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post #601 of 930
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Originally Posted by Sorensiim View Post
 

I'm a big fan of the Neutrik angled 3.5mm plugs. Not too expensive, easy to work with and great quality.

They look like a good choice. I bookmarked their web page.

post #602 of 930
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I'm a big fan of the Neutrik angled 3.5mm plugs. Not too expensive, easy to work with and great quality.

 

Keep in mind Neutriks are very magnetic with alot of steel in their construction. I don't know how detrimental this is but many frown on magnetic steel in the signal path. I personally am a big fan of Oyaide Connectors which are completely free of anything magnetic, beautifully crafted, expensive, and come in right angle configs:

http://www.oyaide.com/ENGLISH/AUDIO/products_category/etcplug/pg523.html

post #603 of 930
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Originally Posted by burtomr View Post

Keep in mind Neutriks are very magnetic with alot of steel in their construction. I don't know how detrimental this is but many frown on magnetic steel in the signal path. I personally am a big fan of Oyaide Connectors which are completely free of anything magnetic, beautifully crafted, expensive, and come in right angle configs:


http://www.oyaide.com/ENGLISH/AUDIO/products_category/etcplug/pg523.html

Used quite a few of those, the only thing I don't quite like about the connector is the ground, there is no hole or tab, the inner barrel is the ground, kind a awkward to solder.
post #604 of 930
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Originally Posted by musicheaven View Post


Used quite a few of those, the only thing I don't quite like about the connector is the ground, there is no hole or tab, the inner barrel is the ground, kind a awkward to solder.

Is it plated in order to make it solderable or a total pain?

post #605 of 930
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Is it plated in order to make it solderable or a total pain?

It is solderable, meaning it eventually sticks but it tends to create a small lump at the entrance of the connector and it makes it almost impossible to push heat shrink all the way down the contacts due to soldering the ground pretty much right at the barrel opening (little, tight space between the signal contacts and the barrel). The Neutrik are way easier to solder in comparison.
post #606 of 930
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Originally Posted by musicheaven View Post


It is solderable, meaning it eventually sticks but it tends to create a small lump at the entrance of the connector and it makes it almost impossible to push heat shrink all the way down the contacts due to soldering the ground pretty much right at the barrel opening (little, tight space between the signal contacts and the barrel). The Neutrik are way easier to solder in comparison.

Then Neutrik it is.

post #607 of 930
oyaide right angle connectors are gorgeous. However good luck shortening them - the barrel is one piece solid metal. That is the Neutrik advantage for a Sorensiim IC - i.e. short, stubby and beautiful. :-)
post #608 of 930

Yeah I looked at Oyaide connectors too when making my own IC. It's a solid metal and hard to trim. Even the ground pin is solid, very long and I can't find a way to cut them short without damaging it. You will need some serious equipment to work with it.

 

Neutrik right-angled plugs are not as pretty but easier to work with and small enough to create an IC shorter than 2cm long. As for Oyaide, this is the shortest I can come up with and works well with my DX50/O2 stack. Which by the way is my best combo SQ-wise. This is my big-mac setup for the gears I currently have.

 

 

 

post #609 of 930
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Originally Posted by headwhacker View Post
 

Yeah I looked at Oyaide connectors too when making my own IC. It's a solid metal and hard to trim. Even the ground pin is solid, very long and I can't find a way to cut them short without damaging it. You will need some serious equipment to work with it.

 

Neutrik right-angled plugs are not as pretty but easier to work with and small enough to create an IC shorter than 2cm long. As for Oyaide, this is the shortest I can come up with and works well with my DX50/O2 stack. Which by the way is my best combo SQ-wise. This is my big-mac setup for the gears I currently have.

 

 

 

Painful to work with or not, those plugs are beautiful. I had a Switchcraft angled 3.5mm connector on one of my cables once. Felt more like something that fell off a tank than portable audio gear :D

post #610 of 930
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Oh this is good. This is really good.

 

Picked up two Hirose connectors today so I can give the balanced output a spin while waiting for the parts to go full retard convert it all to Mini-XLR. Will post better pics once I'm done (with a better IC as well).

post #611 of 930
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Originally Posted by Sorensiim View Post
 

Painful to work with or not, those plugs are beautiful. I had a Switchcraft angled 3.5mm connector on one of my cables once. Felt more like something that fell off a tank than portable audio gear :D


How appropriate, I built a LOD once with the right angle Switchcraft connector and I accidentally drove over the connector when done. Needless to say, it kept its shape. :etysmile:  Not so with the 30-pin connector though. :eek:

post #612 of 930
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Originally Posted by musicheaven View Post
 

...I accidentally drove over the connector...

 

Can we please have the back story on this 'event'....:cool:

post #613 of 930
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Can we please have the back story on this 'event'....:cool:


I would be ashamed to say what triggered loosing the connector in the first place, let's say I stopped looking for it until a heard a crack ;)

post #614 of 930
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Originally Posted by Sorensiim View Post
 

Oh this is good. This is really good.

 

Picked up two Hirose connectors today so I can give the balanced output a spin while waiting for the parts to go full retard convert it all to Mini-XLR. Will post better pics once I'm done (with a better IC as well).


Soren, that's official now. Now you are toxic for me.

 

Mate seriously, I am just trying to calm down and settle on one setup but with your crazy ideas and DIY skills you always pull me to Dark Side of the Force :D

 

Btw, I am more than interested in DX90 but can't you use your influence to make them higher capacity editions? Seriously 8 gb + 64 gb is a joke for me and deal breaker unfortunately. (Don't mention the OTG feature please, extra bulk that I will not carry around). If they can make higher than 128 gb (total in built + micro or normal sd card) I will be totally sold. So we can be in the same team and share ideas/experiences.

 

As a side note: Your K10 is more than gorgeous. I seen many Wizard design in the Noble Thread but yours is still one of the best ones.

post #615 of 930
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Originally Posted by AmberOzL View Post
 


Soren, that's official now. Now you are toxic for me.

 

Mate seriously, I am just trying to calm down and settle on one setup but with your crazy ideas and DIY skills you always pull me to Dark Side of the Force :D

 

Btw, I am more than interested in DX90 but can't you use your influence to make them higher capacity editions? Seriously 8 gb + 64 gb is a joke for me and deal breaker unfortunately. (Don't mention the OTG feature please, extra bulk that I will not carry around). If they can make higher than 128 gb (total in built + micro or normal sd card) I will be totally sold. So we can be in the same team and share ideas/experiences.

 

As a side note: Your K10 is more than gorgeous. I seen many Wizard design in the Noble Thread but yours is still one of the best ones.

Haha, sorry for being a bad influence! :D 

 

I'm pretty hyped about the DX90 as well, but I'm afraid you overestimate my influence. I am living perfectly fine with 64gb but when it comes to storage, more IS better. I'd never use the OTG function either, no scanning and you're definitely going to break something.

 

Thank you for the kind words on the K10 - I'm still madly in love with them as well, but they actually sound better than they look. Especially when driven by the balanced output of the PB2!

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