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post #931 of 2707

I just ordered this OCC cable made by WM-Audio: http://www.audiophonics.fr/wmaudio-ac02-cable-modulation-paires-symetrique-occ-%C3%83%CB%9C78mm-p-4413.html

and I was wondering if it will fit inside the HifiMan SMC connectors?

It says that the Hifiman connectors accepts 22 AWG or smaller conductors but that cable that I just bought has an area size of 0.35mm^2 for each conductor which, according to Wikipedia, is inbetween 22 AWG and 21 AWG.

post #932 of 2707

It says it's .35mm per pair if I'm understanding that correctly. You're using this site to try to figure out the gauge of the wire, right?

http://www.engineeringtoolbox.com/awg-wire-gauge-d_731.html

 

I think the 21awg you're figuring is for 2 wires together (pair). I'm not totally sure though. I don't know why they wouldn't post what gauge the individual wires are, that's something that a buyer would want to know. I can see that a lot of people have used this stuff to make cables before. A couple I just saw while browsing dont make the wires look very thick at all. There isn't really much to reference in the pictures, but it looks similar to Mogami w2893 which is 26awg I believe.

 

That's just my input. I don't know anything about this wire and I can't read the language on the page you linked.


Edited by cCasper TFG - 12/15/13 at 1:35am
post #933 of 2707

I have a custom UE TF 10 cable. There are a total of 4 pins and 8 wire within the cable. How do I solder them to standard stereo plug accordingly?

 

Quote:

Left Front Pin: Channel +

Left Rear Pin: Channel -

Right Front Pin: Channel -

Right Rear Pin: Channel +

 

 

 

Thank you in advance.

post #934 of 2707
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Originally Posted by cCasper TFG View Post
 

It says it's .35mm per pair if I'm understanding that correctly. You're using this site to try to figure out the gauge of the wire, right?

http://www.engineeringtoolbox.com/awg-wire-gauge-d_731.html

 

I think the 21awg you're figuring is for 2 wires together (pair). I'm not totally sure though. I don't know why they wouldn't post what gauge the individual wires are, that's something that a buyer would want to know. I can see that a lot of people have used this stuff to make cables before. A couple I just saw while browsing dont make the wires look very thick at all. There isn't really much to reference in the pictures, but it looks similar to Mogami w2893 which is 26awg I believe.

 

That's just my input. I don't know anything about this wire and I can't read the language on the page you linked.

It says that the cross sectional area is .35mm^2 for one conductor which according to the chart is a tiny bit larger than 22 AWG. But I really don't know. I guess I need to wait to find out.

post #935 of 2707
Quote:
Originally Posted by haode View Post
 

I have a custom UE TF 10 cable. There are a total of 4 pins and 8 wire within the cable. How do I solder them to standard stereo plug accordingly?

 

 

Thank you in advance.

There are 4 wires per channel

 

2 L-

2 L+

2 R-

2 R+

 

connect all four negatives to the sleeve, then the 2 L+ wires to the left channel (tip), and the 2 R+ to the right channel (Ring).

post #936 of 2707
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Originally Posted by cCasper TFG View Post
 

There are 4 wires per channel

 

2 L-

2 L+

2 R-

2 R+

 

connect all four negatives to the sleeve, then the 2 L+ wires to the left channel (tip), and the 2 R+ to the right channel (Ring).

 

Thank you for your input. Will try when I get my hands on the soldering kit.  :o

post #937 of 2707
I have a few noob questions.

I want to recable some of gear (Sony MDR-CD900ST and Audio-Technica CK90ProMkII) and am not too sure where to start. So far I have done modifications to amps and changing plugs of headphones myself but this will be my first time doing a whole cable transplant.

1. Is braiding absolutely necessary?
2. Can I just get away with a twisted pair?
4. Will this be too stiff? (http://www.ebay.com.sg/itm/10-feet-24-AWG-Shielded-Silver-Plated-Wire-4-Twisted-Kynar-/380647912209?pt=US_Audio_Cables_Adapters&hash=item58a0623311)
5. Any common sources for info on how to open the above mentioned headphones and earphones?

Edit: Did a bit more search and found that for my CD900ST, I will need a 4 core cable like a Gotham Audio GAC-4/1 mini (http://www.gizmo-music.com/?pid=51242397) so that I can separate the 2 grounds of both channels as documented @ http://umbrella-company.jp/contents/sony-mdr-cd900st-modify-201/ .
Edited by aspenx - 12/15/13 at 9:46pm
post #938 of 2707

For those interested in making HD800 cables, we are having a sale on our custom made HD800 connectors that we designed and had made over a year ago.

 

Price per pair will be just £20. This is nearly half the price of what you can expect to pay elsewhere.

 

This is the larger HD800 connector that we had made for our 18AWG cables. Picture below shows them next to some of the other HD800 connectors.

 

 


Edited by Toxic Cables - 12/16/13 at 3:20pm

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post #939 of 2707
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Originally Posted by Toxic Cables View Post
 

For those interested in making HD800 cables, we are having a sale on our custom made HD800 connectors that we designed and had made over a year ago.

 

Price per pair will be just £20. This is nearly half the price of what you can expect to pay elsewhere.

 

This is the larger HD800 connector that we had made for our 18AWG cables. Picture below shows them next to some of the other HD800 connectors.

 

 

I wish I had an HD800 now :p

post #940 of 2707

Has any one tried plugs like this?

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Right-Angle-Jack-Plug-Connector-3-5mm-Stereo-/290906028668?pt=UK_BOI_Electrical_Components_Supplies_ET&hash=item43bb59ba7c

post #941 of 2707

I have tried similar before. They are OK, but you need to put some thought into your strain relief situation. Does that angle create an excessive bend in your usage scenario? Will it be getting tugged from the cable? Answer those to yourself before purchasing :)

post #942 of 2707

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post #943 of 2707

Thanks guys, Toxic I'll pm you when I figure how much wire I need tomorrow.

post #944 of 2707
Quote:
Originally Posted by Toxic Cables View Post
 

For those interested in making HD800 cables, we are having a sale on our custom made HD800 connectors that we designed and had made over a year ago.

 

Price per pair will be just £20. This is nearly half the price of what you can expect to pay elsewhere.

 

This is the larger HD800 connector that we had made for our 18AWG cables. Picture below shows them next to some of the other HD800 connectors.

 

 

How many set of these are available?

Thank you Toxic.

post #945 of 2707
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Originally Posted by vincent215 View Post
 

How many set of these are available?

Thank you Toxic.

As many as you want.

 

http://www.head-fi.org/t/71148/diy-cable-gallery/11445#post_9202321

 

We had a large batch custom made for us over a year ago, on agreement it would not be sold to anyone else, but as this no longer seems to be the case, we are selling these off and having new one's made elsewhere.


Edited by Toxic Cables - 12/16/13 at 8:19pm

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