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post #11506 of 14187

Still waiting for my C5, looks awesome, nice cable too :)

 

Still waiting for my Copper cable from Toxic cables to make another IEM cable :p

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Still waiting for my C5, looks awesome, nice cable too :)

 

Still waiting for my Copper cable from Toxic cables to make another IEM cable :p

 

Thanks!

 

C5 is really good. I like it!

 

Btw, 

 

I just made new pair of RCA interconnects...LOL

 

It is FUN to make cables :D

 

Neutrik RCA + Mogami W2549 Balanced cable

 

 

post #11508 of 14187

Another cable i just made...

 

mini to mini interconnect (Canare + mogami)

 

 

post #11509 of 14187

Certainly is :)

 

 

Nice work.

 

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It is FUN to make cables :D

post #11510 of 14187

Finished my cable.

 

Y-split is the body from a right-angle Neutrik

 

 

post #11511 of 14187

Hi all, 

 

been watching this thread every day for months on end and recently, I have been wanting to recable my Beyers, since my jack was caught in a car door. I love the fact that I could securely attach a 6.3 mm adapter to the threaded 3.5mm.

 

I have owned and seen many a jack but nothing with a built in or integrated way to screw on a 6.3 mm adapter. Does such a plug exist? 

post #11512 of 14187
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Originally Posted by D2000 View Post

Hi all, 

 

been watching this thread every day for months on end and recently, I have been wanting to recable my Beyers, since my jack was caught in a car door. I love the fact that I could securely attach a 6.3 mm adapter to the threaded 3.5mm.

 

I have owned and seen many a jack but nothing with a built in or integrated way to screw on a 6.3 mm adapter. Does such a plug exist? 


If i remember correctly, AKG has a screw on 6.3mm adapter for their headphone cables, specifically, the AKG Q701 light green cable.

post #11513 of 14187
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Originally Posted by D2000 View Post

Hi all, 

 

been watching this thread every day for months on end and recently, I have been wanting to recable my Beyers, since my jack was caught in a car door. I love the fact that I could securely attach a 6.3 mm adapter to the threaded 3.5mm.

 

I have owned and seen many a jack but nothing with a built in or integrated way to screw on a 6.3 mm adapter. Does such a plug exist? 

Folks have been looking for a DIY option like that for quite some time.  Some have popped up on manufacturer websites, but none seem to be readily purchasable.

post #11514 of 14187

My first attempt, built a pair of interconnects. My wife even helped a bit, lol. This thread has been a great resource!

 

Next, I'm going to tackle re-cabling my ATH-ESW9's. DIY is kinda fun biggrin.gif

 

 

post #11515 of 14187
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My first attempt, built a pair of interconnects. My wife even helped a bit, lol. This thread has been a great resource!

 

Next, I'm going to tackle re-cabling my ATH-ESW9's. DIY is kinda fun biggrin.gif

 

 

Twisting needs a lot of work.

 

As you can see, the red wire twists nicely, while the black remains straight.

Try and get them both looking like the red.

post #11516 of 14187
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Twisting needs a lot of work.

 

As you can see, the red wire twists nicely, while the black remains straight.

Try and get them both looking like the red.


Thanks, I did have them twisted really tight, but as you can see they kind of unraveled. It seems like the red wire is a lot more pliable than the black one. Any pointers on how I can get the wires to stay nice and tightly twisted while/after I solder the tips?


Edited by dxanex - 3/2/13 at 8:05pm
post #11517 of 14187
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Originally Posted by cssarrow View Post


If i remember correctly, AKG has a screw on 6.3mm adapter for their headphone cables, specifically, the AKG Q701 light green cable.

 

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Originally Posted by FraGGleR View Post

Folks have been looking for a DIY option like that for quite some time.  Some have popped up on manufacturer websites, but none seem to be readily purchasable.

 Yeah thats the findings i've been getting too but i thought i'd ask the enthusiasts..

 

Cheers to both of you for the answer.

post #11518 of 14187
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Originally Posted by dxanex View Post


Thanks, I did have them twisted really tight, but as you can see they kind of unraveled. It seems like the red wire is a lot more pliable than the black one. Any pointers on how I can get the wires to stay nice and tightly twisted while/after I solder the tips?

From the looks of it, the wires you seem to be using are either 14 or 16AWG.

 

First twist what you need, measure how much length you need for the solder joints, then put a heat-shrink before it.

The shrink can be cut later on, or can just be covered by your RCA housing.

 

If you want, you can fill the soldered area with some hot glue to relieve it from future strains such as pull and bends.

For those wire sizes, i recommend 1/8" or 3/16" heat-shrink for more shrink-hold power.

 

Here is an example:

 

Tim


Edited by cssarrow - 3/2/13 at 8:17pm
post #11519 of 14187

Great, thanks Tim. The wire is indeed 16 gauge primary wire, I imagine 22 and 24 is a little easier to work with in terms of keeping a tight twist. I'll try heat shrinking the ends and a little hot glue on the next pair I build. I realized it was unraveling once I had the ends inside the plug as I began to solder, but at that point there wasn't much I could do confused_face.gif.

post #11520 of 14187
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Originally Posted by dxanex View Post

Great, thanks Tim. The wire is indeed 16 gauge primary wire, I imagine 22 and 24 is a little easier to work with in terms of keeping a tight twist. I'll try heat shrinking the ends and a little hot glue on the next pair I build. I realized it was unraveling once I had the ends inside the plug as I began to solder, but at that point there wasn't much I could do confused_face.gif.

You could always resolder it, but i doubt you'll notice EMI from 2 inchs of length.

 

k701smile.gif

 

Tim

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