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post #12826 of 14091
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Originally Posted by TrollDragon View Post


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

 

Oh god I do this all the time.  It is so horrible.  Than you have to desolder everything and resolder it.  I even forgot the second time before as well.  That was a bad day.  

post #12827 of 14091
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Originally Posted by Armaegis View Post

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?

That's the most frustrating one for me. After doing some very meticulous and beautiful work, realizing that I forgot the stupid casing. It never turns out the same.
post #12828 of 14091
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Originally Posted by Armaegis View Post

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?
Mostly when the wire is just an inch to short to work with easily, trying to solder inside something.
post #12829 of 14091
The first one is precisely what I did; I'd just finished soldering and I took a step back to admire my work, only to notice that I did everything in the wrong order. Punched some walls, drank some milk and fixed it. I also misjudged wire length, which made that last one a royal pain. I'm going to do it all over again today, with a new set of plugs that aren't ruined by my incompetence. Practice makes perfect.
Edited by MisterCats - 9/23/13 at 7:45am
post #12830 of 14091

One of the ugliest jobs I did was when the wire I used was too short, but I had filled the solder cups so completely that I couldn't remove them (I had a cheapo radio shack iron back then). So I wound up using some really short wires on the other end and then joining them end-to-end and sealing with some heatshrink. At least this was for something inside a chassis; no way I'd do it for an external cable.

 

Anyhow, back to pictures... I've probably posted this before but here's a simple banana-to-XLR4 with a light spiral braid. I don't have any nice banana plugs so they're just screwed down into some cheap ones. I suppose leaving the ends bare isn't bad if I wanted to screw directly into a binding post. I even tinned them to stop them from fraying.

adapter: banana post to 4-pin XLR; 4-wire braid stranded copper and sleeved

post #12831 of 14091

Not pretty on the outside, but the inside is. Twisted pair UPOCC 6N Solid-core Silver in teflon tubing, 4% silver solder, sheathed in nylon multifilament and gold-plated RCA jacks.

post #12832 of 14091

what exactly pin for the + and - and also for the ground? i hope someone give me a pic so i can follow it :tongue_smile:

post #12833 of 14091
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Originally Posted by danpong View Post
 

here is my first attempt on LOD to mini jack.

 

Made with plussound 7N Cryo silver + 1%gold for signal and 7N Cryo copper for ground.  I can't believe how the sound change compare to the premade LOD to mini jack adapter that I bought from online.  This bring out a lot of detailed sound from even normal ipod ear bud. (provided that using the same mini to mini cable)

 

can i get more pic so i can see where can i put my + ,  - & ground. thanks 

:beerchug:

post #12834 of 14091

My newborn baby - A161 , little bit chubby strain relief , but it's mine !

 

Thanks to Mr. Mike Jones from Meelec!

 


Edited by garcsa - 9/27/13 at 6:34am
post #12835 of 14091
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Originally Posted by Jabozkikozki View Post
 

 

can i get more pic so i can see where can i put my + ,  - & ground. thanks 

:beerchug:

 

There is a dedicated LOD wiki (http://www.head-fi.org/a/diy-lod-full-step-by-step-do-it-yourself-guide-with-pictures)
as well as a cable advice thread (http://www.head-fi.org/t/676402/diy-cable-questions-and-comments-thread)
which will have all the info you need.  We are trying to keep this as a Gallery only.

post #12836 of 14091

Finished off the Magnum X build.

 

Specifics:

 

- Mogami Neglex Cable, 8 Foot

 

- Amphenol 1/4" TRS Connector

 

- 550 Paracord Sheathing on Complete Cable.

 

- Techflex / PET (Black with Small Blue Stripe) on Cable Up to the "Y" or Yoke.  

 

- From the "Y" or the yoke to the ear cups - Paracord sheathing (to prevent / minimize micrphonics)

 

- Cups: Black Walnut - Sanded, Finished with a Medium Brown / Golden Stain.

 

- Final Finish on Wooden Cups: 4 Coats of Satin Poly.

 

post #12837 of 14091

Here is my take on Fitear TG334 replacement cable.

 

4 pieces project

 

1. LOD adapter

2. Very short detachable at chest level Fitear cable

3. Mini female to Mini male extension cable

4. Mini male to Mini male interconnect cable.

 

All Signal connection are made with Plussound Cryo 7N Silver +1% gold and all ground are made with Plussound Cryo 7N copper wires.  I put a little color to it and I really love what it come out on both look and sound.  Pure Cryo silver +1% gold from iPod to the earpiece.  !!!!!!!! Sound really amazing !!!!!!!!

 

post #12838 of 14091

I love the colours of the extension cable, they look so well together :eek:

post #12839 of 14091
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Originally Posted by wje View Post
 

Finished off the Magnum X build.

 

Specifics:

 

- Mogami Neglex Cable, 8 Foot

 

- Amphenol 1/4" TRS Connector

 

- 550 Paracord Sheathing on Complete Cable.

 

- Techflex / PET (Black with Small Blue Stripe) on Cable Up to the "Y" or Yoke.  

 

- From the "Y" or the yoke to the ear cups - Paracord sheathing (to prevent / minimize micrphonics)

 

- Cups: Black Walnut - Sanded, Finished with a Medium Brown / Golden Stain.

 

- Final Finish on Wooden Cups: 4 Coats of Satin Poly.

Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

 

 

 

Nice, Wje!!

post #12840 of 14091
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Originally Posted by n0str3ss View Post
 

I love the colours of the extension cable, they look so well together :eek:

 

Thanks here is another look to show off LOL 

:etysmile:

 

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