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post #526 of 2311
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Haha. Fun for me! Anyways, I'll cancel the order, wish they said it in the description, but I'm in the wrong here!

 

Here's some very affordable Silver-plated copper wire thats stranded.

http://stores.ebay.com/Johns-Silver-Teflon-Wire-Shop

post #527 of 2311
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Originally Posted by wolfetan44 View Post
 

Haha. Fun for me! Anyways, I'll cancel the order, wish they said it in the description, but I'm in the wrong here!

 

Here's some very affordable Silver-plated copper wire thats stranded.

http://stores.ebay.com/Johns-Silver-Teflon-Wire-Shop

 

I'm actually not in much need of wire at the moment. Got 35 feet of some wire(secret!) and it was a good chunk of money. 

post #528 of 2311
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Originally Posted by brunk View Post
 

 

Here's some very affordable Silver-plated copper wire thats stranded.

http://stores.ebay.com/Johns-Silver-Teflon-Wire-Shop

 

Its very affordable but the insulation is very stiff so it can be a bit hard to work with.  Also the purity isn't that high if that kind of stuff matters to you.  

post #529 of 2311
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Its very affordable but the insulation is very stiff so it can be a bit hard to work with.  Also the purity isn't that high if that kind of stuff matters to you.  

 

Yeah, Navships is nice to practice with. In all honesty, I've had some good sonic results with it as well. The combination of stiffness and teflon coating can be quite uncomfortable unless it is sleeved. It actually works great for a budget ground cable.

 

Sadly, I bought him out of the kind I use most. 

post #530 of 2311
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Yeah, Navships is nice to practice with. In all honesty, I've had some good sonic results with it as well. The combination of stiffness and teflon coating can be quite uncomfortable unless it is sleeved. It actually works great for a budget ground cable.

 

Sadly, I bought him out of the kind I use most. 

 

Ya I got a lot of cable from him as well to practice with and whatnot. Slowly replacing the cables with better ones.  His 24awg SPC is pretty good.  

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Any cable recommendations for starting a recabling service?

post #532 of 2311
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Originally Posted by wolfetan44 View Post
 

Haha. Fun for me! Anyways, I'll cancel the order, wish they said it in the description, but I'm in the wrong here!

 

Hey I may have been laggy in responding to some PM's you had in the past, if you ever have any questions feel free to shoot me a PM/e-mail bud. I couldn't make it to the latest head-fi meet either..

 

I wouldn't recommend the Clairvoyant stuff, it sounded way too warm in the past on almost any headphone I've used it with.

post #533 of 2311
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Any cable recommendations for starting a recabling service?

 

Talk to the existing guys.  No one will have better insight into what it takes to run a cable business.  If you are really serious about it and plan to have good turnaround times and service, be prepared to invest some pretty serious money into building up supplies.  I have had private conversations with a number of guys and they have all been friendly and helpful when I had questions in the past.  Just keep in mind that they are all super busy and be patient for responses.

post #534 of 2311
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Any cable recommendations for starting a recabling service?

 

Depends on what you want to spend.  Canare or Mogami cable is good to start out with.

post #535 of 2311
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Any cable recommendations for starting a recabling service?

 

You might want to look into possible companies within your own area or country. You'll probably end up getting a better price overall when you do go to buy in bulk from them. 

 

But I agree with Fraggler's recommendation. 

 

It really is a lot of work. It will require a significant investment. Once you start, either see it through until the end or take a hit on your initial investment. It's not something I would recommend without considerable research into your country's market, your supply options, and a business model to see if it will be feasible and profitable. 

 

Not something I would recommend if you can't survive the possible risks. 

post #536 of 2311
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You might want to look into possible companies within your own area or country. You'll probably end up getting a better price overall when you do go to buy in bulk from them. 

 

But I agree with Fraggler's recommendation. 

