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post #811 of 1816

I thinking of re-cabling HD328 with Gotham-GAC-2or Gotham-GAC-4, as I'm not able to audit these cables I will be doing a blind purchase. Would be great if anyone would confirm if they will work.

 

http://www.redco.com/Gotham-GAC-2prflt.html

 

 

The original design only have a cable inserted through the left casing. I plan to drill a hole on the right casing and have these cables solder directly to these drivers on both ends, rather than having to pass through the headband.

 

Any advice would be great. I hope these cables aren't too thick for this application.


Edited by OneSec - 11/12/13 at 1:39am
post #812 of 1816
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Originally Posted by cCasper TFG View Post
 

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 :)

 

As a follow on from your carbon wrap on the cable a trip to the local hunting shop should offer a good choice of real carbon fibre tubes of different sizes  (arrow shafts)  which could be cut down to size  for a similar effect there are also plenty coloured varieties of carbon and chart size to get a close match.

 

Waxed field tip series

 

Camo

 

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Carbon wood effect

Byron Ferguson Heavy Hunter Carbon Shafts

post #813 of 1816

Oh very cool. That would be a pretty neat thing to use for a cable haha. How big and how expensive are they?

post #814 of 1816
Hobby Town sells carbon fiber tubes of various diameters at roughly $5 per 2ft lengths
post #815 of 1816

That's much cheaper than buying vinyl or buying the Acrolink carbon fiber connectors.

post #816 of 1816
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That's much cheaper than buying vinyl or buying the Acrolink carbon fiber connectors.

Yeah, acrolink's expensive!

I use Valabs carbon fiber connectors, they're cheaper but still have that nice bling bling to them hahaha

post #817 of 1816
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Well I think I can help a little...maybe we will see. Ok so the basics for connectors I suggest neutrik also depends on what termination you want but as far as I can tell they have for the price the most solid connectors.  You can buy them here: http://www.redco.com/.

Ok cable.  So for $100 I am not sure how long you are looking to make the cable but there are a million and a half different options.  For the recable you will need a total of 4 wires, two for each side.  Also take into account error and shrinkage when you braid it. Also for the wire you will probably 24awg or 26awg.  Since silver is really expensive and a bit out of your price range I would go with silver plated copper or copper wire.  You can find a couple different options here:  http://www.plussoundaudio.com/diy/wires.html,  http://btg-audio.webs.com/webstore.htm#ecwid:category=2620180&mode=category&offset=0&sort=normalhttp://www.doublehelixcables.com/store/index.php?main_page=index&cPath=4

out of those three btg is the best priced but the lowest purity copper, plussound has high purity but 26awg and all I can say about DHC is I have worked with their wire and it is fantastic.  Out of the three I think that DHC is the highest quality but that being said it is also the most expensive.

On top of that if you need heat shrink or techflex you can find them here and here: http://stores.ebay.com/FURRYLETTERS http://stores.ebay.com/tubingexpress (I suggest not adhessive lined 3:1 heat shrink)  both have every size, length and color you will ever need.

Also if you want nice solder you can find that here but any generic solder will work.  http://www.ebay.com/itm/CARDAS-Quad-Eutectic-Solder-10-ft-length-/200879856591?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item2ec55f5bcf

 

Hope this helps.

Just want to say thank you for this information. I have spent and hour browsing this thread and finally found what I want hahaha.

 

If anyone has other options for OCC-stranded cable please to add to this.

 

Thanks.

post #818 of 1816

Time to finally subscribe to this.  I've been checking in often lately to gather ideas on suppliers, etc.  Looking to get into the cabling scene early in the new year.

 

Thanks to all who have contributed thus far!

post #819 of 1816
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Originally Posted by Gignac View Post
 

Time to finally subscribe to this.  I've been checking in often lately to gather ideas on suppliers, etc.  Looking to get into the cabling scene early in the new year.

 

Thanks to all who have contributed thus far!

Welcome!

