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We got 2 different things here. Troll is saying the one on the left, is the left channel, and wje is saying the one of the right is the left channel. Hmm. 

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Originally Posted by wolfetan44 View Post

We got 2 different things here. Troll is saying the one on the left, is the left channel, and wje is saying the one of the right is the left channel. Hmm. 

 

Good point.  I went to check the Canare F-12 wiring points.  However, the diagram that I found had different Tip and Ring connection points than the picture you posted.  Ideally, though, a $20 multimeter is more trusty than even a diagram from the Interweb.

 

Edit: If you look at this picture of the Canare F-12, you'll see that the points for soldering are a bit different than your pic.

 

http://www.head-fi.org/t/71148/diy-cable-gallery/4260#post_5678593


Edited by wje - 8/1/13 at 11:28pm
post #12498 of 14187
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Originally Posted by TrollDragon View Post


Sorry don't mean to confuse, have a look at this.

 

I would check with a multimeter for continuity personally but if you don't have one on had I believe that this is right.  I am not sure though now that I think of it.  

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Just finished up my first ever good quality DIY cable. Pictures don't do it justice, but it looks sweet in person. Maybe I'll upload a better one later..

Specs:

  • Milloit braid
  • Stripped down Mogami W2534 #24 AWG conductors 
  • Heatshrinked y-split and terminations
  • Sleeved in tech flex
  • Cardas quad eutectic solder
  • Terminated with Amphenol 3.5 mm and HifiMan SMC connectors

She gave me a lot of trouble in the making, but at the end this beauty of a behemoth was worth it; she's practically indestructible. I call her Sascha. May be up for sale soon, pm if interested. 


Edited by Omark12 - 8/2/13 at 3:40am
post #12500 of 14187
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Originally Posted by Zashoomin View Post

 

I would check with a multimeter for continuity personally but if you don't have one on had I believe that this is right.  I am not sure though now that I think of it.  

Yes please, someone check this with a multimeter, or I will tonight and post a picture. As the laws of physics dictate that it is the only possible way it could be machined and sent through the injection molder.

 

The Tip is a nickel plated brass post that comes all the way through, surrounded by two sleeves, the Ring and the Shield.

If the solder point closest to the threads was going to the tip they would have to cross the connection inside the plug, and that would be impossible.

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post #12501 of 14187

 

T50RP V2 + cardas 4x24 awg + oyaide rhodium plugs straight and angle.

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She gave me a lot of trouble in the making, but at the end this beauty of a behemoth was worth it; she's practically indestructible. I call her Sascha. May be up for sale soon, pm if interested. 

 

 

Cough.  Cough.  Ebay.  Cough.  Cough.

 

Oh, nice cable.

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I have a meter, where should I put the 2 pin things?

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Originally Posted by wolfetan44 View Post

We got 2 different things here. Troll is saying the one on the left, is the left channel, and wje is saying the one of the right is the left channel. Hmm. 

 

Good point.  I went to check the Canare F-12 wiring points.  However, the diagram that I found had different Tip and Ring connection points than the picture you posted.  Ideally, though, a $20 multimeter is more trusty than even a diagram from the Interweb.

 

Edit: If you look at this picture of the Canare F-12, you'll see that the points for soldering are a bit different than your pic.

 

http://www.head-fi.org/t/71148/diy-cable-gallery/4260#post_5678593

That is the 3.5mm version. The one I pictured is the 2.5mm.

post #12505 of 14187
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Originally Posted by wolfetan44 View Post

I have a meter, where should I put the 2 pin things?

Since you are investing in all these tools (highly commended) to do DIY stuff, I'd really recommend spending a little more time and research or even experimentation to learn how to use them instead of having your hand held every step of the way.  You will learn more thoroughly and have much more gratification when you accomplish your builds.  I think the generosity and eagerness of Headfiers to help out is fantastic, but I think it also becomes a crutch for new folks and also derails threads.  

 

This is a gallery, not a DIY help thread.  That said, since I have no picture to post, I will share knowledge:  set your multimeter to resistance, touch one probe point on the tip (left channel) and touch other parts of the connector to see where the resistance drops to zero, indicating continuity and the corresponding point for the tip.  Do the same for the ring (right channel), and ground.  This is also useful to do with the ends of wires if you did not pre-lable them prior to braiding.

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Originally Posted by wolfetan44 View Post

I have a meter, where should I put the 2 pin things?

Since you are investing in all these tools (highly commended) to do DIY stuff, I'd really recommend spending a little more time and research or even experimentation to learn how to use them instead of having your hand held every step of the way.  You will learn more thoroughly and have much more gratification when you accomplish your builds.  I think the generosity and eagerness of Headfiers to help out is fantastic, but I think it also becomes a crutch for new folks and also derails threads.  

 

This is a gallery, not a DIY help thread.  That said, since I have no picture to post, I will share knowledge:  set your multimeter to resistance, touch one probe point on the tip (left channel) and touch other parts of the connector to see where the resistance drops to zero, indicating continuity and the corresponding point for the tip.  Do the same for the ring (right channel), and ground.  This is also useful to do with the ends of wires if you did not pre-lable them prior to braiding.

Oh. Sorry about that. I have no clue where to look though. 

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Originally Posted by wolfetan44 View Post

Oh. Sorry about that. I have no clue where to look though. 

 

http://www.wikihow.com/Use-an-Ohmmeter

 

5 seconds via Google.

post #12508 of 14187
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Originally Posted by wje View Post

 

Cough.  Cough.  Ebay.  Cough.  Cough.

 

Oh, nice cable.

huh?

post #12509 of 14187
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Originally Posted by audiofreakie View Post

 

T50RP V2 + cardas 4x24 awg + oyaide rhodium plugs straight and angle.

Very nice.  Did you have to mess with anything to get them to fit into that small hole that fostex calls a connection?  Also what plug did you use. 

post #12510 of 14187
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Originally Posted by wolfetan44 View Post

We got 2 different things here. Troll is saying the one on the left, is the left channel, and wje is saying the one of the right is the left channel. Hmm. 

 

The solder contact being labeled by wje as left is probably right instead, the left usually is smaller in order to fit through the right with insulation between them as they both lead to the TRS contacts.

 

And if that plug is going to be used for the headphone end of an HD558 cable, it is too big.

 

Edit: compare the proportions: link


Edited by Mad Max - 8/2/13 at 12:53pm
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