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post #6136 of 13794

I regularly buy bare wire and feed it through Teflon tubing myself. ;)

post #6137 of 13794

do you have a link? i'd rather buy bare wire and use a larger gauge teflon tube (supposed to reduce the dielectric something or other, so the sound is not so bright?)

 

also thanks for the feedback re: nylon sleeving. Has anyone had any experience with the 1/8 sleeving for IEM cables? its the thinnest available but by my calculations will still be 3mm diameter. I think its the same stuff that null audio uses (here) and I have a pair of their enyo cables for my olf TF10s and i don't really like the look of the sleeving to be honest. it's too thick

post #6138 of 13794
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Originally Posted by FallenAngel View Post

I regularly buy bare wire and feed it through Teflon tubing myself. ;)


OK, thanks. That should save me some money.

post #6139 of 13794

Electrically, I don't see why it wouldn't work, even though that's actually jewellery wire. But I think it'll be too stiff for a headphone cable. You'll want stranded wire instead for that.
 

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Originally Posted by BobSaysHi View Post

This seller sells Silver wire, but it's not covered with anything. If you use a cotton sheath (or any other type of sheath, really) would it be possible to use this wire as an IC or headphone cable? It says it's 99.999% pure, so it should work, right?

 

post #6140 of 13794
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Originally Posted by BobSaysHi View Post
Again, just out of curiosity.
 
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Originally Posted by Yoga Flame View Post

Electrically, I don't see why it wouldn't work, even though that's actually jewellery wire. But I think it'll be too stiff for a headphone cable. You'll want stranded wire instead for that.
 


I realize this, but that's why I said "Just out of curiosity."

 

Also, I'll have an addition for this thread pretty soon. evil_smiley.gif

post #6141 of 13794

So I tried to build my first cable today, just a little mini to mini for my ipod.

 

There is sound, but it goes in and out of the channels, is scratchy, and moving the cable around makes the sound change. I've never heard anything quite like it.

It was pretty much my first time using a soldering iron, but I made solid connections. I used silver coated copper with teflon shielding for the cable.

 

Am I missing something ?

 

post #6142 of 13794
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Originally Posted by reedzkee View Post

So I tried to build my first cable today, just a little mini to mini for my ipod.

 

There is sound, but it goes in and out of the channels, is scratchy, and moving the cable around makes the sound change. I've never heard anything quite like it.

It was pretty much my first time using a soldering iron, but I made solid connections. I used silver coated copper with teflon shielding for the cable.

 

Am I missing something ?

 


After you soldered the connections, did you cover them in heatshrink to prevent shorting?

post #6143 of 13794

Every single one of the connections needs heatshrink over it ? I tried to do this after the fact but things got messy. I should probably get 3:1 heatshrink as opposed to 2:1 as well. I'll try again.

 

Edit: Well i got it to sound better but I need smaller heatshrink and larger mini jacks. What a mess. I'm glad i decided to buy the materials locally before making a big purchase online. Destroyed 4 mini jacks trying to get it right.

post #6144 of 13794

Anyone knows how to braid 8 wire Round ?

it's not 4 wire double.

 

I saw a post earlier but no instruction how to do it.

 

I need instruction how to  do it.

 

thanks

post #6145 of 13794

Google is your friend, here's instructions, even a video.


Edited by grokit - 1/9/11 at 10:55am
post #6146 of 13794

I did google of course, what i found is 4 braid Flat, not round.

and I found 8 braid which is actualy they double and become 4, not 8.

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UT6u-uetGNY

this is actually 4 braid, he double it.

I need 8.

 

post #6147 of 13794

Thanks for the help, guys.

 

I struggled quite a bit at first, but now I feel pretty confident. Here are my first two cables.

cables_headfi.jpg

22 awg silver coated copper, teflon shielding. I wish it were a little thinner!

Radioshack/Fry's connectors. The ones from fry's are awful.

Heatshrink/Techflex from fry's.


Edited by reedzkee - 1/9/11 at 6:44pm
post #6148 of 13794
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Originally Posted by calico88 View Post

I did google of course, what i found is 4 braid Flat, not round.

and I found 8 braid which is actualy they double and become 4, not 8.

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UT6u-uetGNY

this is actually 4 braid, he double it.

I need 8.

 

 

http://lmgtfy.com/?q=8+strand+round+braid

 

Fourth result, 'Braids.' 

 


 

post #6149 of 13794

Logwed,

thank you ... I prefer to try this Komihimo first,

 

I just made this out of Wood and Nilon.photo.JPGphoto2.JPGphoto3.JPG

post #6150 of 13794
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Logwed,

thank you ... I prefer to try this Komihimo first,

 



 WTF is that thing? How does it work?

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