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post #916 of 2432
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Originally Posted by Tomtortoise View Post

I know about using paracord, with duct tape and WD-40 you have everything. The thing is I have seen posts where people specifically say to use shoelace or rope for covering wires, I really have no idea why when there are many more better options.

The main reason is that there just aren't a lot of options for soft sleeving.  Techflex and all the other industrial sleevings were meant for durability and easy of identification.  Very few were made with aesthetics and ergonomics in mind.  I have gone ghetto and tried nearly everything that had a removeable core to see if I could get a nice looking AND nice feeling cable.  I hated the way Techflex felt.

 

For the most part if you want something nice and soft and are ok with only black, nylon multifilament is great since you can get it in any size you need.  Otherwise you can try your luck with paracord (I haven't found any that fits over a whole braid), or microparacord.  I discovered craft cord many years ago (which led to me finding and using microparacord), but craft cord doesn't seem to exist any more (too bad, as it was softer than microparacord).

 

Experimentation is what makes this hobby great.  There is a lot of me too going on, even with the pros, but it is those brave souls who try new, sometimes ghetto things that drive us all forward.

post #917 of 2432
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Originally Posted by PXSS View Post

I was taking them off my head when I felt the small cap pop. It didnt seem like it broke but as I set them down, it all came undone. I still have a replacement screw from the first time this happened a couple of years ago. I'm tempted to go with the long screw mod and save the good screws in case I ever want sell them...

 

Locktite>> the fugly screw mod. 

post #918 of 2432
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Originally Posted by nikongod View Post
 

 

Locktite>> the fugly screw mod. 

I say own it and if you can find some that are the right size, go with something like these:

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post #919 of 2432
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Originally Posted by FraGGleR View Post

 

For the most part if you want something nice and soft and are ok with only black, nylon multifilament is great since you can get it in any size you need.  Otherwise you can try your luck with paracord (I haven't found any that fits over a whole braid), or microparacord.  I discovered craft cord many years ago (which led to me finding and using microparacord), but craft cord doesn't seem to exist any more (too bad, as it was softer than microparacord).

I'm interested in sheathing individual wires (22 - 26 awg) and braiding those - would you recommend microparacord for this process?

 

I'm very unsure about sizes - and am just getting started with some interconnects made this way so I'd love any input you could provide.  For example, would a 1/16" microparacord be alright for sheathing a 24 awg wire?

post #920 of 2432
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Originally Posted by Gignac View Post
 

I'm interested in sheathing individual wires (22 - 26 awg) and braiding those - would you recommend microparacord for this process?

 

I'm very unsure about sizes - and am just getting started with some interconnects made this way so I'd love any input you could provide.  For example, would a 1/16" microparacord be alright for sheathing a 24 awg wire?

Type 1 Paracord works great for sleeving individual wires.  Not sure about 22 AWG, but 24-26 work very well.  IMO, 26 AWG is the easiest to get into the paracord, but I've used 24 AWG (stripped Mogami 2534) with not a lot of trouble.

post #921 of 2432
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Originally Posted by liquidzoo View Post
 

Type 1 Paracord works great for sleeving individual wires.  Not sure about 22 AWG, but 24-26 work very well.  IMO, 26 AWG is the easiest to get into the paracord, but I've used 24 AWG (stripped Mogami 2534) with not a lot of trouble.

Brilliant,

 

I'll definitely give that a shot - much obliged!

 

I'm doubting I'll be working with 22 awg all that often to begin with.  Looking forward to getting started on some of this - I've got a number of recabling & interconnect projects to dive into in the new year.  I'll be sure to post up some photos & words once I get a bit of experience under my belt!

post #922 of 2432

Looking to make my first cable, been looking around trying to gather all info I need. But recommendations seems hard to find, so I'm just gonna ask

I want to make a silver cable for my HD650. They use to be around more a few years back but now they seems harder to find. 

Which silver wires do you guys like and where to get them? 

I've found some silver wires in Homegrown audio, VHaudio and Moon audio. Some claim to have their cable DIY made with toxin cable wires or other cable fenders but I don't see them selling their wires on their sites.

 

Given the price of price of of silver wire are like $8-9 / feet, how long do you guys make your headphone cable? I'm thinking 5", but thats still quite expensive.

 

Any good price/quality ratio RCA connectors you recommend?

 

Other than Mouser and the one's in first post, any other site you like to buy from?

 

 

Lots of questions here. So many options if you DIY. I wish theres a list of popular parts so newbies like me won't be so lost


Edited by chanwhk - 12/13/13 at 5:34am
post #923 of 2432
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Originally Posted by chanwhk View Post
 

Looking to make my first cable, been looking around trying to gather all info I need. But recommendations seems hard to find, so I'm just gonna ask

I want to make a silver cable for my HD650. They use to be around more a few years back but now they seems harder to find. 

