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post #466 of 2235
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Originally Posted by TrollDragon View Post
 

Crimping is mostly used for coaxial cable and 25/50 pair bundles as it is less time consuming than soldering.

 

Soldering will give you the best connection if done properly.

 

Well... "technically" if you crimp hard enough you'll create a metallurgical bond that is better than soldering. That's well beyond the realm of what can be done by the human hand however. :rolleyes:

post #467 of 2235

I recently recabled some ue600vi's and had the idea to use shrink tubing for the ear loop.  anybody had experience reshaping the 'memory' of shrink tubing - or am i better off cutting it and replacing it with something else (or nothing)? thanks,

post #468 of 2235
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Originally Posted by Keopele19 View Post
 

I recently recabled some ue600vi's and had the idea to use shrink tubing for the ear loop.  anybody had experience reshaping the 'memory' of shrink tubing - or am i better off cutting it and replacing it with something else (or nothing)? thanks,

 

I'd say try heating it up and letting it cool back down in the position you want it in.

post #469 of 2235

Can you guys recommend any fast-setting epoxy in lieu of hot glues?

post #470 of 2235
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Originally Posted by DMinor View Post

Can you guys recommend any fast-setting epoxy in lieu of hot glues?
JB Weld Kwik, 1 minute of mixing and you have 5 minutes to work with it. Thick liquid consistency and hardens rock solid, what ever you put it on does not ever come apart again. You can file it or drill it after it hardens, I repaired an aluminum cooling manifold with some, 3 years ago.
post #471 of 2235
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Originally Posted by Armaegis View Post

Well... "technically" if you crimp hard enough you'll create a metallurgical bond that is better than soldering. That's well beyond the realm of what can be done by the human hand however. rolleyes.gif
This is true, but beyond the scope of DIY audio cables. biggrin.gif
post #472 of 2235
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Originally Posted by TrollDragon View Post


This is true, but beyond the scope of DIY audio cables. biggrin.gif

 

As an engineer, I feel like I should accept this challenge somehow... :ph34r:

post #473 of 2235
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Originally Posted by cCasper TFG View Post
 

 

I'd say try heating it up and letting it cool back down in the position you want it in.

 

Just as a note, you'll want to heat it up as you're shaping not just heat everything up and kinda bend it all in place and hope it sticks. Think about straightening hair for example LOL

 

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Originally Posted by DMinor View Post
 

Can you guys recommend any fast-setting epoxy in lieu of hot glues?

 

Epoxy dries hard, I'd prefer hot glue if you must absolutely need it because it has a little bit of flexibility

post #474 of 2235

Guys how many watts would you recommend for a solder pot?

post #475 of 2235
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Originally Posted by siles1991 View Post
 

Guys how many watts would you recommend for a solder pot?

 

This one will be more than enough and the price is right. I don't trust those ebay things...

 

150W Solder Pot: http://www.mcmelectronics.com/product/TENMA-21-3511-/21-3511

 

1lb. Solder Bar: http://www.mcmelectronics.com/product/72-6309&cid=prodCrossSell

post #476 of 2235
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Originally Posted by brunk View Post
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by siles1991 View Post
 

Guys how many watts would you recommend for a solder pot?

 

This one will be more than enough and the price is right. I don't trust those ebay things...

 

150W Solder Pot: http://www.mcmelectronics.com/product/TENMA-21-3511-/21-3511

 

1lb. Solder Bar: http://www.mcmelectronics.com/product/72-6309&cid=prodCrossSell

 

Thats the one I ordered, Peter from DHC recommended it.

post #477 of 2235

http://www.parts-express.com/cat/cable-pants/565

 

Out of these, which one is the most fitting for Canare star-quad & Gotham GAC cable?  I'm looking at the 6mm or 7mm, I'm not quite sure how much the diameter of the Y splitter should be.  Do these also need to be covered with heat-shrink on top?

post #478 of 2235
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Originally Posted by wolfetan44 View Post
 

 

Thats the one I ordered, Peter from DHC recommended it.

 

Yep, I have it myself :)

post #479 of 2235
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Originally Posted by younglee200 View Post
 

http://www.parts-express.com/cat/cable-pants/565

 

Out of these, which one is the most fitting for Canare star-quad & Gotham GAC cable?  I'm looking at the 6mm or 7mm, I'm not quite sure how much the diameter of the Y splitter should be.  Do these also need to be covered with heat-shrink on top?

 

If you're just looking for a good y-splitter, I would go with something like an empty shell from a 3.5mm plug or something as simple as a wood bead with a bit of hot glue inside to hold it all together.

post #480 of 2235
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Originally Posted by liquidzoo View Post

If you're just looking for a good y-splitter, I would go with something like an empty shell from a 3.5mm plug or something as simple as a wood bead with a bit of hot glue inside to hold it all together.
I'm finding a beautiful Y splitter too like viablue splitter. But i don't know how to call it both in english and my language ... So they called y splitter and cable pants ? Ha.
Do you have any suggestions of Y splitter. I really love stunning things.
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