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post #496 of 2235

Hey guys, I have a question on some cables for outside of the headphone realm. I have some KRK rokit 8s that I use for DJ monitors in my house. I have them hooked up with 1/4 jacks to my sound card. I was looking to make another cable for using these on my laptop. I was going to do a 3.5mm jack on one end to go into my laptop and split it off into 2 RCAs for each of the rockits. What kind of wire would work best for this? I just ordered some switchcraft 90* RCAs and 3.5mm jacks. Just need an idea on the wire.

 

Thanks in advance!

post #497 of 2235
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Originally Posted by MS1605 View Post
 

Hey guys, I have a question on some cables for outside of the headphone realm. I have some KRK rokit 8s that I use for DJ monitors in my house. I have them hooked up with 1/4 jacks to my sound card. I was looking to make another cable for using these on my laptop. I was going to do a 3.5mm jack on one end to go into my laptop and split it off into 2 RCAs for each of the rockits. What kind of wire would work best for this? I just ordered some switchcraft 90* RCAs and 3.5mm jacks. Just need an idea on the wire.

 

Thanks in advance!

 

You are probably going to want some basic quad star cable on the 3.5mm end. Then you could jump it into standard speaker wire if you want it to look neat. 

 

This wire is a good quality cheap star quad and then make a y split into some of this running to each speaker. Allow you to be sheilded start to finish. 

 

Or you could just buy a 1/4 to 1/8 adapter and call it good. 

post #498 of 2235

For the Rokits I would say just make a short 1/8" to RCA-female adapter, then make standalone single male-to-male RCA cables for each side.

post #499 of 2235
Hmm... Anyone know how to get a plug that will fit into the headphone side of the senn momentums? I think it has a proprietary locking mechanism so might be a bit of an issue... I guess hard wiring could always work.
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post #501 of 2235
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anyone have the plastic one there pins melt while soldering

please let me know how you solder it with out letting plastic melt

thx

 

You can use a colder melting solder, but what I found works is using a heatsink.

http://www.testequipmentdepot.com/elenco/soldering/solder_equipment/st23.htm?ref=gbase&gclid=CIGv7tCVw7kCFWuCQgodP1EAfA

 

Before I had a solder pot I would use one while tinning my ends. Solder pots are the shizzle. 

post #502 of 2235

Thanks mvrk.

post #503 of 2235
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Originally Posted by Darknet View Post

Hmm... Anyone know how to get a plug that will fit into the headphone side of the senn momentums? I think it has a proprietary locking mechanism so might be a bit of an issue... I guess hard wiring could always work.

 

A 2.5mm jack harvested from a monoprice wire will fit, but won't have the locking machanism.  I started with this and used a couple layers of heatshrink to create more friction in the jack so that it didn't come out easily.  It isn't as elegant as a replacement locking plug, but they don't exist as far as I know (and I looked quite a bit).  As Casper also pointed out, I decided just to hardwire the cable in the end and it was quite easy.

post #504 of 2235

Any suggestions for good quality rca plugs for some interconnects?  I'm not looking for any boutique plugs, but something solid and well-designed--something on the order of Neutrik XLRs.  Thanks.

post #505 of 2235
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Any suggestions for good quality rca plugs for some interconnects?  I'm not looking for any boutique plugs, but something solid and well-designed--something on the order of Neutrik XLRs.  Thanks.

 

Switchcraft are very solid options.  I like them better than Neutrik's RCA options.  Vintage Audio Lab on ebay has the most approachable boutique RCAs bar none if you decide to step up.

post #506 of 2235
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Originally Posted by Barry S View Post
 

Any suggestions for good quality rca plugs for some interconnects?  I'm not looking for any boutique plugs, but something solid and well-designed--something on the order of Neutrik XLRs.  Thanks.

Parts-Express has a good selection of nice looking RCAs that are decently priced (as well as some really expensive ones); but I'm not sure on the construction of some of them.

 

I can say that these are pretty solid.

post #507 of 2235

Thanks!  I'll probably order a few different ones to find something I like.

post #508 of 2235

In the near future planning to bulk some good cables over to my country prolly like 100ft or so. Was thinking like 50ft Nucleotide for headphones and 50ft plus sound mix of 25ft copper and 25ft silver plated. Hoping to try to start a recable service here :D any advice anyone?

post #509 of 2235

Yeah... order more wire. You make one 8-strand braid and *poof* that 50 ft spool is gone.:rolleyes:
 

post #510 of 2235
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Yeah... order more wire. You make one 8-strand braid and *poof* that 50 ft spool is gone.rolleyes.gif

 

^^this. You're going to need a lot more cable if you plan on seriously starting something.
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