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post #406 of 3023

i've been thinking about making some cables for myself, I kinda poked around this thread but what are some good places to get some cable? I've used some star quad before but i'd like to go for a stranded wire look.   thanks!

post #407 of 3023
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Originally Posted by syobwoc View Post
 

i've been thinking about making some cables for myself, I kinda poked around this thread but what are some good places to get some cable? I've used some star quad before but i'd like to go for a stranded wire look.   thanks!

You can use star quad like Canare or Mogami and just strip off the outer sheathing and copper shield to use the individual strands inside.  That's all I've done in the past (and with my current unfinished projects).

post #408 of 3023
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Originally Posted by syobwoc View Post
 

i've been thinking about making some cables for myself, I kinda poked around this thread but what are some good places to get some cable? I've used some star quad before but i'd like to go for a stranded wire look.   thanks!

 

 

You could also look at some wire like this:

 

http://www.angelfire.com/electronic2/index1/Litz-Wire-Supplier.html

 

Scroll down to Part # 220/44-Litz-10 --- 220/44 Litz Wire Silk Served Per 10 ft. Price $5.25 

 

Never used it, but I've seen it recommended.

 

Anybody ever used anything like this?

post #409 of 3023
You'd need a solder pot for that.
post #410 of 3023
Thread Starter 

I've recently located 550 paracord at the following locations in the U.S.

 

- Walmart

 

- Lowe's 

 

However, the color selection is minimal.  Black is the most common as that's all Lowe's has.  50 feet is about $7.00.  Walmart had black and another variant with a reflective stripe through it -- not really necessary unless you wear your custom headphones to run.  But, it's good to know there are some local sources if you're in a pinch to get a cable finished.

post #411 of 3023

thanks guys for the recommendations!  i'll check them out and see what I can find :atsmile:

post #412 of 3023
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Originally Posted by wolfetan44 View Post

You'd need a solder pot for that.

Yup. And some liquid flux.

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post #413 of 3023
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Originally Posted by wje View Post
 

I've recently located 550 paracord at the following locations in the U.S.

 

- Walmart

 

- Lowe's 

 

However, the color selection is minimal.  Black is the most common as that's all Lowe's has.  50 feet is about $7.00.  Walmart had black and another variant with a reflective stripe through it -- not really necessary unless you wear your custom headphones to run.  But, it's good to know there are some local sources if you're in a pinch to get a cable finished.

The craft stores Hobby Lobby (550) and Michael's (Type 1, apparently though I have not confirmed this myself) also carry it.

post #414 of 3023

Just got in some Nucleotide wire from DHC, and some of their 3/8" and 1/8" black sleeving. The wire is very nice looking, and I'm thinking about leaving it bare. If I do, what's the best way to treat the 4-to-2 split about a foot before the ear cups?

post #415 of 3023
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Originally Posted by DownhomeUpstate View Post
 

Just got in some Nucleotide wire from DHC, and some of their 3/8" and 1/8" black sleeving. The wire is very nice looking, and I'm thinking about leaving it bare. If I do, what's the best way to treat the 4-to-2 split about a foot before the ear cups?

Naked DHC is definitely nice.  Just a small piece of heatshrink will keep it discreet and stable.  You could also use an extra connector barrel if you have one that fits for some structure.

post #416 of 3023
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Originally Posted by Steve Eddy View Post


Yup. And some liquid flux.

se

And possibly first aid if you forget how long they stay hot after turning them off.  

 

I did this yesterday reaching over my pot for my tweezers:

post #417 of 3023

Thanks. Maybe I can find some clear heatshrink at Radio Shack. I have several sizes of 3:1 polyolefin, but its all black.

post #418 of 3023

Wait...you need special tools to use a type of wire? why?

post #419 of 3023
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Originally Posted by FraGGleR View Post
 

And possibly first aid if you forget how long they stay hot after turning them off.  

 

I did this yesterday reaching over my pot for my tweezers:

 

I didn't see this until after I posted. Nasty burn. What do you use the flux pot for, prepping Cardas litz wire?

post #420 of 3023
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Originally Posted by FraGGleR View Post

And possibly first aid if you forget how long they stay hot after turning them off.  

I did this yesterday reaching over my pot for my tweezers:

OUCH!

I've come close to doing that a time or two, which is why I no longer keep anything back behind the pot. Everything's either in front of it or to the side.

se
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