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post #10051 of 13765
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Originally Posted by FraGGleR View Post

The Chocolate Wood Shure IEM cable:

 

 

4 wire round braid of black DHC Nucleotide UPOCC copper 

MMCX (Shure) coaxial crimp connectors

Neutrik 3.5mm plug

Custom wood cover for plug and y-split

 

The black wire actually looks brown since you can see the copper through it still.  I love it this way.  The brown tint goes well with wood accents.  Still going with heatshrink to cover the IEM connectors until I get the proper tools to modify some smaller wooden beads.

You got some nice wood there....

 

If I had the tools to make wooden barrels, I would never be in the house! Wood accents look great on cables IMO. Nice work.

post #10052 of 13765
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Originally Posted by cogsand gears View Post

You got some nice wood there....

 

If I had the tools to make wooden barrels, I would never be in the house! Wood accents look great on cables IMO. Nice work.

 

Thank you!  But I must admit that I did not make the barrels myself.  I, too, think that if I had access to a woodshop, I would never be home or at work :)

post #10053 of 13765

Been thinking about another recable of my Denons, maybe with some silver this time... I messaged Frank about a week ago and he said he would be releasing a few new DIY wires this month, including a stranded silver one like his silver poison stuff but without the gold (or the 'poison' k701smile.gif) in it.

 
Anyhow I was having another look through his eBay store this evening and came across this stuff which looks pretty interesting: http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/24AWG-Rectangular-OCC-Cryo-Silver-wire-from-Toxic-Cables-HD800-Audeze-HD650-/110943852660?pt=UK_Sound_Vision_Other&hash=item19d4c4d874#ht_1646wt_966
 
Has anyone tried DIYing with it yet? I'd be interested to hear some impressions of how it handles and sounds if anyone has.

Edited by julianbell92 - 9/3/12 at 2:12am
post #10054 of 13765
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Originally Posted by FraGGleR View Post
 Still going with heatshrink to cover the IEM connectors until I get the proper tools to modify some smaller wooden beads.

I simply use a drill to enlarge the openings of the beads.  I'm going to be looking at a few different ways to secure them and then using epoxy (maybe 2 part liquid epoxy) to adhere the bead to the wire/pins.

post #10055 of 13765
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Originally Posted by liquid steel View Post

Nothing too special, but not too bad for my first go :D

 

Superlux HD681, recabled (mogami w2534 + Neutrik), dual-entry, filters added, tube-sock pleather cover. The difference from stock is quite pronounced -- most likely the filters, but I figured I may as well do the whole shebang while they were open. Heatshrink looks like crap because I ended up having to super glue the nylon in place before shrinkwrapping.

 

 

 
700

 

 

I remember seeing a tutorial on how to do this sockmod, anyone have a link for this? I'm expecting some Superlux HD668b's, and it's really like an alternative to the stock leather. I've read that a lot of people have been getting sweaty ears from them. I'd rather not buy velour pads, as I'd be paying what the headphones are worth.

post #10056 of 13765
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Originally Posted by lachiee94 View Post

 

I remember seeing a tutorial on how to do this sockmod, anyone have a link for this? I'm expecting some Superlux HD668b's, and it's really like an alternative to the stock leather. I've read that a lot of people have been getting sweaty ears from them. I'd rather not buy velour pads, as I'd be paying what the headphones are worth.

http://www.head-fi.org/t/470304/shure-srh840-earpad-mod

post #10057 of 13765
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Originally Posted by FraGGleR View Post

 

You can make a y-split out of any tubular structure including a spare barrel from another connector or just heatshrink.  Beads can also work.  If you want really structured, you can go with a Viablue splitter (avoutlet.com), but those just see so large to me (meant for speaker cables).  Qables.com also have some nice simple ones.

thanks man that were the ones i was looking for!! thanks ;)

post #10058 of 13765
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Originally Posted by sml1226 View Post but if you want to see what the fuss is over rectangular wire, the copper is a much cheaper place to start.

...but what if the opening to my connector is round?  How do you fit the rectangular cable through?

post #10059 of 13765
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Originally Posted by julianbell92 View Post

Been thinking about another recable of my Denons, maybe with some silver this time... I messaged Frank about a week ago and he said he would be releasing a few new DIY wires this month, including a stranded silver one like his silver poison stuff but without the gold (or the 'poison' k701smile.gif) in it.

 
Anyhow I was having another look through his eBay store this evening and came across this stuff which looks pretty interesting: http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/24AWG-Rectangular-OCC-Cryo-Silver-wire-from-Toxic-Cables-HD800-Audeze-HD650-/110943852660?pt=UK_Sound_Vision_Other&hash=item19d4c4d874#ht_1646wt_966
 
Has anyone tried DIYing with it yet? I'd be interested to hear some impressions of how it handles and sounds if anyone has.

What you need to do, is think about getting some silver for those RCA's dude! And, check your PM!

 

I have a little rectangular copper, but not yet made anything with it.

post #10060 of 13765
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Originally Posted by WayTooCrazy View Post

...but what if the opening to my connector is round?  How do you fit the rectangular cable through?
Small square in big circle... it works. Childhood lessons about triangles not fitting in circles and circles not fitting squares is nonsense... if it won't fit, we'll make it! That's what DIY is all about biggrin.gif

I'm talking individual 20-24AWG wires here, not a full sized quad tube in a new shape, so your braid is still round-ish, and everything continues as usual.
post #10061 of 13765

The Clear USB cable:

 

 

 

 

4 wire round braid of DHC Nucleotide UPOCC copper

Gold plated USB A and B plugs

Clear heatshrink

 

I want to see if I could get more transparency out of my DAC so I made sure there were no dyes in both the wire and the connector coverings...  J/K  I just needed a longer USB cable than what I had been using.

post #10062 of 13765
Very nice USB cable.
post #10063 of 13765
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Originally Posted by FraGGleR View Post

The Clear USB cable:


A1

A1

4 wire round braid of DHC Nucleotide UPOCC copper
Gold plated USB A and B plugs
Clear heatshrink

I want to see if I could get more transparency out of my DAC so I made sure there were no dyes in both the wire and the connector coverings...  J/K  I just needed a longer USB cable than what I had been using.

Frag very nice as always! Do you mind telling me where can one obtain this quality transparent heatshrink? What I use for cables is a very thin black heatshrink that even has some Chinese letterings on it.
post #10064 of 13765
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Originally Posted by .Sup View Post


Frag very nice as always! Do you mind telling me where can one obtain this quality transparent heatshrink? What I use for cables is a very thin black heatshrink that even has some Chinese letterings on it.

 

Thanks!  I got this heatshrink from avoutlet.com.  They have 3 to 1 heatshrink in quite a few colors by the foot or spool.  No lettering on anything I got (I believe it is Techflex brand).  Best source I have found for myself since I only need small amounts at a time.

post #10065 of 13765

My DIY cable

 

24 AWG OFC

 

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