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post #11836 of 13783
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Originally Posted by telecaster View Post

I just did a new cable for my hd650. Not that I wanna upgrade the sound, I just wanted a four meter long cable with a single xlr connector to use with my lf339. The braiding was a real beach it took me like two hours just for the braiding and the cardas connector are so little it was close to impossible to do the job. In the end I succeeded and secured it with epoxy... came out prettyso after all that trouble and sound is like my beloved hd650, now the length is perfect for my couch! And no more Jack shorting thanks to the xlr! Four round braiding in this length is such a hassle though..

 

Try an 8-strand braid next time biggrin.gif

 

One thing I tried once for braiding long lengths was to do it hanging the wires down my stairs. I originally tried it with the wires hooked up over a railing and the strands pointing straight down, but there was just too much wobble (though I suppose some tape along the stairwell wall would solve that). Laying it down the steps was a bit better for that, though the strands didn't untangle as nicely as when they were free hanging.

post #11837 of 13783
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Originally Posted by Armaegis View Post

Try an 8-strand braid next time biggrin.gif


One thing I tried once for braiding long lengths was to do it hanging the wires down my stairs. I originally tried it with the wires hooked up over a railing and the strands pointing straight down, but there was just too much wobble (though I suppose some tape along the stairwell wall would solve that). Laying it down the steps was a bit better for that, though the strands didn't untangle as nicely as when they were free hanging.

Usually solder my wires to my end termination, then put the termination in a clamp mounted on my desk. I keep my wires in tension while slowly moving backwards. This helps me keep the braid consistent and straight. If it starts to get too hard, I simply reposition the cable in the clamp.
post #11838 of 13783
For the best and most constant result you'd have to put a weight on one side and use a pulley of some sort. Then hang it out the Window or on the stairs.
post #11839 of 13783
Wire does not stretch and is stiffer than cord and rope, so you can get away with relaxing tension and re-clamping the cable when you have to. Doing that only becomes a problem when doing so breaks your stride and you lose your place or the rhythm you'd had going on.
post #11840 of 13783
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Originally Posted by ardgedee View Post

Wire does not stretch and is stiffer than cord and rope, so you can get away with relaxing tension and re-clamping the cable when you have to. Doing that only becomes a problem when doing so breaks your stride and you lose your place or the rhythm you'd had going on.

 

I actually mark numbers on the ends of my wires when doing an 8-strand braid, then check every couple cycles to make sure the order is right. It's a real bugger trying to track down a blip where a pair of wires twisted or something. Not as big a deal with monocolour, but it ruins the pattern when doing a multicolour braid. Thankfully the latter is easier to spot mistakes as they happen. 

 

 

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Originally Posted by FraGGleR View Post


Usually solder my wires to my end termination, then put the termination in a clamp mounted on my desk. I keep my wires in tension while slowly moving backwards. This helps me keep the braid consistent and straight. If it starts to get too hard, I simply reposition the cable in the clamp.

 

That's basically what I do when hanging wires down the stairs. I use the vice itself as a stopper between the rails. I keep a fat piece of tape nearby to hold strands in place while I readjust at the vice. 

post #11841 of 13783
I'll post pictures when I'm home guys. The hassle is when the the long wires get entangled... I don't how it is with your wire but with mine it was a nightmare To free the nods. Also I lost track several times and to find back your pattern one has to explodes his brain!

actually I wanted to make the 8 strands round spiral pattern but when I tried it it was too stiff for my taste and the four strand didn't fit te tiny cardas hd650 plugs.
post #11842 of 13783

4 wire round braid isn't too bad, I'm gonna give 8 wire a shot too soon got Toxic Cables wire coming in for my JH16.  I have done a ton of searching: anyone have any opinion on the following sites?  I think I've got it narrowed down to these two..

 

http://www.stringpage.com/braid/medbraids/medbraids.html

 

http://seriss.com/opcs/install/braid.html

 

I'm thinking about the second link it looks slightly easier..

post #11843 of 13783

Some time ago I searched for some direction for a few cables I was interested in making. It's been a while but I checked the links and they are all still working.

I've posted all of them as we all learn in our own way and some will be more helpful than others. Carry on the craft and thanks for sharing your efforts.

 

http://www.vt4c.com/shop/program/main.php?cat_id=1009&group_id=9&hit_cat=

 

http://www.seekyee.com/Slings/howtos/8strand1.htm

 

http://www.seekyee.com/Slings/howtos/4strand.htm

 

http://home.versatel.nl/willeke_igkt/tables/braid-text_table.html

 

http://www.saroftreve.com/wwl/braiding/braiding.shtml

 

http://www.saroftreve.com/wwl/braiding/6round.shtml

 

http://www.saroftreve.com/wwl/braiding/8round.shtml

 

http://www.stringpage.com/braid/medbraids/medbraids.html

 

http://www.chimeralabs.com/diy_braid.html

post #11844 of 13783
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Originally Posted by KimChee View Post

4 wire round braid isn't too bad, I'm gonna give 8 wire a shot too soon got Toxic Cables wire coming in for my JH16.  I have done a ton of searching: anyone have any opinion on the following sites?  I think I've got it narrowed down to these two..

 

http://www.stringpage.com/braid/medbraids/medbraids.html

 

http://seriss.com/opcs/install/braid.html

 

I'm thinking about the second link it looks slightly easier..

No it's downright easy even 8 strand braid is childish play. The hard part is braiding with 5 meter long wire!

post #11845 of 13783

litz wire 100 strands of 40AWG OFC copper with silk dielectric. rodhium plated furutech xlr the seller sent instead of gold plated, anyway...

Sounds as good as the stock cable if not better L3000.gif but now it's XLR so it won't short the jack of my tube amp anymore (I unplug my cans every listenning session). Also  more than 4 meters long so I can reach my couch. Perfect cable. The split was done without any splitter, way more elegant.

 

 

 


Edited by telecaster - 5/1/13 at 1:11am
post #11846 of 13783

How long do you guys leave from the splitter to the headphone end?

post #11847 of 13783

I have maybe 40cm (15inch) relief from splitter to headphone. Making it too small and your screwed. Too long is more comfortable and I reterminate the cable if I ever change headphone not problem.

post #11848 of 13783
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Originally Posted by telecaster View Post

 

 

 

 

Maybe it's a stupid question but.....how do you braid the cable that way??


Edited by MetalMessiaH - 5/1/13 at 4:24am
post #11849 of 13783
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Originally Posted by MetalMessiaH View Post

Maybe it's a stupid question but.....how do you braid the cable that way??

Left over its 2
Right over its 1
Left under its 2
Right 1 and ur done

Lol my little braiding rhyme
post #11850 of 13783
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Originally Posted by DutchGFX View Post


Left over its 2
Right over its 1
Left under its 2
Right 1 and ur done

Lol my little braiding rhyme


ok,but how do you make it round like on the photo ?

sorry i'm new to diy :D

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