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post #11716 of 13821

Ferminx: Parts Connexion or get Moon Audio Silver Dragon. In both cases it'll be expensive. 

 

I was at my local DIY parts store looking to make a special TRS to RCA adaptor for my ULN-2 (it must have the ring not connected) and found a TRS plug that PERFECTLY fits those small, cheap generic RCA sockets. I could literally screw them in place inside the plug! I only had to bend the tab for the wire on the inner ring 90 degrees. Having that actually made it easier to drop the nut in and screw it tight.

 

 

post #11717 of 13821

Making some XLR to RCA cables, mainly because I like the big locking XLR plug. I don't know how the balanced outputs on the Yulong D100 work though (active balanced or impedence balanced etc?). Is my best bet to leave Pin 3 floating or connect it to Pin 1?

post #11718 of 13821

Leave it floating. Shorting parts of the output is not a good idea. I know my ULN-2 is designed to tolerate such stupidity (both stock adaptors I have crossed 3 and 1) but at worst you risk damage and at least you will likely degrade the sound quality.

post #11719 of 13821
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Originally Posted by Ferminx View Post

A simple but very useful mini to mini using Rean gold plated plugs and mini XLR cable

Does anyone knows a website to buy silver cable?

 

You can get very reasonably priced cable of all sorts on fleabay from the seller navships. It might not be cryogenically marketed but it's just as good as any other silver wire without the huge profit margin. 

post #11720 of 13821
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Originally Posted by Currawong View Post

Leave it floating. Shorting parts of the output is not a good idea. I know my ULN-2 is designed to tolerate such stupidity (both stock adaptors I have crossed 3 and 1) but at worst you risk damage and at least you will likely degrade the sound quality.


Thanks, yeh this was pretty much my thinking too.

post #11721 of 13821
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Originally Posted by roadcykler View Post

You can get very reasonably priced cable of all sorts on fleabay from the seller navships. It might not be cryogenically marketed but it's just as good as any other silver wire without the huge profit margin. 

 

That is silver plated copper, not pure stranded silver....you tend to get what you pay for with wire!  If you have not heard the good stuff, then it won't matter because it's cheap!

post #11722 of 13821
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Originally Posted by cute View Post

 

That is silver plated copper, not pure stranded silver....you tend to get what you pay for with wire!  If you have not heard the good stuff, then it won't matter because it's cheap!


I've heard pure silver stranded wire "the good stuff" versus silver plated copper cables and I personally couldn't tell a difference to save my grandmother's life. Unless you're talking about really pricey OCC stuff like what Toxic uses, (I've never heard OCC silver stranded) but I don't quite understand the difference anyhow. I try not to give in to the marketing hype side of things.

post #11723 of 13821
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Originally Posted by dxanex View Post


I've heard pure silver stranded wire "the good stuff" versus silver plated copper cables and I personally couldn't tell a difference to save my grandmother's life. Unless you're talking about really pricey OCC stuff like what Toxic uses, (I've never heard OCC silver stranded) but I don't quite understand the difference anyhow. I try not to give in to the marketing hype side of things.

 

If you can't tell the difference, then go with the cheap stuff, you are the one you have to please, if yo do some research you will find it is hyped by the people that have actually heard it, because they hear a difference!

post #11724 of 13821

The main reason to not use Navships' wire for headphone cables is because they're stiff.

 

For interconnects and similar purposes, they're excellent for the price.

 

Discussions about the sound quality of different materials is better conducted in either the Cables forum or the Sound Science forum. It's a subject that tends to turn into an argument that derails this thread even worse than it usually is tongue.gif and it becomes hard to get back on topic.

post #11725 of 13821

Yes, Navships PTFE insulation is rather stiff for headphone purposes, but anything smaller than 22 AWG from them should do fine (24 & 26AWG).

 

Makes good cheap but quality interconnects just like ardgedee pointed out.

John seems to specify his wires as 99.99 (4N) purity, so the silver plating should be the same.

 

Tim

post #11726 of 13821

More pictures please! smile.gif

post #11727 of 13821

Ok now I'm confused. What do I do with the extra ground connector in a neutrik XLR? (when making XLR -> RCA)


Edited by lawrywild - 4/3/13 at 3:33am
post #11728 of 13821

For a 4-pin XLR? One ground-signal pair should be going to each RCA. The inner section is signal, the outer ring is ground.

post #11729 of 13821
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Originally Posted by lawrywild View Post

Ok now I'm confused. What do I do with the extra ground connector in a neutrik XLR? (when making XLR -> RCA)

 

Diagram at the end:

http://www.rane.com/note110.html


Edited by Armaegis - 4/3/13 at 10:42am
post #11730 of 13821

No, a 3 pin XLR but it has an additional ground connector (Neutrik FXX series). edit: ah I guess it's just female xlr that has it.

 

I can just leave it floating right? CBA with chassis grounding. (like 4B in the link above except with 2 conductors and no shield)


Edited by lawrywild - 4/3/13 at 1:14pm
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