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post #11416 of 13469
4 wire is either flat or round, there is a crown sinnet braid but I don't think it would be good for wire. Just keychains... biggrin.gif

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post #11417 of 13469

I found the 4 wire square braid as pictured in the photo below, gave it a practice try, and I like the looks.  Next headphone cable i braid will have this look!  It is different than any of the braids on seekyee.com.  A lot of variations in braiding techniqe out there.  Fun to try somthing other than the round braid for headphone cables!

 

post #11418 of 13469
Can i just ask a quick question, im gonna make a lod and quite a few other cabkes + HD589 mini xlr mod. I though hot glue is essential, how about epoxy?
post #11419 of 13469
Quote:
Originally Posted by Shootinputin187 View Post

Can i just ask a quick question, im gonna make a lod and quite a few other cabkes + HD589 mini xlr mod. I though hot glue is essential, how about epoxy?

 

Epoxy to me is a little more flexible and lasts longer, pretty much like silicone.

I recommend using it on LOD's to resist long term bends.

 

For cables you can also use it for a little reassurance.

 

Tim

post #11420 of 13469
Depends on the epoxy you use. The two-part epoxy I use dries solid to a clay or ceramic-like hardness and is brittle rather than flexible.

For whatever it's worth I've rarely used hot glue and have never used silicone when making cables. It's not really necessary for basic cable making, unless you're doing things like patching and sealing holes in headphone cups.
post #11421 of 13469
Quote:
Originally Posted by Shootinputin187 View Post

Can i just ask a quick question, im gonna make a lod and quite a few other cabkes + HD589 mini xlr mod. I though hot glue is essential, how about epoxy?

I use hotglue to retain mild flexibility and the ability to reheat and reshape.

 

Most epoxies that I have seen dry very hard and are basically permanent.

post #11422 of 13469
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Originally Posted by FraGGleR View Post

I use hotglue to retain mild flexibility and the ability to reheat and reshape.

 

Most epoxies that I have seen dry very hard and are basically permanent.

You're not using the right one then.

 

Hot glue is somewhat flexible, but once it peels, it stays off.

Epoxy is harder to hit that peel state, as it is a little more flexible and sticks harder (the one i use).

 

And i don't think anyone uses silicone for cables, i was just giving an example of it's benefits in relation to silicone.

 

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Tim

post #11423 of 13469
cssarrow: What specific brand of epoxy are you using? You're not describing properties I'm familiar with epoxy having.
post #11424 of 13469

I use a high-heat hot glue for a few purposes, including using it to maintain insulation in tight quarters between soldered wires that might flex. I like the reversability of it as well. 

 

I don't build LODs though, and don't really require the permanence or toughness of an epoxy. And like ardgedee - am not familiar with any that have the properties you are listing. Maybe a solvent based flexible glue like E-6000... 

post #11425 of 13469

Curious if anyone has tried gold-plated copper wire? Would there be any benefits over silver or copper, warranting the much higher price? (aside from aesthetics, I guess...)

post #11426 of 13469

No benefits I can see. Only drawbacks (cost, scarcity, increased resistance at the skin level). There shouldn't be any audible difference.   

post #11427 of 13469

Registering to ask this question.

 

Does anybody know where to buy some Supra MP-8's in the USA?

I've only found a few European distributors that jack up the shipping if to the US.

thanks

post #11428 of 13469

You might write to Supra and see if they have a US distributor. As far as I know though, I don't think they have anyone. 

 

There are a lot of other good connector manufacturers out there too. 


Edited by liamstrain - 2/21/13 at 12:04pm
post #11429 of 13469

Supra Cables Distributor list: http://www.jenving.se/?p=distri

 

They seem to have one distributor but they dont seem to carry that type of connector.

http://www.sjofnhifi.com/servlet/StoreFront


Edited by PXSS - 2/21/13 at 1:08pm
post #11430 of 13469

Oh - hey, a link in there. 

 

Supra North America dealer list - I stand corrected. No why the hell doesn't the actual Supra site include this information? 

 

http://www.sjofnhifi.com/supradealer.html


Edited by liamstrain - 2/21/13 at 1:22pm
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