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post #796 of 2308
I was planning to sheath the W2893 in paracord up until the y-split, then strip the insulation and twist the 4 conductors into two pairs and sheath each of them in paracord. I was wondering if 550 paracord would be suitable up until the y-split and then use micro paracord for the L & R channels.
post #797 of 2308
I have some Mogami 2893 and some 550 paracord here and it looks like it will fit, but it'll be tight which is ok.
post #798 of 2308

Does anyone know where I can find the Male connector for Hifiman headphones? I want to use them to recable my Denon D2000 shortly after it arrives (yeah I haven't received it yet, and am already planning this). I've always liked the way they look, and having a locking connectors sounds nice. 

post #799 of 2308
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Originally Posted by cCasper TFG View Post
 

Does anyone know where I can find the Male connector for Hifiman headphones? I want to use them to recable my Denon D2000 shortly after it arrives (yeah I haven't received it yet, and am already planning this). I've always liked the way they look, and having a locking connectors sounds nice. 

The connectors will not fit the D2000, you would have to drill out the 8mm hole on the bottom and probably shave off a plastic ledge on the driver that would otherwise not allow it to sit properly inside the housing.

 

Been there, done that.

 

 

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Here's what Martin from Martin Custom Audio said when I contacted him about the idea, a couple of years back.

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It requires removing some of the plastic baffle that the drivers are mounted in.  If, you've ever opened a set of Denon's, you'd see what I mean.  Doesn't really have a noticeable affect on sound quality as far as I could tell.  

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an image I found of some stock D2000, The edge of the plastic mount lies right in line with the cable entry hole which leaves you with very little workable space. Martin and others trim it whenever they do a detachable mod. I chose to go with a tiny lemo connector which did not require trimming of the plastic. 


Edited by PXSS - 11/9/13 at 8:12am
post #800 of 2308

Man that really sucks. Yeah I can see that there really isnt any room. I might just cut the baffle a little bit to fit it in. Thanks for the response.

So, I still need those Hifiman male connectors. Haha

post #801 of 2308
Are not the HiFiMan connectors just reverse SMC RF jack's? ie Router antenna connectors.
post #802 of 2308
I think they're a little longer and slimmer than those.

post #803 of 2308

I'm pretty sure they're just regular smc connectors. Do you have any pics of the inside of the cups to see the other end of the connectors?

Check this out: http://www.amphenolconnex.com/media/downloads/5655/smb_smc.pdf

post #804 of 2308

http://www.toxic-cables.co.uk                  PREPARE TO BE INTOXICATED

 

 

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post #805 of 2308
Thanks to both of you! I'll use that eBay link if I can find the same thing here in the US. I'm pretty anxious to get started on that mod. I have a silver plated copper cable already braided and terminated with a 3.5 Acrolink connector just waiting for a purpose. Haha
post #806 of 2308

Does anyone know if there are any guides to replacing ciem connector pins on a ciem cable ?

post #807 of 2308
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Originally Posted by bebop7 View Post
 

Does anyone know if there are any guides to replacing ciem connector pins on a ciem cable ?

 

Note which wire goes to the big pin (ground) on the connector and which goes to the smaller one (signal), cut the wires, splice the insulation, tin the wires with solder, and then solder each wire onto the correct pins on the new connectors. If you can't tell which wire is which after cutting, use a multimeter to test the signals and ground.

 

This will be useful when testing each wire for continuity.

 

 

This is all dependent on knowing how to solder. If you don't know how to do that, there are instructional videos you can watch on YouTube. Take that information and apply it to what I have written out above. 

post #808 of 2308

What I mean is how to connect these (below) connector's to cable.

 

 

post #809 of 2308

This isn't a CIEM connector being soldered in this video, but this is the process you would have to follow to replace the connectors on your cable.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TIBgOeyRqGU

post #810 of 2308

I know most of the people in this thread are probably subscribed to the DIY Cable Gallery, where I have already posted pics of this cable, but I'm going to post them here anyway. I finally used some of the 12"x12" 3M carbon Fiber Vinyl on some connectors and wanted to show off how it turned out. This was a budget job just to throw up in the FS forums for someone that might need something like this. I don't. 

 

 

 

 

I used some of the wrap to style and protect the top of my Fiio E12 too :)

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