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post #11626 of 13822

Move your other hand up as you twist to keep the same distance between your twisting hand and your supporting hand (use it to pinch the cable tight so it doesn't twist beyond that hand).

 

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How do you guys keep your 2-wire braids even?

Mine always seem to be loose at the beginning and much tighter towards the end.

Is there some kind of secret on how to make the twists evenly throughout the length?

post #11627 of 13822
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Nice pictures.....what do you use for the gray background!  I need to post some pics.

Thanks!  It is the seat of the crappy desk chair that came with my apt.  

post #11628 of 13822

lol, I'll have to look for a crappy desk chair then!

post #11629 of 13822

Nice work Justin, I was also able to make a cable similar by harvesting from a monoprice cable.

post #11630 of 13822

Finally got my Somic upgrades where I want them. HM5 pads, Cardas 4 X 24 wires, micro paracord sleeving, Imperial Red, and custom Macassar Ebony 1/4" plug and Y split! Imperial Red is matched to the red pleather, I had velour pads that fit perfectly, and also matched the Imperial Red Paracord, but sound was not balanced with them without EQ or further mods. With the Cardas wire, the sound had better bass and highs, matched very well with the Somic drivers. Also, changed from single entry to double entry, that made a huge difference. The original cable was very fine, the Cardas wire is 24 gauge! No more mods needed here, the Somic's sound fantastic!

 

Pictures don't really depict the Imperial Red, the red is actually darker red than shown, picture is too orange!

 

post #11631 of 13822
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Originally Posted by cute View Post

Finally got my Somic upgrades where I want them. HM5 pads, Cardas 4 X 24 wires, micro paracord sleeving, Imperial Red, and custom Macassar Ebony 1/4" plug and Y split! Imperial Red is matched to the red pleather, I had velour pads that fit perfectly, and also matched the Imperial Red Paracord, but sound was not balanced with them without EQ or further mods. With the Cardas wire, the sound had better bass and highs, matched very well with the Somic drivers. Also, changed from single entry to double entry, that made a huge difference. The original cable was very fine, the Cardas wire is 24 gauge! No more mods needed here, the Somic's sound fantastic!

 

Pictures don't really depict the Imperial Red, the red is actually darker red than shown, picture is too orange!

 

 

 

 

 

Awesome work!  Love the wood.  

post #11632 of 13822

Wood by Yew know who!

post #11633 of 13822

Nice job on the Momentums and Somic's!

 

Here is a little shorty IC I threw together...

post #11634 of 13822

My DIY Pin and Cable for Etymotic ER4P

 

Pin : Pure Silver

Jack : Vermouth Rhodium

Cable : Mogami

 

 

 

 

 

Still need finishing...

Update it later...

post #11635 of 13822
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Nice job on the Momentums and Somic's!

 

Here is a little shorty IC I threw together...

So compact and sexy!

post #11636 of 13822
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So compact and sexy!

Thanks D2000!

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Edited by TrollDragon - 3/11/13 at 8:36am
post #11637 of 13822

My 2nd Toxic cables IEM cable I've made, OCC copper with toxic cables y-split and Pailiccs Jack, also a little 3.5 male to 6.3 female for my O2 amp:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Also would there be any difference if I used Silver for signal and Copper for ground rather than Silver for both signal and ground? Thanks

post #11638 of 13822
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Originally Posted by randomkid View Post

My 2nd Toxic cables IEM cable I've made, OCC copper with toxic cables y-split and Pailiccs Jack, also a little 3.5 male to 6.3 female for my O2 amp:

 

Also would there be any difference if I used Silver for signal and Copper for ground rather than Silver for both signal and ground? Thanks

How is the weight of the Y split for an IEM cable?

 

Well, the colors and the price would be different :)  I don't think it would matter much in this scenario from a technical standpoint.

post #11639 of 13822
Different in appearance? Yes.

Different in sound? That's best asked in the cables forum or sound science forum, depending on your inclination. smily_headphones1.gif Discussions of cable sound have led to arguments and mod deletions here, so it's usually a better idea to keep this discussion about how to build things what you built. Preferably with plenty of photos...
post #11640 of 13822

It's actually surprisingly light and does not weigh the cable down, i was really suprised as i though it would be heavy and get in the way. I used to use old jack housings filled with hot glue which are actually quite heavy. I like the toxic Y-split and will use them in the future i think

 

Thanks, i think the colours would look good together, as i have a spare 10ft of copper, and when i get some money i will get 9ft of silver, and save some money by using copper for ground.

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