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post #6226 of 13794

I have a question,

 

which would be the cons (besides the obvious oversize) of building a interconnect (DAC/PC to amp) with this cable?

 

 

 

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I am not even sure if its gonna work, this is an electrical cable

 

here a hi quality shot:

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I know its silly but, could I at least get rid of interferences?

Would it work?

 

thanks!

post #6227 of 13794

Uhm... unshielded power cord as interconnect... you're nuts.

post #6228 of 13794

Uhhh it would be huge and unwieldly and good luck fitting those wires inside of your plugs, but you could use 3 coat hangers (insulated from each other) if you really wanted to...

post #6229 of 13794
yeah, the fitting is gonna be hard, and the soldering too. mostly i wanted to try if it would work.

Imagine that yellow hose coming out of my computer and to the amp ...

And LOL cables in a garden hose! Great idea.
post #6230 of 13794

 

Hey guys,
 
Sorry to bother ya again but got another question on the Sextetts.
 
I'm recabling mine right now and desoldered the wires but I'm confused about the + and - assignments.
 
Does anyone know which tab is which?
 
I think the side with the little "hole" is positive and the side with the "2" on it's side is negative but I could be wrong. 
 
post #6231 of 13794

Parrots how do you like the ViaBlue miniplug? I have used it before but find the small holes on the signal connectors too hard to work with. The holes are so small that no wire I have fits and I have to solder it even though this connector series are meant to be solder-free.

post #6232 of 13794

lol no hard feeling Parrots.  I'm mostly wondering why you would put ~900 USD into a cable and 400 USD into the headphone.  Give the HE-6 a listen if you ever get a chance wink.gif

post #6233 of 13794

Quote:

Originally Posted by JamesMcProgger View Post

which would be the cons (besides the obvious oversize) of building a interconnect (DAC/PC to amp) with this cable?

 

69df8100_IMG_0588.JPG

 

 

You might have to put a sandbag on the DAC to keep the weight of the cables from dragging it off the shelf.

post #6234 of 13794


 

Quote:
Originally Posted by JiggaD369 View Post

 

Hey guys,
 
Sorry to bother ya again but got another question on the Sextetts.
 
I'm recabling mine right now and desoldered the wires but I'm confused about the + and - assignments.
 
Does anyone know which tab is which?
 
I think the side with the little "hole" is positive and the side with the "2" on it's side is negative but I could be wrong. 
 


Did you keep track of what colors the various poles had before you desoldered them? Usually, right is red, or any other significant color - black or white is left. Ground can be anything, even straight wire. Either way, even the cheapest multimeter gets you back on track.

post #6235 of 13794

And now for something completely different, pics of cables...

 

my line outs I use, nothin fancy, 22 gauge hook up wire and neutrik 1/8" connectors we have at our shop.

 

lods.jpg

post #6236 of 13794

Well the Sextetts are only single entry and I made them dual entry (4 condutor).

 

So red should be + and white ground?

post #6237 of 13794

I dont believe cables can make such an improvement in sound quality as to spend more money on cables than in actual headphones. but to be honest, if i had the money to, i'll be surely building (or trying to) beautiful picollino cables.
 

 

now for the real subject here:

Quote:
Originally Posted by samsquanch View Post

And now for something completely different, pics of cables...

 

my line outs I use, nothin fancy, 22 gauge hook up wire and neutrik 1/8" connectors we have at our shop.

 

lods.jpg



that is a win.

i asume you used regular gauge cables, right? but where did you get that covering the cables? is darn good looking imo. is it a braid or plastic?

post #6238 of 13794
Quote:
Originally Posted by JamesMcProgger View Post

 

that is a win.

i asume you used regular gauge cables, right? but where did you get that covering the cables? is darn good looking imo. is it a braid or plastic?


Thanks bud.

 

I'd guess regular gauge, it's the same gauge used in Belden 9451 (22AWG), which is industry standard for permanent installations, I use it everyday so it's regular enough for me ;)  The jacket is Panduit polyethylene terephthalate braided expandable sleeving, or in generic terms, snakeskin.  the coloring of the jacket black, the colors are just the wires showing threw (red, blue, black).  You should be able to find snakeskin at radio shack, home depot and the likes.

post #6239 of 13794

I just pruned a lot of off-topic posts.  For those of you whose posts were deleted, look at the thread title.

post #6240 of 13794
Quote:
Originally Posted by Parrots View Post





 

It is only the ground terminal that has a hole going through it not left and right, I use this jack all the time and find it really easy to work with as long as you use an easy flowing solder such as mundorf silver/gold. I did waste a good few when I first started using these jacks with some random silver solder but now it just takes a second to solder the wires on.

signal has tiny holes as well. 

 

http://www.av-outlet.com/images/viablue/t6s-35mm-stereo-D.jpg
 

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