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Apr 24, 2015 at 10:51 PM Post #3,856 of 10,196

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  Thanks for all the ideas.  DHC does not sounds too bad and it is in OK. (Oop, Peter probably moved to TX now).   But I have been their website trying find bare DIY wire and found none.  Links will be appreciated.
 
And paracord idea is good for hiding my ugly braid.  :)   I like the neat looking of a good braid if I can do it.  
 
As for plugs at Redco.  Do they have good 4-pin XLR Neutrik connector?

If you're looking for normal XLR, probably.
 
If you're looking for tiny or mini-xlr, the only division of Neutrik that makes them is Rean.
 
http://www.mouser.com/ProductDetail/REAN-Neutrik/RT4MPR/?qs=sGAEpiMZZMv0W4pxf2HiV09DDig7boOLaCCNIf9ZXY0%3d is a good shallow mount 4 pin tiny xlr (male) panel mount.
 
For the DHC wire, see here:  http://www.doublehelixcables.com/store/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=4&products_id=2
 
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Where can I get a nice 3.5mm TRRS plug? or does anyone have a couple extra they'd like to sell me? (must be able to ship to Canada)
 
Apr 25, 2015 at 2:28 AM Post #3,859 of 10,196

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  Where can I get a nice 3.5mm TRRS plug? or does anyone have a couple extra they'd like to sell me? (must be able to ship to Canada)

Redco sells a 3.5mm TRRS but it doesn't have the thin part for using with the PM-3.
 
http://www.redco.com/Redco-Male-TRRS.html
 
Moon Audio has one that's right angle.
 
http://www.moon-audio.com/4-pole-trrs-3-5mm-right-angle-adapter.html
 
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Does anyone know if this is safe and effective for tinning litz?
 
http://www.instructables.com/id/Quick-Easy-DIY-Solder-Pot/
 
Apr 25, 2015 at 8:12 AM Post #3,862 of 10,196

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  Thanks for all the ideas.  DHC does not sounds too bad and it is in OK. (Oop, Peter probably moved to TX now).   But I have been their website trying find bare DIY wire and found none.  Links will be appreciated.
 
And paracord idea is good for hiding my ugly braid.  :)   I like the neat looking of a good braid if I can do it.  
 
As for plugs at Redco.  Do they have good 4-pin XLR Neutrik connector?

 
I meant: strip out the individual wires, sleeve each in paracord, and then braid.  I never see the point of braiding wires only to sleeve them in paracord.  I made some Mogami cables where I left the wires twisted after having removed the sheath and shield, then sleeved them in 550 paracord.  They may be a little less stiff than the aforementioned paracord-then-braid cables, which, if true, is probably due to the way the coating on the Mogami wire reacts to be braided.  I've spoiled myself with the silk-served Litz wire.
 
Apr 25, 2015 at 8:36 AM Post #3,864 of 10,196

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Can anyone help, I'm bogged down in info from this great site but need it spelling out simply for me. I'm trying to rewire my Philips Uptowns, the cable seems to have 4 little wires in it's core. I will be wiring from each can so I need to know:
 
1) What wire is best (UK would be best)
2) Para-cord?
3) How to connect the two wires coming from either can into one to go into the 3.5mm jack
4) Any further advice, this is my first DIY mod
 
Thanks!!
 
Apr 25, 2015 at 11:09 PM Post #3,865 of 10,196

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  Can anyone help, I'm bogged down in info from this great site but need it spelling out simply for me. I'm trying to rewire my Philips Uptowns, the cable seems to have 4 little wires in it's core. I will be wiring from each can so I need to know:
 
1) What wire is best (UK would be best)
2) Para-cord?
3) How to connect the two wires coming from either can into one to go into the 3.5mm jack
4) Any further advice, this is my first DIY mod
 
Thanks!!

 
1 - I'm not in UK so can't comment.  
2 - What are you asking?
3 - See if this helps you out at all.  I find it to be an invaluable resource.  https://robrobinette.com/BalancedCable.htm
4 - Make sure you have a plan of action before doing anything.  The more prepared you are, the easier it will be.
 

 
Hey guys, I don't want to strip a bunch of Canare wire for my next project.  Can someone recommend a good source for singe-strand 26AWG wire that isn't like $1.50/ft?
 
EDIT - By "Single strand" I mean the stuff inside the Canare cable, not 4 strands twisted up.
 
Apr 26, 2015 at 11:55 AM Post #3,867 of 10,196

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That site is amazing! Thanks a lot that's really straightened me out. I can easily order that stuff to the UK.
By paracord I was just wondering if you thought it was worth putting it on the cable?

Personally, I love the look of a 4 strand braid with each strand individually wrapped in paracord. Check out the diy cable gallery for some ideas on how it looks.
 
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  Redco sells a 3.5mm TRRS but it doesn't have the thin part for using with the PM-3.
 
http://www.redco.com/Redco-Male-TRRS.html
 
Moon Audio has one that's right angle.
 
http://www.moon-audio.com/4-pole-trrs-3-5mm-right-angle-adapter.html

 
Thanks. Were you just psychic in knowing that I was looking to make a PM-3 cable?
 
Apr 26, 2015 at 7:24 PM Post #3,869 of 10,196

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Thanks. Were you just psychic in knowing that I was looking to make a PM-3 cable?

It just so happens I'm making a cable for my PM-3 right now as well.  But since I don't have a portable balanced source, I didn't spend a ton of time looking for one that's compatible with the PM-3.  I *did* find one that MIGHT work, but my gut tells me it's going to be close.  
 
https://store.acousticom.com/3-5mm-1-8-in-trrs-plug-black?search=trrs
 
Otherwise, it's waiting until Moon Audio or Double Helix Cables deigns to release theirs into the wild.  Both of those guys sell custom balanced cables for the PM-3 so they much have working connectors...
 

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