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post #13801 of 15044

It's a Switchcraft connector and he mentioned it's a BTG audio cable. Happy building.

post #13802 of 15044

yep, they are indeed the BTG wires. i think they're pretty good wires for the price. $.80/ft. for the black and $1/ft. for the silver coated copper, i believe. i've used them for my cables in the past. and i do like switchcraft connectors. cheap and good quality. 

post #13803 of 15044

Realistically small quantities of small gauge high strand wire is going to be pricey, no way around it unless you buy in bulk. 

post #13804 of 15044
It's not a cable yet, but man these are sexy. Took a month to arrive. Picked up a handful.
I've normally avoided the brand due to different issues with their build, but this one really does the trick inside and out. Now to decide what it'll go on.

post #13805 of 15044
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Originally Posted by Kamakahah View Post

It's not a cable yet, but man these are sexy. Took a month to arrive. Picked up a handful.
I've normally avoided the brand due to different issues with their build, but this one really does the trick inside and out. Now to decide what it'll go on.

 

Are they the ones from AliExpress?

 

http://www.aliexpress.com/item/3-5mm-Male-Jack-Audio-Headphone-Stereo-3-5MM-headphone-earphone-Adapter/703106331.html

post #13806 of 15044

That's them. 😊
post #13807 of 15044
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Originally Posted by Kamakahah View Post


That's them. 😊

 

They look really nice. I'm planning on getting a hand full of them soon.

 

Could you do me a favor? Can you take a picture of the contacts? I want to see what kind they are.

post #13808 of 15044
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Originally Posted by DJScope View Post

They look really nice. I'm planning on getting a hand full of them soon.

Could you do me a favor? Can you take a picture of the contacts? I want to see what kind they are.

"Soon" 😂. Hopefully shipping takes less time for you.
I like the groove in the ground plate. Now you can solder under instead of worrying about very little clearance with the tip's solder surface.
Also, they added a small groove in the separating plastic between the tip and ring solder surfaces to easily run the wire to the ring surface.
Still not as simple as Neutrik-style, but a big step up from Viablue with the little changes.



post #13809 of 15044
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Originally Posted by Kamakahah View Post


"Soon" 😂. Hopefully shipping takes less time for you.
I like the groove in the ground plate. Now you can solder under instead of worrying about very little clearance with the tip's solder surface.
Also, they added a small groove in the separating plastic between the tip and ring solder surfaces to easily run the wire to the ring surface.
Still not as simple as Neutrik-style, but a big step up from Viablue with the little changes.
  Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)


 

It's actually a really good design. First time I've seen it. I do agree that the Nuetrik's style where every contact is it's own is much better but this is also great. 

post #13810 of 15044
The Pailiccs "Bowling Pins" are a nice plug, I picked up the matching inline socket as well.

The only thing I don't like is that there is no strain relief like the big body versions with the white ring.
post #13811 of 15044
Quote:
Originally Posted by Kamakahah View Post


"Soon" 😂. Hopefully shipping takes less time for you.
I like the groove in the ground plate. Now you can solder under instead of worrying about very little clearance with the tip's solder surface.
Also, they added a small groove in the separating plastic between the tip and ring solder surfaces to easily run the wire to the ring surface.
Still not as simple as Neutrik-style, but a big step up from Viablue with the little changes.
  Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)


 

I've just realised that these don't have any strain relief.... hmmmm... might have to improvise.

post #13812 of 15044
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Originally Posted by TrollDragon View Post

The Pailiccs "Bowling Pins" are a nice plug, I picked up the matching inline socket as well.

The only thing I don't like is that there is no strain relief like the big body versions with the white ring.

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Originally Posted by DJScope View Post

I've just realised that these don't have any strain relief.... hmmmm... might have to improvise.

I think that maybe we worry maybe more than needed about the strain. The exit is pretty snug. I suppose a little heat shrink running inside from around the solder joints to the exit is fine if it really bothers you.
I might care if I was making it for someone else, but I can always fix it if something did happen.
Moreover, we are using much better wire than the hair-thin, 7-strand stuff in stock cables. A good solder joint isn't going anywhere without serious concentrated force. I wouldn't stress it *Rimshot*.
post #13813 of 15044
I just like a nice clamp or that Neutrik 90 degree style cable clamp... Like you if I breaky, I fixy. biggrin.gif

The last pair I used of those Pailiccs a little hot glue around the soldered area keeps it all snug.
post #13814 of 15044
Anybody purchased a good/decent 3.5mm solderless/screw on jack lately? Gold plated preferred.....ty.
post #13815 of 15044
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Anybody purchased a good/decent 3.5mm solderless/screw on jack lately? Gold plated preferred.....ty.
I know, we kinda ran the thread off course a little.
Questions are better for this thread:
http://www.head-fi.org/t/676402/diy-cable-questions-and-comments-thread
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