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Originally Posted by DJScope View Post
 

 

Nothing wrong with using CAT5 cable for audio.

I got the opposite impression from reading, and wanted to get that out there. Based on my admittedly limited experience, it seemed like a good resource for inexpensive 26ga wire. I was using it for practice / proof of concept.

 

As an IT guy, I've learned that patch cables reproduce when they are dumped in boxes. So they can be had for free if you know the guy in the right place.

post #2612 of 2618
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Originally Posted by CrispyD View Post

I got the opposite impression from reading, and wanted to get that out there. Based on my admittedly limited experience, it seemed like a good resource for inexpensive 26ga wire. I was using it for practice / proof of concept.

As an IT guy, I've learned that patch cables reproduce when they are dumped in boxes. So they can be had for free if you know the guy in the right place.

I started my cable making hobby with CAT5 cables. I've even used power cord 18AWG cables. All of them sound equally good. Even when compared the the OFC solver plated cables I've made, they font make any audible difference. At least to my ears (and science). It just feels good to knoe that you made a cable from high quality materials.
post #2613 of 2618
Well I am surprise this type of cable, the hybrid silver-copper type, is becoming popular among the different alternative
professionals cable makers still very few specialized DIY shops offers them.

Please is there any supplier offering this hybrid silver-copper cable for non-professionals?
I mean to buy certain amount by meters?

Thank you, cartrufer.
post #2614 of 2618
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Originally Posted by CrispyD View Post
 

I got the opposite impression from reading, and wanted to get that out there. Based on my admittedly limited experience, it seemed like a good resource for inexpensive 26ga wire. I was using it for practice / proof of concept.

 

As an IT guy, I've learned that patch cables reproduce when they are dumped in boxes. So they can be had for free if you know the guy in the right place.

 

LOL.  Or if you get laid off, you can make yourself a nice little parting gift basket.  I've still got some wonderfully long runs of CAT-5, not to mention a stapler and full color set of Sharpies :evil:

post #2615 of 2618
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Originally Posted by CrispyD View Post

I got the opposite impression from reading, and wanted to get that out there. Based on my admittedly limited experience, it seemed like a good resource for inexpensive 26ga wire. I was using it for practice / proof of concept.

As an IT guy, I've learned that patch cables reproduce when they are dumped in boxes. So they can be had for free if you know the guy in the right place.
Yeah, I'm still rocking some short homemade CAT 5 RCAs ICs in my setup. They definitely better than the cables that I picked up from Wally World, they went bad after a few months while my CAT5 ICs are still going strong a year later.
post #2616 of 2618

8 Braid Cat5 IC works great as a Headphone Stand or DAP's Coilover tunable suspension...

 

 

post #2617 of 2618
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Originally Posted by cCasper TFG View Post

You're going to have to modify the baffle for the drivers a little to accommodate the mini XLR chassis.

 

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*Be extremely careful with these tabs, they are just press fit into the plastic and will pull out very easily snapping the voice coil wire in the process.*

Thank's for your help guys i decided to do my DT 770's first just in case things went horribly wrong, but it went very smooth. here are some pics of the finished conversion.

 

 

post #2618 of 2618

Hallo: I'm Odino from Italy: I have a little question about a extension cable 1,5 mt I will made with mogami cable quad 2893 I buy: the extension cable is for my new

 

headphone Beyerdynamic dt880 premium 600ohm: firs't answer/help: for a good extension/connection is better a 3.5mm plug/jack or 6.3mm plug/jack??? the mogami cable

 

have four core/ cable plus the ground: please can you help me by explaining how i can connect too? I thought to classic connect: ground to the outer metal of the plug / jack

 

and use only two wires of the  Mogami 2893 quad cable one for the right channel and one for the left...otherwise schield and two wires for the right channel and two to the

 

left ...: well, I hope that some of you tell me how better to connect the four mini cable plus ground to male and female connector on the 2893 Mogami quad cable: Thankìs and

 

see you soon: Odino.


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