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Had a few pairs of ksc-75s lying around from the Office depot sale ($5). Decided it was finally time to show them a little love. 

 

Did the Kramer mod and a re-cable. Plan on replacing the pads and trying some other mods in the near future to try and rid myself of that chirping. 

 

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Very Nice!
Great to see some Koss love in the thread.
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Originally Posted by Kamakahah View Post
 

Had a few pairs of ksc-75s lying around from the Office depot sale ($5). Decided it was finally time to show them a little love. 

 

Did the Kramer mod and a re-cable. Plan on replacing the pads and trying some other mods in the near future to try and rid myself of that chirping. 

 

 

 

Fun sleeving!  I like.

post #12964 of 13875

Nice that looks good.

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I noticed many people use gold or nickel plated brass connectors. do these perform well?  I guess not all types of connectors can be had in brass or silver.

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It is my understanding that most if not all connectors are a brass base with a plating on top.

The nickel is added to all plantings to provides a wear factor that pure silver or gold would not provide.
post #12967 of 13875
Just some pictures of a cable I recently finished for someone. As well as a cable for myself. The one attached to the LCD3's are mine :evil:.
 

 

 

 

 

Bare wire is all silver from top to bottom. 

 

One with paracord is Silver for + leads and SPC for - leads.  Each cable was individually sleeved in paracord.  

post #12968 of 13875

there are pure copper and silver connectors. check out vh audio. I was surprised if everyone is building custom cables with silver wire etc. they would not use these. unless I am missing something. apparently not 1/4 plugs though.

post #12969 of 13875
Probably the fact that most people will not pay $150 for a pair of panel mout RCA sockets or $800 for a 1 metre RCA interconnect...
Sorry but a little too much Snake Oil and Unicorn Hair for me. xD
post #12970 of 13875
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Originally Posted by music_man View Post
 

there are pure copper and silver connectors. check out vh audio. I was surprised if everyone is building custom cables with silver wire etc. they would not use these. unless I am missing something. apparently not 1/4 plugs though.

 

RCA plugs are not meant to be plugged and unplugged over and over and have the ground sleeve as security when connecting.  This allows them to have pure copper or silver for the signal conductor.  For 1/4" and 3.5" plugs, the most common connectors on this thread and used for headphone cables, there are no pure copper or silver connectors available.  This is primarily due to the fact that pure copper and silver are too soft.  Brass or  bronze with gold or nickel plating are necessary to withstand both the number of plug/unplugs and provide the structural rigidity necessary for these types of plugs.

 

Also, a good number of DIYers make cables to save on costs, especially in this thread it seems.  Triple digit plugs don't usually come into play.

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Just thought I'd toss this in here:

 

source: http://www.bluesea.com/articles/108

 

Some good info in the link above.

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Just thought I'd toss this in here:

 

source: http://www.bluesea.com/articles/108

 

Some good info in the link above.

 

 

Thanks for sharing, that is some interesting information

post #12973 of 13875

thanks guys. I was just wondering about that.

post #12974 of 13875

What about rhodium? =P

post #12975 of 13875

over brass or copper?

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