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post #13291 of 14057
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Just did some work on my detachable D2K cable and figured it was time to share some pics.

DHC 24AWG Peptide
DHC Capsid Splitter
DHC Pure Cotton Sleeve
DHC Black Aluminum 3.5mm plug

Props to Peter from DHC for the top notch quality parts!
That is amazing!
More pics of the detachable mod plz!
post #13292 of 14057

Just finished my first DIY cable the other day:

 

 

My goal was to make a 6 foot cable for about as cheap as possible. I already had the paracord, so the total materials cost was about $25

 

- Mogami w2534

- Neutrik NP3X TRS connector

- Cardas HD650 Connectors

- Milspec 550 paracord

 

Overall it sounds nice and it's very flexible. Only downside is that it has more microphonics than the stock cable. I think if I were to do it again I wouldn't cover the Y-split in paracord. It seems like touching the paracord is transmitting a bit of noise into the cups.

post #13293 of 14057
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Just finished my first DIY cable the other day:

 

 

Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

 

 

My goal was to make a 6 foot cable for about as cheap as possible. I already had the paracord, so the total materials cost was about $25

 

- Mogami w2534

- Neutrik NP3X TRS connector

- Cardas HD650 Connectors

- Milspec 550 paracord

 

Overall it sounds nice and it's very flexible. Only downside is that it has more microphonics than the stock cable. I think if I were to do it again I wouldn't cover the Y-split in paracord. It seems like touching the paracord is transmitting a bit of noise into the cups.

 

Nice looking cable with colours we don't often see!

 

I don't have paracord but I much prefer hiding the wires above Y-split in TechFlex. Yes when you touch it it is more noisy, but if your Y-split is high/low enough they won't touch your cheek. The TechFlex helps the cable to stay relatively stiffer at that region so it isn't yanking when I move my head around. However when I used wires+heatshrink at that region I experienced what you were describing.

post #13294 of 14057

Recabled my Bose QC15 (doesn't sound as bad as you think and the noise cancelling is amazing!) because the dinky stock wire insulted me :)   Not very exciting since it basically looks like a different stock cable, but this is some Oyaide HPC-26T like my yellow Shure cable.  Better heft, fewer tangles, and PCOCC copper goodness just in case it matters.

 

Here is the end that plugs into the set:

And opened up after attaching the wire to the nice convenient solder spots:

Kept the stock connector since I like having the volume/impedance toggle and the flush fit.

post #13295 of 14057

And since I haven't spammed the thread in a while here are my ultimate RCA interconnects:

 

 

A bunch of damping and shielding on a twist of DHC Peptide, covered in silver nylon multifilament.  Finished with some Furutech FP-126 RCAs that have a PCOCC center pin.  I have been eye-balling these connectors for years, but didn't want to pay $50-60 for the set.  Was finally able to get a set at a reasonable price when I got my Oyaide goodies in Akihabara.  

post #13296 of 14057
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And since I haven't spammed the thread in a while here are my ultimate RCA interconnects:

 

 

A bunch of damping and shielding on a twist of DHC Peptide, covered in silver nylon multifilament.  Finished with some Furutech FP-126 RCAs that have a PCOCC center pin.  I have been eye-balling these connectors for years, but didn't want to pay $50-60 for the set.  Was finally able to get a set at a reasonable price when I got my Oyaide goodies in Akihabara.  

Superb!

post #13297 of 14057

neotech silver 28awg solid core............isnt it too stiff for iem cable?anyone try it plz share ur opinion.......im planning to use it for iem cable but "solid core" doesnt seem to be right

post #13298 of 14057
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neotech silver 28awg solid core............isnt it too stiff for iem cable?anyone try it plz share ur opinion.......im planning to use it for iem cable but "solid core" doesnt seem to be right

 

It's just fine for interconnects, but not so great for any cable that will be moving often (like an IEM cable). You can still use it, but it'll be really stiff and will be more prone to breaking than stranded.

 

If you mix it with some stranded grounds and/or add additional strands of cotton, you can add to the flexibility/durability some. 

