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Dec 6, 2014 at 10:05 PM Post #14,161 of 16,052

zabzaf

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Canare cable sleeved with techflex below the y-split and paracord above. 4 pin Neutrik female XLR on the headphone side and dual Neutrik 3 pin XLR on the amp side for use with Schiit Mjolnir.
 
First time using nylon spacer at y split. Like it A LOT!
 

 
Dec 7, 2014 at 2:33 PM Post #14,163 of 16,052

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arty - word ... the tip on that looks more appropriate! i'm snaggin
one now


A hakko 888 is what I use. It's been a solid choice. Feels like I'll have it for quite some time.

Those Viablu connectors can be a real PITA. I usually just swap to a smaller tip. There isn't much else to. Make it easier.

Btw, those woodies look great.
 
Dec 7, 2014 at 4:43 PM Post #14,164 of 16,052

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Thanks kamakaha - that hakko station looks sweet!  Fine tip is in order for my next project - gonna
re-terminate my interconnects.
 
SO... say i've got the tip of the wire tinned... a little solder on the connector... wire and connector
are on the helping hands... ready to make the connection... how do you get the wire to stay put
in the solder after applying heat with the iron?
 
I've got the silicon finger covers... currently i'm just trying to lift the iron and get pressure with my
fingers as quickly as possible but there has to be a better way... something i'm missing here.
 
Am I supposed to have the vices setup so that no pressure is required?  Just hit the joint with
the iron and boom its done?  Or are ya'll applying some pressure as well?
 
Trying to up my soldering skills for the interconnect project. 
 
Thanks for any advice I appreciate it!
 
Dec 8, 2014 at 2:02 PM Post #14,165 of 16,052

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Dec 8, 2014 at 9:28 PM Post #14,166 of 16,052

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Some Belden 8412 I had laying around and Amphenol KS3PC-AU plugs.

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Dec 12, 2014 at 12:31 AM Post #14,170 of 16,052

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Trying out new material, 6 conductor 24carat gold plated OCC coper 26AWG with clear teflon tubing (round braid)
 

 
Dec 12, 2014 at 10:15 AM Post #14,171 of 16,052

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  Trying out new material, 6 conductor 24carat gold plated OCC coper 26AWG with clear teflon tubing (round braid)
 

 
Something like this?
www.ebay.com/itm/CLAIRVOYANT-CABLES-GOLD-OCC-WIRE-60FT-26AWG-NEW-/121146678057
 
Dec 12, 2014 at 11:05 AM Post #14,172 of 16,052

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Dec 12, 2014 at 12:23 PM Post #14,173 of 16,052

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Exact ones I used. Finishing off an 8 conductor round braid for the HD800 with furutech HD800 carbon plugs. Just need the plugs to arrive before I can post photo. Surprised to see no one really played around with gold

 
Found a thread in the DIY forums re: gold, and the point was made about its conductivity vs. silver and copper.  That may be why, not to mention price.  At least one poster liked it, though.  Hope it works out for you 
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Dec 13, 2014 at 2:14 AM Post #14,174 of 16,052

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Found a thread in the DIY forums re: gold, and the point was made about its conductivity vs. silver and copper.  That may be why, not to mention price.  At least one poster liked it, though.  Hope it works out for you :)


Total understand the property of gold. Just like the fact that it will never deducts it conductivity due to oxidation over time.
 
Dec 13, 2014 at 8:02 AM Post #14,175 of 16,052

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Hello guys, 
I just wanted to say a BIG THANK YOU to all of you here for all your help. Couple days ago i made my first RCA cables. I haven't finished  them yet because i want to sleeve them.(didn't solder them, but they work just fine :p)  I will get some Texflex from e-bay (after Christmas) and i will post asap my pictures. 

Besides that, now i want to make custom cables for anything :p  I will make some for my HD600 and DT990 pros but this is going to take a while. I also think to build the Bottlehead Crack amp. I am so pAMPed for the DIY projects :D


Anyway, i just wanted to say thanks in general. This thread was extremely helpful and inspiring :)
 

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