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Hello I'm planning to make an IEM cable terminated to the AK 2.5mm balanced. I do have full sized cans I'd like to use with it and I thought about making a 1/8" female to 2.5mm male balanced adapter but that's probably not a good idea. Single ended to balanced output can't work right? Does this mean I might have to get new cables if I wanna use my other cans with it?

Also, what AWG spec is used for braided cables? 20-21 AWG? I'd probably make that second if my 1/8" to 2.5mm balanced won't fly with you guys.

 

Thanks please let me know.

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Hello, I'm planning to make an IEM cable with individual paracord sleeve. Is paracord with 1mm diameter  available? And, is there any recommendation of cheap paracord seller / website that can ship worldwide? since I'm living in Indonesia.

 

Thank you in advance

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Originally Posted by Jjacq View Post
 

Hello I'm planning to make an IEM cable terminated to the AK 2.5mm balanced. I do have full sized cans I'd like to use with it and I thought about making a 1/8" female to 2.5mm male balanced adapter but that's probably not a good idea. Single ended to balanced output can't work right? Does this mean I might have to get new cables if I wanna use my other cans with it?

Also, what AWG spec is used for braided cables? 20-21 AWG? I'd probably make that second if my 1/8" to 2.5mm balanced won't fly with you guys.

 

Thanks please let me know.

 

If your cable is balanced and you want to make an adapter to use it with a SE amp, you're fine.  If your cable is SE and you want to make andadapter to use it with a balanced amp, you'll damage your equipment.

 

Can't help with your other question, sorry.

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Originally Posted by Jjacq View Post

Hello I'm planning to make an IEM cable terminated to the AK 2.5mm balanced. I do have full sized cans I'd like to use with it and I thought about making a 1/8" female to 2.5mm male balanced adapter but that's probably not a good idea. Single ended to balanced output can't work right? Does this mean I might have to get new cables if I wanna use my other cans with it?




Thanks please let me know.
What Stillhart said. You'll damage your amp since you'll be combining ground @ the headphones. The best way will be to recable your headphones into a balanced configuration and then make an adapter there to go from balanced to SE. That way, you can use both SE and balanced.
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Originally Posted by Jjacq View Post

Also, what AWG spec is used for braided cables? 20-21 AWG? I'd probably make that second if my 1/8" to 2.5mm balanced won't fly with you guys.
Depends on how many cables you're planning to braid together. 20-21 AWG is fine for 3 or 4 strands. Anything more and you'll want to step down to a smaller size like 24s or 26s.
Edited by MrEleventy - Yesterday at 10:28 am
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If your cable is balanced and you want to make an adapter to use it with a SE amp, you're fine.  If your cable is SE and you want to make andadapter to use it with a balanced amp, you'll damage your equipment.

 

Can't help with your other question, sorry.

Dan,

As I  have put the Yiggy on the back burner-,I'm looking at a  Theta DS ProGen III, ,[SE}to have as a backup for my BasicIII.{XLR}

I know nothing about making an adapter  for the GenIII,any suggestions,as to who I should contact to make me one

 

Mike


Edited by mikek200 - Yesterday at 4:13 pm
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Dan,

As I  have put the Yiggy on the back burner-,I'm looking at a  Theta DS ProGen III, ,[SE}to have as a backup for my BasicIII.{XLR}

I know nothing about making an adapter  for the GenIII,any suggestions,as to who I should contact to make me one

 

Mike

 

Hey Mike, what kind of adapter are you talking about?  You want a cable to connect its SE output to your amp?  That's just regular old RCA.  Most amps, even balanced ones, will have SE RCA inputs.

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