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Originally Posted by .Sup View Post

I only use multimeter to measure if signal goes from one end of the cable to the other.

I use a DIY Test light... I made if from an AA battery holder from Radio Shack with a LED on one lead.  If the LED no light, we gots us no signal.

 

Woot!  Justed found out that Toxic Cables is offering the 26AWG wire now... ordered up 20' of the Trans Black to try out for my CIEMS...  I'm going to give this a try, then probably try the straight silver one later.  I'll let you guys know how soft this is (as the 24AWG one was soft, this is supposed to be softer).  He has some in other flavors... if anyone wants to give those a try and let us see what you come up with (interested in the Trans Blue...maybe for the TF10).


Edited by WayTooCrazy - 5/22/12 at 3:06am
post #9407 of 13792

i have used these er4p adapter plugs in the past, but want a less expensive alternative. any suggestions? 

 

i want to build a new cable with franks new 26 awg

post #9408 of 13792

Recabled my Beyer DT770 because right speaker fell out sometimes. 

I've used wire from leftovers alarm cable. Sounds pretty good ^^

Girlfriend braided it using the chimera labs tutorial.I've tried but gave up after an hour messing around -_-

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post #9409 of 13792

Really like that colour.

http://www.toxic-cables.co.uk                  PREPARE TO BE INTOXICATED

 

 

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post #9410 of 13792
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Originally Posted by liamstrain View Post

 

Yup - and to make sure you don't have any shorts (also helpful if you forget your color codes - or are using single color wire - to tell which wire goes where) - or if you are repairing someone else's work, and need to figure out what is what. Given that you can get a basic multi-meter with alligator clip leads (handier than just probe points) for around $10, I see no reason to not have one around. 

So it is only to differentiate the wires ? So if I do recable... I just need to solder all the wire in the right place will do ? nothing else ? what if one part solder too much and another solder too little? will affect the sound quality?

post #9411 of 13792
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Originally Posted by lynnjihyun View Post

So it is only to differentiate the wires ? So if I do recable... I just need to solder all the wire in the right place will do ? nothing else ? what if one part solder too much and another solder too little? will affect the sound quality?

 

As long as the solder is not a cold solder joint, and makes a good connection, the amount of solder should not have an audible effect. 

 

It's good to keep it somewhat neat though, since that will help prevent possible short circuits. 

post #9412 of 13792
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Originally Posted by onyu View Post

Recabled my Beyer DT770 because right speaker fell out sometimes. 
I've used wire from leftovers alarm cable. Sounds pretty good ^^
Girlfriend braided it using the chimera labs tutorial.I've tried but gave up after an hour messing around -_-
Is that the flat braid tutorial? I made some ICs using that I think. The round braid here is my new favorite 4 wire braid. I like that braid you used, but it's harder to get it to look good, so I see where you're coming from.

After doing both I'd recommend a round braid on anything you'll be moving around, mine was more flexible on the round but I didn't mind doing flat IC braids.

Once you get past 4 wire, flat braids get interesting though. I love how a 6 wire flat braid looks on a cable.
post #9413 of 13792
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Originally Posted by sml1226 View Post

Is that the flat braid tutorial? I made some ICs using that I think. The round braid here is my new favorite 4 wire braid. I like that braid you used, but it's harder to get it to look good, so I see where you're coming from.
After doing both I'd recommend a round braid on anything you'll be moving around, mine was more flexible on the round but I didn't mind doing flat IC braids.
Once you get past 4 wire, flat braids get interesting though. I love how a 6 wire flat braid looks on a cable.

Yes, it is the flat braid tutorial. It's good enough for now ^^. Thanks for the link, gonna do my girlfriends koss next time because she hates the heavy curled cable. This time round.

post #9414 of 13792

My first LOD, didn't quite turn out as well as I wanted.

 

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It's made from a FiiO L5 (Sony) connector, Jupiter silver/silk wire, teflon tubing and a Neutrik right-angled jack.


Edited by meme - 5/27/12 at 6:16am
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Even though the braid doesn't look as tight as it should you still did an amazing job meme. I would buy it off you in a heart beat if I needed it.

post #9416 of 13792
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Originally Posted by .Sup View Post

Even though the braid doesn't look as tight as it should you still did an amazing job meme. I would buy it off you in a heart beat if I needed it.

Agreed, still looks good.  I've tried a 3 and 4 wire braid and they all seem to show gaps in them when you route them to where you need.  The only way I've found them to pretty much stay in a nice tight braid (tight looking, but still a loose braid) was to increase the amount of wires (to 6 or 8).  It costs more, but aesthetically looks great!

 

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post #9417 of 13792
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Originally Posted by WayTooCrazy View Post

Agreed, still looks good.  I've tried a 3 and 4 wire braid and they all seem to show gaps in them when you route them to where you need.  The only way I've found them to pretty much stay in a nice tight braid (tight looking, but still a loose braid) was to increase the amount of wires (to 6 or 8).  It costs more, but aesthetically looks great!

 

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It does looks great! Some really fascinating work guys

post #9418 of 13792
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Originally Posted by .Sup View Post

Even though the braid doesn't look as tight as it should you still did an amazing job meme. I would buy it off you in a heart beat if I needed it.


Thanks for the kind words .Sup!

 

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Originally Posted by WayTooCrazy View Post

Agreed, still looks good.  I've tried a 3 and 4 wire braid and they all seem to show gaps in them when you route them to where you need.  The only way I've found them to pretty much stay in a nice tight braid (tight looking, but still a loose braid) was to increase the amount of wires (to 6 or 8).  It costs more, but aesthetically looks great!

 

 

Cheers! very nice work indeed. I was doing alright until I fitted the jack plug then it all fell apart.


Edited by meme - 5/27/12 at 7:04am
post #9419 of 13792
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Originally Posted by meme View Post

 

Cheers! very nice work indeed. I was doing alright until I fitted the jack plug then it all fell apart.

 

Use PTFE tape. It could save your life....

 

I bought 10 rolls. I use it for every single cable I make to keep the wires together but allow me to slip barrels and heatshrink over the unterminated ends. Then once thats all through, I just take it off without leaving a residue.

post #9420 of 13792
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Originally Posted by Pingupenguins View Post

 

Use PTFE tape. It could save your life....

 

What is PTFE tape?

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