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And only $3,614, what a steal!

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Guitar patch cable:  Neutrik 1/4" TS connectors, Canare GS6 cable and some heatshrink


Edited by Jam_Master_J - 6/21/13 at 6:39am
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How bad is it to cut strands when stripping a wire?
Just cut like 1/4 of the strands off when stripping the ground lead for an rca cable...
Should I cut off an inch and restrip or will it not affect it that not all strands are soldered?

I am using mogami 2893 btw.

Cheers
Edited by PXSS - 6/23/13 at 8:11am
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It shouldn't make that much of a difference. 

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In a stranded wire, each strand is in contact with each other. When one strand breaks, the effect is trivial -- only for the distance of the gap. In Litz wire, each strand is insulated from each other, so when one strand breaks, it no longer contributes to conducting electricity at all.
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I figured that'd be the case but I still went back and trimmed a 1/4 of an inch extra just because I nicked so many strands...

Will post pics of the build later =)

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The biggest issue you'll run into is the mechanical strength you lose. It's a good idea to restrip if that happens.

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The mechanical strength of the cable should not be coming from that point in the first place.  

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Well, the cable works well and here are a couple of pics!

They fit nicely behind my recently acquired Magni and Modi =D

 

 

 

 

 

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Using cheap Jaycar cables and connectors, I managed to do a removable cable modification my ATH-M50 cans . I've ordered heaps of teflon cable and nice connectors, but wanted to get some practice in.

I'm really happy with how this turned out - my first headphone cable!

Juts a few things, the braiding isn't perfect at the connector ends, and I (clearly) didn't use enough heat shrink.

But still, I love how it looks, feels great!
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Heyo,

 

Can you guys help me out? Ive got a 30 dollar budget and i want to recable my superlux hd681. I want it to be dual entry and detachable. and i would like to have it terminated with a 3.5mm plug. I found a plug for the cable to connect to my phone but i need to know what I need to make the rest of the cable. plus i need to know what i would need to make the cable detachable.

 

Sorry if its hard to understand what it is im describing but its a little hard for me to put it in words.

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Originally Posted by jdogw View Post

Heyo,

Can you guys help me out? Ive got a 30 dollar budget and i want to recable my superlux hd681. I want it to be dual entry and detachable. and i would like to have it terminated with a 3.5mm plug. I found a plug for the cable to connect to my phone but i need to know what I need to make the rest of the cable. plus i need to know what i would need to make the cable detachable.

Sorry if its hard to understand what it is im describing but its a little hard for me to put it in words.

Normally I recommend mini XLRs for detachable cables, but your headphones dont have a lot of room. You could try some 3.5mm or 2.5mm jacks. Or you could make short pigtails. Mogami 2893 would be my recommendation for the cable.
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You would need a few feet of wire.  Quad mic cable is easy enough since there are 4 connectors in it.

 

For dual entry, you would need 2 mono plugs, as well as a mono jack for each cup (I am assuming the cable is not already removable).

 

You would also need some heatshrink, a soldering iron and supplies, some patience, and some time.  Read up on how other people have made their cables and/or google how to put it all together. It's not hard to put together once you know how it's supposed to go.

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i already have a soldering iron so that gives me some more money for materials. and to clarify, in the quad cable, two are signal and two are ground. one ground and one signal go to each side of the headphones. i think thats it.

 

And another thing, who do i do the y split? all 4 wires are together in one cable, at least in this cable. If you have a better one, that would be good.

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Originally Posted by jdogw View Post

i already have a soldering iron so that gives me some more money for materials. and to clarify, in the quad cable, two are signal and two are ground. one ground and one signal go to each side of the headphones. i think thats it.

 

And another thing, who do i do the y split? all 4 wires are together in one cable, at least in this cable. If you have a better one, that would be good.

 

The idea is that you'll have to strip away the black outer covering and the shielding to remove the 4 wires that you will then you for your cable. Since the colors can vary, most would recommend that you sleeve the wire in either paracord or nylon multifilament to the color of your choice. 

 

Once the 4 wires are removed from the original cable, you'll solder each pair to their respective channels. Then two wires from each channel will be twisted down and when you reach the distance that is a comfortable amount of space for your head/neck, you'll start the Y-split. 

 

The four cables will come together and be braided in either a flat or round braid usually. If you're working on the cheap, you can simply use heatshrink to form the Y-split. Sometimes I'll use a little electrical tape to keep the two strands apart while I apply the heatshrink. Other cheap options to consider are beads, or you could even shape and drill out a nice triangle (or other shape) piece of wood for the Y split. There are a few vendors that sell Y-splits also, but hard to find and not in your budget.

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