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Lol.  That is why I can't use the jeans anymore.  It doesn't look like I was gluing electronics components together...

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That was directed towards you my love.

 

At last, we can dispense with the charade my little monkeybutter...

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Has anyone tried loctite standard "fast glue"?
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So, I had a bunch of red/white and black/white checkered paracord in a drawer, a handful of Amphenol RCA plugs, and some free time on my hands.  The results were as follows:

 

My last running-whip weave that I did with an interconnect seemed (to me, anyways) to be better suited to Speaker cables, so I whipped up a set.  12 individual strands, and it came out beautifully:

 

 

Next up was a 3.5mm to RCA cable I had been intending to make for awhile.  4 strands of 24awg solid copper to a right-angle Neutrik connector:

 

 

 

Finally, I made some new RCA interconnects.  Simple, but they sound great:

 

 

 

The look of the cables reminded me of the cords of old power tools I used to find in my Grandfather's garage as a kid.  

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Just a simple pair of 10" interconnects built this past weekend.

 

Materials:

 

- Canare Starquad cable

- Radio Shack RCA connectors

- Techflex - Black with neon blue interwoven stripe (PET)

- Small piece of shrink tube at each end to keep the Techflex in place

 

 

This is a pair of RCA interconnects that were built with Canare cable, Radio Shack RCA connectors and the black (with blue neon) Techflex cable covering.

 

 

Granted, I just perform cable work when I need a set of cables done for a unique purpose in one of my systems, or a headphone cable for one reason or another.   However, my hat goes off to those who spend their time building cables on a full-time basis.  This certainly is a process that I'll call a "labor of love" - I love the methodology of working with the materials and the construction, but couldn't do this on a full-time basis due to some carpal tunnel as well as what seems like some arthritis setting into my hands - which requires taking breaks along the way.

 

I did purchase some Neutrik / Rean RCA connectors this past week for a few other upcoming cable builds.  The Neutrik / Rean is quite a good connector for a few cents less than the Radio Shack RCA connectors, and if you buy the Neutrik / Rean with a bunch of other cable supplies, they can end up costing less than the RS variety if you don't have to count in the shipping charges.

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Man, our Radio Shacks up here don't offer nearly as nice connectors. They only have the cheapo plastic ones. 

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I forget the company that has those made, but they have some HD650 connectors also, which are $120+ and look very nice.


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It doesn't actually say for a pair of them does it? blink.gif

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Here's my custom made HD800 connector, which i had made for my 18AWG cables. Here it is shown with the Canare L-4E5C wire as an example, as more are familiar with it. The connector accepts a total diameter of 5mm.

 

Would love to get some HD650 connectors made next.

 

I will be putting it on my eBay store in the new few days, price will be around £28 a pair, cheaper then the ones i currently sell and i feel my own one's are of a better quality.

 

 

  

 

CIEM connectors not also available, which come with solder cups on the pins, which makes for easier and less messy soldering and much more secure joints. The holes fit my 26AWG wires perfectly.

 

 

 


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I forget the company that has those made, but they have some HD650 connectors also, which are $120+ and look very nice.

Definitely look nice, but $300?  Some of the Acoustic Revive cables are more expensive than the HD800s themselves!

 

And very nice looking HD800 connectors.  A godsend to someone like me who likes to sleeve individual wires.  I might shoot for an 8 wire cable for my HD800s if I decide to keep them.  Thanks for sharing them with the community.

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Definitely look nice, but $300?  Some of the Acoustic Revive cables are more expensive than the HD800s themselves!

 

And very nice looking HD800 connectors.  A godsend to someone like me who likes to sleeve individual wires.  I might shoot for an 8 wire cable for my HD800s if I decide to keep them.  Thanks for sharing them with the community.

That's who makes those, Acoustic Revive.

 

I can fit 12 of my 26AWG wires in to each of my HD800 connectors, so 4 sleeved wires should be no problem. I also have the same connector in the smaller standard size available.

I had enough of having to mod the HD800 connector, even for the 24AWG wires, so decided to get my own made, saves me a lot of time on each cable now.

 

My new custom aluminium Y splitters will also go for sale on my eBay store in the next couple days also.

They are chrome plated with scratch resistant coating.

 

 

  

 

The ones i use on my own cables, have my logo on them.

 

 

 

I will post some pictures of some personal cables i have made myself, next week.


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How heavy are those y-splits? Very cool.

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How heavy are those y-splits? Very cool.

8.2g, 9.6g with the screws and nuts. The Viablue come in at 13.7g. I do stock every type of the Viablue ones also.


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Does anyone know the makeup/material that Cardas 4 X 24 is?  Looks like pure copper to me.....but it takes a lot of heat to even tin.  Compared to the DHC, Mogami, silver, SPC wire that I have used in the past.  The Senn Cardas connectors with this wire are dificult for me to solder because of the amount of heat required.  Using flux and 63/37 solder, and I'm getting very frustrated with this!

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