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3.5mm to 2 RCA

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3.5mm to 2 RCA

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Love the Switchcraft plug. For some reason It seems like very few people here like them. To me they're the best plugs I've seen so far.

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Love the Switchcraft plug. For some reason It seems like very few people here like them. To me they're the best plugs I've seen so far.

 



They look nice, and there solid, but for me there not that nice to work with. I prefer solder tabs rather than the central rod thing the straight plugs have. And there pretty bulky.
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Can someone recommend me a cable gauge from navships on ebay for recabling an IEM? I'm not sure which to pick... Thanks.

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Can someone recommend me a cable gauge from navships on ebay for recabling an IEM? I'm not sure which to pick... Thanks.

Navships wire is pretty stiff and microphonic.  I don't think it is a good choice for IEM cables.  Please search and post questions in this thread: http://www.head-fi.org/t/676402/diy-cable-questions-and-comments-thread

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I just got what I could find from mouser. What I like about those switchcraft plugs are they allows larger cable through than those neutrik ones,

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Does anyone here have a custom made earphone cable they can show me how they made?  Perhaps yours romee?  I'm recabling my sony mh1, but I'm trying to figure out the best way to do it.  I still don't understand how people twist their cables without them coming untwisted.  I must be missing something...

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Does anyone here have a custom made earphone cable they can show me how they made?  Perhaps yours romee?  I'm recabling my sony mh1, but I'm trying to figure out the best way to do it.  I still don't understand how people twist their cables without them coming untwisted.  I must be missing something...

Use the solder helping hands, heatshrink or your gf's hands to keep it from untwisting.
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Originally Posted by luisdent View Post

Does anyone here have a custom made earphone cable they can show me how they made?  Perhaps yours romee?  I'm recabling my sony mh1, but I'm trying to figure out the best way to do it.  I still don't understand how people twist their cables without them coming untwisted.  I must be missing something...

Use the solder helping hands, heatshrink or your gf's hands to keep it from untwisting.

 

I mean once it's soldered and heat shrunk it will just untwist...  what do you do to keep that from happening?  Is there a special twist technique?

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I mean once it's soldered and heat shrunk it will just untwist...  what do you do to keep that from happening?  Is there a special twist technique?
Dont twist, braid.
http://www.diyaudio.com/forums/everything-else/13636-how-braid-cables-configurations.html
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I mean once it's soldered and heat shrunk it will just untwist...  what do you do to keep that from happening?  Is there a special twist technique?
Dont twist, braid.
http://www.diyaudio.com/forums/everything-else/13636-how-braid-cables-configurations.html

 

How do you braid two conductors? :-P  For instance, the westone 4r cable...  How does that not untwist?

 


Edited by luisdent - 12/7/13 at 3:15pm
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Solder one end of each piece to whatever connector you are using. Hold the connector up and let the two wires hang down. Use your free hand to wrap them around each other.

Don't use force to twist them, as they have a memory, and they will try to regain their original 'set', and you will end up with a mess. If you do it correctly, that memory will keep them

evenly twisted together. In other words, use that memory to your advantage, not against you.

 

It takes a little practice, but once you've tried it, it will make sense.

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Solder one end of each piece to whatever connector you are using. Hold the connector up and let the two wires hang down. Use your free hand to wrap them around each other.

Don't use force to twist them, as they have a memory, and they will try to regain their original 'set', and you will end up with a mess. If you do it correctly, that memory will keep them

evenly twisted together. In other words, use that memory to your advantage, not against you.

 

It takes a little practice, but once you've tried it, it will make sense.

 

Maybe that's my problem.  The cable I'm using doesn't really seem to have any memory.  It just flubs around.  If I twist it gently or tightly it just flops untwisted... So the only way to keep it twisted is by the wire's memory?  There's no other technique to somehow keep them twisted permanently?  Because even twists from memory of the cable would come untwisted it you spun them with your hand, right?  I don't want that.

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Once you finish wrapping them, you have to connect the free ends to whatever they are connecting to. They won't just stay together on their own.

 

Before you solder the ends though, just hold them together and move the cable around. If gaps appear between the two wires, then you probably

need to redo them a little tighter. Just give it a try. I think you will see what I mean.

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Once you finish wrapping them, you have to connect the free ends to whatever they are connecting to. They won't just stay together on their own.

 

Before you solder the ends though, just hold them together and move the cable around. If gaps appear between the two wires, then you probably

need to redo them a little tighter. Just give it a try. I think you will see what I mean.

 

I just don't get it.  My brain is having an epic fail.  I can connect the cables at one end, twist them any way I can think of, connect them at the other end, and they just come untwisted...  I read somewhere that you need to twist each cable counterclockwise around the other, but I don't see how there's any way to twist them other than "around each other".  :-P  Can someone draw pictures or something? haha.  Or are some cables not twistable?

 

UPDATE:  o.k.  My mind was just BLOWN!!!  I connected the wire with electrical tape (as a test), twisted them snug but not tightly as you said, sealed the other end with tape... AND THEY DON'T UNTWIST!!!  I don't get it.  How is that any different than taping both ends and then spinning the whole thing as if you're wringing out a towel?  Unreal. hahaha

 

UPDATE #2:  I think I figured it out.  When I taped one end and used my hands I was actually wrapping one cable around the other.  So one of the cables was essentially remaining straight.  Not literally, but I wasn't effectively wrapping that cable in any way, it was the stationary point I wrapped the other one around.  I was thinking in my head it was logically the same thing as wrapping the other one the other way, because when I was done they looked the same.

 

However, when I did it the last time and taped the first end, I held it between my knees and actually did a "left, right, left, right" wrapping of each cable equally.  So I'm thinking maybe that made a difference?  I'm not sure.  But it worked!

 

Thanks a million!  Pardon my stupidity.


Edited by luisdent - 12/7/13 at 4:06pm
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