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post #10576 of 13945
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Originally Posted by ardgedee View Post

 

 

I only meant in the sense of using the screw to hold the wire down while he solders it in place. Granted the screw will get stuck in place along with the wire, but it wouldn't be going anywhere else anyway.

 

^I kind of like that idea....

 

 People have certainly spent more for more pointless reasons.

 

Severely true.

post #10577 of 13945

 

Yeah... I'm kind of at the point of suggesting you start with Neutrik connectors and some starquad cable. That's about six dollars for a very good cable built exactly to your needs. If you end up replacing it with one made of more exotic parts a couple months later, you can sell off the first one to a coworker for six bucks -- you'll recover your expenses to invest in the new project, they'll have a bargain deal on a very good cable, and everybody benefits.

 

And if you decide you're not really into it, you're only out six bucks.

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Yeah, Im kind of thinking the same. I really like the looks of the ones above, but tbh its a bit much. 

 

However for starquad this is what ive found, stuff is kind of expensive isnt it? 

http://www.ebay.com/itm/10-FT-BULK-CANARE-L-4E6S-L4E6S-STARQUAD-MIC-MICROPHONE-CABLE-21G-BLACK-FASTSHIP-/271019465208?pt=US_Audio_Cables_Adapters&hash=item3f1a04d9f8

 

And for neutrik plugs, im not 100% sold on them. Bought 4 one time for making some interconnects (3.5mm plugs) and 1 of them is mostly faulty. It doesnt really click in at all, so the slightest bump and it disconnects. 

 

Im thinking back to these for the rcas. 

https://www.redco.com/shopexd.asp?id=301&bc=no

post #10579 of 13945

I've also had issues with Neutrik RCA's, I'd suggest Switchcraft RCA's reliable as all hell, rugged, and clamp real nice and tight.

 

http://www.parts-express.com/pe/showdetl.cfm?partnumber=093-148

 

you can get them with gold contacts and black back shells if you wish, I believe mouser has them in that configuration.

post #10580 of 13945

Starquad cable has four wires in it. You need two wires per channel for your interconnect. So you only need to order the literal amount you'll use, plus maybe a little extra to trim and fit inside the plug housing.

 

A foot of L-4E6S from Redco will cost you a whole fifty cents. That's sufficient for a foot-long(-ish) stereo interconnect.


Edited by ardgedee - 11/27/12 at 7:12pm
post #10581 of 13945

I made the below in preparation of the a-100 and HE-6's arrival.

 

Female XLR 4pin -> Banana Plugs

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Edited by kidchunks - 11/27/12 at 9:36pm
post #10582 of 13945
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Originally Posted by ardgedee View Post

Starquad cable has four wires in it. You need two wires per channel for your interconnect. So you only need to order the literal amount you'll use, plus maybe a little extra to trim and fit inside the plug housing.

 

A foot of L-4E6S from Redco will cost you a whole fifty cents. That's sufficient for a foot-long(-ish) stereo interconnect.

 

Badass. Think ill just go that route then. Gracias for all the help amigo. 

post #10583 of 13945

New LOD i made, using Solid Core Silver Cable, with nylon sheathing and pailiccs jack, came out really good:

 

 

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post #10584 of 13945
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Originally Posted by kidchunks View Post

I made the below in preparation of the a-100 and HE-6's arrival.

Female XLR 4pin -> Banana Plugs

Nice. I did something similar for my Topping TP60 and HE-6 but with Hirose instead of XLR.

post #10585 of 13945

New LOD. It came out well, but the photos didnt!

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post #10586 of 13945
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Originally Posted by SpudHarris View Post


Nice. I did something similar for my Topping TP60 and HE-6 but with Hirose instead of XLR.

 

Nice Cable, simple and straight to the point!

 

Did you have to solder or was it screw on? I didn't realize the plugs I purchased were too big for the gauge of wire I used so I had to solder them on.

 

I wasn't looking to do any soldering for this project but things happen hahah.

post #10587 of 13945

Let me show you my very first headphone recabling. Sorry, but I have to say : it's very elegant. smile.gif

 

CAL! + Mogami + Amphenol

 

 

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post #10588 of 13945
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Originally Posted by kidchunks View Post

Nice Cable, simple and straight to the point!

Did you have to solder or was it screw on? I didn't realize the plugs I purchased were too big for the gauge of wire I used so I had to solder them on.

I wasn't looking to do any soldering for this project but things happen hahah.

Same as you I'm afraid, cable is far too small for the bananas. If it was something I had to look at all the time I probably would have sheathed them to make them fit better but hey it doesn't look too ghetto and works a treat. The HE-6 sounds seriously better with extra juice.
post #10589 of 13945

I have never really worked with solder and cables and DIY stuff before... but looking at this thread is making me want to replace every cable in my house with a custom made one. Not even for sound/power quality, but purely for aesthetics.

 

What have you done to me, Head-Fi.

WHAT HAVE YOU DONE blink.gif

 

 

 

 

I'd really like to re-cable my HD238's but I might get those done by BTG or someone because I love my HD238s and will clumsily ruin them. I'll recable some HT-21s or something first for practice :P


Edited by xx0xx - 11/28/12 at 6:50pm
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