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But i can still use the cord to build a new name for myself.

 

THE STRANGLER

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I'd use smaller gauge if it didn't cost me 20$ to get cable already haha
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My first ever fully DIY cable (bare wire, etc.)

Usually I just shorten some cables that are already made. I'm very proud of myself, but i ALWAYS end up stripping too much of the outer shielding, which is why I had to hide it with heatshrink...Well, here it goes

 

This is a Male to Female 4-pin Mini-XLR cable (those things SUCK to work with confused_face_2.gif) for use in my ATH AD700 removable cable / mic mod

 

Before:

 

 

 

 

After / End Result: 

 

 

 

 

 

I have nothing with which to test it yet, until I can finish the full headset mod, but i think I did a pretty good job


Edited by crazyg0od33 - 1/15/13 at 6:10pm
post #11015 of 13467
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Originally Posted by crazyg0od33 View Post

My first ever fully DIY cable (bare wire, etc.)

Usually I just shorten some cables that are already made. I'm very proud of myself, but i ALWAYS end up stripping too much of the outer shielding, which is why I had to hide it with heatshrink...Well, here it goes

 

This is a Male to Female 4-pin Mini-XLR cable (those things SUCK to work with confused_face_2.gif) for use in my ATH AD700 removable cable / mic mod

 

Before:

 

After / End Result: 

 

I have nothing with which to test it yet, until I can finish the full headset mod, but i think I did a pretty good job

Very nice work, keep up the good work.

 

The 4-pin is a lot more arduous to solder than 3-pin as they overlap more.

 

You'll get the hang of things soon.

 

darthsmile.gif

 

Tim

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turns out they did overlap..I forgot that I just got a multimeter to test for which cable was which, that way I wouldnt need to fully strip the canare starquad.  Well, it came in handy again haha. Turns out all but the bottom pins had some solder overlap, so I took the casing off, and its al fixed now!  

I'm happy with how I did, that may be the hardest thing I have to do throughout the whole mod.  I still need to fit the 3.5mm and mini-XLR jacks into the headphones, and then make a splitter for my PC inputs popcorn.gif

 

I love all of this stuff!  next up, DIY headphone stand!

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Splendid-looking job!

Faded orange-sherbet cable with pink heatshrink.  Quite interesting.  biggrin.gif

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Red heatshrink, but I swapped it with white so now it's more of a creamsicle. Haha
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Now I want ice cream.

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Question: If i wanted to top coat nylon or a carbon fiber weave braid sleeve, is it best to use water base polycrylic or polyurethane?

 

Or is there something else better to keep the sleeving/cable flexible? I cannot use plain polyurethane (used on wooden floors, cabinets, etc), for sleeving/ropes, those dry up too hard.

 

Help is greatly appreciated.

 

Tim


Edited by cssarrow - 1/15/13 at 10:59pm
post #11021 of 13467
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Originally Posted by crazyg0od33 View Post

This is a Male to Female 4-pin Mini-XLR cable (those things SUCK to work with confused_face_2.gif)

 

I find tinning the solder cups as well as the wire makes life a lot easier, especially for those tiny mini-xlrs. Just slide the wires into place and tap the iron to it and it'll stick. Once you've got at least two of them pinned down so things don't wobble around, go back and retouch with a bit of extra solder to ensure a good joint.

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Originally Posted by Armaegis View Post

 

I find tinning the solder cups as well as the wire makes life a lot easier, especially for those tiny mini-xlrs. Just slide the wires into place and tap the iron to it and it'll stick. Once you've got at least two of them pinned down so things don't wobble around, go back and retouch with a bit of extra solder to ensure a good joint.

thanks for the tip.  I did tin the cups as well, so it wasnt awful, just a LOT harder to work in such a small area when I am much more used to (I've only done like 3 haha) TRS plugs / jacks

post #11023 of 13467

I am adding a new jack and a detachable mic to my sennheiser hd 558's. Should I add a mini 4 conductor xlr, or a 4 conductor 3.5 jack? 3.5 would be more convenient but I love the look of xlr's : /

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Originally Posted by cssarrow View Post

Question: If i wanted to top coat nylon or a carbon fiber weave braid sleeve, is it best to use water base polycrylic or polyurethane?

 

Or is there something else better to keep the sleeving/cable flexible? I cannot use plain polyurethane (used on wooden floors, cabinets, etc), for sleeving/ropes, those dry up too hard.

 

Help is greatly appreciated.

 

Tim

I don't know if there is a coating that will be durable enough to protect a carbon fiber cable that gets regular flexing and will still stay flexible.  Water clear pvc heatshrink seems to be the only option, and really only works for interconnects.  I haven't seen anyone use carbon fiber as an outer sleeving due to how prone to fraying it is.  You might have to be the pioneer that experiments with it.

 

A silicone tube or adhesive might work.

post #11025 of 13467
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Originally Posted by Johnsonr520 View Post

I am adding a new jack and a detachable mic to my sennheiser hd 558's. Should I add a mini 4 conductor xlr, or a 4 conductor 3.5 jack? 3.5 would be more convenient but I love the look of xlr's : /
Finding 4 pole TRRS jacks is really hard. Especially female ones. What I'm doing is mini-xlr to split 3.5mm for the pc and mini-xlr to TRRS male for the astro mixamp
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