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post #11281 of 13858
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Originally Posted by Toxic Cables View Post

 

PM me your address liamstrain, if you would like to try some. I will send you enough for a 6ft cable, so you can tell us what you think.

 

 

That's very generous, and thanks for the offer - I'd hate for you to have to eat international shipping charges and all that. 
 
I'm pretty good on cableing material for the moment between some of BTG audios group buy, and some mogami stock. But I'll be curious to hear what others think of it from a usability standpoint, and add it to my list next time I need to order some material. :)
post #11282 of 13858
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Originally Posted by liamstrain View Post

 

 

That's very generous, and thanks for the offer - I'd hate for you to have to eat international shipping charges and all that. 
 
I'm pretty good on cableing material for the moment between some of BTG audios group buy, and some mogami stock. But I'll be curious to hear what others think of it from a usability standpoint, and add it to my list next time I need to order some material. :)

Not a problem, i have been contacted by couple others, so will send them some. I have a few rolls of it here and don't intend on using it myself.

 

I have a few more cut lengths if anyone in the UK wants to try them, no cost. One 25ft and one 17ft, i cut the wrong lengths by mistake for customers All gone.


Edited by Toxic Cables - 2/7/13 at 11:51am

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

 

 

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post #11283 of 13858
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Originally Posted by ardgedee View Post

 

Silicone wire is not bad for first projects -- they tend to be flexible even when the insulator is very thick. Silicone is not really a good dielectric, though, and the specific wire you link to has a low strand count (7 strands), so it's probably going to be moderately flexible but fatigue easily -- it won't be as nice as the usual Mogami/Canare cables recommended for beginners.

 

What place would you recommend getting Mogami/Canare cables?

post #11284 of 13858

If you were in the U.S., I'd point you at redco.com. But since you're in Finland I don't know. Sorry.

post #11285 of 13858

You dont know any online store where you can buy cables and accessories and would ship worldwide?

post #11286 of 13858
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Originally Posted by Shootinputin187 View Post

You dont know any online store where you can buy cables and accessories and would ship worldwide?


Most US-based stores that stock the cables will charge way more than the cost of the cable for shipping (provided they even do international shipping).

 

Based on a quick search (Google'd Mogami Finland), this shop seems to be an authorized distributor:  http://www.msonic.fi/

post #11287 of 13858

is this any good?

post #11288 of 13858

I've seen them recommended, yes.
 

post #11289 of 13858
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Originally Posted by liquidzoo View Post


Most US-based stores that stock the cables will charge way more than the cost of the cable for shipping (provided they even do international shipping).

 

Based on a quick search (Google'd Mogami Finland), this shop seems to be an authorized distributor:  http://www.msonic.fi/

i wish it was, but i checked there isnt any distributor in finland frown.gif

post #11290 of 13858

is this any good? its just the one what i was looking for and the shipping costs are only 1USD

post #11291 of 13858
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Originally Posted by Shootinputin187 View Post

is this any good? its just the one what i was looking for and the shipping costs are only 1USD

No telling how flexible it will be since they don't mention any of the dimensions or strand count.

post #11292 of 13858

You'll need either three or four of those Lunashops wires (depending on the type of headphone), at US $5/meter, to build a 1 meter long headphone cable.

 

If there is a pro audio shop near you -- that sells or rents PA equipment, electric guitars and amps, etc., ask if they'll sell you bulk cable.

 

Ask for Canare L-4E5C or Mogami W2893 cable. They are ordinarily sold as microphone cable. They are both quad cable, meaning they contain four wires each (in this case, each wire is 26ga), so if you want to make a 1 meter long headphone cable, you need to only buy one meter.

 

You'll have to pay more than you would online, but that might be offset by not having to pay shipping.

post #11293 of 13858
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Originally Posted by ardgedee View Post

You'll need either three or four of those Lunashops wires (depending on the type of headphone), at US $5/meter, to build a 1 meter long headphone cable.

 

If there is a pro audio shop near you -- that sells or rents PA equipment, electric guitars and amps, etc., ask if they'll sell you bulk cable.

 

Ask for Canare L-4E5C or Mogami W2893 cable. They are ordinarily sold as microphone cable. They are both quad cable, meaning they contain four wires each (in this case, each wire is 26ga), so if you want to make a 1 meter long headphone cable, you need to only buy one meter.

 

You'll have to pay more than you would online, but that might be offset by not having to pay shipping.

 

Can i disassemble the cable if i want to have braided?

post #11294 of 13858
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Originally Posted by Toxic Cables View Post

Smaller gauge does not necessarily mean better flexibility, can depend on strand size, count, layout, annealing and dielectric. I am speaking of wires in general here and not anyone's wire in particular.

 

The reason the majority of us don't use anything smaller then 26AWG is reliability, anything smaller then 26AWG wires can easily tear with a small tug, unless they have really thick or hard insulation, in which case, it would make the wire stiff.

 

I have some new 24AWG OCC Copper wire in PE dielectric here if anyone fancies fancies some. The PE is custom formulated and is as flexible as silicone, the most flexible 24AWG wire i have ever come across. It's even more flexible then my 26AWG wire. This wire is non Cryo and 5N, unlike my other wires.

 

PM me your address liamstrain/couple others, if you would like to try some. I will send you enough for a 6ft cable, so you can tell us what you think.

 

The problem that I have had with Toxic Cables, being in the UK, $8 shipping for the wire.....but there is no "Add to Cart" on the ebay items, so if you want different wire the $8 applies to each item.  I have emailed twice asking how to combine wire types/shipping from the web store, and I didn't get a response.  Easier to buy here in the USA, DHC, Plussound, Headphone Lounge, mostly all Cryoed now days.....shipping is a lot cheaper for those of us in the US, and USPS Priority Mail 2 - 3 days is aroundr $5 for how ever much can be put in an envelope or small flat rate box.  For those in EU or UK, a lot easier to purchase there!

post #11295 of 13858
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Originally Posted by Shootinputin187 View Post

Can i disassemble the cable if i want to have braided?

 

Yes, although both cables are shielded so you'll have to be patient while you do it.

 

I recently built some headphone cables with Canare L-4E6S and I stripped it in several steps:

 

1. Cut off the outer jacket with a sharp knife.

2. Snip off a few CM of the shielding with wirecutters. After it's loose enough, you can literally push (not pull) it off of the inner bundle, because as the shield braid compacts, it expands in diameter and loosens.

3. Strip out the cotton padding between each wire -- you can remove that with a couple yanks.

 

Then it's just a matter of unwinding the cables onto spools. I use paper towel tubes.

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