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post #11521 of 14038

Here's my humble addition to the thread

 

This is my first cable. I think it turned out rather well!

 

 

 

I wanted something to connect my Modi and Magni stack together that didn't lift up the one on top. These ended up being just a hair too stiff and they do lift up the unit a hair, but not bad

 

Used some 26 AWG twister pair 19-strand silver-coated copper from navships

Sleeved in red 1/8" Techflex

Some 2:1 3/16" heatshrink

Terminated in Gold RCA Super Plugs (the 6.3 mm entry) from Parts Express (example links http://www.parts-express.com/pe/showdetl.cfm?partnumber=091-052 and http://www.amazon.com/Super-Connector-Black-Cable-Entry/dp/B0002KRCS6/ref=sr_1_4?ie=UTF8&qid=1362461169&sr=8-4&keywords=parts+express+gold+rca+super

I found that Amazon offered cheaper shipping even though it is sold by Parts Express. Look around for different colors and for different cable entry sizes if you're interested)

 

Now I'm addicted to cable building tongue_smile.gif


Edited by jeremyzone - 3/4/13 at 9:28pm
post #11522 of 14038

That's beautiful, great job.

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post #11523 of 14038

Very nice connects Jeremy, keep up the good work.

post #11524 of 14038

I like those RCAs a lot. Definitely something different but in a good way.

post #11525 of 14038

Those RCA plugs look huge, but for some reason it works, nice job.

post #11526 of 14038
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Originally Posted by dxanex View Post

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

 

 

 

Next time, slap some heat shrink over.  That way, no one can see any problem wink_face.gif

post #11527 of 14038
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Next time, slap some heat shrink over.  That way, no one can see any problem wink_face.gif

 

It has always been said, the difference between an amateur and a professional is that the professional is better at concealing their mistakes. wink.gif

post #11528 of 14038

It's not a mistake, it's a feature!

post #11529 of 14038
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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?

It sounds like you let the wires rotate on axis as you twisted them around each other.

For your next job, solder the plug at one end, and then as you twist the wires try to keep the wires from rotating. This will both help keep the wind a little more balanced and a whole lot more stable.
post #11530 of 14038

Does anyone know of a place to get USB A and USB B plugs for making your own, besides DHC? those are really expensive. or are they quality enough to warrant it? 

 

i looked on mouser and digikey and didnt see anything gold plated

post #11531 of 14038
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Does anyone know of a place to get USB A and USB B plugs for making your own, besides DHC? those are really expensive. or are they quality enough to warrant it? 

 

i looked on mouser and digikey and didnt see anything gold plated

Theirs is pretty good.

 

You may be able to find some on ebay, you'll usually see USB 3.0 (blue), which shouldn't be any different.

 

Tim

post #11532 of 14038
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Originally Posted by Skoobs View Post

Does anyone know of a place to get USB A and USB B plugs for making your own, besides DHC? those are really expensive. or are they quality enough to warrant it? 

 

i looked on mouser and digikey and didnt see anything gold plated

You can always buy a Monoprice cable and harvest the connectors.  Use a heatgun to soften the molding and you can push/cut it back freeing up the connectors.  I did this for the first couple I did.

 

There are no places like Mouser to get gold plated USB A and B plugs.  Most available were special ordered by people like DHC and ALO.  Like Cssarrow said, you might get lucky on ebay or maybe someplace like Aliexpress.

post #11533 of 14038
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It's not a mistake, it's a feature!

Ha! Well luckily it's behind my amp so you can't see it anyway. Besides, I don't mind since its my first attempt at any cable/soldering... It gives it character! At least it sounds good wink.gif

My second attemp, I will make you guys proud...lots of heat shrink!!
post #11534 of 14038
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Originally Posted by Skoobs View Post

Does anyone know of a place to get USB A and USB B plugs for making your own, besides DHC? those are really expensive. or are they quality enough to warrant it? 

 

i looked on mouser and digikey and didnt see anything gold plated


There's a USB A here on ebay http://www.ebay.com/itm/290868085685

Couldn't find a B.

post #11535 of 14038

Talking of USB cables, here's one that i made for myself.

 

LL LL

 

I also have a variety of USB connectors available.

 


Edited by Toxic Cables - 3/3/13 at 10:22pm

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