 

If it was expensive for you to buy, then I recommend saving it for something else. 

 

Edit: Is it the stuff off eBay? You'll have to buy insulation and that will not be a good time trying to sleeve it. 


Edited by Kamakahah - 2/21/14 at 2:13am
post #13299 of 14057
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It's just fine for interconnects, but not so great for any cable that will be moving often (like an IEM cable). You can still use it, but it'll be really stiff and will be more prone to breaking than stranded.

If you mix it with some stranded grounds and/or add additional strands of cotton, you can add to the flexibility/durability some. 

If it was expensive for you to buy, then I recommend saving it for something else. 

Edit: Is it the stuff off eBay? You'll have to buy insulation and that will not be a good time trying to sleeve it. 

They are directly from neotech singapore.
I did a search on web...all i can find are spc,copper and silver solid core...moon audio do have pure silver 4n(which i dont think is occ)
Dying for a good source of up-occ stranded silver
post #13300 of 14057
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They are directly from neotech singapore.
I did a search on web...all i can find are spc,copper and silver solid core...moon audio do have pure silver 4n(which i dont think is occ)
Dying for a good source of up-occ stranded silver

 

We'll want to move this conversation to a more appropriate location: http://www.head-fi.org/t/676402/diy-cable-questions-and-comments-thread

 

To answer some places you might want to look into:

1. Plussound audio (sold out right now). See here

2. Artemis Cables (you can search their eBay store. (Limited quantity unless contacted directly) - See here

3. Toxic cables (Best to contact Frank directly on website or pm on forums for info - the owner/maker). See here

 

There are more, but it's late and can't think off them all in my late night haze. It's going to be significantly more expensive per foot than solid core. It'll likely run you about $10/ft. A full cable can add up quickly. Even with copper grounds, a 1.2m cable will still cost around $100 or more depending on the connectors used. 

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My first DIY cable.  26 AWG silver plated oxygen free copper in clear LLDPE insulation from BTG Audio (thanks Brian!).  8 strand square braid to the split and then twisted pair to the gold plated banana connectors.  Covered in silver Techflex nylon multifilament and using a 4 pin XLR gold pin female connector from Neutrik with lead free silver solder.   It's 18" long and used to connect my HE-500 and LCD2.2 to an Emotiva A-100 Mini-X.

post #13302 of 14057

so im trying to rebuild my iem cables, the terminations i used are kind of subpar and falling apart, i was wondering where everybody gets theirs from? i see some cables with nice aluminum pin housings and splits. at the plug end i know i wanna just do a viablue mini 3.5mm.

post #13303 of 14057
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Just did some work on my detachable D2K cable and figured it was time to share some pics.

DHC 24AWG Peptide
DHC Capsid Splitter
DHC Pure Cotton Sleeve
DHC Black Aluminum 3.5mm plug

Props to Peter from DHC for the top notch quality parts!

 

Can you tell me which headphone connector did you use ? Looks like HD800 ?

post #13304 of 14057
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Originally Posted by CommanderZero View Post
 

so im trying to rebuild my iem cables, the terminations i used are kind of subpar and falling apart, i was wondering where everybody gets theirs from? i see some cables with nice aluminum pin housings and splits. at the plug end i know i wanna just do a viablue mini 3.5mm.

IEM terminations are mostly got from Lunashops.com or related Asian vendors.  You should post further questions in the DIY cable advice thread: http://www.head-fi.org/t/676402/diy-cable-questions-and-comments-thread

 

This thread tries its best to remain a gallery.

post #13305 of 14057
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Originally Posted by FraGGleR View Post
 

IEM terminations are mostly got from Lunashops.com or related Asian vendors.  You should post further questions in the DIY cable advice thread: http://www.head-fi.org/t/676402/diy-cable-questions-and-comments-thread

 

This thread tries its best to remain a gallery.

 

nice, thank you. i tried searching for iem pins and terminations on the forums but that thread never came up for some reason. ill be sure to post my cables after im done with them haha

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