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Nice, so what brand connectors did you butcher use?

Haha guilty of the crime. I used the Palic gold plated plug but I replaced the metallic barrel with a plastc one from a generic plug so I could trim the height.
post #542 of 909
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Originally Posted by headwhacker View Post

I just got some time to burn this weekend. I thought I spent it making my own low profile connector for my DX50 C5D pair.

It's been a long while since the last time I worked with soldering stuff. I am rusty and completely thrashed my first attempt. The 2nd one is a success.






 

wow, look like now its time for tiny IC fever, will build mine soon when my ranko plugs arrived.

post #543 of 909
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wow, look like now its time for tiny IC fever, will build mine soon when my ranko plugs arrived.

 

So lets make it a new trend (maybe more like a viral trend) :L3000:

post #544 of 909

Cool, Headwacker. Sorensiim still wins first prize on pure aesthetics but there are some good things going on with ICs in this thread.

 

I may jump in one of these days but I actually found a way to get the desired result with my Cardas 6" IC. I am low profile at last.

 

 

post #545 of 909
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Cool, Headwacker. Sorensiim still wins first prize on pure aesthetics but there are some good things going on with ICs in this thread.

 

I may jump in one of these days but I actually found a way to get the desired result with my Cardas 6" IC. I am low profile at last.

 

 

 

Thanks, Just found a lot a spare time lately and I thought I should make my own IC instead of looking a custom IC. It will be cheaper. Pardon my aesthetics it's been more than 15 years since I got my hands dirty with soldering iron and other tools. I am pretty much rusty. I just basically tore down some parts I already have to make the IC as low profile as possible and sturdy at the same time.

 

Now I'm wondering if I can still make it shorter. It just a pain working on very short wires. It really is a good training for patience :)

post #546 of 909
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Is there such a thing as Cable OCD? An obsession that any and all cables MUST be perfect... I have the Ibasso PB2 on the way and now I'm considering if I should make a longer, ultra-slim IC that could fit between the DX50 and the amp so I can place the PB2 with the front at the bottom of the DX50. That way, my headphone cable would still be connected at the bottom of the DX50...
post #547 of 909

How is everyone's amp setup working with the new FW 1.2.6?

 

I am finding that the FW's increased bass eliminates the need for mine. It now sound better without the amp which is a good thing for portability and convenience. 

post #548 of 909
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Originally Posted by Sorensiim View Post

Is there such a thing as Cable OCD? An obsession that any and all cables MUST be perfect... I have the Ibasso PB2 on the way and now I'm considering if I should make a longer, ultra-slim IC that could fit between the DX50 and the amp so I can place the PB2 with the front at the bottom of the DX50. That way, my headphone cable would still be connected at the bottom of the DX50...


Soren, do you have something which is not related to your OCD or maybe I should say CDO? :happy_face1: 

post #549 of 909
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Originally Posted by cooperpwc View Post
 

Cool, Headwacker. Sorensiim still wins first prize on pure aesthetics but there are some good things going on with ICs in this thread.

 

I may jump in one of these days but I actually found a way to get the desired result with my Cardas 6" IC. I am low profile at last.

Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

 

 

 

 

 

That looks great and creative. I wonder, what else can we hide in there??

post #550 of 909

Can anyone recommend a source for very short coax digital cable with 3.5mm miniplugs at each end?  Looking to try the DX50 connected to a portable DAC, but I'm not finding anyone with such a cable for a sensible price.  The few I've found online are very overpriced. 

 

I asked Redco and they said they can't make one shorter than 1 ft. I was hoping for something very short (6" or less), and preferably with right angle miniplugs (if anyone even makes them in mono/SPDIF versions).

post #551 of 909
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Is there such a thing as Cable OCD? An obsession that any and all cables MUST be perfect... I have the Ibasso PB2 on the way and now ...

For me, recently, it`s all about the color and the design.  Headphonelounge is making a balanced cable for my SE846, in a Y-splitter-less twin cable design in THIS color, which scratches some itch for me.  The SE adaptor is just finished...

 

post #552 of 909
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Originally Posted by jj69 View Post
 

Can anyone recommend a source for very short coax digital cable with 3.5mm miniplugs at each end?  Looking to try the DX50 connected to a portable DAC, but I'm not finding anyone with such a cable for a sensible price.  The few I've found online are very overpriced. 

 

I asked Redco and they said they can't make one shorter than 1 ft. I was hoping for something very short (6" or less), and preferably with right angle miniplugs (if anyone even makes them in mono/SPDIF versions).

All my problems with getting just the right cable vanished when I bought a soldering station ;)

 

It is genuinly not hard to do. Buy 10 feet of Mogami 2893 from Redco, a handful of Neutrik plugs (cheap, but easy to work with) and just go nuts. Experiment! Find out what works and what doesn't! I'm pretty sure there are some youtube tutorials as well. 

 

Then once you have the soldering down, start having fun with the cables... 

 

Mogami 2893 in brown paracord for that vintage feel and an ultra-flexible and smooth cable.

 

Full set of images here.

post #553 of 909

@Soren, very useful post. After I settle down with my gear, I think I will enter into DIY cable world with your instructions :happy_face1:

post #554 of 909
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Originally Posted by AmberOzL View Post
 

@Soren, very useful post. After I settle down with my gear, I think I will enter into DIY cable world with your instructions :happy_face1:

Considering the prices of custom cables, my soldering station has already paid for itself a couple of times over.

post #555 of 909
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Originally Posted by Sorensiim View Post
 

Considering the prices of custom cables, my soldering station has already paid for itself a couple of times over.


True considering I'm thinking of getting shorter cables for my T1 and balanced cable for my IEMs it would save me a lot of money making my one cable. Just need more practice so I can perfect my soldering skills again.

 

Oh boy feels like I'm back in college :k701smile:

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