 

It really is a lot of work. It will require a significant investment. Once you start, either see it through until the end or take a hit on your initial investment. It's not something I would recommend without considerable research into your country's market, your supply options, and a business model to see if it will be feasible and profitable. 

 

Not something I would recommend if you can't survive the possible risks. 

 

I'm still searching for suppliers in my country for cables but even the internet is not helping much. In my country there are very very very few people who provide recabling services. Some don't even openly say they would do it and comes more of a don't ask don't tell thing. I want to start something where people will know who to go for to recable their headphones and know that they're getting something good. Of course I will make sure my recabling jobs are good. 

 

Any advice on how to find cable suppliers?

post #537 of 2311

But is it a service that people will want?

 

That's the question you need to answer before you dive into a business that possibly can't sustain itself.  Headphone recabling is probably considered more of a niche market, honestly.  The average person isn't going to even know such a thing can be done, much less how to search out the services (or do it themselves).

 

On the other side of things, I know someone who recently stopped offering repair and recabling services because it was becoming difficult to source parts, and he was tired of seeing the same cheap headphones come through all the time.

 

If you think you can do it, and have a product that will appeal to the wider market then by all means go for it.  If, on the other hand, you will be competing with even a few people for a relatively small business market then you will need to consider if it is going to be worth the investment and the risk.  It could be very expensive buying bulk cable, depending on the type, and you risk losing all of that money in one shot.

 

Not trying to discourage you, just trying to point out the other side.

 

You haven't mentioned what country you're in, which is also a large part of the reason that people are mentioning items that are readily available in the US, Canada and UK.

post #538 of 2311
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Originally Posted by liquidzoo View Post
 

But is it a service that people will want?

 

That's the question you need to answer before you dive into a business that possibly can't sustain itself.  Headphone recabling is probably considered more of a niche market, honestly.  The average person isn't going to even know such a thing can be done, much less how to search out the services (or do it themselves).

 

On the other side of things, I know someone who recently stopped offering repair and recabling services because it was becoming difficult to source parts, and he was tired of seeing the same cheap headphones come through all the time.

 

If you think you can do it, and have a product that will appeal to the wider market then by all means go for it.  If, on the other hand, you will be competing with even a few people for a relatively small business market then you will need to consider if it is going to be worth the investment and the risk.  It could be very expensive buying bulk cable, depending on the type, and you risk losing all of that money in one shot.

 

Not trying to discourage you, just trying to point out the other side.

 

You haven't mentioned what country you're in, which is also a large part of the reason that people are mentioning items that are readily available in the US, Canada and UK.

 

I am from Malaysia. I'm planning to just start something small at first to gauge the market than will advance on it if it works out fine.

post #539 of 2311
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I'm still searching for suppliers in my country for cables but even the internet is not helping much. In my country there are very very very few people who provide recabling services. Some don't even openly say they would do it and comes more of a don't ask don't tell thing. I want to start something where people will know who to go for to recable their headphones and know that they're getting something good. Of course I will make sure my recabling jobs are good. 

 

Any advice on how to find cable suppliers?

 

Well, if you really are committed, going directly to manufacturers is the best way to get highest quality at the lowest price.   However, you will have to buy in bulk and that could mean thousands of dollars up front.  Brian at BTG-Audio got his wire directly from Mogami.  I know a couple companies using OCC wire get it from Neotech.  This is if you want to use single strands braided.  If you don't want to go that deep up front, try to contact Mogami or Neotech, or even one of the pro cable makers to see if they have representatives you can talk to and become a retailer yourself. 

post #540 of 2311
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Originally Posted by siles1991 View Post
 

 

I am from Malaysia. I'm planning to just start something small at first to gauge the market than will advance on it if it works out fine.

 

Maybe start with a 100M spool of Nucleotide from Doublehelixcables.  Great wire, and one of the only pros selling a full spool at a slight discount.  I think he will ship to Malaysia.  Or go with a full spool of Mogami 2893 from a place like Markertek if you want to offer up more of a budget service.

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