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Ah, you are putting me on the spot :wink_face:. I think the balanced cable I made for the HD600/650 was made from continuous cast copper with a Teflon insulator. The stock HD600 cable is whimpy enough that just about any other cable makes an improvement. We sold the Cardas single ended HD600 cable for a while. It was slighty modded with a right angle TRS plug and it was quite a bit better than the stock cable.

 

At Can Jam a couple years ago I got to hear the then brand new Cardas balanced cable for the HD800. I thought it was a nice if not huge step up from the quite good stock HD800 cable. Recently I built a balanced cable of my own - maybe from Mogami mic cable? Can't recall. Anyway, the difference between it and the stock cable was again not very big. 

I was just curious that's all ,my apologies . I bought some 20 GAUGE silver plated solid copper/Teflon insulated NOS hook up wire for Crack and was wondering if this is good choice in case I want to build my own headphone cables 

Thanks 

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I was just curious that's all ,my apologies . I bought some 20 GAUGE silver plated solid copper/Teflon insulated NOS hook up wire for Crack and was wondering if this is good choice in case I want to build my own headphone cables 

Thanks 

 

I know it's not answering your question, but is that solid core wire? Most of the Bottlehead wiring is solid core. If I had to use stranded wire as hookup wire for the S.E.X I probably would've shot myself a few times.

 

On second thought that's probably an over-exaggeration. Nothing compares to soldering those bloody rectifiers.

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I know it's not answering your question, but is that solid core wire? Most of the Bottlehead wiring is solid core. If I had to use stranded wire as hookup wire for the S.E.X I probably would've shot myself a few times.

 

On second thought that's probably an over-exaggeration. Nothing compares to soldering those bloody rectifiers.

 

LOL that's so true - those rectifiers are a nightmare!!

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My Bottlehead inspired headphone stand and a second life for an old tube, the base looks like its solid copper and the tube weighs in at 5.5kg. The top section is wrapped in copper foil when I find a offcut of solid copper tube I can polish up it will get swapped over.

 


Edited by JamieMcC - 4/19/14 at 9:19am
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That's beautiful Jamie.

 

Does anyone know if storing headphones like that will compress the pads over time and shorten their life?

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Originally Posted by spacequeen7 View Post
 

I was just curious that's all ,my apologies . I bought some 20 GAUGE silver plated solid copper/Teflon insulated NOS hook up wire for Crack and was wondering if this is good choice in case I want to build my own headphone cables 

Thanks 

 

I'm not sure solid core is the best for a headphone cable since it's rigid and quite fragile if bent.

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