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post #11311 of 13875
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Originally Posted by cute View Post

 

Just thinking of you I could use several DIY cables with Senn plugs on other headphones!

The main issue is availability of the socket.  Also, it is tiny and may not hold up too well over time.  The Senn headphones all use part of the frame to grip the connector body.  It might not be easy to recreate that.  Plus the connectors themselves aren't the easiest to work with (although they are certainly compact).  

 

Mini XLR's are great.  If those are too big, you could go 3.5 or 2.5 mm plugs/jacks, although you probably want locking ones.

 

Moon Audio uses a coaxial variety of a mini Lemo connector.  Senn HD800 use a 2pin mini Lemo.  Expensive solution.  Mini XLRs, if they fit into your headphones are probably the most secure, economical way to add detachable cables. You could also use Hifiman style coax connectors.  Those are dirt cheap too.

post #11312 of 13875

If you have a single good Sennheiser-type cable that you want to use with other headphones, it might be better to build adaptors for them as needed. Cheaper and less annoying that way.

post #11313 of 13875

Will type 1 paracord fit over a twisted pair, like Cardas 4 X 24?

post #11314 of 13875
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Originally Posted by FraGGleR View Post

Trying to learn 16 wire braids now just to troll myself.

 

Have you done it yet?

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Originally Posted by Armaegis View Post

 

Have you done it yet?

 

Almost:

 

 

 

Not finished yet.  Still waiting on my banana plugs.  As you can see, it is going to be a speaker tap adapter for orthos that have been terminated to an XLR.  I have a T-amp that I want to try my LCD-2s on (not that they need the power).  I will also be borrowing a friend's HE-6 soon to audition it.

 

It was a HUGE pain to get organized and start correctly, but once in a flow it isn't really much different from doing an 8 wire.  Definitely recommend laying them all flat to start.  Makes it easier to keep track.  I soldered to the XLR first and it was a mess to keep them organized.

 

I with I could get wire cheaper, as I love how big and heavy this is.  Feels like a snake.  I put a 4-wire braid with individual sleeves down as a size reference.  Impractical, though for anything other than an adapter or IC.  LCD-2s are already heavy enough :)

post #11316 of 13875

Most impressive. What kind of braid pattern are you following? 

 

At first glance I thought you were using a speakON connector and thought "man, he's hardcore..." 

post #11317 of 13875
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Originally Posted by FraGGleR View Post

 

Almost:

 

 

 

Not finished yet.  Still waiting on my banana plugs.  As you can see, it is going to be a speaker tap adapter for orthos that have been terminated to an XLR.  I have a T-amp that I want to try my LCD-2s on (not that they need the power).  I will also be borrowing a friend's HE-6 soon to audition it.

 

It was a HUGE pain to get organized and start correctly, but once in a flow it isn't really much different from doing an 8 wire.  Definitely recommend laying them all flat to start.  Makes it easier to keep track.  I soldered to the XLR first and it was a mess to keep them organized.

 

I with I could get wire cheaper, as I love how big and heavy this is.  Feels like a snake.  I put a 4-wire braid with individual sleeves down as a size reference.  Impractical, though for anything other than an adapter or IC.  LCD-2s are already heavy enough :)

 

I must admit, that look BAD ASS! I LOVE it, i wish i had the money and skill to make that kind of cable. Cant wait till we see the end result beerchug.gif

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Practicing my 8 wire braid with cat 5 wire for when I eventually get some real wire...

 

 

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post #11320 of 13875
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Some of those are pretty large, and since I don't know Finnish, I have no idea how they're constructed.

 

What is your goal; what are you trying to make?

post #11321 of 13875

Hey guys,

 

I'm thinking about trying to make my very first set of DIY cables. I'm getting the Schiit Magni/Modi this week and I was looking at their 20$ RCA interconnects but don't like how you need to use a rubber band to prevent the top unit from raising up! (example here with blue rubber band around the red interconnects http://cdn.head-fi.org/a/ac/350x700px-LL-ac279cb8_DSC_5975.jpeg)

 

Anyway, does anyone have a recommendation for a cable that's flexible enough to make this tight turn? The cable length I'm going for is only 6" or so, which means it is ok if it is an expensive cable since I won't be needing to buy a lot of it.

 

Most of the recommendations I've seen for newbies like myself seem to be pretty thick and would likely run into the same problem shown in the picture.

 

Any help would be greatly appreciated!

post #11322 of 13875

I've seen the Magni/Modi stack in person. I'm guessing that if you don't mind making a set of cables you can't use anywhere else, you could build a run that's a lot shorter than 6"...

 

Try to find angled plugs, so that the cables can be straight lines between the two devices -- then you could use almost any wire you like (or even use standard straight plugs, but make your own housings out of epoxy or Sugru). Realistically, for a run that short you could easily get away with a rather light gauge; the lengths aren't going to be long enough to affect anything electrically.

post #11323 of 13875
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Originally Posted by HiGHFLYiN9 View Post

This is the DIY cable gallery. Please post pics of your custom made interconnects, power cords, speaker cables, mini-to-mini cables, mini-rca cables, headphone rewires and anything else relevant. Should make for some fun eyecandy.

Please keep posts in this thread limited to images and specs of DIY cables and comments relating directly to them. This is a gallery first and foremost.

 
Handy Links and How-to Pages:


Here's a few of my first cables:

INTERCONNECTS
Sleeve: Teflon
Conductor: Pure silver 5ns (99.999) 24ga. x2
Config: Triple braid (one sleeve empty)
Termination: Eichmann Bullets
Approximate Materials Cost: $65



POWER CORD
Sleeve: Teflon
Conductor: Silver Plated OFC 10ga. x3
Config: Twisted Pair (ground wrapped around outside)
Termination: Marinco 8215 and Wattgate 320
Approximate Materials Cost: $65





To give credit where credit is due: I've borrowed a couple facets of the designs from Bogdan audio for the ICs and John Risch for the PC.


...as you can see below, I've gotten a little better in 6 years wink.gif
Denon.jpg

I hope you dont mind asking but what kind of wiring are on those denons. Where could i possibly get this?
post #11324 of 13875

Hi guys,

 

The bead/choker on my Twag keeps sliding down when i wearing them. Are there any ways i can do or modify, just to keep it in place?

 

Thanks.  

post #11325 of 13875
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Do the simple thing. Buy a few metres of Mogami from Redco.

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