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As requested, I really need to work on my photography skills.

Click for hi-res.

 

Glad you like my handle.

 

 

I am jealous....

 

of your camera.

 

Tim

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Here's yet another cable I just made. This time, I used DHC Nucleotide, but I doubled the wire for each signal, for a total of eight. Props to my big sister this time for the epic braiding pattern (very flexible). I used a Viablue splitter that I had lying around, which gives a nice effect with the black connectors. The connectors are mini-xlr, but the cable will not go on a pair of LCD-2/3; it is actually for a custom HP1000 woodie that I should receive in the next weeks made by Martin Custom Audio. I am unsure if I will put heatshrink or not for color coding.

 

 

post #11058 of 13867
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Originally Posted by Benjamin6264 View Post

Here's yet another cable I just made. This time, I used DHC Nucleotide, but I doubled the wire for each signal, for a total of eight. Props to my big sister this time for the epic braiding pattern (very flexible). I used a Viablue splitter that I had lying around, which gives a nice effect with the black connectors. The connectors are mini-xlr, but the cable will not go on a pair of LCD-2/3; it is actually for a custom HP1000 woodie that I should receive in the next weeks made by Martin Custom Audio. I am unsure if I will put heatshrink or not for color coding.

 

 

 

did those have any kind of locking mechanism?

post #11059 of 13867

Mini XLR's and XLRs both have a locking tab on the female connectors that locks into the male connector. Sometimes it's just a spring detent that holds it, but on the LCD headphones they do lock.

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t is actually for a custom HP1000 woodie that I should receive in the next weeks made by Martin Custom Audio.

 

You woodied a set of HP1000's ?!? 

post #11061 of 13867
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You woodied a set of HP1000's ?!? 

 

Almost: I took the Blackstar drivers from a pair of vintage SR325-0's: http://www.martincustomaudio.com/2012/10/ehrmagosh-look-at-these.html

 

They were originally supposed to be in Padauk housings, but the cups were tailored for modern Grado drivers, and the Blackstars are slightly larger. http://www.martincustomaudio.com/2012/10/padauk-with-legendary-black-stars-and.html

 

Martin then made me a pair of "C-Cups" to allow use of 4" pads such as Beyer's and Denon's, but the sound wasn't right. http://www.martincustomaudio.com/2013/01/c-cups.html

 

In the next days Martin should be sending me pictures of 4 other sets of cups which I'll choose from.


Edited by Benjamin6264 - 1/20/13 at 12:13am
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Ah - cool. I feel better now. :)

post #11063 of 13867

Anybody know where I can get a walkthrough on shortening the lightening cord? Have bought the original and the chinese copies and am finding it difficult to shorten them?

 

I understand the chip must remain in the lightening connector but does anybody have the pinout to a mini usb so I can use it for the -dB?

 

Any help would be appreciated

post #11064 of 13867
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Originally Posted by Room40 View Post

Anybody know where I can get a walkthrough on shortening the lightening cord? Have bought the original and the chinese copies and am finding it difficult to shorten them?

 

I understand the chip must remain in the lightening connector but does anybody have the pinout to a mini usb so I can use it for the -dB?

 

Any help would be appreciated

Your best bet would be to cut the wire, then use a multimeter/continuity tester, to see which color wire goes to where on the USB and Voila, you have your pinout.


Edited by Toxic Cables - 1/20/13 at 2:53pm

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post #11065 of 13867

honestly until this recabling mod I'm working on, the only time I ever used a multimeter was in an engineering class (and I still found it fairly useless - no longer an engineering student haha).  Now, I cant do without it.  I didnt get a crazy expensive one ($60 - still expensive to me) but it's worked WONDERS, and I use it a lot now

post #11066 of 13867

I didn't make this cable (its Cogs and Gears cable) but I did resolder the pins to Westone from TF10, and wanted to show it off biggrin.gif  It's a DIY Toxic Cables Silver Poison cable.

 

 

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Edited by KimChee - 1/20/13 at 7:47pm
post #11067 of 13867
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Originally Posted by KimChee View Post

I didn't make this cable (its Cogs and Gears cable) but I did resolder the pins to Westone from TF10, and wanted to show it off biggrin.gif  It's a DIY Toxic Cables Silver Poison cable.

 

 

 

Purrdy.

 

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Originally Posted by crazyg0od33 View Post

honestly until this recabling mod I'm working on, the only time I ever used a multimeter was in an engineering class (and I still found it fairly useless - no longer an engineering student haha).  Now, I cant do without it.  I didnt get a crazy expensive one ($60 - still expensive to me) but it's worked WONDERS, and I use it a lot now

Every DIYer should own a multimeter(and a solder station).

post #11068 of 13867
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Every DIYer should own a solder station).

I don't lol. It's something I've considered but not worth it if you have good soldering irons or not doing DIY as a profession.

 

But I do have very good Weller 80watt and a standard Jaycar 40watt soldering iron (one with adjustable temp on the fly). Till I can afford my own SMD soldering, BGA reballing station (about $1.5k).

post #11069 of 13867

Hi you all.

My first post and it's about my Sennheiser HD800 headphonecable makeover.

The basis was Cardas headphonecable for HD650 that i wanted to modify.

Used two layers of black polyester sleeve to really cover up the ugly blue that the Cardas cable had.

This resulted into bit too stiff and heavy cable, but i can live with it.
The y-splitter is selfmade from solid aluminium. Not too cute, but i didn't come up with a better idea this time.

 

Thanks for Toxic Frank for the connectors and TM3 connections for the sleeve.

 

 

post #11070 of 13867

I recabled my Q701's to 4 pin Mini XLR, hardest part, REMOVING THE STOCK JACK! Holy S***, I ended up having to cut the jack out with a dremel, and apoxy the piece back around the new jack. Looks bad from the front, not too bad from the back. Cable has piercing treble on some songs though, so I am going to reterminate the stock AKG cable to test that out, I think its the cable, the mogami that is, thats causing the sound, I double checked my solder joints.

 

 

 

 

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