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Anyone know where to find etymotics ER4 pins? Want to diy a cable but cant seem to find a source...

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Can someone direct me to where I can find a vendor or a person to commission an adapter for a RE-Zero balanced connector female to ibasso/hirose male? Basically I want to plug my Re-Zero to my iBasso PB1

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BTG Audio wires are also great if you want to braid your own cables.  I have built quite a few cables with their wires, and I have to say, they look great, and sound great too.

 

Where did you get those ViaBlue splitters?

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Ookay wow. Im kind of overwhelmed. Im just looking for a simple interconnect for RCA to RCA, Amp to DAC. Looking for something good quality and that wont cause loss of signal, I dont mind paying for it, but am having a hard time finding just that. DH and Toxic are a bit too expensive for my tastes. Other options? If not I found a few RCA connects that I like, but cable wise im completely lost. 

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Where did you get those ViaBlue splitters?

If you search for "Viablue NF-A7", you can find already quite a few online stores selling them. I guess they were released sometime this October or something. I'm talking about Europe in any event, don't know if they are already available overseas though.

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If you search for "Viablue NF-A7", you can find already quite a few online stores selling them. I guess they were released sometime this October or something. I'm talking about Europe in any event, don't know if they are already available overseas though.

Its much better looking than the original splitter - size wise. The original IMO was huge. Would have been good though to have a 2 hole exit one like the larger version as opposed to just the large single hole

700

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400

http://www.toxic-cables.co.uk                  PREPARE TO BE INTOXICATED

 

 

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My DIY interconnect for the soon to arrive Colorfly C3 and my FiiO E11.

 

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My DIY interconnect for the soon to arrive Colorfly C3 and my FiiO E11.

 

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Sexy.

Love the wood jacks, very nice touch.

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Originally Posted by FraGGleR View Post

Speaking of paracord...

 

 

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4 strands of DHC Nucleotide UPOCC stranded copper

Type I mini paracord

DHC 1/8" plug

Vafamsound 3-pin mini-XLR

 

Mini paracord is roughly 2mm in diameter so fits most single wires.  It is a huge pain to sleeve each wire, but I love the look of it and most of my cables will be like this going forward.  I had experimented with some craft cord which was ever so slightly thinner and more compact a couple years ago (my Christmas cable), but they no longer make that cord.  This was listed as burgundy and I have several more colors coming.  Oh and if you go this route, measure very carefully, remembering that the sleeving shortens a bit when wire is fed through.  Also, melt the ends to prevent fraying.  


Hey Fraggler, I really liked what you did with these Shure headphones, and I wanted to give it a try too. I even got the same color paracord lol, I thought it looked really good.

Anyway, this is my first recable, and I am making my first cable along with it, and my question was, how did you braid that? It looks great, but when I tried,

it didn't go as well. Did you do a tight braid, or looser braid?

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Some "work in progress" shots. Man, this took a painfully long time to do... 

 

 

8 strand braid

 

 

8 strand braid

 

 

8 strand braid solid core silver plated copper cryo

 

8 strand braid

silver plated copper (solid)

 

Starting with 5 feet leaves me about 3.5 feet after braiding. I was aiming for 4, so pretty close. Guess I'll just have to start with more wire when I do the second half of the cable. 

 

I practiced making these braids with shoelaces first, then stranded wire. Those were a piece of cake compared to the solid stuff which I was practically wrestling with the whole time blink.gif

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Originally Posted by Toxic Cables View Post

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Do you carry this NF-A7 splitter? I couldn't find it in your store...

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Originally Posted by kepler28nm View Post

Do you carry this NF-A7 splitter? I couldn't find it in your store...

I carry all Viablue splitters, i will try to get them listed sometime this week, i have been meaning to, for the last few months.

 

18AWG Versions of my OCC wires, now also available. I will try to get a bunch of new DIY gear listed this week, or next weekend.


Edited by Toxic Cables - 11/26/12 at 4:55am

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So guys, im having issues determining wire size. As said earlier trying to just build a interconnect for amp to DAC, with RCA jacks. Found jacks here:

 

https://www.redco.com/shopexd.asp?id=301&bc=no  or here, no real preference

http://www.markertek.com/Connectors-Adapters/Audio-Connectors/RCA-Connectors/TecNec/GP-PRD.xhtml

 

Wire size I figure really the thicker the better, up until a certain point of course. However for the trouble im kind of just thinking of going with these from schiit:

http://schiit.com/cart/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=0&products_id=12

 

They seem decent, but dont really know otherwise. Wire wise im seeing like 10AWG is the thicket I could go. I could buy from a different store, but really some people spend way too much on interconnects. 

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Originally Posted by Deathdeisel View Post

So guys, im having issues determining wire size. As said earlier trying to just build a interconnect for amp to DAC, with RCA jacks. Found jacks here:

 

https://www.redco.com/shopexd.asp?id=301&bc=no  or here, no real preference

http://www.markertek.com/Connectors-Adapters/Audio-Connectors/RCA-Connectors/TecNec/GP-PRD.xhtml

 

Wire size I figure really the thicker the better, up until a certain point of course. However for the trouble im kind of just thinking of going with these from schiit:

http://schiit.com/cart/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=0&products_id=12

 

They seem decent, but dont really know otherwise. Wire wise im seeing like 10AWG is the thicket I could go. I could buy from a different store, but really some people spend way too much on interconnects. 

 

22, 24, or 26awg.  there's really no reason to go larger.  10 will be a nightmare to work with.  I've made rca cables with 14awg twister pair, and noticed no difference from 22awg.  If your cable is going to be 1 foot, then there's no reason for overly large wire gauges.  I've routinely done 100'+ microphone cable runs with Belden 9451 (22awg, 2 conductor with foil shield + drain wire) with no issue.  I find 22 the easiest to work with when soldering, no real reason just a preference.

 

10awg would be recommended for high wattage subwoofer cables.

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