 I'm sure you will enjoy making your own cables. It's fun and it's much cheaper than paying someone else to do it for you.

:beerchug:

post #820 of 1816
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Welcome!

 I'm sure you will enjoy making your own cables. It's fun and it's much cheaper than paying someone else to do it for you.

:beerchug:

Thanks Casper!

 

It's been quite a while since I've done much of the DIY thing, but I am being hooked up with a nice soldering station soon.  Even so, I probably wouldn't have considered it until I stumbled on this thread about a month ago - lots of good reading here!

 

I'll be sure to share any interesting experiences and insights with the lot of you!

 

Cheers.

post #821 of 1816
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Originally Posted by OneSec View Post
 

Just want to say thank you for this information. I have spent and hour browsing this thread and finally found what I want hahaha.

 

If anyone has other options for OCC-stranded cable please to add to this.

 

Thanks.

Toxic Cables has a bunch of options as well.  I personally think that for copper DHC is better but for everything else including silver Toxic is the best.  It does ship from Britain so it sometimes takes a while to get here.  If you want to order from Toxic just PM him on Head-fi.  Good luck with your cable making.  If you have any questions please feel free to ask.   

post #822 of 1816

I can not find any RCA Male? Female? Whatever the gender of this (below) is with a barrel that is DIY, anywhere. They must exist, right? I think instead of the Hifiman connectors on my Denons I'm going to use RCA's that extend from the cans by a silver cable. There are so many awesome RCA connectors that I would love to use on a cable. Does anyone think they will pull off too easily? Most RCA's I've used go together pretty tightly, so I think it will be do-able. Let me know if you think otherwise, please. 

 

 

Btw, all RCA's are hermaphrodites, I decided.


Edited by cCasper TFG - 11/14/13 at 6:32am
post #823 of 1816
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Originally Posted by cCasper TFG View Post
 

I can not find any RCA Male? Female? Whatever the gender of this (below) is with a barrel that is DIY, anywhere. They must exist, right? I think instead of the Hifiman connectors on my Denons I'm going to use RCA's that extend from the cans by a silver cable. There are so many awesome RCA connectors that I would love to use on a cable. Does anyone think they will pull off too easily? Most RCA's I've used go together pretty tightly, so I think it will be do-able. Let me know if you think otherwise, please. 

 

 

 

Btw, all RCA's are hermaphrodites, I decided.

Google in line rca jack, and you should be able to find some.  Not a whole lot of them and most look really cheap, kind of killing your idea of using a cool looking RCA.  Here is one of the few ok looking ones: http://www.parts-express.com/gold-rca-in-line-jack-connector-with-strain-relief-pair--091-1110  

 

The weight of a boutique RCA is something you might want to consider as well.  Mini XLRs make the most sense to me if you are going to go with pigtails.

post #824 of 1816
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Originally Posted by cCasper TFG View Post

 
I can not find any RCA Male? Female? Whatever the gender of this (below) is with a barrel that is DIY, anywhere. They must exist, right? I think instead of the Hifiman connectors on my Denons I'm going to use RCA's that extend from the cans by a silver cable. There are so many awesome RCA connectors that I would love to use on a cable. Does anyone think they will pull off too easily? Most RCA's I've used go together pretty tightly, so I think it will be do-able. Let me know if you think otherwise, please. 



Btw, all RCA's are hermaphrodites, I decided.
Google in line rca jack, and you should be able to find some.  Not a whole lot of them and most look really cheap, kind of killing your idea of using a cool looking RCA.  Here is one of the few ok looking ones: http://www.parts-express.com/gold-rca-in-line-jack-connector-with-strain-relief-pair--091-1110  

The weight of a boutique RCA is something you might want to consider as well.  Mini XLRs make the most sense to me if you are going to go with pigtails.
Agreed, if youre gonna do pigtails, might as well make it mini xlrs, rean tiny xlr look good, and are small and cheap.
post #825 of 1816

Any helpful tips on how to solder mini XLR with solder cups.....something I haven't done......yet!

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