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Originally Posted by luisdent View Post
 

 

Oh my.  lol  That better be some super-dee-duper glue ;) 

Just a few drops of Loctite actually - the rubber grommets help as well:

Cut the strain relief, pull the grommet off the barrel, add a few drops of super glue and put the whole thing back together - without the barrel.

post #13172 of 14066
I use a little Gorilla Glue on mine, still can be taken apart if needed.
post #13173 of 14066
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Originally Posted by Armaegis View Post

Made myself a dual XLR-3(m) to XLR-4(f) adapter, since I'll be running my HE-6 off two monos...

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6 wire, 18 gauge, paracord sleeving
standard three wire braid, joined together into a six strand half round braid (it actually looks different on the other side, but I forgot to get a picture of it)

How come you used 6 conductors over 4? How'd you solder them. I'm about to make one for myself but was thinking of just 4 cables
post #13174 of 14066
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Originally Posted by MoonSung View Post


How come you used 6 conductors over 4? How'd you solder them. I'm about to make one for myself but was thinking of just 4 cables

 

I prefer a 3-wire braid over a 2-wire twist, and a 6-wire braid simply looks nicer than a 4-wire one.

 

The extra wires were just the shielding wires, connected to pin-1 of the 3-pin XLRs and the barrel of the 4-pin XLR.

post #13175 of 14066
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Originally Posted by Sorensiim View Post
 

Just a few drops of Loctite actually - the rubber grommets help as well:

Cut the strain relief, pull the grommet off the barrel, add a few drops of super glue and put the whole thing back together - without the barrel.

A drop of glue on each side of the plastic insulator/strain relief also helps keep them together.

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

 

 

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post #13176 of 14066
The unused barrel can then be used as a great looking y-split smily_headphones1.gif
post #13177 of 14066
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Originally Posted by ostewart View Post

The unused barrel can then be used as a great looking y-split smily_headphones1.gif
Or not so great looking y-split =P
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I have the casing of a viablue small 3.5mm jack as a y-split and it looks great, will be using the left over neutrik one too.

post #13179 of 14066
Viablues barrels make great y-splits, so do valabs. I've never personally liked the looks of neutrik or switchcraft barrels though so I tend to avoid them.

My personal favorite has got to be woodies from yew audio or bracelet beads.
post #13180 of 14066

Very nice work here guys, definitely making me want to delve into trying this out!

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Recable of my DT880 for dual entry, terminating into a 3 pin mini xlr (for use with my other cable for AKG Q701).

 

 

 

 

 

Close up shots of the 8 strand braid:

 

post #13182 of 14066
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Originally Posted by ostewart View Post
 

I have the casing of a viablue small 3.5mm jack as a y-split and it looks great, will be using the left over neutrik one too.

Pro tip: Acetone will clean the black paint off the Neutrik barrel, leaving you with a rustic, worn-looking brass barrel. 

post #13183 of 14066
Thanks for the tip, could even sand it to give it a brushed look.
post #13184 of 14066

Hello to all!

do you think it is possible to build a cable that has

(2 x 3.5mm male stereo)   >---- (1 x 3.5mm female stereo)

 

i want connet my 2 source with only one headset 

 

of course I'll do a manual switch, putting in play or stop one of the two sources


Or maybe someone knows something similar to Fiio HS2 but that does not cost much?

 

thank in advance,

post #13185 of 14066
You would need a switch in the chain. Would not want one of your amps getting blown or something by having both output connected...
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