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Looks sexy.
What 1/4 plug did you use?
Thanks! The 1/4 plug is a Switchcraft. I picked up a bunch of them on sale not too long ago, and have been trying to use them up.
post #12407 of 13946
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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!

 

 

I've used the burgundy paracord in the past, too.  In my case, it was for my HE-500s.  The picture (flash) really washed out the color - making it look almost pink.  I've found that the burgundy doesn't photograph well unless there's a lot of natural light - in my case / experience.

 

2nd Shot of the HE-500 with the burgundy 550 Lb. sheathed Canare Star Quad cable.

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Any 2.5mm plugs you guys recommend? I need a slim one. Thanks!

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I've used the burgundy paracord in the past, too.  In my case, it was for my HE-500s.  The picture (flash) really washed out the color - making it look almost pink.  I've found that the burgundy doesn't photograph well unless there's a lot of natural light - in my case / experience.

 

2nd Shot of the HE-500 with the burgundy 550 Lb. sheathed Canare Star Quad cable.

Yeah, I know what you mean.  I took a shot of mine in direct sunlight, and I think it gives a better idea of the actual color:

 

post #12410 of 13946

Also, any good 3.5mm plugs?

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Also, any good 3.5mm plugs?

I really like the neutrik ones from redco http://www.redco.com/Mini-3-5mm-2-5mm-Connectors/ they are really good quality and won't break the bank.  Moon audio also has a couple you can look at http://www.moon-audio.com/diy-audio-parts/other-connectors.html?limit=30&p=1


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Also, any good 3.5mm plugs?

I really like the neutrik ones from redco http://www.redco.com/Mini-3-5mm-2-5mm-Connectors/ they are really good quality and won't break the bank.  If you want something a bit more expensive than cardas makes some nice ones and you can buy them from moon audio.

Cool, also do you have any tips to get the wire through the shielding?

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Cool, also do you have any tips to get the wire through the shielding?

Sorry I updated my post I meant that you can find a couple more neutik options at moon audio.  Um what do you mean by shielding?  What kind?

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Cool, also do you have any tips to get the wire through the shielding?

Sorry I updated my post I meant that you can find a couple more neutik options at moon audio.  Um what do you mean by shielding?  What kind?

Type 1 Paracord.

post #12415 of 13946
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Type 1 Paracord.

Ah just push it through it should go in pretty easy.  Make sure you leave room for error when cutting the paracord though because its better to have too much and cut off a couple inches than to have too little a waste a couple feet.  Also melt the end that you cut so it doesn't fray.  Other than that I have never had an issue pushing wire through paracord or techflex. 

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Type 1 Paracord.

Ah just push it through it should go in pretty easy.  Make sure you leave room for error when cutting the paracord though because its better to have too much and cut off a couple inches than to have too little a waste a couple feet.  Also melt the end that you cut so it doesn't fray.  Other than that I have never had an issue pushing wire through paracord or techflex. 

Ok cool. I can only get about 4 inches in lol.

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Ok cool. I can only get about 4 inches in lol.

Depends on the type of wire you're using.  Thicker (and less flexible) wire will be more difficult (in my experience, anyway).

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Ok cool. I can only get about 4 inches in lol.

Think like an inch worm.  Push about an inch through, then pull/push the sleeving straight while pinching where the end of the wire is in the sleeving.  Keep doing this.  You can't just push the wire in.

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Type 1 Paracord.

Ah just push it through it should go in pretty easy.  Make sure you leave room for error when cutting the paracord though because its better to have too much and cut off a couple inches than to have too little a waste a couple feet.  Also melt the end that you cut so it doesn't fray.  Other than that I have never had an issue pushing wire through paracord or techflex. 

Ok cool. I can only get about 4 inches in lol.

... never mind...

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Type 1 Paracord.

Ah just push it through it should go in pretty easy.  Make sure you leave room for error when cutting the paracord though because its better to have too much and cut off a couple inches than to have too little a waste a couple feet.  Also melt the end that you cut so it doesn't fray.  Other than that I have never had an issue pushing wire through paracord or techflex. 

Ok cool. I can only get about 4 inches in lol.

... never mind...

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I did everything you suggested.. I just decided to braid it without the shielding on. I sat there for a good 15 minutes, with no progress.

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