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Work in progress.

 

Using it hook up my Planars to the Emotiva a-100. 

8-braid to 2 quad-braids and then finally split into pairs for the banana plugs. The jack is a Neutrik locking 1/4". 

All 3 Y-splits are going to be replaced as well as the 1/4" connector. Didn't wanna wait until the woodwork is done to listen, so I threw this together real fast. 

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It's a scam plain and simple.

 

I'll enjoy the best manufacture cables at $0.50-2.50 per foot.

 

So you don't think there's any difference between say the silver dragon cable ($18/foot) and cable which is $2.50/foot?

 

Also where does one get 1/4" paracord? I've only seen it at 1/8" so far.


Edited by mkmossop - 7/26/13 at 2:05pm
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Hm, 1/4" paracord is probably getting into Type IV territory, but I think that measures closer to 3/16". For more than that, you may have to find an alternative to paracord.

 

If Type IV does work, you'll probably be a little limited in colours, as it's nowhere near as widely used as Type III (550) or Type I (Accessory). Hope you like green and black.


Edited by CrocsRock - 7/26/13 at 2:16pm
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Hm, 1/4" paracord is probably getting into Type IV territory, but I think that measures closer to 3/16". For more than that, you may have to find an alternative to paracord.

 

If Type IV does work, you'll probably be a little limited in colours, as it's nowhere near as widely used as Type III (550) or Type I (Accessory). Hope you like green and black.

The types of paracord don't correlate perfectly to size - they have to do with specifications and construction (number of cores, lbs of tension, etc).  Basically, if you can't use Type I or Type III, you will probably need to used normal nylon multifilament.  

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I really have to replace the stock cable for my new LCD-2's - any tips and ideas to what cable I should use?

The stock one is flat and way to stiff, I want something smoother. Was thinking of maybe do a braid with some nice Paracords, but what actual cable should I get? 

 

It wouldn't hurt if it where available in the EU either, but it's not absolutely necessary o2smile.gif

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I really have to replace the stock cable for my new LCD-2's - any tips and ideas to what cable I should use?

The stock one is flat and way to stiff, I want something smoother. Was thinking of maybe do a braid with some nice Paracords, but what actual cable should I get? 

 

It wouldn't hurt if it where available in the EU either, but it's not absolutely necessary o2smile.gif

 

I would say that it depends on how much you would like to spend.

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Any of you guys know what tool is used to remove the screws on the Amperior for recable?

Not regular hex keys for sure.

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Any of you guys know what tool is used to remove the screws on the Amperior for recable?

Not regular hex keys for sure.

Torx T6

http://www.toxic-cables.co.uk                  PREPARE TO BE INTOXICATED

 

 

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Torx T6

 

Thank you very much!

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What is the thickest wire you would use for a headphone cable?
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What is the thickest wire you would use for a headphone cable?

Romex 10/3 biggrin.gif

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Originally Posted by mkmossop View Post

 

So you don't think there's any difference between say the silver dragon cable ($18/foot) and cable which is $2.50/foot?

 

Also where does one get 1/4" paracord? I've only seen it at 1/8" so far.

Yeah one costs $18 a foot and the other $2.5 a foot. There's a lot of variety on the market for professional cables and a few in the boutique market.

 

 

Well the wonderful TechFlex company makes nylon sleeving in a multitude of size, however that is limited to black with current production though I have found a few colors such as copper and silver on e-bay in a couple of sizes.

 

I really like 1/4" Techflex over Canare L-4E6S for interconnects and extensions.

 

 

 

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Originally Posted by Hal Rockwell View Post

What is the thickest wire you would use for a headphone cable?

 

Romex 10/3 biggrin.gif

 

 

Why stop there? We've got some 8/5 at the shop, maybe some 4/0 would be more apt.


Edited by 65535 - 7/28/13 at 5:26pm
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I just thought he could go balanced with 10/3 and still keep the flexibility of a head prop if needed. biggrin.gif

I've stripped 4/0 for the copper many years back... Little foot long pieces. Much fun!

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Edited by TrollDragon - 7/28/13 at 5:43pm
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Well, I think this is my last cable for awhile.  i took some inspiration from Fraggler's infamous Burgundy Sennheiser cable, and made one of my own for my HD650s.  The construction consists of the usual suspects: Mogami 2893 sleeved with #1 paracord.  The cable is 12 feet long, and was a bear to braid evenly!

 

 

post #12405 of 13867
Looks sexy.
What 1/4 plug did you use?
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