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Do any of you know a good place to learn how to make cables? Like a guide of some sort? Also if any of you can point me in the right direction, I want to recable my superlux hd681 but have no idea how to choose cables or anything.
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Originally Posted by jdogw View Post

Do any of you know a good place to learn how to make cables? Like a guide of some sort? Also if any of you can point me in the right direction, I want to recable my superlux hd681 but have no idea how to choose cables or anything.
This thread.
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Well played DefQon, well played.

 

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But I haven't seen people post things like tutorials and such so I didn't know whether to ask in this thread or another
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For the future, any SPOFC wire will pretty much be the same quality right? Like, I shouldn't really worry about it sounding bad?
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But I haven't seen people post things like tutorials and such so I didn't know whether to ask in this thread or another

Here you are big BOY!

http://www.diyaudioblog.com/2012/11/pure-silver-mini-to-mini-cable.html


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Originally Posted by DutchGFX View Post

For the future, any SPOFC wire will pretty much be the same quality right? Like, I shouldn't really worry about it sounding bad?
 
Depends on purity, but most SPOFC should have at least 4N (99.99%) purity for both the copper and silver plating.
It's only for OCC where you should worry, especially for it's OCC Phase and whether or not it's Cryogenic Treated.

Edited by cssarrow - 4/16/13 at 6:01pm
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Here you are big BOY!
http://www.diyaudioblog.com/2012/11/pure-silver-mini-to-mini-cable.html

I have some 19 strand from navships, and another person. The Navships wire seams very inflexible, it seams to stay bent. The other wire is flexible, but still not totally "floppy" like falling into place. I have 26awg for both, and both are SPOFC. Anywhere else I should look for wire?
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Navship wire only bends and stay bent.

It doesn't "Flex", thus it's not Flexible.

They should only sell silver plated or tin plated wire.

 

For headphone uses, the gauge size i'd ever use from them is 26.

Otherwise, anything else would be 24, but mainly for cheap good value interconnects or for speaker wire.

 
If you want better wire you need to buy in bulk/minimum orders, otherwise you're kind of stuck with buying by the foot.
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Very nice!

For those of you that use it, what size/type of heatshrink do you use for sleeving with type 1 paracord?

I'm guessing some type of adhesive lined, thin wall 3:1, but what diameter?
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Very nice!

For those of you that use it, what size/type of heatshrink do you use for sleeving with type 1 paracord?

I'm guessing some type of adhesive lined, thin wall 3:1, but what diameter?

Just 1 paracord, or 4 in a litz braid?

 

If 4, then use 3:1 either 3/8" or you can stretch out a 1/4" with a small clamp tool.

If you do not have adhesive lined, just put some hot glue.

When heating it up it might slide due to the hot glue, just try and hold it, the second layer of shrink will surely seal it down.

 

If 1, then use 3:1 1/8".

Adhesive lined would be better, but still, you can stretch it out a little if it's too small and add some hot glue underneath.

Don't add too much or it will ooze out.

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Did my first re-cable on some cheap monoprice 9927s. Used some cheap Navships 28 awg 19-strand spc in Red/White. It was fun, and I learned a lot of what not to do. L3000.gif

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Very nice Kama, proud of you.

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Originally Posted by cssarrow View Post

Just 1 paracord, or 4 in a litz braid?

 

If 4, then use 3:1 either 3/8" or you can stretch out a 1/4" with a small clamp tool.

If you do not have adhesive lined, just put some hot glue.

When heating it up it might slide due to the hot glue, just try and hold it, the second layer of shrink will surely seal it down.

 

If 1, then use 3:1 1/8".

Adhesive lined would be better, but still, you can stretch it out a little if it's too small and add some hot glue underneath.

Don't add too much or it will ooze out.


Yes, 4; and thank you.  I'm going to try it out without having to stretch it too much.

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Good luck.

 

Sometimes i even stretch my 1/4" to 1/2" size to go over connectors like mini XLR's, because once they shrink, boy are they tight.

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