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If you have experience soldering and such it should be easy to do. 

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Originally Posted by kerrys30 View Post

I have a hpl audio silver/gold with SE connector.

For a total newbie would I be able to cut the end connector off and replace with balanced connector or is it a job for professional?? (Confirmed with Ted that cable should be able to handle balanced). Thanks for any advise.

 

If you are proficient with a soldering iron you should be able to do it.  If you don't feel comfortable I would be more than happy to do it for you but I could also just show you how to do it.  It should not be that hard.  ship the connector off and test the continueity of each lead to determine L+, L-, R+, R- and then solder wires to the leads in your new connector.  

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Thanks both you. Will look into solder iron.
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It took me almost a month, but I finally finished my "end game" HD800 cable.

 

 

5.5' 8 wire braid of Doublehelix Cables Peptide

Electric blue and Silver Type I paracord

Wide bodied HD800 connectors

Gray Techflex heatshrink for the y-split and strain reliefs

Neutrik HD 4-pin XLR

 

Even with wide bodied HD800 plugs, 4 wires of Peptide was a HUGE pain to finish properly.  Because it is Type 2 litz, I had to use a solder pot which has only one setting - core of the Sun, which melts back the insulation, which then needs to be trimmed.  Hard to get a nice twist and then dip in the solder.  Needs to be neat to fit on the tiny pins stably and still fit within the casing.  Plus getting everything just the right length, trimmed, etc. etc.  I definitely would not want to make something like this very often, though I suppose with practice it gets easier.  The Peptide has a wider circumference than the Nucleotide I normally use, so sleeving took even longer than normal as well.  

 

I wanted to do something nicer for the y-split, but I couldn't find anything online that would actually look good and fit the cable.  I might revisit it again, since I can never leave well enough alone.  Definitely done for a while for the HD800, though.  The connectors are too damn expensive to make multiple cables like I have in the past.

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:eek:

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Originally Posted by FraGGleR View Post

 

Even with wide bodied HD800 plugs, 4 wires of Peptide was a HUGE pain to finish properly.  Because it is Type 2 litz, I had to use a solder pot which has only one setting - core of the Sun, which melts back the insulation, which then needs to be trimmed.  Hard to get a nice twist and then dip in the solder.  Needs to be neat to fit on the tiny pins stably and still fit within the casing.  Plus getting everything just the right length, trimmed, etc. etc.  I definitely would not want to make something like this very often, though I suppose with practice it gets easier.  The Peptide has a wider circumference than the Nucleotide I normally use, so sleeving took even longer than normal as well.  

 

I wanted to do something nicer for the y-split, but I couldn't find anything online that would actually look good and fit the cable.  I might revisit it again, since I can never leave well enough alone.  Definitely done for a while for the HD800, though.  The connectors are too damn expensive to make multiple cables like I have in the past.

I feel your pain.  I recently finished reterminating a cable for a buddy of mine that had a total of 24 type 2 litz wires.  It was overkill but cramming 12 24awg cables into each audeze connector was such a pain.  

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Originally Posted by Zashoomin View Post
 
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Originally Posted by FraGGleR View Post

 

Even with wide bodied HD800 plugs, 4 wires of Peptide was a HUGE pain to finish properly.  Because it is Type 2 litz, I had to use a solder pot which has only one setting - core of the Sun, which melts back the insulation, which then needs to be trimmed.  Hard to get a nice twist and then dip in the solder.  Needs to be neat to fit on the tiny pins stably and still fit within the casing.  Plus getting everything just the right length, trimmed, etc. etc.  I definitely would not want to make something like this very often, though I suppose with practice it gets easier.  The Peptide has a wider circumference than the Nucleotide I normally use, so sleeving took even longer than normal as well.  

 

I wanted to do something nicer for the y-split, but I couldn't find anything online that would actually look good and fit the cable.  I might revisit it again, since I can never leave well enough alone.  Definitely done for a while for the HD800, though.  The connectors are too damn expensive to make multiple cables like I have in the past.

I feel your pain.  I recently finished reterminating a cable for a buddy of mine that had a total of 24 type 2 litz wires.  It was overkill but cramming 12 24awg cables into each audeze connector was such a pain.  

 

Holy.. 24 cables.............

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Originally Posted by wolfetan44 View Post

Holy.. 24 cables.............

He wasn't kidding...here is said cable...





Compared to a Black Dragon



Awesome work man!
Edited by Opethian10 - 10/4/13 at 8:44pm
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24 wires???  :eek:

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What cabling did you use to make that monster?

I can only imagine the frustration of trying to solder and fit all in the connectors.
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Wow.. 

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Reign FTW!!!

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Guys, that's a commercial cable that Zashoomin said he reterminated. Norse Audio Reign 24.

Post pictures of cables that you made...
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Originally Posted by FraGGleR View Post

Guys, that's a commercial cable that Zashoomin said he reterminated. Norse Audio Reign 24.

Post pictures of cables that you made...

 

Wow that's pretty low...

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Originally Posted by TrollDragon View Post
 

 

Wow that's pretty low...

 

Why?  This is a DIY(ourself) gallery.  I love the look of Norse cables, and having worked with a Reign 24 before, I know how beastly it is to work with (big props to Zashoomin), but someone posted a commercial cable that wasn't their own work in a DIY gallery so why not get the thread back on track?

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