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Originally Posted by jeremyzone View Post

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 silver-coated copper from navships

Sleeved in red 1/8" Techflex

Some 2:1 3/16" heatshrink

Terminated in RCA Super Plugs (the 6.3 mm entry) from Parts Express

 

Now I'm addicted to cable building tongue_smile.gif

 

I've finally found those RCA's.

 

https://www.parts-express.com/pe/showdetl.cfm?partnumber=091-055

https://www.parts-express.com/pe/showdetl.cfm?partnumber=091-052

 

For anyone who wants to make something similar. wink_face.gif

 

Tim

post #11537 of 14089
Nice find! I will likely make good use of these soon!

Looks like they have a smaller cable entry version as well:

https://www.parts-express.com/pe/showdetl.cfm?partnumber=091-056
Edited by liquidzoo - 3/4/13 at 6:29pm
post #11538 of 14089
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Originally Posted by cssarrow View Post

 

I've finally found those RCA's.

 

https://www.parts-express.com/pe/showdetl.cfm?partnumber=091-055

https://www.parts-express.com/pe/showdetl.cfm?partnumber=091-052

 

For anyone who wants to make something similar. wink_face.gif

 

Tim


Ah yes, I didn't realize others were looking for the same RCAs. I ended up ordering mine off of Parts Express' Amazon store because shipping is cheaper there (go figure). Here's a link to one of the connectors on Amazon http://www.amazon.com/Super-Connector-Black-Cable-Entry/dp/B0002KREA2/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1362456923&sr=8-1&keywords=gold+super+rca

post #11539 of 14089
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Originally Posted by Toxic Cables View Post

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

 

LL LL

 

I also have a variety of USB connectors available.

 


Sweet! Do you sell those Viablue USB connectors??

post #11540 of 14089

Do you have a link for a place I can get the xlr, haven't had any luck finding it on my own. Thanks :)

post #11541 of 14089
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Originally Posted by ARealHero View Post

Do you have a link for a place I can get the xlr, haven't had any luck finding it on my own. Thanks :)


What kind of XLR are you looking for?

post #11542 of 14089

So I ordered a bunch of different heatshrink colors and sizes from the website recommended a few times in this thread AVoutlet.com

 

It's been a headache dealing with them as the 1/2" clear size I wanted is definitely too small.

 

I placed a pretty complicated order with multiple sizes and colors as I wanted a few options and lots of leftovers for future projects. After receiving my package yesterday and looking over the various sizes, I found that there didn't appear to be any difference in size between the 1/2" and the 3/8" clear heatshrink that they sent me. I sent them an email telling them that the accidentally sent out two lengths of the 3/8" size and none of the 1/2" size. I received an email back saying it wasn't a mistake and asked if I could please measure mine again as they were sure that they were right. I then received a second email saying that they went to compare the sizes and that the 1/2" and the 3/8" were virtually indistinguishable before they were shrunk down but that I'd notice a difference if I shrunk both of them. Ok, well why do I want two of the exact same size before it is shrunk!! I want the 1/2" to be bigger beforehand so that I can fit it over the connectors and stuff.

 

After sending them some pictures, they're blaming the manufacturer and saying that it's pretty much a problem when you compare heat shrink from different manufacturers. Um, ok, but I'm supposed to be dealing with the same manufacturer for all the stuff I ordered from them! (all of it is supposed to be Techflex)

 

They said that they'd accept a return on it if I wanted to send it back in to them. Right, like I'm going to pay for shipping to send back $2 in heat shrink...

 

UPDATE: They said they re-checked the size and admitted that their "1/2"" clear is actually out of spec. They issued me a refund for the purchase price of that item.

 

Anyway, I wanted to let others know about the issues with AVoutlet/Techflex/whatever the root of the problem is.

 

 

Comparing the pre-shrunk "1/2"" clear with the 1/2" black heatshrink.

 

 

Comparing the pre-shrunk 3/8" clear with the "1/2"" clear. The one on the left may be marginally bigger but it is by a hair.

 

 

After shrinking, they do appear to be somewhat different sizes


Edited by jeremyzone - 3/5/13 at 1:31pm
post #11543 of 14089

Just by looking at the picture i can tell that it isn't 1/2" size specification.

post #11544 of 14089
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Originally Posted by cssarrow View Post

Just by looking at the picture i can tell that it isn't 1/2" size specification.


Yeah it seems quite obviously undersized. Do you happen to know of a different source for heatshrink by the foot?

post #11545 of 14089

Adhesive lined or just regular 2:1?

post #11546 of 14089
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Originally Posted by cssarrow View Post

Adhesive lined or just regular 2:1?


Well either one really tongue.gif. This stuff was regular 3:1 but I also ordered some of their adhesive lined

post #11547 of 14089

If color doesn't matter, dennis6088 on ebay has sampler packs cut to 4" lengths (eg, a box of 3:1 dual-wall adhesive-lined in six sizes from 1/8" - 3/4"). More useful than it sounds -- it's a good way to figure out which sizes you'll be using most, and makes it easier to estimate what size of specialty colors you'll want for future projects.

 

For whatever it's worth, I tend to use 3/16" and 1/4" the most. The barrels of Rean/Neutrik 3.5mm plugs just barely fit inside 3/8" heat shrink, which would be awesome if I used heat shrink on the outside of plugs often.

post #11548 of 14089

I have limited experience using 3:1 heatshrink, but the few times I've tried it tends to roll back on itself. Any tips here? I try to shrink the ends first, but they still want to roll back. 

post #11549 of 14089

To the person who asked a question earlier regarding screw on 1/8 to 1/4" adapters.

 

http://www.ebay.com/itm/2P-Gold-3-5mm-1-8-Female-to-6-35mm-1-4-Male-Plug-Dual-Audio-Adapter-screw-2019-/181092137605?pt=US_Surveillance_Cables_Adapters_Connectors&hash=item2a29eeba85

 

You would most likely need a threaded 3.5mm connector in order to use it:

http://www.qables.com/shop/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=644

 

Tim

post #11550 of 14089
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Originally Posted by cssarrow View Post


What kind of XLR are you looking for?

I'm going to mod my ATH-M50s to have a removable cable, going to place it inside the cups in place of where the current cable is so I need a 3.5mm.

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