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Oct 17, 2021 at 11:29 PM Post #10,186 of 10,219

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Hello! I am new to the cable making and just need some parts sourcing.

Right now I am using redco for my connectors and cables, most likely neutrik and mogami.

I am missing some place to buy mmcx for westone/shure IEMs from, can someone here recommend a store to buy mmxc connectors?

Then it would be the 4.4mm pentacon connector. I prefer the level of what alo audio offers. Any idea where I can get good 4.4mm connectors?

Lastly, I am planning to do a braided cable instead of sleeved, also prefer the thin but durable cables that alo audio uses. Any recommendations for something similar?

US based. Thank you!
 
Oct 18, 2021 at 9:02 AM Post #10,188 of 10,219

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Hello! I am new to the cable making and just need some parts sourcing.

Right now I am using redco for my connectors and cables, most likely neutrik and mogami.

I am missing some place to buy mmcx for westone/shure IEMs from, can someone here recommend a store to buy mmxc connectors?

Then it would be the 4.4mm pentacon connector. I prefer the level of what alo audio offers. Any idea where I can get good 4.4mm connectors?

Lastly, I am planning to do a braided cable instead of sleeved, also prefer the thin but durable cables that alo audio uses. Any recommendations for something similar?

US based. Thank you!

Aliexpress ftw. Quality can sometimes be hit and miss but you pays your money, you takes your chances.
Most western retailers/brands get their connectors manufactured by Chinese companies in any case.
All the components I use, apart from Neutrik connectors are sourced from China, even the wire which is tip top quality all the time.
 
Oct 18, 2021 at 6:21 PM Post #10,189 of 10,219

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Would you mind to let me in on some of the parts you like specifically?

Like y splitter or other parts I was wondering about. I am just too new to shop in the vast market of Ali.
 
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If you are in the US, Moon audio and plus sound have good ones. Furutech makes the best in my opinion.
Furutech does have some nice 4.4, but the problems is I really do prefer gold contacts. In that case do you have other ones in mind?
 
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And another thing, I have been looking at neutrik XLR connectors, and there are two main lines of products I see around. One is the XX and another the Neutrik NC3MXX-B ones.

Are there other ones that is comparable or you prefer more? Other brands is fine too.
 
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Oct 18, 2021 at 6:48 PM Post #10,192 of 10,219

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Furutech does have some nice 4.4, but the problems is I really do prefer gold contacts. In that case do you have other ones in mind?

These https://www.moon-audio.com/moon-audio-4-4mm-trrrs-balanced-connector.html or these http://www.plussoundaudio.com/diy/c...SOUND-Gold-Plated-4-4mm-TRRRS-Plug-p250625281

As per AliExpress stuff, I’ve had good luck with https://a.aliexpress.com/_mtY0JlY but as mentioned before right angle 4.4mm are kind of poor quality everywhere (in my opinion).
 
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These https://www.moon-audio.com/moon-audio-4-4mm-trrrs-balanced-connector.html or these http://www.plussoundaudio.com/diy/c...SOUND-Gold-Plated-4-4mm-TRRRS-Plug-p250625281

As per AliExpress stuff, I’ve had good luck with https://a.aliexpress.com/_mtY0JlY but as mentioned before right angle 4.4mm are kind of poor quality everywhere (in my opinion).
Ouch, $40 for moon, expensive stuff.
The plussoundaudio site is broken for me for some reason.

Thank you for the recommendations!
 
Oct 19, 2021 at 10:13 PM Post #10,196 of 10,219

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So if I want to braid litz cables, where can I get the cables with the clear tubing and really thin gauge?

Likewise something close to what alo uses would be great!

So if you have a link to a store which sells it don't mind to reply and give me a ping!
 
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Trying to find out the polarity of TH900. I'd use a battery to see which way the cone moves but not sure if the tiny voice coil will put up with technique for figuring out car speakers polarity. Took apart massdrop th-x00 and th900 mk1 that was recabled but not sure if the drivers on 900 have different position of + and -.
 

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