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Edited by Mad Max - 8/5/13 at 8:57pm
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Originally Posted by Tjj226 Angel View Post

 

Ended up going the mogami route. 

 

On paper this is exactly what I was looking for. I was able to get 11 feet for just under 20 bucks. 

 

I ended up not getting the naval ship stuff because there seems to be some problems with it. Was this a mistake? 

 

Mogami is a good choice. I'm sure you won't be disappointed.

 

I've use the Navship's stuff for a number of projects. It does actually server a good purpose in some builds I found. However, it can be stiff and have cable memory depending on what it is used for. It also depends on what wire you get from Navships. He has variable types of insulation. If you accidentally get the more fire retardant one, then that one would be thicker and even more stuff. Also, many of them have a slow strand count, so you need to make sure you get the higher one if you did go that route. 

 

That I know of, you couldn't have done better for your price point. Are you going to sleeve it as is or break it down?

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Originally Posted by Kamakahah View Post

 

Mogami is a good choice. I'm sure you won't be disappointed.

 

I've use the Navship's stuff for a number of projects. It does actually server a good purpose in some builds I found. However, it can be stiff and have cable memory depending on what it is used for. It also depends on what wire you get from Navships. He has variable types of insulation. If you accidentally get the more fire retardant one, then that one would be thicker and even more stuff. Also, many of them have a slow strand count, so you need to make sure you get the higher one if you did go that route. 

 

That I know of, you couldn't have done better for your price point. Are you going to sleeve it as is or break it down?

 

It depends on how thick it is. The particular stuff I bought is two wires that are individually shielded which are sort of fused together. Sleeving might not look good. 

 

What is your opinion for using the navship stuff for things like RCA inter connects? Should I just spend the money on the plussound silver stranded or maybe some solid core silver considering it is only 4 feet of total wire that I need? 

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WHEW!!! Just went through the last 300 pages of this thread! Catching up since the last time I was here! Man! Lots has gone on!

So these days whats the best heatshrink for a super clean, non-end-rolling look to get for the Cardas HD-650 connectors? 3 to 1, 3/8" with adhesive and stretch it out a bit beforehand with a pair of needle nose pliers to make it fit? Or should it be non-adhesive, 1/2"?
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Hi, I am trying to mod my T1 to have the mini-3pin-xlr removable cable jack.

Anyone have a any idea what kind of tool I need to open up plastic earcup to get the hole perfect?

 

I think after I get it fit, a glue gun will help me finish the job~~~~

 

Thanks

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Originally Posted by AlanHell View Post

Hi, I am trying to mod my T1 to have the mini-3pin-xlr removable cable jack.

Anyone have a any idea what kind of tool I need to open up plastic earcup to get the hole perfect?

 

I think after I get it fit, a glue gun will help me finish the job~~~~

 

Thanks

A stepped bit on a drill press worked best for me in the past when modding headphone cups.  You could also try a rotary tool like a Dremel, but they are less stable.

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Originally Posted by ben_r_ View Post

WHEW!!! Just went through the last 300 pages of this thread! Catching up since the last time I was here! Man! Lots has gone on!

So these days whats the best heatshrink for a super clean, non-end-rolling look to get for the Cardas HD-650 connectors? 3 to 1, 3/8" with adhesive and stretch it out a bit beforehand with a pair of needle nose pliers to make it fit? Or should it be non-adhesive, 1/2"?

I personally hate adhesive lined stuff. But I know some people that love it.  I would personally like to be able to make a mistake an then cut it off and you can do that with regular heat shrink.  Plus if you do it right it won't come off unless someone really wants it to not be there tongue_smile.gif.  Also 1/2" heat shrink is huge and I mean very very large so I would go with something a bit smaller.  I think 3:1 3/8" non adhesive lined works on the hd6x0 connectors perfectly. I think that you can even go like 1/4" but definately get 3:1.  

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Originally Posted by Zashoomin View Post

I personally hate adhesive lined stuff. But I know some people that love it.  I would personally like to be able to make a mistake an then cut it off and you can do that with regular heat shrink.  Plus if you do it right it won't come off unless someone really wants it to not be there tongue_smile.gif
.  Also 1/2" heat shrink is huge and I mean very very large so I would go with something a bit smaller.  I think 3:1 3/8" non adhesive lined works on the hd6x0 connectors perfectly. I think that you can even go like 1/4" but definately get 3:1.  
Wow, 1/4" will fit over the HD-650 connectors?!

So this is the 3/8" stuff in black then right? LINK

Where can I get it in red?
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Wow, 1/4" will fit over the HD-650 connectors?!

So this is the 3/8" stuff in black then right? LINK

Where can I get it in red?

 

Um I dont' remember acctually if they do or not so be safe and get 3/8".  This guy on ebay has every color, size and length known to man kind.  http://stores.ebay.com/tubingexpress  so check it out in my opinion its reasonably priced.  Its good quality stuff too.  

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Steve Eddy recommended me this place: http://www.heatshrink.com/default.asp

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Originally Posted by Zashoomin View Post

Um I dont' remember acctually if they do or not so be safe and get 3/8".  This guy on ebay has every color, size and length known to man kind.  http://stores.ebay.com/tubingexpress
  so check it out in my opinion its reasonably priced.  Its good quality stuff too.  

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Originally Posted by wolfetan44 View Post

Steve Eddy recommended me this place: http://www.heatshrink.com/default.asp
Thanks guys, will check out both.
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Just because my post got taken off (my fault) here are the pics again, SPC for signal, copper for ground:

 

 

 

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After trying teflon silver and sleeved cheap wire and hating them both(the silver is nice but too inflexible, don't like the feel of sleeving) I've tracked down someone who sells silicone insulated CCA wire in smaller lengths(random seller on aliexpress.com) and put in an order. I have high hopes; I don't believe it will do anything special to the sound but it should feel nice and such. And now to tediously file down a silver neutrik 231 to fit the otterbox armour phone case...

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Hey guys, I'm looking for a headphone recabler out there to recable my HE-6.  If you are one, or you know of any who does good work, please send me a PM.  Thanks!

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