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post #12811 of 14141
Madmax, no, just use 3,4 or 5 mm heatshrink, insert your wire.
Heat it a little with torch, then pull, heat-pull, heat -pull and so on. Be carefull, don't break the heatshrink. Do it fast.
You'll get flexible, thin and superfit heatshrink.
post #12812 of 14141

I love heat shrinks. They are awesome. Not only keeping wires restrained, the heat shrinks just make the finished product look good.

 

Edit:

OK, here is my pre-recabling warmup for my D2000. I haven't bought any wires yet, so I decided to shorten the stock cable. I could have probably just trim the cable in the middle and splice them while keeping the stock plug. Anyways, I used a new plug and here is the pic. Not pretty but got the job done. Put on lots of heatshrinks so my son won't break it easily before I formally recable it.

 

I didn't know which wire was for the right or left channel. So I just guessed and luckily right on target. The two wires for the ground were easily identified as they have the same color.

 


Edited by DMinor - 9/17/13 at 12:54am
post #12813 of 14141

@Defqon....what wire is that?? I like the silver and is that simply clear heat shrink around a 2pair braid?

post #12814 of 14141
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Originally Posted by Fonzi03 View Post
 

@Defqon....what wire is that?? I like the silver and is that simply clear heat shrink around a 2pair braid?

 

Looks like Piccolino by Crystal Cable, hard to tell for sure.

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Edited by Toxic Cables - 9/18/13 at 1:22am

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

 

 

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post #12816 of 14141
And back to the GALLERY!

 

Teaser pick of my end game HD800 cable (still need to terminate):

 

 

I have had my HD800s for many months now and am finally giving them the FraGGleR treatment.

post #12817 of 14141

Ok I can finally upload pics, so here is my first cable I made which is a recable for some Phillips Uptowns...I used Mogami W2447 cable I got from Redco, I stripped the outer sheath and rebraided the wires with a litz 4wire braid. Used a Pailiccs connector, nice connector but pain in the ***** to solder.

got the cable from here: http://www.redco.com/Mogami-W2447.html

 

 

post #12818 of 14141
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Teaser pick of my end game HD800 cable (still need to terminate):

 

 

Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

 

 

I have had my HD800s for many months now and am finally giving them the FraGGleR treatment.

 

That's a nice way to accent, 6 and 2. I like it, though I don't envy you having to sleeve all 8 lengths :bigsmile_face:.  What was the total length of the cable and whose conductors are coursing through its paracord veins?

post #12819 of 14141
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That's a nice way to accent, 6 and 2. I like it, though I don't envy you having to sleeve all 8 lengths :bigsmile_face:.  What was the total length of the cable and whose conductors are coursing through its paracord veins?

 

Thanks.

 
Total length is around 6.5 feet.  Doublehelixcables Peptide running through its veins.  Had to cannibalize a different cable to get the wire.  It took about 3 movies to do all the sleeving :)
post #12820 of 14141
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Thanks.

 
Total length is around 6.5 feet.  Doublehelixcables Peptide running through its veins.  Had to cannibalize a different cable to get the wire...

 

post #12821 of 14141
After an hour of expletives and nearly melting away my NuForce NE-700Ms (see that temporary electape patchup) I have constructed my very first cable. All parts are generic from my local Fry's Electronics store. Hello, head-fi.

post #12822 of 14141
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Originally Posted by MisterCats View Post

After an hour of expletives and nearly melting away my NuForce NE-700Ms (see that temporary electape patchup) I have constructed my very first cable. All parts are generic from my local Fry's Electronics store. Hello, head-fi.

Lol, you have now completed the first-time DIY experience nicely :) Welcome to the fold...

post #12823 of 14141

The second time might involve accidentally forgetting to put the barrel on the wire before soldering, or burning yourself with the iron. Ah the joys of learning DIY...

post #12824 of 14141
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Originally Posted by Armaegis View Post

The second time might involve accidentally forgetting to put the barrel on the wire before soldering, or burning yourself with the iron. Ah the joys of learning DIY...
I still forget on occasion to put the barrel on a wire or put the wire through a chassis hole / grommet before terminating it. biggrin.gif
post #12825 of 14141
If I had a dollar for every time I did that... y'know, I would have probably bought a few more headphones by now...

edit: or how often have you done what you felt was a really nice and clean soldering job, realize you forgot the barrel/chassis/whatever, undo it, then when you try to redo it looks like crap?
Edited by Armaegis - 9/22/13 at 9:02pm
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