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Mini 2 Mini Aux Cable

 

- Six Silver plated Copper wire

- Pailiccs 3.5mm stereo Plugs

- Round braid

 

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Originally Posted by colgateam View Post

In preparation of my new balanced amp coming I decided to make some new cables for my HD650s and T50RPs =)



What sleeving did you use for the cables and what guage? It looks super nice.
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I just used standard paracord and the wires are all 26awg
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First attempt, mod the DT220 for 3.5mm entry. These sockets look much neater than the old external ring type but take more room inside the shell. Went for a simple braid as the first go.

 

Going to try a double entry Y-split braid next.

 

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My first attempt on diy cables for my headphones.

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I just used standard paracord and the wires are all 26awg

Standard as in 550 Paracord? Or did you use a different size?
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Hi guys, I'm interested in vintage cable (not "vintage style") but I couldn't find vintage wire suppliers except in eBay.
Do you know any shops?
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Originally Posted by davesa View Post
 

I wanted a new longer cable to listen in the chair in my office. I decided to DIY for my cable based on the great info here. One thing I wanted was to make a cool custom titanium bead for the Y. I do cool custom titanium whistles as a hobby so felt like I could do the beads with a little bit of work.


This is how the project turned out. The bead is ~ 0.8" long and made from 0.45" round 6Al4V titanium. I made two different designs. I used the one with the stippling for my cable and have an extra with the dots. I added some nice sapphire blue anodizing to give it some color.

I ended up ordering the components and assembling the cable - I think the project turned out great. I went with Cardas 4x24 cable, Rean connectors on the Audeze side, and Neutrik for the balanced side.

 

 

 

 

 

That splitter looks sick!

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There is a discussion of the sonic characteristics of using Kumihimo for headphone cables over on the DIY thread. If anyone is interested, looking for comments there.

 

WooHoo! I finally finished my balanced Utopia cable. 

 

8 strand mogami W2799

Individually sleeved into ParacordPlanet 95 lb paracord

Bead purchased at a craft recycling store in Colorado Springs (10 for 25 cents, such a deal!)

 

Sound great to me. Way lighter than stock cable! I love making things. A hobby ain't a hobby unless you make something.

 

The Lemo connector is tiny, but I found it easier to solder than the HD800 connector. The hole there is wide enough to slide the two 26AWG (effectively 24AWG) wire into. After I soldered the blue, i slid the heat shrink up and melted it. I used a hemostat to hold the wire as I soldered it, which allowed me to hold it close, not burn my fingers, and acted as a heat sink to protect the heat shrink.

 

 

 

 

Technically I didn't need the bead as the Y of the braid of the 8 strand to 4 strand holds really well, but I like the bead.

 

 

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Finally got around to building a 2.5mm TRRS to 3.5mm TRS adapter.



22awg OCC SPC
Edited by PinkyPowers - 3/13/17 at 5:36pm
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Built this 2.5mm TRRS to 2X 3.5mm OCC for my Meze 99 Classics.



 

 

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Originally Posted by PinkyPowers View Post

Thats the 22Awg OCC Copper with translucent black jacket by Norne Audio

I thought it was a handsome choice, especially for something like the 99 Classic.

Sadly, I'm still waiting on the 3D printed mod to allow 3rd-party 3.5mm plugs to work. Until then, this cable is just eye-candy sitting on my desk. frown.gif

 

 

anywhere that sells a smaller gauge?

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anywhere that sells a smaller gauge?

IIRC doublehelixcables has a similar wire at a smaller gauge

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Originally Posted by vapman View Post

IIRC doublehelixcables has a similar wire at a smaller gauge

 



tried looking there with no luck. needing it for iems and looking for a 26awg.
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Experimented with some Neotech 28AWG cables. Pictures shown are SPC and copper. 

 

 

 

 


Edited by yufeng23 - 3/17/17 at 5:17am
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Mogami 2552 - Shoelace - Knockoff chinese TRS

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