DIY Cable Questions and Comments Thread

Discussion in 'DIY (Do-It-Yourself) Discussions' started by wje, Aug 10, 2013.
  1. Sharkhunter
    Thank you.

    I found this listing on ebay.

    Will this work for making iem cables.?
  2. buke9
    It will be really stiff as it is single core.
  3. Paladin79
    That is not single core as I read it, seven strands of .15 mm per strand. Since it is priced per meter the price is not bad compared to some I have seen. If that is the type of wire you want to use it should be fine for your application IMHO. I also talked about litz wiring and silver plated copper before. From what I remember the purpose of litz braid in the actual sense it is used, it is a way to keep all of the wires to the inside of a braid as much as possible. Few wires being exposed to the outside of the wire bundle as much as possible, this should reduce skin effect but as I said before, this is for high frequency application, not audible frequencies. The silver looks pretty though.)
    Last edited: Oct 5, 2017
  4. Sharkhunter
    I found a Campfire Audio iems litz cable with mmcx terminated. I prefer the feel and look of it. /Is it a challenging task to change from mmcx to 2 pin connectors to fit audeze isine 10s. I do have experience in soldering.

  5. lithrai
    Where in Europe can I buy 2-pin IEM connectors?
  6. kingkikapu
    Anybody have opinions of mundorf wire?
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  8. kingkikapu
    Yes pricey and the purity isn't the greatest out there either, but was wondering if it had any other interesting characteristics such as good handling and whatnot.
  9. Sharkhunter
    i bought a pair on ebay. i can ship them to you.
  10. demevalos
    I'm looking to make a basic interconnect 3.5 to 3.5, using 3 mogami w2893 inner wires as my cable. I would like to use paracord as the outer sleeving for these 3 wires. Would I be able to fit 3 strands of 26g through 550 (type 3) or 750 (type 4) paracord?
  11. Paladin79
    IMG_2228.JPG 550 paracord would hold those three wires with no problem. There are six nylon strands in the paracord I have and each is about the size of the wire in that Mogami cable. It is also a very nice size to fit into the opening in the back of the connectors.
    Last edited: Oct 17, 2017
  12. demevalos
    hey thanks again tom I made my first cable out of that starquad you sent me! will also be rewiring my 770s soon :)
  13. Paladin79
    Very cool, Beyerdynamic 770's? I have played around with similar drivers if that is what you are rewiring.
  14. demevalos
    yes sir, i recently did the detachable cable mod to them and my ad500xs but the 770s i feel sketchy about because i used the original cabling to do it. So I think im going to use the innards of the w2893 to replace all of the original wiring, including the left to right drivers
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  15. kingkikapu
    Has anybody given a go with MDPC-X sleeving? It's a bit more expensive than paracord or techflex, but generally has a dense weave. Popular in high end computer modding. I think their smallest sleeve has a minimum diameter of 1.7mm, so probably not ideal for the really tiny stuff.

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