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post #4171 of 4178
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Originally Posted by graphidz View Post
 

 

Ah yes, I guess I should explain more. Sorry about that.

 

I am using this with a desktop amp that is designed for headphones. My friend, the one who made it guaranteed that it should be enough to drive my speakers(albeit up to a certain level), because he had tried before with his speaker sets.

 

So I need the TRS connector to solder all the 4 ends(2 for each side) in the configuration similar to headphones do, which is L, R , Ground(for both sides). This TRS jack will then be connected to the amp out, which the place where my usual headphones go to. The other out the amp has is the DAC out, so not gonna use that.

 

I don't have a speaker amp atm, but will probably buy if this amp of mine can't drive the speakers well. Hope this clears everything up. Too tired to think straight now lol. Will continue tomorrow.

Yes it didn't make sense at first that clears it up. The tip is for L+ the ring is for R+ and the to negatives go to the sleeve and you should be fine if the speaker cable will fit inside the barrel. If it for temporary use why not give it a shot.


Edited by buke9 - 8/30/15 at 11:31am
post #4172 of 4178
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Originally Posted by graphidz View Post
 

Ah yes, I guess I should explain more. Sorry about that.

 

I am using this with a desktop amp that is designed for headphones. My friend, the one who made it guaranteed that it should be enough to drive my speakers(albeit up to a certain level), because he had tried before with his speaker sets.

 

So I need the TRS connector to solder all the 4 ends(2 for each side) in the configuration similar to headphones do, which is L, R , Ground(for both sides). This TRS jack will then be connected to the amp out, which the place where my usual headphones go to. The other out the amp has is the DAC out, so not gonna use that.

 

I don't have a speaker amp atm, but will probably buy if this amp of mine can't drive the speakers well. Hope this clears everything up. Too tired to think straight now lol. Will continue tomorrow.

 

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Originally Posted by buke9 View Post
 

Yes it didn't make sense at first that clears it up. The tip is for L+ the ring is for R+ and the to negatives go to the sleeve and you should be fine if the speaker cable will fit inside the barrel. If it for temporary use why not give it a shot.

 

That's the way.  Since it could be temporary, and I gather not moved about too often, you could forgo the boot and just stick the speaker wires into the barrel.  Maybe some tape or heat shrink could provide some strain relief, as needed.

 

Good luck :)

post #4173 of 4178
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Originally Posted by buke9 View Post
 

Yes it didn't make sense at first that clears it up. The tip is for L+ the ring is for R+ and the to negatives go to the sleeve and you should be fine if the speaker cable will fit inside the barrel. If it for temporary use why not give it a shot.

 

 

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Originally Posted by ThurstonX View Post
 

 

 

That's the way.  Since it could be temporary, and I gather not moved about too often, you could forgo the boot and just stick the speaker wires into the barrel.  Maybe some tape or heat shrink could provide some strain relief, as needed.

 

Good luck :)

 

 

Glad to hear it works as normal as headphone cables do. Woot! Thanks guys

post #4174 of 4178

Does anyone know where to get the cable connector for sennheiser HD 530s? The one I bought from ebay only fit HD 540s. HD 540s and 530s use the same connector type but HD 540s have bigger, shallower entrance.  

post #4175 of 4178
Hi everyone, I'm planning to make a 4 wire braid cable for my HD650. Could anyone explain how much extra wire I should order in order to compensate for the braid? I plan on making either a 6 feet or 8 feet 4 wire round braid. The wire gauge is 26AWG. Thanks


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Hi everyone, I'm planning to make a 4 wire braid cable for my HD650. Could anyone explain how much extra wire I should order in order to compensate for the braid? I plan on making either a 6 feet or 8 feet 4 wire round braid. The wire gauge is 26AWG. Thanks


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It depends on how tight your braid is.  I like to braid mine relatively loosely so that the cable is still supple.  I tend to only lose a few inches out of a 6 foot wire.  

 

Be careful about your paracord tho.  I found that 95# paracord "shrinks" a lot more than 275# paracord.  In fact, while I might lose 4"-6" on a 6' run of 95# paracord, I usually have a few inches extra after a 6' run of 275#.

post #4177 of 4178
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Originally Posted by smaragd View Post

Hi everyone, I'm planning to make a 4 wire braid cable for my HD650. Could anyone explain how much extra wire I should order in order to compensate for the braid? I plan on making either a 6 feet or 8 feet 4 wire round braid. The wire gauge is 26AWG. Thanks


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The length of the cable that you want to make times 4 (6ft x 4). It will lose a few inches in length after braid.
You can add a foot or two if you're uncertain.
post #4178 of 4178
Thanks Stillhart and CalvinXC ... Still contemplating if I will sleeve it or not. The bare wire (silver / gold in Teflon ) looks kinda cool. Using the same wire for my IEM.


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