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I did not make this DIY copper Toxic cable, but asked ostewart to make this for me. I 'only' installed the cable.

 

My hat is off to ostewart.

 

 

original cable

 

 


Toxic cable

 

Quote:

 

 

 

Originally Posted by ostewart View Post
 

I prefer straight jacks over the L shaped. I know I could use epoxy but I prefer using the housing that comes with the jacks.

 

Another cable (made for a fellow head-fier CaptZ, for his AKG K501 that he will recable)

 

It is 14ft long, copper cable from Toxic Cables, sheathed in nylon, housing from a neutrik L jack as the y-split, also a jack from Toxic cables.

 

 

 


Edited by Capt. Z - 2/1/14 at 11:00am
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Finished my SPC cable - Redid the braiding as I wasn't happy with my first attempt and terminated it with a Hirose connector for use with my PB2:

 

Very light weight, very comfortable. Now I just need some clear/silver CIEMs to match :D

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Silver/Gold cable and solder :)

post #13249 of 14222

Heres the pics from CaptZ:

 

Stock:

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Recabled:

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post #13250 of 14222
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Originally Posted by Sorensiim View Post
 

Finished my SPC cable - Redid the braiding as I wasn't happy with my first attempt and terminated it with a Hirose connector for use with my PB2

Had some time to kill last night, decided I might as well get some better pictures of the cable:

 

Anything worth doing is worth over-doing!

 

Results:

 

I am very much liking the sound of the new cable, but it takes too long to switch between cables for me to be able to do any sort of reliable A/B testing against my other SPC cables.

post #13251 of 14222
^ that is a beautiful job!

Aside from audio properties of a cable, the ergonomics and how the cable looks still adds to the overall enjoyment. You are becoming skilled in this trade.
post #13252 of 14222
Quote:
Originally Posted by Sorensiim View Post
 

Had some time to kill last night, decided I might as well get some better pictures of the cable:

 

Anything worth doing is worth over-doing!

 

Results:

 

I am very much liking the sound of the new cable, but it takes too long to switch between cables for me to be able to do any sort of reliable A/B testing against my other SPC cables.

 

Materials for this cable? (links if you can too :) )

I want to make one for my W4R!

post #13253 of 14222
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Originally Posted by Turrican2 View Post

^ that is a beautiful job!

Aside from audio properties of a cable, the ergonomics and how the cable looks still adds to the overall enjoyment. You are becoming skilled in this trade.
Thanks! Sounds like we see these things the same way - if we enjoy it more, then it's more enjoyable, simple as that. Who cares if the enjoyment comes from aesthetics, material properties or just placebo?

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Originally Posted by Varoudis View Post

Materials for this cable? (links if you can too smily_headphones1.gif )
I want to make one for my W4R!
Sure, here we go:
Wire is the 28 AWG 7N silver plated copper from Plus Sound:http://www.plussoundaudio.com/diy/wires.html (Second from the top). The price is for one foot of single wire and you'll need 4 wires. The braiding takes 15-20% so if you want a 4 feet cable, you need to order (4x4)+20% = 19.2 feet of wire. I ordered 20 and I regret not buying enough to make a matching IC.

The braid I used is a 4-strand round braid, taught here:http://www.seekyee.com/Slings/howtos/4strand.htm

The Westone (compatible, but very high quality) pins are from this guy: http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/221348277210?ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1439.l2649 - Send him a message via Ebay and ask for the clear version instead, he has those as well.

The connector I use with the PB2 is the only (worthwhile) game in town, the original Hirose 6-pin. They can be found on ebay, but buying straight from Ibasso is usually cheaper: http://ibasso.com/en/products/show.asp?ID=59

Be sure to pick up some clear 3:1 heatshrink as well. I used 6:2 on the cable (as y-split) and 9:3 around the Hirose plug. You'll need some glue for the Westone pins as well. The metal cinch is the barrel from an angled Neutrik 3.5mm that I sanded down.
Edited by Sorensiim - 2/2/14 at 2:21am
post #13254 of 14222

Another simple USB cable.. 

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A six foot aux cable i made as s gift for someone tonight...
post #13256 of 14222
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Originally Posted by Sorensiim View Post
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Sorensiim View Post
 

Finished my SPC cable - Redid the braiding as I wasn't happy with my first attempt and terminated it with a Hirose connector for use with my PB2

Had some time to kill last night, decided I might as well get some better pictures of the cable:

 

Anything worth doing is worth over-doing!

 

Results:

 

I am very much liking the sound of the new cable, but it takes too long to switch between cables for me to be able to do any sort of reliable A/B testing against my other SPC cables.

 

Does the neutrik housing have something inside it to keep it at the y-split?  How is it not freely sliding up and down the cable?

post #13257 of 14222
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Originally Posted by luisdent View Post
 

 

Does the neutrik housing have something inside it to keep it at the y-split?  How is it not freely sliding up and down the cable?

It's freely sliding up and down - I use it as a cinch, not a y-split :smile:

post #13258 of 14222

HD 600 Cable with Mogami 2893

 

post #13259 of 14222

I was buying bulk Canare cables on EBay a while back, and I remember asking my gf what colour should I buy. I must've asked her a lot more times than I remembered because I recall her loosing her patience and told me to buy Black.

 

Something like "Just buy black! You want to show your headphones not the cable, just GO WITH BLACK!!!"

 

So I did, and everytime I see someone using a coloured mogami or canare cable, I regret my choice. Blue, Silver or Red or other colours would be cool too...

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Originally Posted by mrAdrian View Post
 

I was buying bulk Canare cables on EBay a while back, and I remember asking my gf what colour should I buy. I must've asked her a lot more times than I remembered because I recall her loosing her patience and told me to buy Black.

 

Something like "Just buy black! You want to show your headphones not the cable, just GO WITH BLACK!!!"

 

So I did, and everytime I see someone using a coloured mogami or canare cable, I regret my choice. Blue, Silver or Red or other colours would be cool too...

 
 
 
Last time I had bought Black Canare, so I decided to change to blue Mogami :)
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