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


Some manufacturers don't steal your wallet but the idea of making my own, playing and trying new things are interesting. However, I am probably the most unexperienced person on the world about those things, so I am gonna need good, clear instructions both to read and watch I think. Anyway there is still a lot of time for it.

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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.


Some manufacturers don't steal your wallet but the idea of making my own, playing and trying new things are interesting. However, I am probably the most unexperienced person on the world about those things, so I am gonna need good, clear instructions both to read and watch I think. Anyway there is still a lot of time for it.

1) Grab the cold end of the soldering iron.

post #558 of 930
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1) Grab the cold end of the soldering iron.


That's a good starting point of course! :happy_face1:

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Some manufacturers don't steal your wallet but the idea of making my own, playing and trying new things are interesting. However, I am probably the most unexperienced person on the world about those things, so I am gonna need good, clear instructions both to read and watch I think. Anyway there is still a lot of time for it.
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That's a good starting point of course! happy_face1.gif

Here my good man, lots of YouTube how to's :

http://m.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL4Ad8uMhz4RPZJIYVRAT-ey1wkvEQOwgo
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Here my good man, lots of YouTube how to's :

http://m.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL4Ad8uMhz4RPZJIYVRAT-ey1wkvEQOwgo


Thank you mate, gotta bookmark it for future use ;)

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Thank you mate, gotta bookmark it for future use wink.gif

You're welcome, once you build one please share your results with a photo, always appreciated.
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You're welcome, once you build one please share your results with a photo, always appreciated.


Well it is not gonna be any soon unfortunately but whenever I take a deep breath and start, I will share of course.

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Well it is not gonna be any soon unfortunately but whenever I take a deep breath and start, I will share of course.

No problems, don't despair and give up like anything else and specially for this; practice makes perfect.
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I'd love to be able to make my own cables, but between my limited free time and my carpal tunnel issues, it's not going to happen.  If anyone in the US would be willing to help me out with a short digital coax cable made with mogami cable and some 3.5mm mono plugs (right angle if possble), please feel free to PM me.

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That's a good starting point of course! :happy_face1:

2) Think before you apply solder.

 

I've soldered cables before I placed the end of the plug around the cable too many times. 

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2) Think before you apply solder.

 

I've soldered cables before I placed the end of the plug around the cable too many times. 


I seem to do that every time no matter how hard i try not to.  And for some reason its always the neatest most perfect joints that happens to...

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I seem to do that every time no matter how hard i try not to.  And for some reason its always the neatest most perfect joints that happens to...

Haha, yeah it sucks. Because you're left with a dirty desoldered plug! I don't even have one of those desoldering devices... 

post #568 of 930
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Haha, yeah it sucks. Because you're left with a dirty desoldered plug! I don't even have one of those desoldering devices... 

 

I hate de-soldering, I really take time to think about what I'm doing and make sure everything is in their proper places before start soldering. But still mistakes are made and you end up re-doing things. This is why I always take connectivity testing making sure nothing is shorted before I move to the next step.

post #569 of 930
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Is there a cable OCD support group here on Head-Fi? While waiting for my PB2 I made another (c)iem cable with a shortened Neutrik plug so it would better match the IC...

 

 

 

I think I need help. redface.gif 

post #570 of 930
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Is there a cable OCD support group here on Head-Fi? While waiting for my PB2 I made another (c)iem cable with a shortened Neutrik plug so it would better match the IC...

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I think I need helpredface.gif 

 

Maybe :wink_face: but your work looks fantastic, did you find any improvements with the new terminal? (sorry, did you change the hole cable or just the terminal?)

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