let me know if you're interested in the grills.  I can give you the maker, and help with construction tips.  And of course I'm esp. pleased with the new cable.  It even has wife-approved colors ;)

 

Time to bliss out with the SACD of Dark Side of the Moon.  As great as that album is in almost any context, it's mind-blowing on those cans.

Cheers :beerchug:

post #2569 of 2575

Well I managed to install a tiny xlr in the cups of the GMP 8.300D Pro's, those cups are a special PE material that seems more like a rubber than a plastic.

 

Just a stock piece of cable terminated with a REAN 3.5mm TRS and a 4 pin Redco tiny xlr.

 

post #2570 of 2575
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Originally Posted by TrollDragon View Post
 

Well I managed to install a tiny xlr in the cups of the GMP 8.300D Pro's, those cups are a special PE material that seems more like a rubber than a plastic.

 

Just a stock piece of cable terminated with a REAN 3.5mm TRS and a 4 pin Redco tiny xlr.

Nice! Looks like it's supposed to be that way. 

 

I make plastic sheet at my job, there are so many different types of plastic, you wouldn't believe it. I run stuff that you could swear is rubber but it's actually plastic. Strange stuff. 

post #2571 of 2575
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Nice! Looks like it's supposed to be that way. 

 

I make plastic sheet at my job, there are so many different types of plastic, you wouldn't believe it. I run stuff that you could swear is rubber but it's actually plastic. Strange stuff. 

Thanks!

 

Yes it is one funky type of plastic and I can see now how they are totally indestructible, you could stomp that cup flat and it would pop back into shape.

post #2572 of 2575

great forum.

post #2573 of 2575
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I make plastic sheet at my job, there are so many different types of plastic, you wouldn't believe it. I run stuff that you could swear is rubber but it's actually plastic. Strange stuff. 

 

That got me thinking about the Neutrik NP3X plugs.  The strain relief where the wires feed in is remarkably like rubber, flexes, opens up well to accept whatever we're shoving through it, but I have a feeling it's actual this funky plastic you mentioned.  Any experience with that?

post #2574 of 2575
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That got me thinking about the Neutrik NP3X plugs.  The strain relief where the wires feed in is remarkably like rubber, flexes, opens up well to accept whatever we're shoving through it, but I have a feeling it's actual this funky plastic you mentioned.  Any experience with that?

Neutrik's spec sheet says it is a Polyacetal (POM) but not exactly which one of the hundreds of variations. ;)

post #2575 of 2575
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Neutrik's spec sheet says it is a Polyacetal (POM) but not exactly which one of the hundreds of variations. ;)

 

So, it's a thermoplastic, which sounds a lot like plastic to me!  Whatever it is, I love how easily I could shove those two paracord-sleeved wires through.  I used my special Rush 2112 golf tee ;)

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