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Haha. Yeah, I was thinking the same thing.

 



Y'all just watch because of that post I'm going to be the next Toxic Cables haha. lol jk it was a joke

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This thread needs more pictures, so what the heck. A cute little double 3-pin male XLR to 4-pin female XLR. Why not. biggrin.gif




Also - I don't I could stand being the next toxic cables. Making the cables is fine but dealing with the customers would be a nightmare! Why does it cost so much? Can I get a silver connector instead of black one? Can you make the sleeving in purple? Aren't the wires supposed to thicker? Why don't you use that solder mixture? My cable broke d/t shoddy workmanship! (cut in half by scissors)... confused_face.gif

If I was going to do that I'd need someone to handle all the customers while I retired to the basement, listened to mozart and actually made cables.
yeah, customer service must be the worst part of any business
post #13532 of 14196

 

new long cable for my LCD3's (about 6m)

Mogami 2534, stripped

Neutrik 4pin XLR

Rean tiny 4pin XLR

Viablue Y-Split

 

Sleeved in para chord. 


Edited by undersys - 5/1/14 at 11:59pm
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Is there a point to single XLR connection? Isn't it still considered unbalanced and no better then a 1/4 or 3.5mm ?

post #13534 of 14196
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Is there a point to single XLR connection? Isn't it still considered unbalanced and no better then a 1/4 or 3.5mm ?

It is balanced, each signal has it's own separate ground.
post #13535 of 14196
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new long cable for my LCD3's (about 6m)
Mogami 2534, stripped
Neutrik 4pin XLR
Rean tiny 4pin XLR
Viablue Y-Split

Sleeved in para chord. 
Very nice. Looks almost exactly like a grado recable I'm working on...minus the mini-xlr, of course.
post #13536 of 14196
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It is balanced, each signal has it's own separate ground.

 

Am I missing something? A single XLR has 3 pins and each driver has 2 connections. Wouldn't the ground be shared by both drivers ?

post #13537 of 14196

4-pin XLR... it even says so in the original post.

post #13538 of 14196
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Originally Posted by Folex View Post
 

 

Am I missing something? A single XLR has 3 pins and each driver has 2 connections. Wouldn't the ground be shared by both drivers ?

there are 3-pin and 4-pin XLR. 3-pin XLRs are normally used as interconnects, either for microphone use or for balanced audio use. 4-pins are being more and more used for balanced headphone applications - if i recall correctly, the AKG K1000 was the first to do this...in any case, the four wires give you + and - for each channel. 

post #13539 of 14196
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Very nice. Looks almost exactly like a grado recable I'm working on...minus the mini-xlr, of course.

 

 

Thanks kugino. The only thing I am a little unsure on was the viablue y-split, but hey its all I could find that afternoon locally :)

Folex, Yes 4 pin XLR. To plug into the front of my Master 9, fully balanced end to end. 

 

I don't get why the LCD3's have 4pin mini XLR's but hey :)


Edited by undersys - 5/2/14 at 7:48pm
post #13540 of 14196
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I don't get why the LCD3's have 4pin mini XLR's but hey :)

They're 4-pin so in the case that one of the signal or ground pins fails it will still have a connection. I saw that on an Audeze page somewhere.

post #13541 of 14196
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They're 4-pin so in the case that one of the signal or ground pins fails it will still have a connection. I saw that on an Audeze page somewhere.
Yes that is exactly the way my DT880's are wired on the tiny XLR's.
post #13542 of 14196
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They're 4-pin so in the case that one of the signal or ground pins fails it will still have a connection. I saw that on an Audeze page somewhere.

oh cool :) I wired all 4 pins anyways.. but handy to know, thanks!

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Sorry for my very very newb question, but could someone please point/link/name me (to):

 

Plug company names

Sleeve company names

Faqs

braids

explanations

in short, ALL I need to know and read in order to start DIY cable?

 

I saw a DIY Cable Faq thread but a list with all needed information would be more of a help

 

I'm just so noob with DIY, and I just want to make myself nice interconnects, mod my grado cable and my koss ksc75 cable. Maybe one day also my Shure cable :)

 

Thanks :)

post #13544 of 14196

Have a look at the DIY section of moon audio. There are worse places to start.

 

http://www.moon-audio.com/diy-audio-parts.html

 

Techflex makes pretty much all the sleeving on the market.

 

Neutrik makes all the connectors you need, but there are fancies companies around (the difference in sound quality is up for debate).


Edited by TwoEars - 5/3/14 at 2:16pm
post #13545 of 14196
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Originally Posted by BaTou069 View Post

Sorry for my very very newb question, but could someone please point/link/name me (to):

Plug company names
Sleeve company names
Faqs
braids
explanations
in short, ALL I need to know and read in order to start DIY cable?

I saw a DIY Cable Faq thread but a list with all needed information would be more of a help

I'm just so noob with DIY, and I just want to make myself nice interconnects, mod my grado cable and my koss ksc75 cable. Maybe one day also my Shure cable smily_headphones1.gif

Thanks smily_headphones1.gif

It's true that the information is a bit spread out on the diy cable questions and comments thread, but in order to get you that consolidation of information someone will need to search through the thread and provide links the same as anyone else.

My point being that you are just as capable of using the search bar in the thread as the next person. Take some time and search/read yourself from what is already posted. You'll learn better that way.

I would like to make a thread where the first post contains all guides and information. I'm willing to make one, bit I won't have time until my finals are complete in two weeks. At that time I'll start making simple video tutorials to help and lists of vendors.
Edited by Kamakahah - 5/3/14 at 2:29pm
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