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post #12256 of 13917
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Originally Posted by wolfetan44 View Post

Sleeving, thats what its called.. Where should I pick up some?

Depends on what you want.  eBay is a good place, but so would be a lot of PC mod shops for TechFlex (FrozenCPU has a good selection).  If you wanted a braided look, Type I Paracord looks great and fits beautifully over 26AWG wires.

post #12257 of 13917
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Originally Posted by liquidzoo View Post

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Originally Posted by wolfetan44 View Post

Sleeving, thats what its called.. Where should I pick up some?

Depends on what you want.  eBay is a good place, but so would be a lot of PC mod shops for TechFlex (FrozenCPU has a good selection).  If you wanted a braided look, Type I Paracord looks great and fits beautifully over 26AWG wires.

I love the Type I Paracord, thanks for the website:). 

 

So, I am using this wire: http://btg-audio.com/webstore.htm#!/~/product/category=2620180&id=13686684

So would I take off the black sleeving that it comes with? And than I would put one of the sleeving from Type I Paracord on?

post #12258 of 13917

I got 50 feet of the Desert Camo sleevingbigsmile_face.gif

post #12259 of 13917
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Originally Posted by wolfetan44 View Post

I love the Type I Paracord, thanks for the website:). 

 

So, I am using this wire: http://btg-audio.com/webstore.htm#!/~/product/category=2620180&id=13686684

So would I take off the black sleeving that it comes with? And than I would put one of the sleeving from Type I Paracord on?

Don't strip the wire unless you have new insulation. With the paracord or techflex you just slip it on over the wire.  Also this guy on ebay has every size, color and length of techflex you could possibly imagine so he is another option http://stores.ebay.com/furryletters

post #12260 of 13917
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Originally Posted by wolfetan44 View Post

Sleeving, thats what its called.. Where should I pick up some?

 

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Originally Posted by Zashoomin View Post

Don't strip the wire unless you have new insulation. With the paracord or techflex you just slip it on over the wire.  Also this guy on ebay has every size, color and length of techflex you could possibly imagine so he is another option http://stores.ebay.com/furryletters


That is the exact seller I got my sleeving from. This person have so many options to choose from. I suggest getting mutliple items at once if you need more than just one thing. Discount shipping on multiple items.

post #12261 of 13917
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Originally Posted by Zashoomin View Post

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Originally Posted by wolfetan44 View Post

I love the Type I Paracord, thanks for the website:). 

 

So, I am using this wire: http://btg-audio.com/webstore.htm#!/~/product/category=2620180&id=13686684

So would I take off the black sleeving that it comes with? And than I would put one of the sleeving from Type I Paracord on?

Don't strip the wire unless you have new insulation. With the paracord or techflex you just slip it on over the wire.  Also this guy on ebay has every size, color and length of techflex you could possibly imagine so he is another option http://stores.ebay.com/furryletters

Cool:D I really, really like the desert camo, so thats what I got. Thank you, Liquid, for the website:)

post #12262 of 13917

Yeah, I would only strip off the outer insulation if you're working with a quad wire.  The wire you linked is for a single core, so just slip the paracord on over the top of the existing black and you'll be good to go.

post #12263 of 13917
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Originally Posted by liquidzoo View Post

Yeah, I would only strip off the outer insulation if you're working with a quad wire.  The wire you linked is for a single core, so just slip the paracord on over the top of the existing black and you'll be good to go.

Yay! I can't wait for them to both come in!

post #12264 of 13917
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Originally Posted by FraGGleR View Post

There basically aren't any beyond Neutrik, Switchcraft, and their clones. You could do what I did and use the 4pin insert of a Switchcraft into the carbon fiber shell. It isnt perfect, but it has held up for several months. If you find fancier 3 pin XLRs that you like, you might be able to do the same.
How well does the 4pin insert fit on the Valab shells? I have some Valabs coming my way to do exactly the same thing. Do you still have the cable avail to get some pictures of the front end of the connector? Thanks for sharing your knowledge btw!
post #12265 of 13917
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Originally Posted by PXSS View Post


How well does the 4pin insert fit on the Valab shells? I have some Valabs coming my way to do exactly the same thing. Do you still have the cable avail to get some pictures of the front end of the connector? Thanks for sharing your knowledge btw!

A Switchcraft is the same shape, just a tiny bit smaller.  Or maybe the same size.  The screw is a different length and size, but if you unscrew it upwards to tighten the screw from inside instead of putting in a screw from the outside, it holds.  I can take some pics tomorrow when I get to the office (where the cable is).

post #12266 of 13917
Some pics would be great.
post #12267 of 13917

For those interested with 4 pin XLR, I found that ALO is going to sell the it soon http://www.aloaudio.com/cryo-parts-xlr-4040, the model is exactly the same with mine.

It might be better instead of doing modification with 3 pin XLR; however, I found that the cable's hole diameter is quite large (12mm) and might wont clamp quite well with headphone cable,

The one i use for my headphone cable is (7-8mm).


Edited by ChaosClouds - 7/10/13 at 10:06pm
post #12268 of 13917

Wow, that would be perfect my Crystal Piccolino cables. Toxic cables are the only other company that use similar 4 pin xlr connectors except there one is custom made by Valab (which I've also emailed them but they don't sell individual units unless I'm buying hundreds). 

post #12269 of 13917
Anyone interested in a set of lemo connectors for a detachable mod?
Don't need them anymore... =\
Shoot me a PM if interested smily_headphones1.gif
post #12270 of 13917

Here some DIY Interconnect pictures using single core rotating helix covered with clear techflex.

 

 

 

 

 

 


Edited by ChaosClouds - 7/11/13 at 9:57am
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