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confused_face_2.gifa dear friend where I can buy these cable subistituição????

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cables headphones???

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My very first headphone cable. 8 conductors, 5' 7N copper wires. 

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My first DIY cable to replace the stock on my T50rp. :)

 

 

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My first DIY cable to replace the stock on my T50rp. smily_headphones1.gif



Looks great, Alex!
post #10536 of 13763
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Some glamour shots of a pair of interconnects that I made. 

 

Switchcraft rca + 8 strands of 20awg spc cable

Those are nice... and would work really well from my DVD Transport to my Receiver.... send over for me to evaluate for you! ;-)

post #10537 of 13763

Hey guys where would you reccomend  to go to build a pair of my own RCAs? Looking for something of high quality, but not super expensive. Wiring would also be nice to find. Any reccomendations? 

 

(Yes I know these arent pictures at all, but I promise ill post pics of them when done :))

 

Thanks, DD. 

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Originally Posted by Deathdeisel View Post

Hey guys where would you reccomend  to go to build a pair of my own RCAs? Looking for something of high quality, but not super expensive. Wiring would also be nice to find. Any reccomendations? 

 

To buy parts or to have someone do it for you?

 

Standard parts: Mouser, DigiKey, Markertek, Allied Electronics.

post #10539 of 13763
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Those are nice... and would work really well from my DVD Transport to my Receiver.... send over for me to evaluate for you! ;-)

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Originally Posted by Deathdeisel View Post

Hey guys where would you reccomend  to go to build a pair of my own RCAs? Looking for something of high quality, but not super expensive. Wiring would also be nice to find. Any reccomendations? 

 

(Yes I know these arent pictures at all, but I promise ill post pics of them when done :))

 

Thanks, DD. 

 

 

I ebay most of my parts since I live in canada and shipping from the states is painfully expensive. favorite diy cables in these forums seems to be toxic cable or double helix nucleotide but a cheaper alternative is navship on ebay.

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Originally Posted by Deathdeisel View Post

Hey guys where would you reccomend  to go to build a pair of my own RCAs? Looking for something of high quality, but not super expensive. Wiring would also be nice to find. Any reccomendations? 

 

(Yes I know these arent pictures at all, but I promise ill post pics of them when done :))

 

Thanks, DD. 

You can try Redco too. Great prices, items and consumer support.

post #10541 of 13763

Got my hands on the newest Viablue splitter, NF-A7. Pretty neat barrel and compared to their other splitter, rather compact and nice. 

The sleeving is Viablue as well. Such a headache to work with, very fraying at the ends, even if using common techniques like hot knife or lighter. Make sure to order extra length to cover those lost cm's of fraying ends. Use longer heatshrink as well to firmly fix this little beast. Otherwise it will sneak out from under the heatshrink.

 

 

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post #10542 of 13763
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Originally Posted by apollinaris View Post

Got my hands on the newest Viablue splitter, NF-A7. Pretty neat barrel and compared to their other splitter, rather compact and nice. 

The sleeving is Viablue as well. Such a headache to work with, very fraying at the ends, even if using common techniques like hot knife or lighter. Make sure to order extra length to cover those lost cm's of fraying ends. Use longer heatshrink as well to firmly fix this little beast. Otherwise it will sneak out from under the heatshrink.

 

 

 

That is a sweet job apollnaris

 

How bout some more pics of the other end

post #10543 of 13763

Sure. here you go. The Furutech plug is crazy heavy and solid, but a fantastic confident feeling.

My only weak part here is sleeving those Sennheiser connectors - I never can make it look slimmer and thinner as some other head-fiers here do. But then, how else can you fix the nylon sleeving at that end, than by pulling it onto the connector and heatshrinking over it?

 

 

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post #10544 of 13763
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I ebay most of my parts since I live in canada and shipping from the states is painfully expensive. favorite diy cables in these forums seems to be toxic cable or double helix nucleotide but a cheaper alternative is navship on ebay.

 

Toxic Cable's and Double Helix' wires are well-reputed, but they're different from Navships'.

 

Navships' specialty is silver-plated copper wire with industrial/military grade Teflon or Kapton insulation, which makes them very stiff. The upside is a massive range of wire gauges.

 

Toxic and DH sell copper wire of a much higher grade than Navships, more finely stranded and insulated in PTFE or similar, a much more supple plastic. A considerably narrower range of wire gauges.

 

To split the difference, many home builders get starquad cable made by Mogami or Canare. Cheaper than Toxic Cables and Double Helix and about as limber (as long as the gauges are similar) but the constituent copper is also not as high quality. Also, if you intend to strip the outer cable jacket of your starquad and expose the wires, you're stuck with the wire insulation colors they give you, which might be black, or clear, or blue, or a range of reds and pinks... Some people care, some people don't, but it's something to be aware of.


Edited by ardgedee - 11/23/12 at 6:27am
post #10545 of 13763
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Originally Posted by apollinaris View Post

Sure. here you go. The Furutech plug is crazy heavy and solid, but a fantastic confident feeling.

My only weak part here is sleeving those Sennheiser connectors - I never can make it look slimmer and thinner as some other head-fiers here do. But then, how else can you fix the nylon sleeving at that end, than by pulling it onto the connector and heatshrinking over it?

 

 

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You could always pull the nylon sleeving off (past the viablue y-splitter) and replace it with shrink wrap.

It gives a cool look and feel.

 

Just an option! biggrin.gif

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