Which silver wires do you guys like and where to get them? 

I've found some silver wires in Homegrown audio, VHaudio and Moon audio. Some claim to have their cable DIY made with toxin cable wires or other cable fenders but I don't see them selling their wires on their sites.

 

Given the price of price of of silver wire are like $8-9 / feet, how long do you guys make your headphone cable? I'm thinking 5", but thats still quite expensive.

 

Any good price/quality ratio RCA connectors you recommend?

 

Other than Mouser and the one's in first post, any other site you like to buy from?

 

 

Lots of questions here. So many options if you DIY. I wish theres a list of popular parts so newbies like me won't be so lost

Unfortunately, i don't list any DIY materials on the site yet, you can PM me with any requirments, i have everything.

 

I was meaning to post a list here but not had a chance.

 

I will run a xMas offer this weekend for a new stranded, sleeved and shielded silver 5N OCC/Cryo wire i now stock. Price will be £xxx per feet, limited to 30ft per person. I don't have much, so i will only be selling 300ft of this wire for now, as this was a sample batch.

 

This cable has a 4 wire core, much like the Mogami/Canare, with a braided copper shield, cotton dampening and PVC outer sleeve.

 

If interested, send me a PM with subject stating "Wire purchase", please allow some time for a reply, as i am extremely busy. SOLD

 

 

 

 


Edited by Toxic Cables - 12/14/13 at 7:21am

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post #924 of 2432
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Originally Posted by chanwhk View Post
 

Looking to make my first cable, been looking around trying to gather all info I need. But recommendations seems hard to find, so I'm just gonna ask

I want to make a silver cable for my HD650. They use to be around more a few years back but now they seems harder to find. 

Which silver wires do you guys like and where to get them? 

I've found some silver wires in Homegrown audio, VHaudio and Moon audio. Some claim to have their cable DIY made with toxin cable wires or other cable fenders but I don't see them selling their wires on their sites.

 

Given the price of price of of silver wire are like $8-9 / feet, how long do you guys make your headphone cable? I'm thinking 5", but thats still quite expensive.

 

Any good price/quality ratio RCA connectors you recommend?

 

Other than Mouser and the one's in first post, any other site you like to buy from?

 

 

Lots of questions here. So many options if you DIY. I wish theres a list of popular parts so newbies like me won't be so lost

 

 

Valab from Ebay are great, uhh prettty much the most exotic plug for the money in terms of form and materials, and from the couple dozen pairs I've used, the quality is there.

post #925 of 2432
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Originally Posted by FraGGleR View Post

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Originally Posted by nikongod View Post

 

Locktite>> the fugly screw mod. 
I say own it and if you can find some that are the right size, go with something like these:
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Now were talking!
post #926 of 2432

I can't see myself parting with my AH-D2000's ever, so using those screws would be pretty awesome.

post #927 of 2432

Hey guys so I am going to go ahead and make my own detachable cable mod soon for my headphones. I just have a couple questions before I start.

 

I am looking through and see alot of people use Mogami.

 

Do people do that because it already comes sheathed(convenience) or are they just buying it to actually cut out the individual four wires on the inside?

I ask because I have plenty of 26awg hook up wire around. 

Here is a pic http://www.frys.com/product/1616178?site=sr:SEARCH:MAIN_RSLT_PG.

Is there a reason why I should not use the wire I have? Maybe if I double up on the wire for each contact, so 8 instead of 4

 

I plan to put each wire(or pair of wires) in a Type 1 paracord sleeve, so I will have 4 paracord sleeves to work with for braiding. Because I have each wire in a single paracord sleeve and am braiding it, does that make the wire I decide to use no longer relevant?

 

Also for jacks and plugs, are people using oyaide and other popular names for a really big reason or is it just aesthetics?

 

Thank you guys for your time and any help you can give me.


Edited by sikwidit - 12/14/13 at 2:05am
post #928 of 2432

The name of the cable you were looking for is Mogami. A lot of people use 8 wires, 4 per channel, I don't think it's necessary though. 

post #929 of 2432
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Originally Posted by cCasper TFG View Post
 

The name of the cable you were looking for is Mogami. A lot of people use 8 wires, 4 per channel, I don't think it's necessary though. 

Thank you, I edited the post now but do you know why people use the mogami? Do they use it for the convenience because it isnt too stiff or do they cut it open to get to the 4 individual wires inside. I am just curious is if that wire is much better than the wire I plan on using and why.

post #930 of 2432
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Originally Posted by sikwidit View Post
 

Thank you, I edited the post now but do you know why people use the mogami? Do they use it for the convenience because it isnt too stiff or do they cut it open to get to the 4 individual wires inside. I am just curious is if that wire is much better than the wire I plan on using and why.

It's decent wire, and it's cheap. So, all of the above. 

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